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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

On September 21, 2015, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) hosted the third of three webinars to conclude the presentation of the draft SGMA Emergency Regulations. The implementation schedule of SGMA calls for these regulations to be approved by 2015 and in use by 2016.  Previous webinars were reported here and here. To see all […]

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

By Sheryl Hamlin At the September 22, 2015 Ventura County Supervisors meeting, agenda item 32 represented an important milestone in the General Plan update: The agenda item brought the supervisors to consider two alternatives to the Work Program for the General Plan Update. The work plans represent two extensive sets of tasks spread over two […]

Dr. Marshall Foster’s “Hope for Our Time” places history in perspective

Dr. Marshall Foster’s “Hope for Our Time” places history in perspective

By George Miller Marshall Foster, founder of the World History Institute, was the guest speaker at the History Makers International launch of At The City Gates “Lights in the City” campaign on Thursday, July 30th at the Ventura Carrows Restaurant.  Dr. Foster is also chairman of the Global Prayer Strategy Initiative (publisher of the World Prayer […]

CA Department of Water Resources: Critical Basin Overdraft Report

CA Department of Water Resources: Critical Basin Overdraft Report

By Sheryl Hamlin  California’s Depart of Water Resources (DWR) has been reviewing groundwater conditions and has produced a new list of the basins exhibiting the most critical overdraft conditions. This is a draft list. DWR is taking questions and comments on the report. The list may be read here. In Ventura county, the Oxnard Basin […]

Ventura County General Plan Update

Ventura County General Plan Update

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 28 on the agenda of the August 4th 2015 meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors revisited and refined the directives of the July 7th 2015 meeting where the Ventura County General Plan Update Project was launched. Christopher Stephens, Resource Management Agency Director, recapped the July 7th directives to the […]

Two real estate fraud cases: One person sentenced–another pleas guilty

Two real estate fraud cases: One person sentenced–another pleas guilty

Kern County resident Gina Marie Hernandez (DOB 9/24/77) was sentenced to two years eight months in state prison for recording a false document. Hernandez, along with Kern County residents Hayser Scarlett Lopez (DOB 10/17/68) and Peggy Ann Soto (DOB 7/9/59), was arrested in October 2014 after an investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Real Estate […]

Ventura County Stand Down 2015: Professionals volunteer services for homeless vets

Ventura County Stand Down 2015: Professionals volunteer services for homeless vets

Identity Medical Group’s Dr. Gary Deutsch volunteered his time today at Ventura County Stand Down 2015 – a two-night, three day event that offers a myriad of services to veterans who are homeless. Dr. Deutsch was joined by hundreds of other volunteers from our local military bases, the Red Cross, Ventura College Nursing School and […]

Sheriff busts Moorpark resident for Marijuana Cultivation

Sheriff busts Moorpark resident for Marijuana Cultivation

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit concluded a month long investigation of a Moorpark resident, Michael Eastman, who was cultivating marijuana inside a residence in the exclusive gated community of Bell Canyon. The investigation was initiated a month ago by a Sheriff’s patrol deputy who responded to the residence for a call for service. While […]

Ventura County Waterworks puts up website to help users save H2O

Ventura County Waterworks puts up website to help users save H2O

With the drought in its fourth year, and water supplies in short supply, Ventura County Waterworks has put up a helpful site for the districts under its management.  At Slow Your H20 you can check for usage updates, watering schedules and tips on saving what has become a very precious commodity in California. On April […]

LAFCO Adjudicates Transit Turf

LAFCO Adjudicates Transit Turf

On July 15, 2015, the Ventura County Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) discussed the Sphere of Influence for the Gold Coast Transit District. The staff report may be read here. The effective commencement date of the Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) was July 1, 2014, having been previously approved by Governor Brown on October 13, […]