From critically acclaimed storytelling and photography, to rich-media videos, we not only deliver the news, but completely immerse you in it. With our local-to-national coverage, add news stories happening right in your own communities.

• NEWS: Browse or search for national, local and most popular stories to keep you connected.
• NEWS ALERTS: Get news as it breaks by opting in for push notifications on News, Sports, Life, Money or Tech. Rich notifications allow you to get an article preview, save and share from your lock screen.
• WEATHER: Be prepared with live weather information from hourly to 10-day forecasts. Enable location services to customize local weather news and other location-based services. (Continued use of GPS running in background can decrease battery life.)
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• SAVED STORIES: Save your favorite stories to read later.
• NIGHT MODE: Enable this feature to view the app using a black background and white text.
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What's New

Version 5.9.5

• We've changed how photos display in the Ventura County Star app. Download or update to the latest version for the best experience, as older versions won't support these changes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.1K Ratings
1.1K Ratings

Dropping from 4 to 1 star


1st review: The app has improved. It's functional for a quick slam bam on local happenings. However, it has an unfinished, "truncated" feel overall. It'll do for now... but keep working on improvements.

2nd: Dropping review to one star because many of the accompanying videos are deceptive.
Example: Along with an article about a structure fire there is a video with an image that matches the headline. When you click on the video you have to watch a 15 second commercial- which I understand. But when the actual video comes on it is a fluff piece completely unrelated to the headline. What a waste of time.

Good local and national news


Since moving to Ventura from Los Angeles we have enjoyed getting local news through the Ventura Star. While more conservative leaning than I enjoy they do provide the local news in a through manner.

Cannot bookmark articles


Update April 2018 - issue with bookmarks still not fixed, even after latest update. Seriously?
--------------- Since Sept update, articles cannot be bookmarked in the app. Reported this, received email 'we are aware,' but after several more updates, it still doesn't work. I won't update my other Gannet newspaper app (Milwaukee journal) in fear of also losing ability to bookmark stories.


122 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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