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Motorcycle pursuit ends in Oxnard gang related firearms arrest

Police say the driver of the motorcycle failed to yield and continued onto the 3000 block of Orange Drive. Once the driver yielded, officers identified him as Benjamin Serrano,33, a member of the El Rio criminal street gang.


This week: Native American powwow, Tequila & Taco Festival, Chowderfest

Native American Powwow:Redbird’s Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow is a cultural gathering featuring singing, dancing, drumming, arts, crafts, food, traditional dwellings and cultural demonstrations. July 20-22,Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visitred


Anterra seeks 30-year extension for oil waste disposal site near Oxnard

The company's permit to run the facility is set to expire Aug. 12, but the application for a continuance will postpone the closure until a decision is made on the new request, Assistant County Counsel Jeff Barnes said Friday.


Man with sword, beer and gun arrested in Santa Paula

The 29-year-old suspect had been seen "dressed in black and walking the streets with a sword," according to the Santa Paula Police Department. When officers arrived, residents helped them find the man walking on a sidewalk in the area.


Two arrested in Nyeland Acres on suspected gun violations, Oxnard police say

The arrests were reported around 8:40 p.m. when officers from the Oxnard Police Department's gang unit worked gang enforcement around Del Norte Boulevard and east Ventura Boulevard, police said. The area is in the mostly unincorporated Nyeland Acres community, which is in the city's sphere of influe


Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the average price is 63 cents higher than it was one year ago.Lundberg says prices at the


Highway 101 traffic into Ventura backed up due to crash

The crash, reported around 11:23 a.m. on southbound 101 past the junction with Highway 33, involved four vehicles, according to California Highway Patrol reports. The left two out of three lanes at the accident site were impacted for at least an hour. Tow trucks eventually hauled off the disabled ve


Felon allegedly found with stolen gun and drugs at Oxnard traffic stop

The arrest took place around 12:45 a.m. after police conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Avalanche truck in the area of Linden Drive and J Street, the Oxnard Police Department reported. The intersection is north of Channel Islands Boulevard and generally west of the Centerpoint Mall, on th


Ventura Unified combating flea infestation at Montalvo

"We are working diligently to eradicate a flea problem that was discovered recently at Montalvo School," said Superintendent David Creswell in an email to The Star on Monday. "We learned of the problem when students and staff in the Extended School Year classes complained of bites. We acted immediat


Have you seen this missing Ventura teen? Authorities seek public's help

The 15-year-old, Soraya Estrada-Jones, was last seen around 11 p.m. Friday at her home near the intersection of North Bank Drive and Petit Avenue, the Ventura Police Department reported Saturday afternoon.


7-year-old girl and man shot in Oxnard

OXNARD, Calif. - A shooter is on the loose after a 7-year-old girl and a man were shot in Oxnard Wednesday night, according to police.


Ventura prepares to demolish Harbor Community Church

On Monday, the Ventura City Council will vote to send out for bid the demolition of Harbor Community Church at 3100 Preble Ave. The church for years provided food, clothing, ministry and other services for homeless people until the city bought the property in exchange for the church leaving town.


Juvenile charged in two Oxnard murders denies allegations

Adrian Ornelas, 26, of Oxnard was killed in the stabbing and the Hollywood Beach shooting claimed the life of Jose Lopez, 22, of Port Hueneme.


Oxnard sees uptick in stolen vehicles; car thieves target Hondas

Through the end of June, 123 Honda sedans — 70 Accords and 53 Civics — were reported stolen accounting for 30 percent of all stolen vehicles in the city. At the same point last year, the city had reported 102 thefts of all Honda models. The vast majority of the stolen cars are models from the 1990s,


Oxnard Obon Festival: 'It's just a celebration of life'

As a young girl growing up in Oxnard, she performed traditional dance at the annual Japanese Buddhist celebration, held to honor the spirits of ancestors and those who have passed away in the preceding year. The only time she hasn’t attended the celebrations, she said, was during World War II when h


Oxnard detectives launch new public website dedicated to solving cold cases

Most recently, Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the "Golden State Killer," was named a suspect of at least 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in California after detectives re-launched the cold case.


Report of suspicious knocking leads to 2 arrests in Ventura

Police said they arrived and saw a man walking away from a residence. Upon investigation, officers learned he had entered the house, taken property and hid it outside, authorities said.


Oxnard man crossing Covina street hit by pickup

A pedestrian was in critical condition after a pickup truck struck him in Covina on Friday morning.The collision occurred on Hollenbeck Avenue and Arrow Highway around 5:20 a.m.Covina Police Sgt. John Zumwalt said it appears a 53-year-old Oxnard man was crossing Hollenbeck Avenue when the “Don’t Wal


This is when Pacific Coast Highway will reopen near Big Sur

Most notably, it caused a landslide that damaged the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, which runs along PCH about 37 miles north of Mud Creek. The 49-year-old bridge was rebuilt at a cost of $24 million and it reopened in October.


See how a Camarillo man's proposal filming mishap became a viral sensation

John Hart, 71, of Camarillo, and his family were visiting the Sandia Peak Tramway near Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 28 when the video was taken.