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Non-Fatal overdose investigation leads to an arrest

Non-Fatal overdose investigation leads to an arrest

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On July 23rd 2017, the Ojai patrol station was dispatched to a non-fatal overdose in the unincorporated area of Ojai known as Oak View. The overdose victim in this case was transported to Ojai Hospital for further treatment and evaluation and is expected to survive. A thorough investigation was initiated […]

Santa Paula: Active Calendar for Community Services

Santa Paula: Active Calendar for Community Services

 By Sheryl Hamlin Ed Mount, Director of the Santa Paula Community Services department, presented an overview of the department’s programs, all of which have shown increases in attendance. Programs include exercise, WII bowling, walking, a coffee club, a balance class and the popular monthly Senior Lunch. The center itself is booked for the rest of […]

Updated: Found! Search and Rescue: Sheriff looks for Overdue Hiker in Mt. Pinos Area

Updated: Found!  Search and Rescue: Sheriff looks for Overdue Hiker in Mt. Pinos Area

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Ms. Mathiason was found two days after she had gone missing. The hiker was located by air rescue at the bottom of the cliff where she had fallen.  She was dehydrated yet coherent and was airlifted to safety.  On 7-29-17, after receiving a report of an overdue 77-year old hiker, […]

Fire Erupts at Ventura Vagrant Encampment

Fire Erupts at Ventura Vagrant Encampment

A fire erupted in a vagrant encampment adjacent to the Emma Wood Group Campground just after 10am this morning. The Ventura Fire Communications center received multiple calls as the fire grew quickly. The fire was located in a 30X30 area in a remote location far into the river bottom. The fire consisted of a very […]

Ojai: Historic Preservation, Trolley fares and Second Residential Units

Ojai: Historic Preservation, Trolley fares and Second Residential Units

By Jay Murphy Ojai Valley City Council Meeting – Tuesday July 25th 2017 This Tuesday evening the Ojai City Council held its bi-monthly meeting at Ojai City Hall. Council members present were Mayor Johnny Johnston, Mayor Pro-Tem William Weirick, Council Members Paul Blatz, Suza Francina, and Randy Haney, as well as City Manager Steve McCreary […]

3 Dead in Ventura Traffic Accident on South Bound 101

3 Dead in Ventura Traffic Accident on South Bound 101

On July 27 12:05AM, the Ventura City Fire was dispatched to a reported vehicle accident south bound 101, one half mile south of Seaward Ave.  Upon arrival firefighters found 2 vehicles involved in a high speed head on collision. One vehicle was cantilevered over the guard rail of the lemon grove bridge while the second […]

Ventura: Armed Robbery of Subway on Johnson Dr.

Ventura: Armed Robbery of Subway on Johnson Dr.

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On July 26th at 10PM the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from an employee of Subway, 2950 Johnson Dr., reporting that an armed robbery had just occurred. The suspects, one armed with a handgun, were last seen fleeing westbound from the store on foot. […]

Diminishing Return for Ventura Water Conservation Effort

Diminishing Return for Ventura Water Conservation Effort

By Dan Cormode (Ventura) Mayor and Members of the City Council, I am concerned that the expenditure of funds for water conservation efforts has reached a point of diminishing return and am suggesting that Ventura Water be requested by the City Council to substantiate the effectiveness of funds previously expended on water conservation efforts. Analysis […]

Santa Paula: Roses and Rivets Tattoo Art Gallery Coming to Town

Santa Paula: Roses and Rivets Tattoo Art Gallery Coming to Town

 By Sheryl Hamlin In a possible reference to Rosie the Riveter, a potential new business “Roses & Rivets” was considered by the Santa Paula Planning Commission on July 25, 2017. Deputy Planning Director James Mason prefaced item 7.A. by noting that the application from Stephanie Robinson (aka “Sparrow”) is one of the most professional and […]

Ventura City Council Makes Progress on Economic Development in Focus Area One

Ventura City Council Makes Progress on Economic Development in Focus Area One

On July 24, 2017 the Ventura City Council approved a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan amendment, and Sign Agreement within the Auto Center Specific Plan that will make the surrounding area significantly more conducive to economic investment.  The amendments pave the way to increased economic vitality by improving accessibility, visibility, and circulation in the Ventura […]