Ventura

Workers wearing protective overalls examine and scrape oil from rocks on Faria Beach in Ventura, California, U.S., on Friday, June 5, 2015. A pipeline the oil market had all but forgotten resurfaced like a painful memory last week, spilling 500 barrels of heavy oil into the Pacific Ocean. (Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill Cleaned

Cleanup teams have determined that 44 percent of 96.5 miles of California coastline is clear of oil from the Refugio Oil Spill, a state official said Sunday.

06/08/2015

(CBS LA)

Family Finds 175-Pound Bear In Backyard Of Ventura Home

A Southern California family woke up to a huge surprise: a 175-pound black bear lurking in their backyard.

04/29/2015

Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics is held back by plate umpire Greg Gibson after be was almost hit by a pitch thrown by Kelvin Herrera of the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning April 19, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals’ Herrera Suspended, Ventura Fined For Throwing At Athletics’ Lawrie

Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City’s Kelvin Herrera for five games and fined him and fellow pitcher Yordano Ventura after both targeted Brett Lawrie during a testy series against Oakland over the weekend.

04/21/2015

NOAA tsunami detection buoy used to detect pending wave action in the open ocean, giving scientists the data they need to determine whether to evacuate coastal areas. (NOAA)

Ventura Earthquake Fault Puts California At Risk For Destructive Tsunami

Officials are considering revising tsunami hazard maps after researchers found the Ventura fault line in Southern California is much more dangerous than previously believed.

04/20/2015

Video of a hammerhead shark encounter in the Pacific Ocean off Anacapa Island near Ventura. (CBS)

Southern California Fishermen Capture Encounter With Hammerhead Shark That Became Aggressive

A group of fisherman off the Southern California coast near Ventura survived swimming with a hammerhead shark, in a close encounter that was caught on video.

11/11/2014

(CBS)

2 Earthquakes Shake Up Southern California

Two small earthquakes have struck Southern California within one minute of each other in Ventura County.

05/07/2013