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Ojai man sentenced to 13 Years 8 Months for death of Passenger while driving intoxicated

Ojai man sentenced to 13 Years 8 Months for death of Passenger while driving intoxicated

David Antonio Andrade-Ruiz (DOB 6/29/93), of Ojai, was sentenced to 13 years 8 months in state prison for committing gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of the collision that killed one passenger who burned to death, caused another passenger to become paralyzed, and caused a third passenger to suffer great bodily injury. […]

National Day of Prayer- May 4, 2017

National Day of Prayer- May 4, 2017

Event Announcement   National Day of Prayer, a ​Ventura  Countywide worship and prayer gathering will be celebrated at Serra Cross, Ventura, on Thursday, May 4th, from Noon to One.   This inter-denominational, inter-racial, inter-generational prayer gathering will feature  music, prayer and meditation on Psalm 24, and mime. ​It will be one of 48,000 events across America on ​May 4th​ An additional option will be a prayer walk from […]

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

In 2013 the state of California made a dramatic change in the way schools are funded. Instead of dictating how school districts spend their money, the state shifted much of that decision-making power to the local level. The new system, called the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF, is designed to funnel education dollars where […]

County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

On April 18, 2017, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors approved a groundbreaking Energy Services Agreement between the County and Ventura Solar, LLC. The agreement, which will be administered by the General Services Agency (GSA), will enable the County to purchase electricity generated from a planned 3-megawatt photovoltaic system to be installed in the […]

Villalobos sentenced to 21 years for Street Terrorism for benefit of Southside Chiques

Villalobos sentenced to 21 years for Street Terrorism for benefit of Southside Chiques

Jose Villalobos (DOB 6/17/86), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 21 years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of multiple crimes including robbery, attempted robbery and street terrorism.  The jury also found true the special allegation that Villalobos committed the crimes for the benefit of the Southside Chiques, a criminal street gang. On […]

Ventura County Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Honors

Ventura County Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Honors

Eight Ventura County area schools are recipients of the 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California Department of Education. The award recognizes middle and high schools that have developed innovative programs that support rigorous academic standards and create a positive school environment. The winning local schools are: A.E. Wright Middle School (Las Virgenes Unified […]

Board of Supervisor’s 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

Board of Supervisor’s 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

Board of Supervisors honors five environmental champions in Ventura County  at the April 18th Board meeting at 11:30 am.    The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will honor five 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards recipients at the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Board meeting at 11:30 am.  The five environmental champions are:    District 1: […]

Ventura County Community College District Classified Professional Development Committee Receives Innovative Activity Award

Ventura County Community College District Classified Professional Development Committee Receives Innovative Activity Award

Ventura County Community College District Classified Professional Development Committee was recently awarded the 2017 Innovative Activity Award from the California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development (4C/SD).  Ashley Chelonis, instructional technologies designer at Oxnard College, accepted the award on behalf of the committee during a conference held in Claremont, California. The Innovative Activity […]

Ventura County Community College District Board names Ventura College President Greg Gillespie Chancellor

Ventura County Community College District Board names Ventura College President Greg Gillespie Chancellor

VCCCD Board of Trustees promotes within, names Ventura College President Greg Gillespie chancellor Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Dr. Greg Gillespie as chancellor.  Gillespie, now president of Ventura College for nearly four years, brings more than 23 years of higher education experience to the position, including his […]

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

    Higher gas taxes and car registration fees are not the answer We can fix roads without taking more money from hard-working families   Please take a moment to watch this short video on the $52 billion transportation tax increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders. Later this week the Legislature is […]

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