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A political weekend

A political weekend

By George Miller All over Ventura County, people are going to campaign events, walking precincts to contact voters, holding fundraisers and having public debates. With absentee ballots already in voters’ hands, campaigns have reached a fever pitch, trying to win votes, if not “hearts and minds.” The biggest events are the McCoy-Irwin debate for District […]

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

By George Miller In the CA 26th Congressional District, which is most of Ventura County and parts of LA County in Malibu and West San Fernando Valley, Incumbent Julia Brownley will debate departing Assemblyman Jeff Gorell for this hotly contested seat.  Event will be at Cal State Channel Islands  Sunday night October 12  from 6:00- […]

City of Santa Paula declares Stage Three Water Emergency

City of Santa Paula declares Stage Three Water Emergency

By Debra Tash At their October 6th 2014 meeting the Santa Paula Council voted to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board regulations.  Interim Public Works Director Brian Yanez did a short presentation.  The State Water Board passed a mandatory 20% reduction in July of this year. That mandate will end in April of […]

Ventura firefighters rescue elderly man trapped inside burning house

Ventura firefighters rescue elderly man trapped inside burning house

Just after 5:30pm this evening in the 500 block of Sheridan Way in Ventura, personnel responded to a reported structure fire. First arriving fire crews  found a single story residence with heavy smoke pouring from several areas including the attic. A bystander reported an elderly man was trapped inside. The victim was found near the […]

Ventura Declares Water Shortage Emergency

Ventura Declares Water Shortage Emergency

Ventura City Council votes for water restrictions and fines

Ventura City Council votes for water restrictions and fines

By Debra Tash Following the lead of other cities in the State,  Ventura’s Council voted unanimously to enact staff’s recommendations for restricting water use in the city.  Residents were asked to voluntarily cut usage by 10% in February of this year.    In July the State passed mandatory water reductions.             […]

Firefighters put out blaze in Ventura homeless encampment

Firefighters put out blaze in Ventura homeless encampment

Ventura: Possible electrical malfunction starts car fire

Ventura: Possible electrical malfunction starts car fire

Santa Paula City Council meets newest officer in Police Department

Santa Paula City Council meets newest officer in Police Department

By Debra Tash Chief McLean introduced Santa Paula Police Department’s newest officer, Ramsey Raad, to the City Council at their September 15th meeting.  Raad was born in Beirut Lebanon and started working in law enforcement in 2006 with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.  He then attended the Police Academy, worked for Ventura PD beginning in […]

Two teens suffering an apparent overdose, rescued by Ventura Fire Department

Two teens suffering an apparent overdose, rescued by Ventura Fire Department