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Advisory | Closures on State Route 126 in Santa Paula and Piru

Advisory | Closures on State Route 126 in Santa Paula and Piru

Santa Paula, Piru – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced plans to close a lane and ramps in both directions of State Route 126 (Santa Paula Freeway) next week. From Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, September 7, the following closures will be in place in the city of Santa Paula and unincorporated community of […]

Santa Paula: Steam Train, Labor Parade and Crowds

Santa Paula: Steam Train, Labor Parade and Crowds

By Sheryl Hamlin The first two days of September 2018 brought the historic Fillmore & Western Steam train back to Santa Paula where it made three trips a day on Saturday and Sunday leaving from the historic Santa Paula Depot, a county landmark, for the first time in decades since the closing of the branch […]

September California Pedestrian Safety Month

September California Pedestrian Safety Month

September 1 marks the beginning of Pedestrian Safety Month, with the goal to reduce the number of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways. The Ventura Police Department, state agencies, community partners and law enforcement agencies throughout the state are urging pedestrians and drivers to share the road responsibly. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise both […]

Santa Paula Man turns himself in to Ventura PD | Alledged Suspect in Robbery

Santa Paula Man turns himself in to Ventura PD | Alledged Suspect in Robbery

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release  On 8/30/18 at 5:30 PM, 35 year old Santa Paula resident, Jonathan Landeros walked into the Ventura Police Department’s front lobby and said he believed he was wanted for robbery. Major Crimes Detectives interviewed Landeros and confirmed he was the suspect that robbed the 76 gas station on 8/7/18. […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission Approves Two Custom Hillside Homes

Santa Paula Planning Commission Approves Two Custom Hillside Homes

By Sheryl Hamlin 2018-PD-03, 815 Montclair Place – Planned Development Permit This home was previously approved on January 28, 2014, according to the staff report. The applicant, Ruth Bernardo Naranjo, bought the lot with the permits and plans to build the exact house previously approved. This was originally the Araiza House, which Commissioner Robinson noted. […]

Interim City Manager Appointed to Council

Interim City Manager Appointed to Council

By Lori Denman The city council meeting for Monday, August 27 was minimal and discussed the importance of hiring an interim city manager, as on Aug. 24 Dan Paranick has moved on. And… is a two-hour parking limit being imposed at Surfer’s Point? The city is in the process of recruiting a permanent city manager. […]

City of Ventura Appoints Interim City Manager

City of Ventura Appoints Interim City Manager

The Ventura City Council has selected retired City Manager Don Penman to serve on an interim basis as Ventura’s city manager. Penman retired in 2011 from the City of Arcadia after serving for 13 years. Since retirement, Penman served as interim city manager for Azusa, Covina, San Fernando and Temple City.  “I look forward to […]

Ojai Transient Assaults Victim | Suspected of Attempted Murder

Ojai Transient Assaults Victim | Suspected of Attempted Murder

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release  On 08/22/2018, a male transient was arrested for attempting to kill a victim with a knife in the intersection of East El Roblar Drive and South Lomita Avenue. The suspect was identified as a local area transient, Jacob Hooper. At approximately 6:56PM, Sheriff’s Dispatch received multiple calls for […]

Aloha Festival Crashes Upon Ventura Beach This Weekend

Aloha Festival Crashes Upon Ventura Beach This Weekend

By Lori Denman The sun glistens upon the sea as entertaining bands and dancers perform upon the grassy knoll. Locals and tourists are looking forward to another year of the Aloha Beach Festival, arriving to Ventura this weekend. The free family oriented festival runs from September 1 and 2 from 10am to 5pm each day […]

Update on Delayed Mental Health Triage Grant

Update on Delayed Mental Health Triage Grant

By Lori Denman The SB 82 Triage Grant set to create teams of police officers with mental health professionals was to begin last July, yet was put on hold due to funding issues. New information has been stated that explains why this funding has decreased. Meanwhile, Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney is one of the many people […]