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Notice of Public Hearings Regarding Ventura County Phase 2A and Phase 2B Local Coastal Program Updates

Notice of Public Hearings Regarding Ventura County Phase 2A and Phase 2B Local Coastal Program Updates

Upcoming hearings for Phase 2A and Phase 2B of the Ventura County Local Coastal Program (LCP) Update. Both of the hearings will be located at the Hearing Room of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Please note that the topic of Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas (ESHA) is not included in these updates. Phase 2B Update: […]

Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Presents Regional Water Plans

Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Presents Regional Water Plans

 By Sheryl Hamlin Ventura County counts seven watersheds among its many natural assets: Ventura River, Santa Clara River, Calleguas Creek, Malibu Creek, Cuyama River and Coastal Creeks. To manage and protect these assets, the county formed the Watershed Protection District in 1944 as simply a flood control district. Since then, management of these assets has […]

First Make California Great Again/Ventura County meeting

First Make California Great Again/Ventura County meeting

By Michael Hernandez & Citizen Journalists   SIMI VALLEY- On Presidents Day, 2-20-17, exactly one month after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as 45th President of the United States, the newly formed Make California Great Again organization held its own inaugural meeting, at the VFW Military Museum in Simi Valley. It featured a welcome and special presentation by […]

Brownley comes home to promote $half-billion Federal “donation” to Planned Parenthood

Brownley comes home to promote $half-billion Federal “donation” to Planned Parenthood

. By George Miller U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D, CA CD26 ) held a Pro-Planned Parenthood/Pro-federal funding ($500 million) rally at the Ventura County Government Center. There were an estimated 100-120 people in attendance (PP claimed 200+), mostly pro, with some pro-lifers there as well- not many- 15-20 per pro-life organizers. Last week, a nearby […]

The Safest Cities in California 2017

The Safest Cities in California 2017

Editor’s Note: Only Ojai (which ranked #10) Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley made the list. As police departments tout lowering crime rates in comparison to other 482 incorporated bergs in the Golden State our County seems to have slipped when it comes to the safety of its citizens. California conjures up images of palm […]

Jail Time for Former Youth Correctional Counselor

Jail Time for Former Youth Correctional Counselor

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Samuel Grimes (DOB 04-26-60), of Port Hueneme, was sentenced today for conspiracy to smuggle cell phones to wards in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Judge Bruce Young sentenced Grimes to 180 days in the Ventura County jail, 36 months formal probation, and search […]

Ventura County Community College District moves six finalists forward in search for new Chancellor

Ventura County Community College District moves six finalists forward in search for new Chancellor

The Ventura County Community College District announced today its decision to move six finalists forward in the search for a new Chancellor. To maintain the confidentiality of each candidate until their employers have been informed and reference checks have been completed, the names will be announced on or before Friday, March 3, 2017.  Subsequently, the […]

Congresswoman Brownley Holds Rowdy Town Hall on Health Care

Congresswoman Brownley Holds Rowdy Town Hall on Health Care

By Debra Tash Congresswoman Julia Brownley held what she promised to be the first in a series of town halls on the health care debate.  Center stage was former President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.  In her opening remarks the congresswoman welcomed the packed crowd in the Camarillo Library’s community room. Ms. Brownley conceded […]

Ventura County Community College District Signs Navy Education Agreement

Ventura County Community College District Signs Navy Education Agreement

The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) and Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) sign Educational Partnership Agreement in a collaboration to educate VCCCD students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  VCCCD Vice Chancellor, Educational Services, Rick Post, met with representatives from NAWCWD and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in mid-February to […]

Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

By George Miller and Deborah Baber Savalla This article contains both news and opinions   For years, we have seen or heard of protests of Planned Parenthood and abortion, usually held near the Ventura County Government Center and down nearby Ralston Street outside the Planned Parenthood office. There are sometimes just a few people. Occasionally […]