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Multiple Defendants Plead Guilty in Separate Auto Insurance Fraud Cases

Multiple Defendants Plead Guilty in Separate Auto Insurance Fraud Cases

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that multiple defendants pled guilty on March 14, 2019, in separate auto insurance fraud cases prosecuted by the Auto Insurance Fraud Unit of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Raymond Merkley (DOB 10/22/78), of Woodland Hills, pled guilty to presenting a fraudulent auto insurance claim […]

Moorpark Man, Los Angeles Rams Strength and Conditioning Coach, Arraigned on Sexual Battery Charges

Moorpark Man, Los Angeles Rams Strength and Conditioning Coach, Arraigned on Sexual Battery Charges

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Theodore Rath (DOB 11/22/83), of Moorpark, a Los Angeles Rams strength and conditioning coach, was arraigned on three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. The charges allege that Rath touched an adult woman against her will on intimate parts of her body for the purpose […]

Tlaib Supports College’s Attempt To End School’s Study Abroad Program In Israel

Tlaib Supports College’s Attempt To End School’s Study Abroad Program In Israel

By Mike Brest | Reporter   Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib is supporting a college movement to suspend the school’s study abroad program in Israel. Students and professors at Pitzer College in California are pushing the school’s administration to halt the program in Haifa, Israel until the Middle Eastern country meets demands set by the organizers. […]

Grandmother Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Conceal Evidence of Granddaughter’s Death

Grandmother Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Conceal Evidence of Granddaughter’s Death

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Maria De Jesus Lopez (DOB 2/13/74), of Oxnard, pled guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to destroy and conceal evidence. Lopez conspired with her daughter, Mayra Alejandra Chavez (DOB 10/4/91), and Omar Misael Lopez (DOB 2/5/85), to conceal the death of Lopez’s 3-year-old granddaughter, Kimberly Lopez, […]

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire (Thomas Fire)

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire (Thomas Fire)

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Associated Press LOS ANGELES – One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that resulted in two […]

Trump Dings Newsom For Disregarding California Voters When It Comes To The Death Penalty

Trump Dings Newsom For Disregarding California Voters When It Comes To The Death Penalty

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday to weigh in on Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Tuesday announcement that he would place a moratorium on all executions in his state. “Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers,” Trump […]

Kip Turner selected to run the Camarillo and Oxnard airports

Kip Turner selected to run the Camarillo and Oxnard airports

VENTURA, Calif. – With more than 14 years’ experience in airport management, Kip Turner has been selected to run the County’s airports in Camarillo and Oxnard. Turner’s appointment as Director of Airports was made by County Executive Officer Mike Powers following an extensive national search. Turner will be relocating from Colorado to assume his duties. […]

Board of Supervisors Push through Wildlife Corridor in Major Blow to Property Owners

Board of Supervisors Push through Wildlife Corridor in Major Blow to Property Owners

By Debra Tash Agenda Item 31. Public Hearing Regarding County-Initiated Proposal to Amend the General Plan and Articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 18 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance (PL16-0127) to Establish a Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors Overlay Zone and a Critical Wildlife Passage Areas Overlay Zone, and to Adopt Regulations for these […]

Trump Will Strip California Of Its Ability To Regulate CO2 From Cars

Trump Will Strip California Of Its Ability To Regulate CO2 From Cars

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator The Trump administration is done trying to negotiate with California, and will move forward with plans to revoke the state of its authority to set tougher fuel efficiency standards. “At this point, we have to move to finalize,” Andrew Wheeler, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stated in a Monday […]

Moorpark Selects New Chief of Police

Moorpark Selects New Chief of Police

The city of Moorpark has selected a new chief to oversee police services in the city of 37,000 residents. Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain Victor Fazio was chosen as the top cop to replace John Reilly, who recently promoted to commander and will be in charge of patrol services for Eastern Ventura County. Fazio is a […]