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County Executive Office presents $2.55 billion balanced preliminary budget for FY 2021-2022

County Executive Office presents $2.55 billion balanced preliminary budget for FY 2021-2022

Including service enhancements in public health, mental health, safety, diversity, and capital improvements  Ventura, CA – The County Executive Office presented a $2.55 billion balanced Preliminary Budget for FY 2021-2022 at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors Meeting. “A balanced budget means that we can continue to provide critical core services such as health, social and safety […]

Ventura Police Department I News Release

Ventura Police Department I News Release

On 6-6-21, VPD patrol officers responded to a report of a subject brandishing a black semi-automatic style pistol during a road rage incident.  The victim provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle, including the license plate.  Responding officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Telegraph Rd and Saticoy Ave.  Based upon […]

Renewable Gas 360 Convert Municipal Waste into Renewable Energy

Renewable Gas 360 Convert Municipal Waste into Renewable Energy

by Sheryl Hamlin The Renewable Gas 360 webinar series explains the role renewable gas plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A description of the June 3, 3021 webinar is detailed here. Using case studies and hands-on experiences, the speakers provided 90 minutes of current expertise. Julia Levin, the Executive Director of the Bioenergy Association of […]

Camarillo Council reviews New Ventura County Sheriff Website. Residents of Camarillo Express concerns as EEOC changes Employer Requirements regarding COVID-19

Camarillo Council reviews New Ventura County Sheriff Website. Residents of Camarillo Express concerns as EEOC changes Employer Requirements regarding COVID-19

News By Chris Bailey 29 May 2021, Camarillo Aside from the standard fare of business which the Camarillo City Council must tackle every two weeks, tonight had two points of interest which stood out from the rest. Ventura County Sheriff Commander Eric Tennessen gave an informative presentation regarding the freshly updated Ventura County Sheriff website, […]

Oxnard Police: Narcotics Sales / Firearm Arrest

Oxnard Police: Narcotics Sales / Firearm Arrest

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release During the month of May, 2021, the Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) began an investigation into narcotics activity occurring at a residence located in the 300 block of East Fir Avenue. During the investigation, detectives identified the resident, Jorge Flores, as being involved in the sales […]

Featured | The Murky Waters of Ventura County’s COVID 19 Numbers

Featured | The Murky Waters of Ventura County’s COVID 19 Numbers

By Phil Erwin and Debra Tash Last year we attempted to discover the true impact of COVID 19 on the number of deaths in the County of Ventura.  Stonewalled at first, we did finally discover that the County is not the lead agency in this type of data collection.  January 4th 2021 was the last […]

State officials say California is better prepared this year to minimize rolling blackouts

State officials say California is better prepared this year to minimize rolling blackouts

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – State energy regulators told state lawmakers this week at an oversight hearing that they are better prepared to handle rolling blackouts this coming summer despite facing an historic drought, expected high temperatures and worsening wildfires projected by Cal Fire. Officials said the state’s power grid is […]

Ventura City Council approves water and wastewater rates adjustments

Ventura City Council approves water and wastewater rates adjustments

Ventura, Calif. — On Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Public Hearing for Water and Wastewater Rate Adjustments, Ventura City Council unanimously approved five-year water and wastewater rate increases. A second reading of the ordinances will take place on May 24, 2021, for approval. Beginning July 1, 2021, the average Ventura household will see a […]

County of Ventura and City of Oxnard reach cooperation agreement for Channel Islands Harbor

County of Ventura and City of Oxnard reach cooperation agreement for Channel Islands Harbor

Ventura, CA – The County Board of Supervisors and City of Oxnard Councilmembers have both unanimously approved a cooperation agreement for major improvements in the Channel Islands Harbor agreeing to areas of land use and shared cost of maintenance and infrastructure.   “This reflects a major milestone and serves as a launching pad for future […]

$10 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Roadways and Crosswalks throughout Ventura County

$10 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Roadways and Crosswalks throughout Ventura County

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Roads and Transportation accepts four grants in federal funding. Ventura County Public Works Agency announced the acceptance of $10 million in federal funding to cater to four Highway Safety Improvement Program projects in various areas of the county. These important projects seek to improve roadways and crosswalks that will contribute […]

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