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Granada Hills Woman arrested | Suspected of Obtaining over 5000 fraudulent prescriptions

Granada Hills Woman arrested | Suspected of Obtaining over 5000 fraudulent prescriptions

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release   On June 5th 2018, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) concluded a three month fraudulent prescription investigation into 55 year old Granada Hills resident, Brenda Lepik. Detectives located and detained Lepik in Simi Valley as she was entering a local pharmacy in an attempt […]

County to host job and career fair

County to host job and career fair

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura Human Resources Department will be hosting a job and career fair on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for entrance or parking. The career fair will be held in the main courtyard of the Ventura County Government Center, […]

More than $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded by Ventura County Community Foundation

More than $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded by Ventura County Community Foundation

Hundreds of local students have been awarded a total of $1,165,750 in scholarships in the 2018 Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) scholarship program, which is now in its 25th year. The 352 scholarships are provided by scholarship funds established by a variety of donors whose generosity helps make a college education more affordable for deserving […]

Man Convicted of Felony Fleeing the Scene of an Accident and Concealing Evidence in Death of Jonathan Hernandez

Man Convicted of Felony Fleeing the Scene of an Accident and Concealing Evidence in Death of Jonathan Hernandez

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that after a three-day court trial, Judge Ryan Wright found Hermin Martin Trujillo Henderson (DOB 04/16/65), of Ventura, guilty of felony fleeing the scene of an accident involving death, and concealing evidence of a crime, a misdemeanor. On February 18, 2016, just before midnight, Henderson […]

Grand Jury finds Juvenile Offenders drop while Adult Detention Facility is Overcrowded

Grand Jury finds Juvenile Offenders drop while Adult Detention Facility is Overcrowded

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury investigated the conditions and management of all the detention facilities in Ventura County. The Grand Jury concluded that due to a decrease in juvenile crime over several years, both the state- and county-run juvenile facilities have underutilized space, with hundreds of unfilled beds. The Grand Jury also concluded that […]

Ford Fund Awards $75,000 to VCCF To Help With Disaster Relief from Thomas Fire

Ford Fund Awards $75,000 to VCCF To Help With Disaster Relief from Thomas Fire

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The Ford Motor Company Fund recently granted $75,000 to the Ventura County Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to aid long-term Thomas Fire recovery efforts, and designated the funds to go to support two local organizations: Habitat for Humanity and the Ventura Boys & Girls Clubs. “The mission of Ford Motor Company Fund […]

Charges Filed in Stabbing Death of Camarillo Man

Charges Filed in Stabbing Death of Camarillo Man

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Bryn Spejcher (DOB 01/25/91), of Thousand Oaks, has been charged in Ventura County Superior Court case number 2018018798 with murder, and a special allegation that she personally used a knife, for the stabbing death of Chad O’Melia on May 28, 2018.  On May 31, 2018, […]

Oxnard Man Sentenced for Committing Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premium Fraud

Oxnard Man Sentenced for Committing Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premium Fraud

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Victor Vega (DOB 8/1/1965) of Oxnard, the owner of Vega Cleaning Service, was sentenced to serve 365 days in Ventura County jail for committing workers’ compensation insurance fraud. On April 5, 2018, Vega pled guilty to four felony counts of violating Insurance Code section […]

Sevet Johnson named to head County Behavioral Health Department

Sevet Johnson named to head County Behavioral Health Department

VENTURA, Calif. –Sevet Johnson has been named as the Director of the County’s Behavioral Health Department. On the recommendations of the Health Care Agency Director and County Executive Officer, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her appointment. Johnson will also serve as the Local Mental Health Director. The appointment follows a nationwide recruitment that attracted […]

CA Ventura County June 2018 Primary Election voting recommendations

CA Ventura County June 2018 Primary Election voting recommendations

By Debra Tash & George Miller   The electorate is so polarized that Citizens Journal will continue its tradition of listing voting recommendations from all over the political map  …. But first- who’s running and for what? June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election Candidate List – Local Offices June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election Candidate […]