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Ventura: Truck backs up and pins pedestrian against wall in fatal accident

Ventura: Truck backs up and pins pedestrian against wall in fatal accident

Former City of Ventura employee charged with misappropriating $60,000 in public funds

Former City of Ventura employee charged with misappropriating $60,000 in public funds

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten filed a felony complaint against Kathryn Marie Torres of Santa Clarita. Torres is charged with three counts of misappropriation of public funds in violation of Penal Code section 424, subdivision (a). Ms. Torres was employed by the City of Ventura for six years until she resigned in November 2013. As […]

New city attorney appointed in Ventura

New city attorney appointed in Ventura

Last night the Ventura City Council announced the appointment of Gregory G. Diaz as the new City Attorney.  Diaz has served as the City Attorney for the City of Merced since 2001, and is scheduled to begin with the City of Ventura in late September.  Diaz replaces Ariel Calonne who left in March after seven […]

Dumb Laws–Indecent language in the city of Ventura

Dumb Laws–Indecent language in the city of Ventura

Now we’re not saying it’s a good thing to be vulgar and swearing in front of minors- that’s just downright uncouth.  Legions of mothers will back us up on this, having washed out little mouths for centuries to teach their offspring manners. In the progressive city of Ventura you can’t use indecent language in “the […]

Ventura–City staff digs in its heels on granny flats

Ventura–City staff digs in its heels on granny flats

. By Camille Harris The Granny Flat program proposes to create “Have Nots” while further enriching the “Haves.” To wit, after receiving factually based legal opinions from highly esteemed national law firms, and understanding they are putting Ventura’s coffers at risk, Ventura’s city staff  will still recommend continuing two aberrations of the second unit program […]

City of Ventura hosts free paper shredding event for residents, Saturday, April 19

City of Ventura hosts free paper shredding event for residents, Saturday, April 19

The City of Ventura, clinic in partnership with Access, store will host a free document shredding event on Saturday, April 19 from 7:30am to noon at the Ventura County Fairgrounds Main Lot, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard. Secure mobile shredding units will be on-site and ready to accept up to 10 boxes of paper per household. […]

ALERT – Car burglaries up in Ventura

ALERT – Car burglaries up in Ventura

As far as vehicle burglaries, the average number is approximately eleven (11) per week.  The suspect(s) may be casing vehicles or checking for items that are left in plain view inside a vehicle.  Computers, purses, luggage, wallets, phones, documents, electronics, etc., are often the targets.  As far as the individuals committing these crimes they often […]

Ventura Police setup sting on retail stores selling alcohol to minors

The Ventura Police Department conducted a Minor Decoy Operation at various alcohol establishments throughout the City of Ventura. The Minor Decoy Program is an enforcement program that Alcohol Beverage Control and local law enforcement agencies use to detect and deter the sales of alcohol to minors. During the program, a minor decoy, under the direct […]

City of Ventura to become proactive in Code Enforcement

City of Ventura to become proactive in Code Enforcement

. . . . By Camille Harris Ventura: The recently held enforcement “workshop” on March 24th did not lend itself to discuss or even consider solutions put forward by the public as had been expected. The decision had already been made for code enforcement to return to proactive enforcement. It was similar to a regular […]

City of Ventura files third lawsuit challenging illegal United Water District charges

City of Ventura files third lawsuit challenging illegal United Water District charges

Yesterday, hospital the City of Ventura filed a third lawsuit against the United Water Conservation District (United) for failing to establish fair and equitable rates for all ratepayers who draw water from aquifers within their boundaries. The lawsuit stems from the United Board’s approval of rates in October 2013 without following due process and cost […]