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City of Ventura Deputy Public Works Director Mary Joyce Ivers Assumes Presidency of APWA

City of Ventura Deputy Public Works Director Mary Joyce Ivers Assumes Presidency of APWA

The American Public Works Association (APWA) is honored to announce Mary Joyce Ivers, Deputy Public Works Director for the City of Ventura, California (CA), has been sworn in as President of APWA effective August 31, 2020. Affirmed by APWA’s more than 30,000 members, President Ivers will lead the organization for the 2020-2021 term. President Ivers […]

Oxnard | Alexander Hamilton Named Interim Fire Chief

Oxnard | Alexander Hamilton Named Interim Fire Chief

OXNARD, Calif. – City Manager Alexander Nguyen has named Assistant Fire Chief Alexander Hamilton as Interim Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Darwin Base on August 31. Assistant Chief Hamilton started his career with the Oxnard Fire Department fifteen years ago as a Firefighter in 2005, and worked his way up through the ranks […]

CDC: National Wastewater Sewage Surveillance (NWSS)

CDC: National Wastewater Sewage Surveillance (NWSS)

by Sheryl Hamlin The Water Environment Foundation (WEF.org) hosted Dr. Amy Kirby of the CDC on July 15th 2020 to discuss National Wastewater Sewage Surveillance (NWSS), a program under development by the CDC and its partners. Read about the webinar here. Dr. Kirby explained how the use of sewage data complements existing public health efforts […]

Wastewater as Virus Detection Tool

Wastewater as Virus Detection Tool

by Sheryl Hamlin Detecting virus breakouts currently depends on individual testing, preferencing those with symptoms or those who have been exposed to people with symptoms. Because of resource constraints, the asymptomatic population has been less targeted for testing. According to this article in the VCSTAR. “County health officials have said they wanted to increase testing […]

Ventura County Officials Answer Questions About COVID-19 Employment Impact

Ventura County Officials Answer Questions About COVID-19 Employment Impact

By George Miller We asked Ms. Jennie Pittman of the Ventura County Office of Human Services about the impact of COVID-19 lockdown layoffs in the county and received this thoughtful response from Ms. Marleen Canniff, MPA, Communications Manager, Human Services Agency, Office of Strategy Management: Hello Mr. Miller, In response to your inquiry, this email […]

Amidst the Pandemic, the Fight to Feed the Hungry Goes On

Amidst the Pandemic, the Fight to Feed the Hungry Goes On

BY ANDREW THOMAS The pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and basic necessities that were once widely available are becoming more scarce. It has greatly impacted and expanded the population of people who struggle with food insecurity. I had an opportunity to speak with Melissa Spiesman, vice president and national site director at Food […]

Public Service Announcement about Consumer Mediation Services

Public Service Announcement about Consumer Mediation Services

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten wants to remind the public about the free consumer mediation service provided by the District Attorney’s Office. This service may be especially beneficial to consumers during the current public emergency, as all small claims court cases are suspended at this time. The staff of the Consumer Mediation […]

County of Ventura COVID-19 Update – 3/26/2020

County of Ventura COVID-19 Update – 3/26/2020

    County of Ventura Here is your daily COVID-19 update. There are 61 cases in our County. 1288 Ventura County residents have been tested.  Question of the day: Which types of businesses are considered “essential” under the Public Health Stay Well At Home Order? Please take some time to read the Order. The Order outlines […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters | Ventura County’s Mentors of the Year announced

Big Brothers Big Sisters | Ventura County’s Mentors of the Year announced

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is honored to announce the agency’s “Bigs of the Year,” a recognition awarded to the volunteer mentors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their “Littles” (youth mentees) and who have gone above and beyond in their efforts for the agency as well as the greater community. “We’re […]

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