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City of Simi Valley’s Halloween Safety Tips

City of Simi Valley’s Halloween Safety Tips

The City of Simi Valley would like to wish its residents a safe, Happy Halloween. As the City Council explores ways to ensure that children are safe on this holiday, and every day in the community, the City would like to provide a few safety tips:  • Parents may check www.meganslaw.ca.gov to identify homes with residents in […]

Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

Ventura County students have a long, proud tradition of excellence in local, state and national academic competitions. This is only possible through the strong commitment and partnership of our local volunteers. On average, more than 400 volunteer judges are needed to support the 2,500 students that annually participate in Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, […]

Community: Free Police Dept. Document Shredding Event 11/4 in Thousand Oaks

Community: Free Police Dept. Document Shredding Event 11/4 in Thousand Oaks

There were 15.4 million Identity theft victims in the USA in 2016. You have a 1 in 9 chance of it happening to you.  With the Equifax data break we are sure to see those number jump substantially higher in the future. Part of the strategy to defend against ID theft is document shredding. The […]

Unlicensed Contractor Sentenced for Causing Death of Employee

Unlicensed Contractor Sentenced for Causing Death of Employee

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Abraham Zafrani (DOB 5/7/60), of Encino, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Bennett to serve six months in the county jail, followed by eighteen months of supervised release. Zafrani was convicted by a jury in July of one count of involuntary manslaughter, in […]

$373.4 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed In 2017 Legislative Session

$373.4 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed In 2017 Legislative Session

CalTax Foundation: SACRAMENTO – California state lawmakers this year proposed $373.4 billion in higher annual taxes and fees, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today. “The $373.4 billion cumulative cost of proposals introduced in 2017 is the highest amount identified since we began publishing Tax Watch in 2015,” California Tax Foundation Director Robert Gutierrez said. […]

Oxnard Sex Offender Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

Oxnard Sex Offender Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that George Anthony Rocco IV (DOB 07/21/81), of Oxnard, was sentenced to nine years in state prison after pleading guilty in August to possessing child pornography while being a sex offender registrant. From June 15, 2015, to January 25, 2017, Rocco possessed child pornography that […]

Camarillo Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Dui-Related Death

Camarillo Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Dui-Related Death

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found Joseph Cantrell (DOB 10/29/86), of Camarillo, guilty of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony hit-and-run, and driving on a suspended license in connection with the death of Randel Lee Fillmore on August 23, 2015. Cantrell, who had previously been convicted […]

De Colores Art Show Envisions a Bright Future Ahead — Santa Paula Art Museum

De Colores Art Show Envisions a Bright Future Ahead — Santa Paula Art Museum

October 22, 2016 through January 29, 2017 at the Santa Paula Art Museum The annual De Colores Art Show returns to the Santa Paula Art Museum with a premiere reception on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The group exhibition features art by 30 contemporary artists whose vibrant works are inspired […]

Experience MOMIX Opus Cactus at the Civic Arts Plaza

Experience MOMIX Opus Cactus at the Civic Arts Plaza

MOMIX Opus Cactus Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists who manipulate their bodies and props in unique and beautiful ways. This extraordinary dance company uses props, light, shadow, projections, music and costumes to enchant audiences worldwide. MOMIX brings the landscape of the American Southwest […]

Ventura County Garden Club Meeting at Seaside Gardens – November 1st

Ventura County Garden Club Meeting at Seaside Gardens – November 1st

  Wednesday, November 1, 2017  Tour of Seaside Gardens begins at 11:00 a.m.      3700 Via Real, Carpinteria This is a free, self-guided walking tour of varied garden sections, at the site of a commercial nursery.  You will receive a map to help you tour  plants from around the world.  (Close-toed shoes are recommended for […]