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News Release: DUI Checkpoint Results (1-27-23)

SUBJECT: DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol Results. Six impaired drivers arrested during two simultaneous DUI checkpoints and saturation patrol. On January 26, 2023, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., the Oxnard Police Department collaborated with the California Highway Patrol – Ventura Office and held two simultaneous DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints and a city-wide saturation patrol. The first checkpoint was held at Wooley Road and A Street, and the second location was held at Saviers Road and Iris Street. The operations resulted in six arrests for impaired driving and forty-one citations.
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Oxnard Police Crackdown On Reckless Drivers

Oxnard police say that during the month of January, officers from their Traffic Division conducted a number of enforcement operations aimed at reckless drivers involved in street demonstrations or racing. They say three vehicles were impounded and one driver was arrested for reckless driving. Officers say they observed the drivers...

Room Tour of the Hilton Zachari Dunes at Mandalay Beach in Oxnard California

First of all have you ever heard of Oxnard, California? It’s an area just about 60 miles northwest of LAX and we went to visit because I heard it would be an excellent home base to explore the Channel Islands. It turns out, Oxnard is also a really great foodie destination- my family tried to conquer the Oxnard taco trail and barely made it 1/5 through so we’ll have to come back again. We were hosted by Visit Oxnard at the Hilton Zachari Dunes at Mandalay Bay and had a fantastic time at this beautiful resort. We would definitely stay here again.

Ventura County Fairgrounds is Ripe For California Strawberry Festival

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the California Strawberry Festival will return May 20-21 at a new venue, the Ventura County Fairgrounds. “We are thrilled to relaunch the California Strawberry Festival in 2023 at the Fairgrounds,” said Dean Kato, chair of the California Strawberry Festival Board of Directors.

High schoolers introduced to operation robot at Oxnard hospital

High school students peeked into the world of medicine on Thursday, piloting a surgical robot through simulations at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. More than 60 youths from high schools in Oxnard and Camarillo took turns at control consoles putting the da Vinci Xi Surgical System through its paces. The system has been used at St. John’s for more than a decade and is currently employed for surgeries ranging from hernia repairs to gynecological procedures.

Brownley presents $640,000 for Oxnard Family Justice Center

On Monday, January 23, Congresswoman Julia Brownley presented a check for $640,000 to the County of Ventura to expand crime victim services and resources in Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The money will help with the expansion of the Ventura County Family Justice Center, a program administered by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, at a new location in Oxnard.

Roundup: Santa Anas gust big, sentencing for former NFL player in fatal DUI, more news

Here's a roundup of recent incidents and announcements from Ventura County and regional agencies: Wind gusts reach 60 mph at Camarillo Airport Santa Ana winds produced notable gusts around Ventura and Los Angeles counties Thursday morning, including a 112 mph blast registered along the Magic Mountain Truck Trail in the LA County mountains, the National...

KVTA Friday News Briefs

The latest COVID update for Ventura County shows continued improvement. There were just 350 new cases reported during the past week with the total number of currently active cases remaining at a low 326. The number of COVID patients in local hospitals also continued to decline and was at just...

Hundreds seek out area's homeless residents in alleys, under bridges

About 375 volunteers searched city streets and unincorporated areas of Ventura County Tuesday for homeless residents as part of an annual survey. The point-in-time homeless count, as it's called, is part of nationwide effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Communities use that information to secure state and federal funding for housing and outreach projects.

Ventura County Raked By Strong Winds

Update--The last of three Santa Ana wind events raked Ventura County Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Wind gusts ranging from 35 to 70 mph were reported, especially Thursday morning, before the winds started to slowly diminish. By Thursday night, all of the wind-related advisories and warnings had been allowed to...
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Make it a double

Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star at The Elite Theatre Company. Two one-act plays are connected in surprising ways at The Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard. James McLure’s Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, onstage through Feb. 12, take place in the deep heart of Texas in the wake of the Vietnam War. Laced with humor, they deal with parallel worlds: girlfriends chatting on a porch in the heat of the afternoon and good ol’ boys shooting the breeze under the stars outside a dive bar. On the surface, it’s just friends talking but, as it so often happens, truths come out in jest and, like pulling a thread from a sweater, one revelation leads to another and another until everything starts to unravel.

One more day of pleasant temperatures before a cooling trend begins

The Santa Ana winds in Ventura County will progressively taper Thursday evening, following the peak overnight and into this morning. The Wind Advisory for the Central and Southeastern Ventura County Valleys remains in effect until 5pm Thursday. Temperatures remain above average into Friday, with sunny skies and highs primarily in the mid to upper 60s. The post One more day of pleasant temperatures before a cooling trend begins appeared first on News Channel 3-12.

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