oxnard

Detectives are trying to unravel what led to brutal attacks on a father and son in Ventura County. I

t happened at about one a.m. Saturday on Fashion Park Place in Oxnard. Police called to the scene found a 52 year old Oxnard man who had been assaulted with a bat. They learned that the man’s 24 year old son had already been taken to a hospital with multiple stab wounds.

A young man is in critical condition after being hit by a train on the South Coast.

Oxnard police say it happened just before 5 pm Friday at Oxnard Boulevard south of Vineyard Avenue.

Photo by United States Postal Service

It can sometimes be a headache to get or renew your passport. But there’s a way that South Coast residents can have an easier time. The Oxnard Main Post Office is holding a Passport Fair on Monday.

Oxnard Postmaster Laura McDowell says extra staff will be on hand to speed up the process, and no appointment is necessary.

Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men and several overnight shootings in one South Coast city.

Oxnard Police say one is a deadly shooting and the other is a suspicious death.

It can be challenging to encourage high school students to eat healthy and stay fit. That’s especially true for schools with low-income students where there are high rates of obesity and family histories of diabetes. One such high school on the South Coast is helping their students kick the bad habits and turn to a healthier lifestyle.

Farm workers took to the streets to protest in Ventura County this weekend.

Men and women who work in the fields marched on Sunday in Oxnard with signs that say “We Feed You,” “Resist” and “Trump, Who Will Feed America?”

Farm worker Jose Guadalupe, who’s undocumented, said he’s calling for protections against deportation.

Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a traffic accident in Ventura County which left two people dead and two seriously injured. The accident happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, on Pleasant Valley Road near Longfellow Way in Oxnard. Police say the pickup was speeding westbound on Pleasant Valley Road when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, and smashed into an electrical pole and a tree. The driver, identified as Mario Gurrola of Port Hueneme, was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics were also unable to save passenger Luis Fernando Hernandez of Oxnard.

Authorities are investigating a murder on the South Coast.

Police were called to the 100 block of Dolores Court in Oxnard just before 10 p.m. Monday by reports of a shooting. They found a man in his 40’s who had been shot. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

His name hasn’t been released pending notification of relatives. Oxnard Police aren’t saying what they think led to the killing.

This is a big weekend for car buffs on the South Coast.

The non-profit Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard is hosting a show Sunday featuring dozens of half century old Studebakers.

Unless you are a car buff, you might not even know about the private museum, which is in an Oxnard industrial park. Car collector Dr. Daniel Murphy started the museum in the year 2000, and in 2014 the retired neurosurgeon sold it to its current owner, David Neel.  It features more than 90 vehicles.

A South Coast city is getting a new Assistant City Manager.

Jesus Nava has been selected as Oxnard’s new second in command. Nava has worked for different government agencies for more than three decades. He’s been a Deputy City Manager in San Jose, Assistant City Manager in Laredo, Texas, and City Manager for Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Nava will begin his new position with the city December 19th. He fills the vacancy created by the departure of Maria Hurtado, who is headed to an Assistant City Manager’s post in the Northern California city of Hayward.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Five people have been hurt, three critically, after a pickup truck veered through an intersection and plunged into an apartment building.

It happened just after 4:30 Monday afternoon at the intersection of California and Elm Streets in Oxnard.

At least two of the injured were children pinned under the pickup inside of the apartment. There’s no word yet on what may have led to the crash.

A fiery head-on collision has killed a man and a woman in Oxnard.

It happened at about 2 am Saturday on Harbor Boulevard just north of Gonzales Road. The California Highway Patrol said a 33-year-old man was driving northbound on Harbor Boulevard when he drove into the southbound traffic lane and slammed into a car head-on.  The man, who had driven into oncoming traffic, got trapped inside his vehicle, which then burst into flames.  The 44-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle was able to get out of his car. But his 43-year-old female passenger remained trapped in the front seat. Ventura City firefighters responded and extinguished the flames.

Federal investigators have released a massive report on their investigation of the February, 2015 Metrolink accident in Ventura County which left one person dead, and 31 others injured.

The more than 2,000 page report contains information and interviews collected by the National Transportation Safety Board in the wake of the Oxnard accident. However, it doesn’t include conclusions into why the accident happened, with those results still pending. The train plowed into a pickup truck with a trailer which had been driven onto the tracks, and apparently became stuck.

The CHP is trying to figure out what led to a head-on traffic accident on the South Coast that left two people dead and four injured.

The collision happened at about 6:30 P.M. Sunday night on State Route 232, which is also Vineyard Avenue in Oxnard.

Investigators say an Oxnard woman was driving a car southbound near Perello Ranch Road when, for some reason, she veered over the center line and hit a northbound car head.

The woman and one of the three children in the car were killed, while the two other children were seriously injured.

Someone made a grim find in a South Coast alley.

A passerby spotted the battered body of a man on the 800 block of Cooper Road in Oxnard at about 5:30 Friday morning.

Paramedics were called, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Oxnard Police say he was in his mid-20’s. His name hasn’t been released yet.

An autopsy is pending. It’s the ninth murder this year in Oxnard.

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