Skip to main content
top story

Justin Campbell has been fascinated with Ventura County history ever since he was a kid growing up in Oxnard and one of the first museums he remembers visiting was the California Oil Museum in Santa Paula.

Aviation history was made in Ventura County on Friday, Nov. 18, with the maiden flight of a hybrid-electric airplane expected to be the first electrified model to enter commercial service.

When environmental activist Andy Stahl heard that last month’s battle to extinguish the Howard Fire in the rugged mountains north of Ojai resulted in an airplane dropping fire retardant into Sespe Creek, he knew the incident would figure into…

top story

Simi Valley Police detectives held out hope after receiving a report at 8:31 p.m. on the night of Thursday, Nov. 10, regarding a woman who came home to the apartment she shared with her sister and found evidence of a struggle and a large amou…

Digital Edition

VCReporter

Best of Ventura County



Three positive environmental changes emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of these changes relate to cutting the fuel consumption and air pollution associated with driving. More people work from home, and more meetings are held virtually. …

To afford a house in Ventura with an ocean view, I bought an older home in need of many improvements. The real estate flipper who sold it to me had made only cosmetic changes and was selling it “as is,” so, as I knew following my real estate …

Mary Maranville was raised on a dairy farm in Upstate New York, which is part of the reason she gets excited about educating people about Ventura County’s Agricultural industry. She’s the founder and CEO of Students for Eco-Education and Agri…

top story

Ventura City Manager Alex McIntyre has selected three cannabis dispensaries as finalists in the first round of a comprehensive process that will eventually bring the total number of dispensaries to five. Twenty-five retail dispensaries initia…

Pumpkins can be recycled in your curbside yard waste cart without a bag, even in areas of Ventura County where residents are normally required to bag food scraps. In Thousand Oaks and Santa Paula, where garbage service is provided by Athens S…






Buena High School junior Sierra Engel has strong feelings about contentious labor negotiations involving administrators and workers in the Ventura Unified School District.

Students at Ventura County’s three community colleges who are also undocumented immigrants face many challenges, according to “Julian,” a student at Oxnard College who didn’t want his last name printed in the Ventura County Reporter due to hi…

Bernardo Perez and Janice Parvin, candidates for Ventura County Supervisor in District 4, faced off Oct. 4 in a debate that took place at Moorpark’s High Street Arts Center. The debate was co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura Co…

Everyone agrees giant reed (Arundo donax) should be removed from our local rivers, but sometimes environmental regulations make good environmental projects more difficult. Each removal project requires extensive permitting. Now, that is about…

If we do not recycle food and yard clippings, what will we do with all the garbage? But if we do recycle, what will we do with all the compost? Two compost contests and one competitive grant opportunity might provide some answers.

When Vietnam War veteran Oscar Recio required medical treatment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the past, he had to drive from his Fillmore home to a VA hospital in Los Angeles or a clinic in Oxnard providing only limited serv…

A Facebook post by the Ventura County Environmental Health Division asking people to report food vendors operating without a health permit clearly touched a nerve for many people, because it quickly resulted in more than 500 comments expressi…