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Ventura County: The STEM of Farming’s Future

Ventura County: The STEM of Farming’s Future

 By Sheryl Hamlin The 2017 Ventura County Ag Summit hosted by the Office of the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner packed the conference room of the County Office of Education in Camarillo where Masters of Ceremonies Richard and Bonnie Atmore shared a bit of their professional and family lives with the audience, as they announced the […]

Newly forming Ventura County GOP charter hosts kick-off Friday, April 7th

Newly forming Ventura County GOP charter hosts kick-off Friday, April 7th

By Michael Hernandez Ventura County’s newest forming nonprofit California Republican Charter group—CA4MAGA Ventura County—will host a kick-off membership event on Friday, April 7th at Guessinger Winery, 3059 Willow Lane, Westlake Village, from 6-8 p.m.  New members will be enrolled for a $25 annual membership. The evening will feature Shane Skelton, candidate for the 26th Congressional […]

Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

By Sheryl Hamlin Fresh from a roadside phone interview with NPR radio about Governor Brown’s proposed $54 billion tax increase, Jon Coupal, veteran tax warrior and head of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), breezed in to keynote the Ventura County Taxpayers Association meeting on Thursday, March 30 in Oxnard. $54 Billion Tax Increase THIS […]

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin The county has embarked on a multi-year, multi-million dollar update to its General Plan Update (GPU) for the unincorporated areas. The website for commenting and status is vc2040.org. Citizens can also sign up here for announcements. Previous articles about this process were here: Notice/Overview History and Initial Configuration of Report Refinements to […]

Ventura County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatcher to be Honored

Ventura County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatcher to be Honored

Ventura County Sheriff’s Technical Communications Specialist Nicole Tucker has been selected as the 2017 Public Safety Dispatcher of the Year. She will be honored at the annual Dispatcher Awards Banquet at California State University, Channel Islands on April 9, 2017. Nicole was selected by her peers and supervisors to receive this award, which is presented […]

Woman sentenced for Embezzling from Oxnard Car Dealerships

Woman sentenced for Embezzling from Oxnard Car Dealerships

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Kathleen Rene Mills (DOB 10/25/65), of San Diego, has been sentenced to serve 24 months in jail for embezzling from car dealerships in Oxnard. Mills pleaded guilty to three felony counts of grand theft and admitted she stole more than $65,000. The case was the result of […]

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

By Sheryl Hamlin About sixty attendees of Supervisor Bennett’s March 22, 2017 water forum quietly digested the complex material presented by the panel during the allotted two hour time period. Supervisor Bennett asked the audience by a show of hands how many had attended the previous water forum on desalination. Most raised their hands. Read […]

Dole Packaged Foods Brings 2017 Rose Parade Sweepstakes Trophy Home to Westlake Headquarters

Dole Packaged Foods Brings 2017 Rose Parade Sweepstakes Trophy Home to Westlake Headquarters

Dole Packaged Foods accepted its seventh Tournament of Roses float award in a ceremony at its headquarters in Westlake Village on Tuesday March 21st.  Dole’s float, “Spirit of Hawaii,” won the Sweepstakes Trophy for most beautiful parade entry with outstanding floral presentation and design. The “Spirit of Hawaii” float celebrated Dole Packaged Foods’ origins in […]

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

 By Sheryl Hamlin Opened two years ago on a rainy day, the Valley Transit has not developed a following. Testimony at the Ventura County Transit Commission’s 2017 Unmet Transit Needs meeting held at the March 20, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting agreed that the Valley Transit did not provide reliable transit. Issues such as unreliable […]

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant for Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Program

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant for Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Program

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $86,270 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a program of training, special enforcements, and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.  The Sheriff’s Office will use the funding as part of the County’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways […]