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Oil spill in Hall Canyon north of Ventura — Updated

Oil spill in Hall Canyon north of Ventura — Updated

A press conference was held at 12noon today at the San Buenaventura State Beach parking lot, 901 San Pedro Street regarding the crude oil pipeline spill in Hall Canyon, Ventura. There are no evacuations and no health risks to the community. At 5:30a.m. today a crude oil spill was reported in the city of Ventura […]

Santa Paula: Five-Year Fiscal Forecast

Santa Paula: Five-Year Fiscal Forecast

By Sheryl Hamlin Dr. Thomas Gardner, DPA, presented a Five-Year Fiscal Forecast at the Santa Paula Council on June 20, 2016. Read this article about a previous appearance and his recommendations in December of 2014. Dr. Gardner explained his financial management tool, an elaborate spread sheet with “10,000 moving parts” in the model. He stated […]

Santa Paula: Valery Gomez Fire Safety Essay Winner

Santa Paula: Valery Gomez Fire Safety Essay Winner

By Sheryl Hamlin The Santa Paula Fire Department is known for its many community educational outreach programs, one of which is a tour and class on Fire Safety to all fifth graders both public and private in Santa Paula. The 2016 winner is Valery Gomez, a student at Glen City school. According to Chief Araiza, […]

Ventura City Fire Department frees driver trapped after truck crashes into garage

Ventura City Fire Department frees driver trapped after truck crashes into garage

Ventura City Fire personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle traffic collision with one person trapped. The first arriving engine company found one heavily damaged vehicle in the intersection, and a full size pickup truck buried into a nearby residential attached garage, one victim still inside. The driver of the first vehicle in […]

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, together with personnel from the Ventura County Fire Department and United States Coast Guard, rescued two divers off the West side of Anacapa Island. Around 10:20 AM, Ventura County Fire Dispatch requested Air Squad 9 respond to the waters off Anacapa Island.  […]

New county transportation sales tax initiative approved for several city ballots so far

New county transportation sales tax initiative approved for several city ballots so far

By George Miller On Tuesday night, 6-14-16, the Oxnard Council approved placing a Ventura County-wide transportation tax on the ballot. It would take 2/3 of County voters in the November election to pass this 1/2% increment to the sales tax. This has failed twice before, but officials claim it now has 67% public support in a […]

Site Visit of Proposed for Mission Rock Energy Center — June 28th

Site Visit of Proposed for Mission Rock Energy Center — June 28th

By Sheryl Hamlin On June 28, 2016, the Energy Commission will conduct a site visit of the proposed Mission Rock Energy Center site, immediately followed by an informational scoping hearing at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Paula, located at 1400 E. Harvard Blvd.  The buses providing transportation for members of the public to […]

Voters complain they couldn’t get desired ballots at polling places and by mail

Voters complain they couldn’t get desired ballots at polling places and by mail

By George Miller There are many instances of claims by people who went to polls during Tuesday’s primary election day under the impression they were registered Republican, but were told they were registered “no party preference” and were denied a Republican ballot  to vote in the presidential primary. There were some problems reported getting Democratic ballots, too, but […]

Santa Paula Works to Achieve Sustainable Finances

Santa Paula Works to Achieve Sustainable Finances

By Sheryl Hamlin The most straightforward definition of ‘finance’ comes from an American standard, Miriam-Webster: the way in which money is used and handled. The addition of the word ‘sustainable’ with the word ‘finance’ means: the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. Simply put: revenues minus expenditures should be greater than […]

Dems dominate Ventura County election races

Dems dominate Ventura County election races

By George Miller Ventura County is a “blue” county now, in more ways than one, per an anonymous local Republican pundit who expressed unhappiness with the results. Yesterday’s primary election results show that is correct. Official results: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/  Ventura County votes HERE Keep in mind that absentee and provisional ballots will change these numbers. Voter […]