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County adopts disaster recovery plan

County adopts disaster recovery plan

VENTURA, Calif. – The Board of Supervisors adopted a Disaster Recovery Plan at their April 30th meeting which will be incorporated into the County’s overall disaster plans to provide for an efficient recovery process following a major incident. The recovery plan was developed under the direction of the County Executive Office. Following the Thomas Fire, […]

Public Invited Comment to Community Open Houses for the Preliminary Public Review Draft of County 2040 General Plan

Public Invited Comment to Community Open Houses for the Preliminary Public Review Draft of County 2040 General Plan

VENTURA, Calif. – The County’s Planning Division will host a series of open houses where the public will have the opportunity to learn about the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan.  The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The 2040 General Plan […]

Public Works Day 5th Annual Event to Focus on Exploration of Environmentally Beneficial Careers

Public Works Day 5th Annual Event to Focus on Exploration of Environmentally Beneficial Careers

Annual education event adds themed stations, kinesthetic learning, and careers benefiting the environment With the influx of innovative technology, and a renewed focus on experiential learning, Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Public Works Day offers an event that engages youth of all ages. On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, the free, multi-agency community educational event takes […]

Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

Cinco de Mayo is near: Please Celebrate Responsibly

Ventura County, Ca. — For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking. The holiday, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year, is a reminder to the public to celebrate responsibly and not drive impaired. “We understand the importance of […]

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

By Gerald Porter Jr. California firefighters are enlisting help from some unusual allies to prevent more deadly wildfires from ripping across the state — goats. The Ventura County Fire Department is releasing hundreds of goats next week north of Los Angeles to eat dead brush that could become fuel for a fires. Read the rest of the story […]

Local Group takes County of Ventura to Court over Wildlife Corridor

Local Group takes County of Ventura to Court over Wildlife Corridor

Special to Citizens Journal Ventura County by Merrill Hope Debra Tash contributed to this article  A new lawsuit accuses the Ventura County Board of Supervisors of trampling on the rights of homeowners and farmers, playing favorites, and ignoring state environmental laws and constitutional rights to enact stringent regulations in a questionable wildlife corridor ordinance. According to the 58-page […]

New Housing Report Shows Home Prices Dropping in Southern California

New Housing Report Shows Home Prices Dropping in Southern California

By Debra Tash New data shows that Southern California home prices dropped in the month of March.  The data was collected by CoreLogic, from their website: “Powering Housing Through Data, Analytics and Connectivity”. In a six county region outlined in their complete report march-2019-southland-chart mean prices fell by 0.1% or an average of $18,500.  Homes […]

2019 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

2019 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

April 19, 2019- The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will honor five Ventura County Earth Day Awards recipients at the Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Board meeting at 10:00 am.  The five environmental champions are:     District 1: Supervisor Steve Bennett Once Upon A Watershed  Once Upon a Watershed provides hands-on watershed education, restoration, and stewardship […]

Los Angeles Man Arrested for Alleged Drug Sales

Los Angeles Man Arrested for Alleged Drug Sales

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release On April 16, 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team conducted a narcotics sales investigation into Dru Peebles of Los Angeles who was involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County. On April 16, 2019, Narcotics Detectives conducted an […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency study to save millions by improving storm basin efficiency.

Ventura County Public Works Agency study to save millions by improving storm basin efficiency.

The detailed, innovative study conducted by the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) using Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a program for continuous process improvements, looked at the size and maintenance procedures for the flood control and sediment collection basins. When optimized correctly, VCPWA will effectively “right-size” the basins to the current design and protection standards […]

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