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Man Who Used Counterfeit Checks to Rent Beach Home and Purchase Vehicles Pleads Guilty

Man Who Used Counterfeit Checks to Rent Beach Home and Purchase Vehicles Pleads Guilty

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Cedric Ferrando Frierson (DOB 11/20/74), of Agoura Hills, pled guilty to 13 felonies, including 5 counts of identity theft, 7 counts of forgery, and 1 count of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.  Frierson also admitted a special allegation that he stole more than $100,000 […]

Save Water & Garden Sustainably: Ventura County Agencies Hosts Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale on February 3

Save Water & Garden Sustainably: Ventura County Agencies Hosts Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale on February 3

VENTURA COUNTY, CA – Ventura County’s Community for a Clean Watershed & Integrated Waste Management Division are offering 50-gallon, gravity-fed rain barrels and 55-gallon compost bins at reduced prices. Offering truckload-style opportunities to buy discounted barrels and bins since 2010, this program gives residents an easy way to save water and recycle garden and food […]

SEEAG Receives $8,000 Grant From Calif. Dept. of Food & Agriculture

SEEAG Receives $8,000 Grant From Calif. Dept. of Food & Agriculture

Ventura, Calif. (January 19, 2018) — Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), a nonprofit organization that helps students understand and appreciate the farm origins of their food, has received an $8,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The grant will help SEEAG expand its school education program, “The Journey of Our Food–From […]

Ventura Gang Member Arrested

Ventura Gang Member Arrested

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Recently, members of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit have been working in cooperation with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation monitoring individuals on parole and/or involved with the Post Release Offender Supervision (PROS) program. On 1/16/18, members of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit observed 22 year olod Ventura resident,Collin Potter, […]

Shooting in Saticoy

Shooting in Saticoy

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On January 15, 2018, at approximately 4:55 PM, patrol deputies and detectives responded to a shooting in the 11300 block of Violeta Street located in the community of Saticoy. Deputies discovered the victim was seated inside his parked vehicle when a silver colored sedan stopped a short distance away […]

FEMA: Individual Assistance Approved for Victims of Thomas Fire

FEMA: Individual Assistance Approved for Victims of Thomas Fire

Today the County and City of Ventura have been informed their appeal for individual assistance for victims of the Thomas Fire has been approved.   The federal disaster declaration, original declared January 2, 2018, has been amended, now making available such programs as Disaster Unemployment Insurance, Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households, Small Business Assistance, Legal […]

County Board of Supervisors to hold Work Session to Review Key General Plan Update Documents

County Board of Supervisors to hold Work Session to Review Key General Plan Update Documents

VENTURA, Calif. – The public is invited to attend a Ventura County Board of Supervisors General Plan Update Work Session on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:30 P.M., and provide input on the General Plan Update Assets, Issues, and Opportunities Summary Report, Public Opinion Survey, Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles and Draft Background Report. […]

Man Sentenced in Prosecution for DUI-related Death of Rio Mesa High School Student

Man Sentenced in Prosecution for DUI-related Death of Rio Mesa High School Student

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that defendant Mario Adan Arjon (DOB 12/18/1990), of Ventura, was sentenced to seven years eight months in state prison, following his November 2017 conviction for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher, driving under the influence […]

Deadline approaching to sign up for no-cost CalRecycle fire debris removal program

Deadline approaching to sign up for no-cost CalRecycle fire debris removal program

VENTURA, Calif. – The deadline is approaching for residents affected by the Thomas Fire to sign up by filing Right-of-Entry forms for no-cost debris removal services from CalRecycle for severely damaged or destroyed property. Through this program, all the work is undertaken by CalRecycle contractors and there is no direct cost to the property owner; […]

Oxnard Man Pleads Guilty to Murder and Attempted Murder

Oxnard Man Pleads Guilty to Murder and Attempted Murder

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jesus Samuel Duarte (DOB 8/10/79), of Oxnard, pleaded guilty on January 8, 2018, to one count of first degree murder and a second count of attempted murder.  Duarte also admitted two special allegations that he personally used a firearm and that he committed the […]