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Active Shooter Fires Rounds Near Officers | Ventura

10.06.2022 | 12:30 AM | VENTURA – A Ventura PD officer on patrol in the area of N Olive St and Mission Ave reported that an unknown subject had fired a shot near his patrol vehicle. Officers saturated the area and initiated methodical search of the immediate area with...
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Ventura teen arrested for threatening classmates, weapons found

A 14-year-old boy is in juvenile hall after he allegedly made criminal threats against his fellow students and high school on Instagram, according to the Ventura Police Department. Officers arrested the teen on Tuesday at the Foothill Technology High School campus. During the investigation, officers took several weapons into custody.
L.A. Weekly

Beatrice Wood: Drawings and Sculptures, Surfaces and Stories

Beatrice Wood was fixture in the spiritual surrealism of Ojai since 1948, a pivotal figure in the European-inflected East Coast Dadaist avant-garde of the three decades prior to her California move, a legend among crossover niche fans of progressive ceramics, proto-feminist independent thought, and particularly cheeky, brilliant old ladies — but above all, this famous lover of “chocolate, art books, and young men” was a storyteller.
Ventura County Reporter

VC agencies aim to build more affordable housing even as the need continues to grow

Celia Zavala and her young daughter shared a cramped two-bedroom apartment with Zavala’s sister and brother-in-law for many years, and dreamed of improving their living situation. Zavala spent four years on a public housing waiting list before getting the green light to move into a two-bedroom unit on Flint Street in West Ventura, owned by the Ventura Housing Authority, about a dozen years ago when Zavala’s daughter was 15 years old.
Ventura County Reporter

Kiki’s serves up soothing sustenance

A delicious cup of coffee with a nourishing meal is a great way to start any day. But when you can have all that in a sunny, serene environment, it’s even better. Kiki’s Kitchen excels at both. Surrounded by office buildings and condos on Lombard Street in Oxnard,...

Alleged online child predator arrested in Ventura

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - An alleged online child predator was arrested in Ventura and has since been released as he awaits his next court date. According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, an investigation revealed 23-year-old Carter Newell used Instagram and Snapchat to contact and meet underage girls. He was...

Ventura police arrest 14-year-old boy for online threat towards local school, weapons confiscated

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy for posting an online threat directed towards Foothill Technology High School on Tuesday and confiscated several weapons during the investigation, according to the Ventura Police Department. The post Ventura police arrest 14-year-old boy for online threat towards local school, weapons confiscated appeared first on News Channel 3-12.
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Victim's Identity Released in Alleged Hit and Run Homicide

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the victim who was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 800 block of East Mountain Road last week. Blanca Aguilera, also known as Blanca Espinoza, was a 32-year-old woman from Oxnard. The Sheriff's Office states she died after intentionally being struck by a vehicle around 5:30 a.m. on September 29, 2022.
Ventura County Reporter

After Dark: Oct. 6, 2022

If you have something related to nightlife — online or otherwise — please email Due to the erratic nature of entertainment booking, information contained here is subject to change and not guaranteed. Call venues ahead to confirm. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!. THURSDAY, 10/6. Live Music. Boatyard Pub: Bluegrass...
Ventura County Reporter

Happenings: 10-06-2022

Happenings includes community events, meetings, classes, community resources and needs. To submit an item for inclusion email to: 2022 LPGA MEDIHEAL CHAMPIONSHIP | 7 a.m. through Sunday, Oct. 9. The golf tournament boasts an elite international field comprised of major champions, California natives, former World No. 1 players and past champions. In total, players representing more than 27 countries and territories will tee-it-up. GOLF Channel will televise all four rounds in primetime. $25-1,000. Military, first responders and immediate family (up to four tickets) will receive complimentary admission; children ages 17 and under free with ticketed adult. The Saticoy Club, 4450 Clubhouse Dr., Somis,

New laws could bring more housing, farm unionization

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed nearly 1,000 bills into law from the latest legislative session, including a few that encourage building denser housing and one that could give labor unions a new foothold in organizing farmworkers. The deadline for Newsom to sign bills passed in 2022 was Oct. 1, and by...

NEWS RELEASE | Police Seek Information on Homicide Case

VICTIM: Richard Madera, 32-year-old, Oxnard Resident. Detectives with the Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit are seeking information from the community to help solve the murder of 32-year-old Richard Madera. Mr. Madera was shot and killed on October 5, 2019, and today marks the three-year anniversary of that incident....
Ventura County Reporter

Dist. 2 candidates debate public safety, homelessness and the county seal

Jeff Gorell and Claudia Bill-de la Peña, candidates for Ventura County Supervisor in District 2, faced off in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 26 in a debate that took place at the Scherr Forum Theater at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. The debate was co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County and the Ventura County Star newspaper.
Ventura County Reporter

Arts Listings: 10-06-2022

Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online. All events are subject to change and cancellation; always verify with venue and/or organizer. COMIC BOOK ARTIST Oct. 8-15. When a set of magic pens brings a comic book villain to life, a new team of superheroes comes to the rescue – created by an ambitious janitor with dreams of being an illustrator. $13. Presented by Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747,