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Two Men Sentenced for Stealing More Than $200,000 of Mission Produce Avocados

Two Men Sentenced for Stealing More Than $200,000 of Mission Produce Avocados

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Carlos Chavez (DOB 09/21/88), of Oxnard, and Joseph Raymond Valenzuela (DOB 11/19/78), of Santa Paula, were sentenced to two years in county jail, followed by 18 months of supervised release. Earlier this year, both Chavez and Valenzuela entered guilty pleas to felony grand theft […]

LAFCO: Levels of Service and Funding the Santa Paula Annexation to County Fire

LAFCO:  Levels of Service and Funding the Santa Paula Annexation to County Fire

By Sheryl Hamlin At approximately one hour and ten minutes into the meeting, Commissioner Zaragosa asked Kai Luoma, the LAFCO Executive Director, the following: What is LAFCO being asked to do today? Is it financing? MOU? (1:17:16 on video.) Mr. Luoma answered that Levels of Service (LOS) must be maintained and that the “enhanced level […]

Supervisor Foy announces he will not seek Re-election

Supervisor Foy announces he will not seek Re-election

Simi Valley, CA- Supervisor Peter Foy announced today that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. He is currently completing his third term and was sworn into office as the Ventura County Supervisor of the 4th District in January 2007. Moreover, he served as Chair of […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency completes 5.8-Mile Santa Ana Road Bike Path

Ventura County Public Works Agency completes 5.8-Mile Santa Ana Road Bike Path

The Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Transportation Department (VCPWA TD) recently completed a 5.8-mile bike lane construction project along Santa Ana Road in western Ventura County. The new bike lanes are on both sides of Santa Ana Road, are four feet wide, and improve safety to bicyclists along a route that was already in use. […]

Nancy Schram named as new County Library Director

Nancy Schram named as new County Library Director

By a unanimous vote on November 14, the Board of Supervisors concurred with the recommendation of County Executive Officer Mike Powers to name Nancy Schram as Director of the Ventura County Library System. “Nancy was selected after a nationwide search that resulted in more than 85 applicants,” said Powers. “Nancy’s collaborative style of management, her […]

Five Charged in Fraudulent Debt Collection Scheme

Five Charged in Fraudulent Debt Collection Scheme

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of felony charges against Timothy Edmond Burke, Jr. (DOB 8/24/81), of Las Vegas; Deisi Tapia Rivera (DOB 10/18/83), of Las Vegas; Veronica Esther Ventura (DOB 8/20/84), of Oxnard; Angela Maire Covarrubias (DOB 5/14/76), of Ventura; and Elizabeth Angie Olvera (DOB 12/26/77), of Santa […]

Caring for our Veterans

Caring for our Veterans

By Alex Burum My Story This Veteran’s Day, we remember, and thank all of our veterans who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.  In 2012 my father, Jeff Burum, United States Air Force, Retired Major, and disabled veteran, discovered his Desert Storm had never ended after being deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1993.  […]

Four New Members Welcomed to Casa Pacifica Board of Directors  

Four New Members Welcomed to Casa Pacifica Board of Directors   

Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica is proud to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors this year. Comprised of 24 individuals, Casa Pacifica’s board members offer a wealth of experience and expertise in a wide range of areas, such as the legal field with several lawyers; law enforcement with Ventura County’s Sheriff; in […]

County Office of Education Sponsors VEX Robotics Competition

County Office of Education Sponsors VEX Robotics Competition

By Tim Pompey It’s a beautiful Saturday fall morning, the kind where you can imagine boys and girls gathering on soccer fields or football fields across Southern California. But today, sports isn’t the only competition in town. Other kids from middle schools and high schools across the region are preparing to compete . . . […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

  Even in drought years, severe floods happen: preparation helps save lives and property. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) conducted Storm Day, an annual disaster simulation drill, on Nov. 1, which focused on preparation for flooding stemming from a natural disaster and infrastructure damage. Storm Day 2017 simulated a severe storm of several […]

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