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Ventura County Continues Fire Recovery Efforts for Fire Victims, Approves Fire Debris Cleanup Program and Ordinance, Waives Certain Permit Fees  

Ventura County Continues Fire Recovery Efforts for Fire Victims, Approves Fire Debris Cleanup Program and Ordinance, Waives Certain Permit Fees  

December 26, 2017   VENTURA, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 26, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors held a special meeting to consider ongoing recovery efforts in response to the Thomas Fire. At Tuesday’s meeting the Board of Supervisors approved the County’s participation with the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Debris Removal Program […]

County Continues Fire Recovery Efforts for Fire Victims, Approves Fire Debris Cleanup Program and Ordinance, Waives Certain Permit Fees

County Continues Fire Recovery Efforts for Fire Victims, Approves Fire Debris Cleanup Program and Ordinance, Waives Certain Permit Fees

VENTURA, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 26, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors held a special meeting to consider ongoing recovery efforts in response to the Thomas Fire. At Tuesday’s meeting the Board of Supervisors approved the County’s participation with the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Debris Removal Program for Fire Damaged Properties, […]

Fire Local Assistance Center to close after serving more than 1,950 households

Fire Local Assistance Center to close after serving more than 1,950 households

VENTURA, Calif. – After serving for two weeks as a one-stop center for fire recovery information and assistance, the Local Assistance Center that was jointly run by the County and the City of Ventura will close its doors on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 5 p.m. Residents still seeking services are encouraged to visit the Center […]

The Case for Grandfathering-in Permit Fees to Rebuild

The Case for Grandfathering-in Permit Fees to Rebuild

. By Nancy Brier Zero, Zip, None. That’s how much fire victims should pay in permit fees to rebuild. In fact, I’ll take it further. Not only should the County not charge permit fees, but they should be discussing incentives and rebates to offer homeowners willing to stay and slug it out during the rebuilding process. Why? Because our homes, […]

Construction Company Settles Environmental Violations with $200,000 Paid-out

Construction Company Settles Environmental Violations with $200,000 Paid-out

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Security Paving Company, Inc., of Sylmar, California, was ordered to pay $200,000 as part of a civil settlement related to environmental violations at two locations in Piru and Thousand Oaks. This settlement was entered without any admission of liability. The settlement addressed Security Paving’s […]

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 […]