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Reporting (and catching) fireworks starters just got easier in Ventura

To make it easier to catch fireworks starters, the City Council on Monday passed what’s often called a “social host” ordinance. So if the person who set off the fireworks isn’t around when police arrive, the property owners or tenants could be cited,according to the ordinance.

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-21 15:00:00

Long-awaited apartments near Ventura Harbor to begin leasing soon

The community development project, which is scheduled to be completed in November 2019, will feature 270 apartments, 30 live-work units and 20,000 square feet of retail space and amenities including a public park and promenade. The first string of apartments on the 27-acre property will begin leasin

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-21 16:00:00

Santa Barbara man arrested for trespassing into a home in Carpinteria

Salvador Navarro, 37 years old, resident of Santa Barbara. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)

KEYT - 2018-06-21 00:33:34

Suspect arrested in Ventura elder care burglary case

Police arrived and obtained security footage from the facility. Upon viewing the footage, investigators identified the suspect involved in the burglary as Brandon Beechum, 31, of Ventura, according to authorities.

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-21 03:03:00

Police seek identity of thief in Port Hueneme

Around 10:30 a.m. May 9, an unidentified man entered the Ragin’ Pot, 301 W. Channel Islands Blvd.

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-21 03:00:00

Coast Guard searching for two missing Ventura fishermen

Kevin Thompson and Andy Pilmer, both 47 and from Ventura, left the Ventura Marina at 9 p.m Tuesday and were expected to return at 6 a.m. Wednesday. They were reported missing around 2 p.m. Wednesday when one of their significant others contacted the Coast Guard.

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-21 02:30:00

VC Star, Ventura Storyteller Project

The Ventura Storytellers Project will continue its season with "On the Road," true stories involving travel and other adventures. Members of the community will be coached by journalists at the Ventura County Star before getting on stage and sharing true, personal stories based on the theme of the ni

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-20 23:17:07

Final Warped Tour has history with Ventura, band Twiztid

In 1982, Sean Penn made an indelible impression of smoke on the water when he portrayed Jeff Spicoli, the stoner finhead in that hilarious teen flick, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” He was the dude wearing those cool shoes — a pair of checkered Vans with no socks. Those same shoes ended up on the c

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-19 19:50:00

Semitrailer crash carrying PODS container snarls traffic in Santa Barbara

According to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident webpage, a yellow caution height sign was destroyed, and both the sign and a nearby pole need to be replaced.

KEYT - 2018-06-20 17:36:18

Collision blocks traffic along Highway 101 in Camarillo; three injured

Collision blocks traffic along Highway 101 in Camarillo; three injured(Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/VENTURA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT)A multi-vehicle collision injured three people and caused a major slowdown Wednesday morning along Highway 101 in Camarillo.California Highway Patrol personnel responded to

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-20 19:42:00

Oxnard residents walk in on teen burglar, police say

After a dinner out, the residents returned to their house in the 4000 block of Cloyne Street at 10:40 p.m. to find the lights on, Oxnard police said. The victims found the 16-year-old in a room with items that appeared to be ready for removal, and they detained the juvenile until officers arrived, O

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-20 00:35:00

Homeless man dies after stabbing man in Burbank restaurant

BURBANK - Police say a homeless man who randomly stabbed a customer at a Burger King restaurant in Burbank died after another patron tried to stop him.City News Service says a man in his 70s was sitting in the restaurant with friends on Tuesday morning when the attacker entered the restaurant. Witne

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-20 06:06:00

Video of coyote carrying cat serves as a reminder to keep pets indoors

Coyote carrying cat in its mouth (Courtesy Armando Rios )VENTURA, Calif. - When a coyote was seen carrying a black cat across the intersection of Telegraph and Victoria Avenue in Ventura on Saturday morning Armando Rios caught it on video.The video shared on KVTA's Facebook page has been shared thou


Three arrested after Santa Barbara authorities locate Oxnard stolen vehicle

The stolen vehicle, a black 2006 Infiniti, was found via a stolen-car alert device at 12:50 a.m.Tuesday by deputies with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The Infiniti was stopped by deputies along with a Scion that appeared to be accompanying it, authorities said.

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-06-20 03:00:00

Man fires gun in room of downtown Ventura motel

The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the Vagabond Inn in the 700 block of East Thompson Boulevard, near the intersection with Ash Street, the Ventura Police Department reported.


Public meetings to be held for Ventura County homeowners looking to rebuild after Thomas Fire

All three meetings will have representatives from Ventura County Building and Safety Department, the California State Licensing Board and, other county agencies helping homeowners avoid time-wasting pitfalls.

KEYT - 2018-06-19 21:16:48

Police K9 takes down wanted felon in Oxnard

A K9 unit was called in to assist officers. Police say Perez eventually came down from the attic but refused to comply with the officers. After several warnings, the dog, Leo, was released and Perez was taken into custody.


Ventura College to get new interim president, starting in late July

Damon Bell will take over for David Keebler, who is retiring in July. Keebler had been serving as interim president since last July when Gillespie, then the Ventura president, was named the district's chancellor.


California driver’s alleged suicide attempt kills a stranger

Eduardo Robles, 30, has pleaded not guilty to charges including murder and attempted murder.


Court records: Man facing murder charge in fatal crash was trying to kill self, passenger

Authorities said Eduardo Robles, 30, of Fillmore, was driving with a 41-year-old male passenger at 2:25 p.m. May 31 in the 200 block of East Telegraph Road when the fatal incident in Fillmore was reported.