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Tropical Paradise is out of business

Tropical Paradise is out of business

By Debra Tash Come December of this year, Tropical Paradise will be out of business.  After having their permit renewal denied at the Planning Commission hearing on June 19th the property owner, Bryan Mimaki, appealed their decision to the Board of Supervisors. Though the Planning Department findings were favorable to renewing the permit, because of […]

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.             […]

Oxnard Community Relations Commission award winners

Oxnard Community Relations Commission award winners

By Dan Pinedo The Oxnard Community Relations Commission made its annual awards at the 9/16/14 City Council meeting: The winners of this year’s awards are: Antonio Ramirez (Outstanding Youth), Walter Fuller (Outstanding Senior), Lucy Cartagena (Outstanding Individual), El Concilio Family Services (Outstanding Business), Consulado de Mexico en Oxnard (Outstanding Organization) Antonio Ramirez is a youth volunteer in […]

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

Oxnard Community Relations Commission Public Safety Subcommittee unilaterally dissolved amid great controversy

Oxnard Community Relations Commission Public Safety Subcommittee unilaterally dissolved amid great controversy

By George Miller Orlando Dozier, Community Relations Commission Chairman and 2013 City Council candidate, unilaterally dissolved all subcommittees, including the “Public Safety Subcommittee,” which had been established by a vote of the Commission . It was believed that the main reason for his action was that the subcommittee had been looking into allegations of police […]

Moorpark City Council postpones decision on controversial General Plan change

Moorpark City Council postpones decision on controversial General Plan change

By Debra Tash Moorpark’s city council was to hear staff’s presentation on the James Ramussen, Moorpark Property 67 LLC’s application to change their 67.96 Acres west of Gabbert Road and north of the North Hills Parkway/North Hills Industrial Park from Rural Low Density Residential to Rural Low Density Residential, High Density Residential, and Open Space.  […]

Dems Rush to Prop Up Brownley Ahead of Tighter-Than-Expected House Race

Dems Rush to Prop Up Brownley Ahead of Tighter-Than-Expected House Race

by Daniel Nussbaum The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and House Majority PAC have increased their spending to help embattled Democrat Rep. Julia Brownley fend off a strong showing from Republican challenger Jeff Gorell. According to Roll Call, the increased spending on the part of establishment Democrats is a “warning signal” that the race for […]

Simi Valley Council votes to study buying city streetlights owned by SCE

Simi Valley Council votes to study buying city streetlights owned by SCE

By Debra Tash As an employee for Southern California Edison (SCE), Council member Glenn Becerra had to recuse himself from hearing item 7a on the Simi Valley Council’s September 15th, 2014 agenda.  The council would vote on whether to go forward with a $55,000 study to buy the city streetlights currently owned by SCE.  Of […]

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 […]