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Businesses in Santa Paula Chemical Explosion Zone Allowed Brief Visit

27 businesses and four homes are in the mandatory evacuation zone.  On Thursday, they were escorted onto their property by firefighters for a brief visit to gather tools and personal items.

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Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.

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Affordable Care Act enrollment stats fudged

Only 6.7 million Americans were enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans as of mid-October, not 7.1 million, the Obama administration admitted Thursday.

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Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.

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Cosmetic infidelity: A new way to cheat

"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home."

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Big jump in Medicaid spending after Obamacare

Medicaid spending is expected to soar more than 11 percent in fiscal 2014 as many states expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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Company Owner Cooperating With Toxic Explosion Investigation

The Chairman of the Board at the Santa Clara Waste Water Company woke up to an emergency call reporting the biggest disaster in the company's long history.

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Mobile Chemistry Lab Key To Explosion Investigation

An unknown chemical was in the vacuum truck that exploded at the Santa Clara Waste Water Company early Tuesday morning.

Explosion Sends Toxic Smoke Over Santa Paula

Shelter in Place orders lifted after approximately 1,000 gallons of organic peroxide spilled in a truck explosion Tuesday morning near Santa Paula.

Red Cross Opens Santa Paula Evacuation Shelter

The American Red Cross Ventura County Chapter has opened an evacuation center at the Santa Paula Community Center at 530 W. Main Street.

Firefighter becomes Ironman

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Firefighter drops 40 pounds to be an Ironman

Joe Van Veldhuizen was 19 miles into his first Ironman. He had two hours left to complete the race, and only three miles to go in the 26.2-mile marathon.

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Obama praised Jonathan Gruber in 2006

President Barack Obama is trying to distance himself from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber who has drawn heat for saying the "stupidity of the American voter" was a key factor in passing the president's signature health care law.

Health Features

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How to create at-home first aid kit

In case of an emergency, keep these essential first aid items in your home.

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Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.

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Which painkiller is right for you?

People often talk about taking aspirin to treat minor aches and pains, but other…

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Body needs food after workout; what works?

You may hit the gym to lose weight, but after a strenuous workout, your body craves…

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10 affordable ways to treat yourself

You’re thinking of everyone else this year, except the one person who matters most…

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Journals can help track your body

Keeping track of your body's statistics can help keep you healthy. But you…

Health Interactives

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Stay safe in the sun

It is important to stay safe in the summer sun. Here are a few tips to help you do…

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Calculate your blood-alcohol level

How much can you drink and not be legally drunk? It is something to think about as…

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Slim down your barbecue

As you’re getting ready to roll out the grill, take a look at a few ways you can…

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Tips on how to teach your kids to brush their teeth

Teaching children to brush their teeth can help set healthy habits that will last a…

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Men's Health Month: Prostate Health

June is Men's Health Month. Find out some interesting facts about prostate health.

Local Headlines

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Carpinteria Plays a Big Role in Poinsettia Popularity for the Holidays

Carpinteria flower grower Jerry Van Wingerden says "We're ready," as he looks over…

Central Coast Weekend Picks 11-21-14

Check out some of the events on the Central Coast this weekend.

Seabees Help Build New Search Dog Training Center

Seabees Help Build New Search Dog Training Center

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is building a new training center and is…

Food News

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Glazed pecans

This crunchy, sweet snack will delight any muncher and make a great garnish.

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'Foodini' machine lets you 3-D-print meals

As further proof that you can now 3-D-print anything, a company called Natural…

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5 strange facts about candy corn

With National Candy Corn Day approaching on Thursday, here are some things you may…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

What's Right

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

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Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving

Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in…

 
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