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Camarillo Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Oxnard Stabbing

Camarillo Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Oxnard Stabbing

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that a jury found Nicholas Delgado (DOB 12/21/88), formerly of Camarillo, guilty of first-degree murder on December 19, 2017. The jury also found true the special allegation that Delgado personally used a knife during the commission of the murder. Delgado had also been charged with a prior strike […]

Man Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder in DUI-Related Death

Man Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder in DUI-Related Death

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joseph Cantrell (DOB 10/29/86), of Camarillo, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, following his October conviction for second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit-and-run driving, and driving on a suspended license. Cantrell has been in custody since the crime occurred […]

Ventura and three other counties honor fallen fireman of Thomas fire

Ventura and three other counties honor fallen fireman of Thomas fire

By Michael Hernandez and Deborah Baber Savalla This Sunday morning, December 17, 2017 many among us were enjoying a second cup of coffee or perhaps getting ready to do some Christmas shopping. Not so for too many of our Ventura and Santa Barbara County neighbors and friends who have suffered dramatic losses because of the Thomas […]

Fire quickly knocked down on Balcom Canyon Rd. in Somis

Fire quickly knocked down on Balcom Canyon Rd. in Somis

By CJ Staff Early this morning at approximately 2:30 AM.a fire broke out in a drainage ditch/arroyo on the Staben Ranch off Balcom Canyon Road in Somis. Mr. Staben woke up to find embers raining down on his lawn.  It consumed five acres before being knocked down by the quick response of Ventura County Fire Personnel. […]

A Garden Path to Mental Health Recovery — Join to Create Program to Grow Plants for Healing and Job Training

A Garden Path to Mental Health Recovery — Join to Create Program to Grow Plants for Healing and Job Training

VENTURA COUNTY, CA –The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved moving forward on a novel job training program.  The program will create a drought tolerant plant nursery called “Growing Works” that will act as a training grounds and jobs program for people with mental illness. The combination of horticultural therapy which provides a […]

Safe clean-up of ash – Instructions for dealing with ash

Safe clean-up of ash – Instructions for dealing with ash

(Ventura County, Calif.) – If your home was impacted by the Thomas fire, here are some health precautions to take after you return home and before you begin the clean- up process. If a structure on your property was destroyed during the recent fire, then you must wait for the proper authorities to approve and […]

Brownley CD26 primary Democrat challenger emerges

Brownley CD26 primary Democrat challenger emerges

There are a lot of problems in Washington D.C., but no one seems to be solving any of them. John Nelson is going to Washington D.C. to make government do what it is supposed to do – work for its citizens. John Nelson is NOT a politician. He does know how to get things accomplished. […]

County launches rental assistance program for fire victims

County launches rental assistance program for fire victims

VENTURA, Calif. – Today the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors approved the use of $500,000 in General Fund to establish a rental assistance program for eligible residents who cannot return to their homes due to the impact of local wildfires.  The program, which expands upon current rental assistance programs for low-income households administered by […]

High ratings for Ventura County Treasury Portfolio affirmed

High ratings for Ventura County Treasury Portfolio affirmed

VENTURA, Calif. – Steven Hintz, Ventura County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, announced today that Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has affirmed its AAAf/S1+ rating for the Ventura County Treasury Portfolio. According to Standard & Poor’s, the AAAf rating signifies that the credit quality of the pool’s exposure is extremely strong.  The S1+ rating signifies that the fund […]

Ventura Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder After Victim’s Body Found in Freezer

Ventura Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder After Victim’s Body Found in Freezer

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found Michael Bresnak (DOB 12/22/63), of Ventura, guilty of second-degree murder for killing Jeffrey Korber on March 22, 2011. After murdering the victim, Bresnak kept his body hidden in a freezer at a storage unit for over two years. The case was initially […]