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Detectives are trying to figure out what led to the death of a young man on the South Coast.

Oxnard Police were called to Cuesta Del Mar Drive at around 10 Wednesday night by reports of a fight.  There was also a report that a shot had been fired.

(Oxnard Police photo)

There’s been an arrest in connection with an incident in which people drove cars into a South Coast park, then did doughnuts on the grass while a protest march was taking place.

It happened Wednesday night, in the downtown Oxnard area. 

As public safety agencies on the Central and South Coasts struggle to get enough masks, one fire department in the region is dealing with the problem by making its own.  Some 20 Ventura County Fire Department firefighters are making masks.

A storm system brought another quarter to half inch of rain to the Central and South Coasts, but more is still on the way to the region.

A cutoff low in the Channel Islands southwest of Ventura County continues to spin moisture onshore.

The parking lot of a drug store on the South Coast was the scene of a tense standoff between a wanted man, and police. Oxnard police officers conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of a store on the 2300 block of Vineyard Avenue Sunday afternoon. But, the passenger in the car refused to surrender.

One of the South Coast's  most popular community festivals has been cancelled as a result of coronavirus. It’s an event which has raised millions for the region’s non-profits over it more than three decade long history. But, organizers of the annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard announced they are cancelling this year’s event, over safety concerns for visitors, volunteers, and staff.

Voters on the Central and South Coasts said yes to some proposed tax increases, but some school bond measures had mixed results. Ojai voters approved a hike in the hotel bed tax for visitors which will help pay for City of Ojai projects like street repairs. Measure C is expected to raise about $1.3 million dollars a year. And, Lompoc voters okayed a 1% sales tax hike which will help pay for things like public safety in the city.

Voters approved some new tax proposals on the Central and South Coasts, but unofficial results from Tuesday's election don't appear to be as positive for some school bond measures.

In Ojai, voters said yes to a proposal to increase the city's hotel tax from 10% to 15%, to generate an estimated $1.3 million dollars annual for projects like city street repairs.  Lompoc voters approved a proposed 1% sales tax increase to fund everything from public safety to city infrastructure improvements.

One man is dead, and two wounded following a string of shootings on the South Coast. Oxnard Police were called to a mobile home park on the 1300 block of Commercial Avenue at around four Sunday afternoon by reports of a shooting.

Detectives say they are trying to figure out why a Ventura County man stabbed two relatives as they were sleeping in the apartment they shared. It happened at around 5 a.m. Sunday, on the 200 block of West Vineyard Avenue of Oxnard.

A Ventura County man has been sentenced to more than two decades behind bars for molesting two young girls. In January of 2016, a teenage girl told one of her teachers that she had been repeatedly molested over a three year period, starting when she was nine years old. The school notified Oxnard Police. Detectives say they identified Gregorio Santacruz of Oxnard as a suspect, and linked him to a second victim as well.

There’s a unique science program that’s being taught to some middle school students on the South Coast that involves eating insects. It may sound nasty, but they’re doing it in the name of science.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected in Ventura County this weekend for a festival celebrating all things strawberry. The 36th annual California Strawberry Festival is taking place in Oxnard.

There was a celebration this weekend on the South Coast with the grand opening of a new school.

Elm Street School in Oxnard, which serves kindergarten through fifth grade, was completely rebuilt on the original campus.

Tuesday was a dangerous day in one South Coast neighborhood, where three shooting incidents occurred in a less than 12 hour period. It happened on a three block area of Cuesta Del Mar Drive in Oxnard, a neighborhood where there are a number of apartment complexes.

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