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So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman The Ventura City Council meeting on October 8 opened with a special presentation by Southern California Edison, who aimed at providing information of fires, their current and added technology and safety issues and advice. The presentation was by Rondi Gunthrie, Government Relations Manager of So Cal Edison, regarding “Wildfire and Emergency Procedures.” […]

Council Moves Forward with Homeless Shelters

Council Moves Forward with Homeless Shelters

By Lori Denman Ventura City Council voted for the city to move forward with planning and setting up a temporary foul weather shelter by December. A year-round shelter plan will also move forward. However, there was no discussion of the shelter’s status of being low barrier. Which means, no rules (as of yet) for clients […]

Local Businesses Encouraged to be Environmentally Aware

Local Businesses Encouraged to be Environmentally Aware

By Lori Denman The city turned green on the evening of the Ventura City Council meeting on September 17, as local environmentally conscious businesses were honored. Special Presentations The meeting that included all staff except for Mayor Andrews began by recognizing three local green businesses. The section of this City Council meeting was called “Green […]

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

By Lori Denman If anyone would like to learn about the difficulties of rebuilding a home following a fire, due to required permits (some understandable, many not), view the Ventura City Council meeting on September 10. The meeting on September 10 was started by Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere. Mayor Andrews was absent and Councilmember Mike […]

C Street Classic Surf Contest Stokes Ventura

C Street Classic Surf Contest Stokes Ventura

By Lori Denman Photos by Tim Hanson Surfing’s best are scheduled to dazzle crowds at the 33rdannual C Street Classic surf contest on California Street beach this Saturday, September 15. Set your alarm clock and pack for the day, the contest kicks off at 6:30am on Saturday and runs until 4pm. The event, featuring surfers […]

Ventura City Council Candidates | Who They Are

Ventura City Council Candidates | Who They Are

By Lori Denman It is good to know the numerous candidates running for City Council in Ventura and more important to know their life experience and what they stand for. Here is a precise list of the candidates, along with their information and issues. Mail-in ballots will be sent on or around October 8. This […]

Interim City Manager Appointed to Council

Interim City Manager Appointed to Council

By Lori Denman The city council meeting for Monday, August 27 was minimal and discussed the importance of hiring an interim city manager, as on Aug. 24 Dan Paranick has moved on. And… is a two-hour parking limit being imposed at Surfer’s Point? The city is in the process of recruiting a permanent city manager. […]

Aloha Festival Crashes Upon Ventura Beach This Weekend

Aloha Festival Crashes Upon Ventura Beach This Weekend

By Lori Denman The sun glistens upon the sea as entertaining bands and dancers perform upon the grassy knoll. Locals and tourists are looking forward to another year of the Aloha Beach Festival, arriving to Ventura this weekend. The free family oriented festival runs from September 1 and 2 from 10am to 5pm each day […]

Update on Delayed Mental Health Triage Grant

Update on Delayed Mental Health Triage Grant

By Lori Denman The SB 82 Triage Grant set to create teams of police officers with mental health professionals was to begin last July, yet was put on hold due to funding issues. New information has been stated that explains why this funding has decreased. Meanwhile, Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney is one of the many people […]

Laura’s Law, 5150 and Mental Health

Laura’s Law, 5150 and Mental Health

By Lori Denman Ventura County is using multiple tactics to help those with mental health issues. Laura’s Law assists persons with a severe mental illness. So does a 5150 hold. What are they and what’s the difference between the two? Citizens Journal  met with Ventura County Behavioral Health Adult Division Chief John Schipper, PhD. The following […]

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