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Expect more truck traffic in Ventura during hospital construction

Expect more truck traffic in Ventura during hospital construction

Ventura’s Transportation Division announces additional truck traffic scheduled for three months during hospital construction project  

Oxnard: Council meeting to cover new City Manager compensation

Oxnard: Council meeting to cover new City Manager compensation

Council will consider approval of contract/compensation for newly recruited City Manager Greg Nyhoff at the meeting starting at 6 PM at City Hall. An article in the Ventura County Star and the draft contract mentioned  a base salary of $265,000. Total compensation is estimated at approximately $362,000, with all fringes considered.  We have heard estimates of […]

Ventura–Fire at Bryn Mawr Townhomes

Ventura–Fire at Bryn Mawr Townhomes

Residents of a large condominium complex were awakened early Friday morning to the smell of smoke from one of the trash facilities and laundry rooms. Firefighters made access through one of the gates of the complex and found a large dumpster and surrounding structure fully ablaze. Flames from the dumpster consumed a wooden roof structure […]

Oxnard–Court appointed trustee for Body Shaping Gyms (formerly Gold’s Gym) because of gross mismanagement

Oxnard–Court appointed trustee for Body Shaping Gyms (formerly Gold’s Gym) because of gross mismanagement

  District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a federal bankruptcy court issued a key ruling in an action involving Body Shaping Gyms, Inc., formerly known as Gold’s Gym in Oxnard (“Gold’s Gym”).  Gold’s Gym filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December  16, 2013, after the District Attorney’s Office filed a lawsuit in the […]

Thousand Oaks–City Seeks Residents to Serve on Youth Commission

Thousand Oaks–City Seeks Residents to Serve on Youth Commission

The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking residents interested in contributing their talents towards shaping the quality of life in the community by serving on City commissions.  The City is currently recruiting for nine (9) scheduled vacancies on the Youth Commission.   The Youth Commission is a City Council appointed committee that provides recommendations to […]

City of San Ramon tries to saddle landowners with its employee retirement costs

City of San Ramon tries to saddle landowners with its employee retirement costs

Like many California cities, San Ramon, in Contra Costa County, is facing budget strains because of the generous retiree benefits that it has promised its public employees. Listen to Damien Schiff discuss this special tax    Now city officials have concocted a creative ploy to help staunch this “retirement red ink.” They’ve created a special […]

Simi Valley–Auto dealers and Developer step up to bring the Vietnam War Memorial to Veterans Plaza by Memorial Day–Revised

Simi Valley–Auto dealers and Developer step up to bring the Vietnam War Memorial to Veterans Plaza by Memorial Day–Revised

At tonight’s Simi Valley Council meeting Cherie Lynnae Whitaker, Chairman of Salute to Arms addressed an item on the Council’s consent calendar.  In January 27, 2014, the City Council adopted a policy for City Support of Special Events and an associated grant program for 2014 events. The program would receive $25,000 in taxpayer sponsorship. A […]

Felony Convictions in identity theft and check fraud conspiracy

Felony Convictions in identity theft and check fraud conspiracy

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Eligio (“Gio”) Tavanlar (DOB 01/30/1975) and Melandre (“Dre”) Tavanlar (DOB 01/09/1974) of Woodland Hills have each been sentenced to nine years in Ventura County jail  following their convictions on multiple felony counts for their roles as principals in a multi-year identity theft and check fraud conspiracy. Gio […]

Las Posas Valley-Somis Area water system to be upgraded

Las Posas Valley-Somis Area water system to be upgraded

By Debra Tash Venutra County Waterworks District 19 was awarded a five million dollar, low interest loan from the U.S. Agricultural Department (USDA) to improve water quality and upgrade its delivery to its 1900 customers. The system, once held privately, is over 80 years old.  Its cast iron pipes are deteriorating making breaks and poor […]

Rollover on Highway 126 early this morning

Rollover on Highway 126 early this morning

Early Sunday morning, a four-door sedan traveling Eastbound on the 126 freeway, careened off the roadway and rolled numerous times before coming to a rest against a fence. First on scene fire personnel surveyed the vehicle and four people were found still inside. Fire paramedics stabilized the car and freed four occupants of light entrapment […]