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City of Ventura files third lawsuit challenging illegal United Water District charges

City of Ventura files third lawsuit challenging illegal United Water District charges

Yesterday, hospital the City of Ventura filed a third lawsuit against the United Water Conservation District (United) for failing to establish fair and equitable rates for all ratepayers who draw water from aquifers within their boundaries. The lawsuit stems from the United Board’s approval of rates in October 2013 without following due process and cost […]

Motorcycle down in the roadway on Foothill Road near Via Plaza–Ventura

Motorcycle down in the roadway on Foothill Road near Via Plaza–Ventura

Ventura Police patrol officers arrived at the scene and found Thomas Parker suffering from serious injuries.  During the investigation it was learned that Parker was riding his motorcycle westbound on Foothill Road when he drifted off of the right shoulder of the road, striking the curb.  He was ejected from the motorcycle.  Parker was transported […]

Parolee attempts theft at Ventura High School

Parolee attempts theft at Ventura High School

The Ventura Police Department’s School Resource Officer assigned to Ventura High School was patrolling the campus on foot, tadalafil when he observed the suspect, mind later identified as Christopher Thoma, enter the school grounds through an unlocked gate.  The officer saw Thoma retrieve a student’s unlocked bicycle and start walking off of the campus towards […]

Ventura: Alert neighbor helps police catch suspect in burglary

Ventura: Alert neighbor helps police catch suspect in burglary

The Ventura Police Department’s Command Center received a 911 call from a witness reporting a burglary that just occurred to a residence in the 100 block of S. Seaward Ave.  The caller reported seeing a subject removing property from a neighbor’s residence and leave in a vehicle. Officers responding to the call saw the vehicle […]

Ventura Police Officers Association accepting applications for Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship

Ventura Police Officers Association accepting applications for Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship

The Ventura Police Officers Association (VPOA) is accepting applications for the 11th annual Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships will be presented in June 2014 to honor Sergeant Darlon “Dee” Dowell, who was shot and killed on August 7, 1978. Sergeant Dowell is the only officer in Ventura’s history to die in the line of […]

Insufficient Evidence Clears Ventura Police Officer in Shooting

Insufficient Evidence Clears Ventura Police Officer in Shooting

By Daniel Gelman The office of Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced on Monday, March 17, that they had completed their investigation of a police involved shooting in Ventura  from 2011. According to a report by the D.A.’s office, Jesus Farias, a parolee and gang member fled to Ventura from National City near […]

Ventura Police participate in program to curb underaged drinking

Ventura Police participate in program to curb underaged drinking

The Ventura Police Department participated in the annual Statewide Shoulder Tap operation sponsored by the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC).  The Ventura Police Department is one of nearly 100 law enforcement agencies in the State collaborating with ABC on this detail. This Statewide Shoulder Tap operation is to enforce the law, get the word […]

Santa Paula Council approves online bill pay system and hears analysis of city’s cost for Limoneira’s East Area project

Santa Paula Council approves online bill pay system and hears analysis of city’s cost for Limoneira’s East Area project

In the opening prayer at tonight’s Santa Paula city council meeting they remembered Ashley Moran, unhealthy the 21 year old woman found dead early this Saturday in Obregon Park. The council approved going forward with an online utility payment system for residents.  The city must pay its software provider a one time $2500 setup fee.  […]

Motorcyclist serverly injured in accident – Ventura

Motorcyclist serverly injured in accident – Ventura

The Ventura Police Department Command Center received several 9-1-1 calls regarding a vehicle versus motorcyclist traffic collision on Palma Dr at Market St. in the City of Ventura. Officers arrived on scene and located the traffic collision on Palma Dr south of Valentine Rd. This collision occurred between a Saab vehicle and a Suzuki motorcycle. […]

Ventura: Suspicious package investigated at Planned Parenthood

Ventura: Suspicious package investigated at Planned Parenthood

Officers responded to Planned Parenthood, prescription 5400 Ralston St., reference a call of a suspicious backpack found abandoned in the waiting room. Upon the arrival of the officers the building was immediately evacuated.  For additional safety reasons, employees in the neighboring businesses were instructed to remain inside.  Ralston St. was also closed to vehicle traffic.  […]