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County of Ventura shines bright at the Beacon Spotlight Awards Ceremony honoring environmental leadership

County of Ventura shines bright at the Beacon Spotlight Awards Ceremony honoring environmental leadership

VENTURA, Calif. – On December 5, the County of Ventura was presented the Gold Level Beacon Spotlight Award during a special ceremony in conjunction with the California State Association of Counties’ Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The County of Ventura is the first County in the south Central Coast Region to be presented with a […]

Santa Paula Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Pregnant Girlfriend

Santa Paula Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Pregnant Girlfriend

Antonio Magana (DOB 01/29/96), of Santa Paula, was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison by Judge David Worley. On October 11, 2019, Magana pled guilty to one count of first-degree willful, deliberate and premeditated murder for the 2014 slaying of his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Moran of Santa Paula. Magana also admitted he personally […]

Woman Charged with Arson and Child Abuse

Woman Charged with Arson and Child Abuse

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Marcela Magana Ruiz (DOB 10/03/72), of Santa Paula, has been charged with the felony crimes of arson of an inhabited structure or property and child abuse in connection with a fire that occurred on December 1, 2019, at a residence in Santa Paula. If […]

Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor – Jeffrey Burum’s Oxnard Christmas Wish List for Oxnard

Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor – Jeffrey Burum’s Oxnard Christmas Wish List for Oxnard

OXNARD, CA – Jeffrey Burum, Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor in District 5, addressed the Oxnard City Council Tuesday night with a “Christmas Wish List” representing needs of the community that have been neglected. “By creating more jobs and investment in our city, we can offer hope to working families. Many of our younger generation […]

Rent Control Seminar Helps Ventura County Landlords

Rent Control Seminar Helps Ventura County Landlords

On December 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles is hosting a seminar on rent control for Ventura County property owners at Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road in Oxnard, CA. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 1482, statewide rent control and just cause eviction […]

Community Invited to Take Action on Local Food System Reform

Community Invited to Take Action on Local Food System Reform

  Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6 PM – 8 PM Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery   Using the Food Action Plan to Create a County-Wide Network, a free community activation session SANTA BARBARA, CA–The Community Environmental Council (CEC), Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, and Santa Barbara Foundation will hold the 3rd Annual Building Our Resilient […]

Sex Offender Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Sex Offender Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Gary Daniel (DOB 09/21/1978), of Oxnard, was sentenced to six years in state prison for possessing child pornography at a time he was required to register as a sex offender. Daniel was found guilty on October 2, 2019, following a five-day jury trial. Daniel was released from state prison in Missouri in July 2018. In […]

Auto Insurance Fraud Unit Targets Cross-Border Fraud Scheme

Auto Insurance Fraud Unit Targets Cross-Border Fraud Scheme

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Graciela Medina-Montes (DOB 9/6/1952), of Santa Paula, pled guilty to two counts of felony auto insurance fraud. The prosecution of Medina-Montes resulted from a joint investigation by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Auto Insurance Fraud Unit and California Department of Insurance (CDI). In […]

Jeffrey D. Burum Enters Race for Ventura County Supervisor

Jeffrey D. Burum Enters Race for Ventura County Supervisor

JEFF BURUM ENTERS RACE FOR VENTURA COUNTY SUPERVISOR Desert Storm Combat Officer Veteran & Chief Financial Officer in Private Business Pledges to Move Region Forward Oxnard, CA – Jeffrey Burum, a 59-year old former career Air Force officer and businessman has officially filed as candidate for District 5 Supervisor on the Ventura County Board of […]

Are We Ready for Potable Reuse of Wastewater?

Are We Ready for Potable Reuse of Wastewater?

    By Dr. Edo McGowan, Guest Editorial As to toxins, carcinogens, endocrine disrupters as well as pathogens, the standards are badly in need of review. The regulatory community in the U.S. is well aware of this deficit but is moribund. Industry pressures on legislatures and regulators should be reviewed. There are a number of […]

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