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Oxnard woman guilty of murder in death of her 3-year-old daughter
An Oxnard woman was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, which went undetected for more than a year. Jurors also found Mayra Alejandra Chavez, 27, guilty of felony torture and assault charges that led to the death of Kimberly Lopez in 2015.
Man arrested after allegedly punching officers in Ventura
A 27-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night in Ventura after reportedly punching police officers, officials said. Christopher Bruney, a Simi Valley resident, was taken into custody sometime after 9:30 p.m. when police were called to the 500 block of Lincoln Drive regarding a subject who appeared to
Car chase in Oxnard leads to drug-related arrests
OXNARD, Calif. - Two men were arrested for drug-related crimes Monday after leading Oxnard police on a brief car chase. According to the Oxnard Police Department, officers attempted to stop a black Chrysler sedan for suspicion of armed robbery just after 2:00 a.m. Monday off 2nd and 'H' streets. The
Thomas Fire documentary, 'White Christmas' screen in Ventura County
Celebration: The Ojai Valley Museum and the City of Ojai Arts Commission invite the public to celebrate the new museum gates at 11 a.m. Dec. 15. The gates were created by local artist Doug Lochner of hand-forged steel and designed to echo the original design of the museum. Refreshments. Ojai Valley
Police arrest Ventura hit-and-run suspect who failed to show up for court
A woman accused in a Ventura fatal hit-and-run who failed to appear for an October court hearing has been arrested, records show. Ventura police arrested Georgia Casey on Friday and booked her into Ventura County jail, records show.
Three armed robberies reported in under an hour in Oxnard
OXNARD, Calif. - Police in Oxnard are searching for clues after three armed robberies were reported in under an hour Monday night. According to the Oxnard Police Department, a series of armed robberies occurred on various residential streets in south Oxnard between 8:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday. On
Central Coast mother convicted of torturing and murdering her toddler
An Oxnard mother who had twice lost custody of her young daughter tortured and murdered her three-year-old girl in 2015, a Ventura County Jury decided on Monday. [Cal Coast Times]
Ventura County DA disappointed in governor's choice to reduce sentence in Camarillo murder
Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten this week expressed “disappointment” over Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to commute the life-without-parole prison sentence for a man convicted of a 1986 murder and armed robbery.
School safety, job security and pay on table as Oxnard discusses campus assistant changes
The Oxnard School District hosted an information meeting Monday regarding changes to the campus assistant position after the district got backlash last week on social media. About 75 campus assistants gathered at RJ Frank Middle School Monday to ask questions of the district on the process and the r
New York Times article 'misrepresents' shootings, Phoenix police chief says
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams — who formerly headed the Oxnard Police Department — said Tuesday that a recent New York Times article and headline "misrepresents" what she and other leaders believe about this year's spike in shootings in Phoenix.
The Annex Food Hall in Oxnard gives back to first responders
OXNARD, Calif. - A special recognition for first responders took place at The Annex Food Hall in The Collection in Oxnard, California. Kids filed the table counters in the Annex Food Hall writing "Thank You" cards to all First Responders.
Alleged Female Gang Member Arrested With Gun By Fresno Police
An alleged female gang member has been arrested by the Southeast Response Team of the Fresno Police Department for illegally possessing a firearm. Early Tuesday morning team members were patrolling the area of Ventura and Orange in an effort to reduce gang violence and shootings in the area.
Murder trial of missing Oxnard girl's mother now in the jurors' hands
Attorneys gave closing arguments in the murder trial of Mayra Chavez on Friday, leaving the case in the hands of 12 jurors. Chavez, 27, is accused of killing her daughter Kimberly Lopez, the Oxnard girl reported missing in September 2016.
Oxnard's fight against vehicle theft nets two more arrests
As Oxnard police continue to crack down on stolen vehicle enforcement, two more arrests were made Saturday night. At around 8:40 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Ford Expedition near Cedar and B streets, the Oxnard Police Department reported. The intersection is in a residential a
Drug-trafficking ring run from prison busted apart by Ventura County Sheriff's office
A year-long investigation of drugs sold in the Moorpark area by gang members taking orders from a prison boss has resulted in 14 recent arrests, officials said, with more likely on the way.
Insult to injury: CHP and the fatal shot to Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus
It’s critical that we ask and answer the questions that arise from this new information — No less a hero than the moment he entered the hail of bullets on the shots fired call at the Borderline Bar & Grill, officials now believe that Ventura CountySgt. Helus may have died from a fellow officer’s rif
Oxnard Mother Found Guilty of Torture, Murder in Death of Her 3-Year-Old Daughter
An Oxnard woman was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of her 3-year-old daughter, whom she had previously lost custody of multiple times because of issues with drugs and abuse, prosecutors said Monday.
Oxnard traffic stop leads to three arrests; loaded handgun also found
Oxnard police arrested three men Sunday after a firearm was reportedly found in their vehicle during a traffic stop, officials said. According to police, the stop was initiated around 9:45 p.m. near North Rose and San Gorgonio avenues regarding a vehicle code infraction.
Massive merger involving St. John's hospitals sows nurses' anxiety about staffing, budgets
As leaders of a Dignity Health system entering a mega-merger pledge the partnership won't affect jobs or patient care at hospitals in Oxnard and Camarillo, nursing union leaders worry about financial stability.
Oxnard, Ahoy! Whale Watching Season Up Next
THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS? Facts are facts: Many people are beyond busy. There are boxes to put away, and toys to store, and the store to visit, in case a toy needs to be returned, and leftovers to reheat, and relatives to drive to the train station. It's a moment full of hubbub, but, whatever we huma