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Oxnard man arrested in Port Hueneme burglary

An Oxnard man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Port Hueneme burglary, authorities said. Port Hueneme police responded at 4:10 p.m. after the homeowners of a residence in the 400 block of Village Road returned to find an unknown person inside. The person inside the home fled the area and w

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 03:15:49

Mosquito pool in Ventura County tests positive for West Nile Virus

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - A pool of mosquitoes collected the first week of September 2017 from the Simi Valley Wood Ranch Marsh area has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Ventura County Environmental Health Division, which monitors and controls mosquito breeding sources throughout Ventura County,

KEYT - 2017-09-20 21:50:56

Detained by ICE, Ventura County Mixteco leader files petition for asylum

A popular Oxnard community leader who was detained by federal immigration agents appeared in immigration court Tuesday and filed a petition seeking political asylum. Luis Lopez-Diaz, who is known in the indigenous Mexican Mixtec community as Raul Gomez, appeared before Judge Scott Laurent at the Lo

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 03:14:31

San Bernardino man pleads guilty to pimping minor in Ventura

A San Bernardino man pleaded guilty to pimping a minor in Ventura, according to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. Percy Stanley, 28, is expected to receive a three-year prison sentence when he is sentenced Oct. 17, prosecutors said. Stanley and Asia Jones, 18, of Moreno Valley, were a

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 01:22:57

Ventura apartments evacuated after threat of explosion

Some Ventura apartments were evacuated late Wednesday afternoon after a man threatened to cause an explosion in one of the units, authorities said. Police said they received a call about 5:40 p.m. from a woman who fled her apartment after her ex-husband allegedly broke in and threatened to hurt him

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 06:40:20

Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County adds adviser

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County has added Jay Tsao to its team of 30-plus advisers providing free one-on-one consulting to local businesses to help them strengthen and grow their bottom line. Tsao's expertise in international trade and ecommerce will help local businesses looki

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 22:27:11

Lanes open on eastbound Highway 118 in Moorpark after major accident

All eastbound lanes on Highway 118 at Erringer Road in Simi Valley were cleared after a four-vehicle crash reported at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, according to California Highway Patrol officials. Crews responded to the incident at eastbound Highway 118 just west of Stearns Street. One of the vehicles i

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 19:44:52

Mosquitoes collected in Simi Valley test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes collected from Simi Valley earlier this month have tested positive for West Nile virus, Ventura County health officials said Wednesday. The results were confirmed Tuesday to the Ventura County Environmental Health Division by the state Department of Public Health. The mosquitoes were coll

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 23:26:53

Once compared to Michael Jordan, ex-WNBA star shares suicide struggles at Oxnard College

More than anything else, Chamique Holdsclaw wanted to be with her grandmother. But she had died four years earlier. So on a day in Los Angeles in 2006 when she couldn't take it anymore, the WNBA basketball star who was once called the female Michael Jordan swallowed 60 pills. She chased them with bo

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 23:48:32

Two males sought in Moorpark armed robbery

Two males armed with handguns were sought in connection with a robbery at a cellphone store Tuesday night in Moorpark, authorities said. The pair entered the business in the 700 block of East Los Angeles Avenue about 8:15 p.m. and stole merchandise, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 05:41:53

Oxnard police arrest stolen vehicle suspect

Oxnard police said they arrested a stolen vehicle suspect early Wednesday. The vehicle had been stolen from a dealership on Auto Center Drive after the keys were left inside, authorities said. A patrol officer saw a man walking away from the stolen vehicle about 5 a.m. on Ventura Boulevard, author

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 01:24:45

Oxnard/Port Hueneme Boys & Girls Clubs auction set

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is seeking donated items for auction and sponsors for the upcoming 28th annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala. The event is the club's largest fundraiser and directly benefits their more than 10,400 members and 17 program sites throughout

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 21:03:08

Why California filed a lawsuit over border wall

Opening a new front in its broad legal battle against policies of President Donald Trump, California filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the administration has overstepped its powers in expediting construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who h

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 05:02:27

Shark warning system eyed for S. Calif. beaches

As Southern California grapples with an increased presence of sharks close to the coast - and on the heels of two attacks in less than a year - officials on Friday will speak in support of a pilot project using early-warning technology. The system, to help prevent shark attacks along California's co

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-21 04:33:56

Cafe Society: 5 foodie things to do this weekend (Sept. 22-24)

Sip bourbon at the movies in Simi Valley. Find out what's up at Surf Brewery in Ventura. Go to an L.A. chef's pop-up restaurant in Ojai. Yep, there's plenty to do, see and taste this weekend in Ventura County. 1). GRAB A DRINK AND A MOVIE Friday marks the release of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," a

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 22:51:00

Here's some advice about cutting the cord

My experiment with cutting the cord - getting rid of landline telephones, cable television and their expense - continues to roll along. And, as I expected would be the case, some things that seemed smart before I began ended up being dumb, and other things that I believed I could do without ended up

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 21:07:09

Nikki Haley on President Trump calling Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man': 'It worked'

President Donald Trump called on the United Nations to stop North Korea's leader from a "suicide mission." USA TODAY U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday defended President Trump's new nickname for North Korea's leader. During an appearance on Good Morning America, Haley was asked whether it wa

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 13:52:40

How healthy are kids' menus at fast food restaurants? Meh.

Long treated as the stepchild of the menu board, kids' meals are getting a fresh look as quick-service restaurant chains pay more attention to nutrition in the food they offer their youngest customers. Instead of just a separate kid's menu, Panera Bread is announcing Wednesday that it will offer alm

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:05

Fiat Chrysler, UAW officials accused of laundering money through fake hospice center

In a scheme to get rich, some Fiat Chrysler executives and United Auto Workers union leaders funneled money through a children's charity and laundered money through a fake hospice center, federal authorities alleged in a new court filing. The allegation surfaced in a forfeiture complaint as the scan

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 12:57:03

Trump blames Hillary Clinton for North Korea nuclear weapons program

NEW YORK CITY - The morning after his aggressive speech to the United Nations, President Trump on Wednesday blamed his predecessors - and previous political rival Hillary Clinton - for North Korea's nuclear weapons program. "After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-09-20 12:17:07