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Ventura City Council votes 6-0 to remove Junipero Serra statues; community split; sends 2,500 emails, 3,000 comments

Ventura City Council votes 6-0 to remove Junipero Serra statues; community split; sends 2,500 emails, 3,000 comments

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council approved in a unanimous 6-0 vote a motion to remove the Junipero Serra bronze statue from in front of the City Hall and the wooden statue from the City Hall atrium.  Councilmember Erik Nazarenko (District 4) made the motion seconded by Councilmember Jim Friedman (District 5). Mayor Matt LaVere […]

Ventura Bicycle Theft Suspect Arrested

Ventura Bicycle Theft Suspect Arrested

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On July 13th, 2020, Ventura Police Department patrol officers responded to a late reported residential burglary in the 2000 block of Antelope Ave. The victim had left their garage door open for about four hours. During that time, from about 1 pm to 5:00 pm, an unknown subject later […]

Ventura | Negligent Discharge of a Firearm and Child Endangerment Arrest

Ventura | Negligent Discharge of a Firearm and Child Endangerment Arrest

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On July 14th at 4:02PM, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call of a suicidal subject that was armed with a gun inside a residence in the 2100 block of Sunridge Dr. It was reported by a family member that the subject, later identified as Brian […]

Ventura City Council adopts BLM racism resolution and condemns police brutality

Ventura City Council adopts BLM racism resolution and condemns police brutality

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council adopted a racism resolution unanimously (7-0) written by Deputy Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and City Councilmember Lorrie Brown that declares Ventura stands for racial justice and acknowledges Black Lives Matter (with an amendment removing the word “do”). The resolution declares “Racism as a public health crisis” and condemns “police brutality.” […]

Insanity Alert: Fight Back! Christianity under attack in Turkey, California, Ventura

Insanity Alert: Fight Back! Christianity under attack in Turkey, California, Ventura

    By Michael Hernandez Turkey seizes Hagia Sophia with plans to convert it into a mosque: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a 1,500-year-old Christian church to be seized and turned into a mosque on Friday, July 10.  The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom Church) was built in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) by Emperor Constantine […]

Ventura postpones decision on Junipero Serra statue to July 15 after technical and legal issues raised; looking into placing issue before general election voters

Ventura postpones decision on Junipero Serra statue to July 15 after technical and legal issues raised; looking into placing issue before general election voters

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—City Council member Jim Friedman (District 5) directed City Attorney Gregory Diaz to see if the final decision on the Junipero Serra statue could be placed before voters in the November general election despite being told by City Clerk Antoinette Mann that the Ventura County deadline for placing measures in the general […]

The City Center Chosen as June Recipient for Donation in Celebration Of 15 Years for PODS Tri-Counties

The City Center Chosen as June Recipient for Donation in Celebration Of 15 Years for PODS Tri-Counties

Giving Back’ is the theme for Local PODS Moving & Storage anniversary   In honor of their 15-year anniversary, local PODS® Moving & Storage is doing their part to give back to a different charity in the community each month. This June, transitional housing organization, The City Center is the special recipient of a $1500 donation from […]

Attempted Robbery in Front of Sparkle Car Wash in Ventura – Suspects Arrested

Attempted Robbery in Front of Sparkle Car Wash in Ventura – Suspects Arrested

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On June 30th at 10:05 PM the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from the Victim, who was reporting a robbery just occurred in front of Sparkle Car Wash, 1098 Cachuma Ave. Ventura. During the investigation, officers learned the suspects saw the victim walking in the […]

Carjacking/Hit and Run Arrest in Ventura

Carjacking/Hit and Run Arrest in Ventura

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On Jne 30th at 4:25 PM Ventura Police Patrol officers responded to a report of a carjacking which just occurred in the 5700 block of Telephone Rd. The victim was sitting in her vehicle when the suspect approached her and pulled her out of the vehicle. The suspect threw […]

Fire near Grant Park, Ventura

Fire near Grant Park, Ventura

On June 28th at 6:30 PM the Ventura County Fire Communication Center (FCC) received multiple calls of a brush fire in the area of Grant Park in Ventura. A brush fire response was dispatched to the area and the first arriving fire engine reported a brush fire in the urban interface near Ferro Dr. and […]