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Ventura County swept up in national wave of bomb threats
A torrent of bomb threats emailed to universities, businesses, schools and news outlets Thursday from New York City to Ventura County sent police departments scrambling to sort out what appeared to be a nationwide electronic hoax aimed at extorting bitcoins from its targets.
CHP investigates officer's on-duty shooting at Borderline as part of overall probe
The California Highway Patrol officer who reportedly struck a Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant with a rifle round while responding to the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting was placed on limited duty in the immediate aftermath of the Nov. 7 incident and was cleared to return to full duty Nov. 13.
VIDEO: Thief steals thousands from Ventura animal rescue thrift store
VENTURA, Calif. (FOX 11) - Ventura police are investigating after a thief was caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars from an animal rescue thrift store after he went into the manager’s office repeatedly.
Free things to do over the holidays in Ventura County
When the guests in your house outnumber the dollar bills in your wallet, it’s time to take advantage of all the free stuff Ventura County has to offer. From beaches to bike paths and piers to promenades, there are plenty of entertaining pastimes that families can share this holiday season. Throw in
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
Wednesday's Top Prep Performers from Ventura County winter sports teams
Jaime Jaquez Jr. finished with 34 points and seven rebounds to lead Camarillo to an 87-40 win over Royal in a Coastal Canyon League opener Wednesday night. Brandt Skolnick scored 12 points, Landreau Tate had 10 points, 11 steals and four assists, Andrew Wetter had eight points, four steals and four
Deputies warn of recent phone scam impersonating Ventura County authorities
Ventura County sheriff’s deputies warned the public of a new phone scam that involves callers impersonating county authorities. The scam was reported by a Ventura resident on Dec. 3. The man on the other line claimed to be a warrant officer named “Paul Hay” and said there was an active warrant for t
Ventura County holiday light displays to see
We asked Ventura County residents to share the location of their homes decorated for the holidays and they answered, with displays from Ventura to Simi Valley and places in between.
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.
Dog alerts Ventura woman of possible prowler; suspect described as male in gray hoodie
A dog helped alert a Ventura woman to a possible prowler in her home Tuesday night, authorities said. Ventura police said they were called at 9:50 p.m. to a home near the intersection of Madera Avenue and Hunter Street on a report of an interrupted residential burglary.
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.
Enjoy local food and learn more about the Museum of Ventura County
It’s been roughly 18 months since the Museum of Ventura County nearly closed from financial difficulties. Today, thanks to a boost from public agencies, private donors and other organizations, it’s back on solid ground. Hear more about what is happening there and what’s in store for the future durin
Ventura police investigate truck thefts from dealership
A group of thieves crashed a stolen truck into a tree in a Ventura lemon orchard Tuesday night as they tried to get away from police, authorities said. The suspects fled on foot and were not found, according to the Ventura Police Department.
Community speaks out at first Ventura Unified meeting after superintendent's resignation
More than 100 people gathered for a Ventura Unified School District board meeting Tuesday night in what turned into a marathon public comment with standing-room-only space — comments which mirrored the division in the community.
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
A treat for pho fans
It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving when my partner and I thought, what would be best on a cold day? Pho, of course!. I first introduced him to the Vietnamese specialty at Mai’s in Ventura and again at Pho Oxnard. Moving from Ventura to Moorpark in the last year, the local pho restaurant that loo
Editorial: Ventura lacks urgency on Thomas Fire report
If the three new City Council members seated this week have an interest in making Ventura city government appear more transparent and responsive and less plodding and bureaucratic, we have a suggestion for their priority list:
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.
Do you know this bike? After arresting bicycle rider, Ventura police seek stolen steed's owner
If you know someone missing a blue girl's-style bicycle with white flowers, the Ventura Police Department would like to hear from you. Police on Sunday arrested a burglary suspect allegedly seen riding the blue bike, which they believe is stolen. They're now trying to find the bicycle's owner.
Mother Convicted of Murder in 3-Year-Old Daughter's Slaying
The mother of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared years ago was convicted Monday of her murder. After deliberating 2 and a half hours, jurors in Ventura returned the guilty verdict for Mayra Chavez, 27.