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Ventura Aloha Beach Festival scene

Ventura Aloha Beach Festival scene

By George Miller We go to various festivals all the time. Most are cookie cutter affairs, with the same booths, same food, etc. This year’s Ventura Aloha Beach Festival was unique: salty sea, laid-back beach atmosphere, full of surfers, beach people, Hawaiian dancers, unique craft and photo exhibits. There were plenty of events– the “Aloha Stage,” K9 […]

Santa Paula Police Body Cameras

Santa Paula Police Body Cameras

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 12 A on the approved agenda for the September 21, 2015 Santa Paula Council was as follows: This item considered the use of Policy Body Worn Cameras as dictated by the new City Policy 424, which can be read in full in the staff report here. Chief McLean thanked the Santa […]

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 […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Cuts Red Tape in Permitting Solar Systems

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Cuts Red Tape in Permitting Solar Systems

By Sheryl Hamlin  Solar Permitting Process At the September 22, 2015 Santa Paula Planning Commission, the agenda included an ordinance to bring the citys permitting process in compliance with AB2188 (Murastachi 2014): A summary and background of the measure can be read here. During the discussion, the commissioners asked several important questions: Commission Sommer asked […]

Santa Paula East Area One Becomes Master Planned Community

Santa Paula East Area One Becomes Master Planned Community

By Sheryl Hamlin  On the city council agenda for Monday, September 21st, item number 11 described modifications to the East Area One Specific Plan. The Specific Plan was approved earlier this year. Notices were mailed per legal requirements. Such a notice means that the council will take an action to modify a previously approved action […]

Two adults rescued from rock jetty when stranded by the incoming tide

Two adults rescued from rock jetty when stranded by the incoming tide

On September 19th, 2015, 12:40,  Ventura City Fire personnel responded to investigate a report of two juveniles possibly in danger and in need of assistance getting off of the Ventura Harbor South Jetty in the 1800 block of Spinnaker Drive. The first arriving units found two adult victims, one male and one female, who had […]

Ventura: Painter in serious condition after fall from roof

Ventura: Painter in serious condition after fall from roof

The man was working on the roof adjacent to a rehabilitation clinic.  He fell onto the parapet the clinic, narrowly escaping hitting the skylights and fixed equipment on the roof. The cause of the fall is unknown and no one from the facility was involved in the incident or was injured. Firefighter paramedics made access […]

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 […]

Ventura Book Signing: Raven West ‘Undercover Reunion’

Ventura Book Signing: Raven West ‘Undercover Reunion’

Saturday, pills September 19, buy cialis 2015 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm Bank of Books 748 E Main St Ventura, health CA 93001   Bank of Books presents: OPEN CHANNEL D – a book signing with bestselling author Raven West who will be signing her newly released novel Undercover Reunion. Join us for this special event […]

Santa Paula Council: Public Safety Sustainability Funding

Santa Paula Council: Public Safety Sustainability Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin This is part two of a two part report on the September 8, 2015 Santa Paula City council meeting. Click here for part one. Crime and Public Safety Funding Funding for public safety has been addressed in various ways for the last several years in Santa Paula. The city has received a […]