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July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

From fireworks to street fairs, Ventura County will be exploding with activity during the 4th of July holiday. Here’s a little guide to some of the activities coming to your neighborhood. Conejo Valley 4th of July 5k/10k Run-Walk at Dos Vientos: July 4th, Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. 6:00 a.m. (Registration); […]

Ventura County Veterans Honored at Special Ceremony

Ventura County Veterans Honored at Special Ceremony

On Wednesday, June 27, Cypress Place Senior Living community in Ventura held its 10th Annual Salute Our Veterans event. The event honored former military personnel – both Cypress Place residents and members of the public – for their service and sacrifices. Widows, widowers and parents of veterans were also received recognition at the special ceremony. […]

County Chief Probation Officer appointed to state board by Governor

County Chief Probation Officer appointed to state board by Governor

VENTURA, Calif. – Mark Varela, Ventura County Chief Probation Officer, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections by Governor Jerry Brown. The appointment became official on June 28, and Varela must be confirmed by the State Senate within the next 12 months. Varela’s three-year term will officially begin on July 2. […]

KidSTREAM Awarded Grant to Create Vision Room for Emerging Children’s Museum

KidSTREAM Awarded Grant to Create Vision Room for Emerging Children’s Museum

CAMARILLO, Calif. —KidSTREAM, an emerging children’s museum, has been awarded a grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation in the amount of $30,000 to renovate the community room at the former Camarillo library site, transforming it into an interactive exhibit space where children and families can participate in hands-on exploration and activities to develop their […]

County names Brian Ganley to head Information Technology Services

County names Brian Ganley to head Information Technology Services

VENTURA, Calif. – County Executive Officer Mike Powers has appointed Brian Ganley as the County’s new Chief Information Officer. In his new position, Ganley will oversee the 180 employees and contractors of the Information Technology Services Department. Ganley served most recently as the Chief Information Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. In that position, […]

Oxnard Gang Member Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Oxnard Gang Member Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Abraham Gonzalez (DOB 10-12-95), of Oxnard, was found guilty of first degree murder yesterday for the shooting death of Austin Martin on February 23, 2014. The jury also found true the allegation that the defendant personally discharged a firearm causing the victim’s death. Prior to […]

Damon Bell selected as interim president for Ventura College

Damon Bell selected as interim president for Ventura College

(CAMARILLO, Calif.) June 18, 2018 – Ventura County Community College District Chancellor Greg Gillespie is pleased to announce that Dr. Damon Bell has been selected as interim president for Ventura College, effective July 23, 2018. Bell has 25 years of experience that includes Washington and California college systems. He has held senior leadership positions at […]

Additional Arrests in Gang Related Robberies

Additional Arrests in Gang Related Robberies

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release   Between January and March of 2018, at least 11 robberies occurred within the cities of Camarillo, Oxnard, Santa Paula and Ventura which investigators believed were related. During each robbery, suspect(s) used force or fear to rob victims of cash and/or property. The majority of the robberies involved at […]

Recommended County budget sustains services; invests in capital projects, builds reserves

Recommended County budget sustains services; invests in capital projects, builds reserves

VENTURA, Calif. – The Board of Supervisors was presented a preliminary budget of $2.23 billion for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 on June 5, 2018. They are expected to approve a final budget following two hearings for public comments on the budget on June 18. “The budget is balanced but tight,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Announces Employee of the Year Winners

Ventura County Public Works Agency Announces Employee of the Year Winners

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – June 13, 2018 – 2018 has been a great year for Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA). After their highly successful VCPWA Public Works Week event on May 22, they are excited to share the news about their outstanding VCPWA employees who have been selected as Employee of the Year, combining […]