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Ventura Firefighters put out another blaze close to train trestle

Ventura Firefighters put out another blaze close to train trestle

The fire spread through the brush and consumed vegetation surrounding the waterfront and burned towards the train trestle. Firefighters contained the fire in an hour and a half. Firefighters discovered numerous encampments filled with trash and various debris. No suspect was located. The fire was located in the State Parks and is within the State […]

Brooks Institute Chooses Downtown Ventura to Launch New Urban Campus

Brooks Institute Chooses Downtown Ventura to Launch New Urban Campus

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Re-Elects Officers and Approves Cross-Town Water Pipeline Project

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Re-Elects Officers and Approves Cross-Town Water Pipeline Project

By Sheryl Hamlin Officer Election Mr. Gail Ikerd (Chair) and Mr. Fred Robinson (Vice Chairman) were re-elected to their positions unanimously, thus saving the city the cost of new placards. Cross-Town Water Pipeline Project The item before the Planning Commission was the approval of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) which had been circulated for public […]

Water supply issues on 2-22 Ventura Council agenda

Water supply issues on 2-22 Ventura Council agenda

Tomorrow night’s 22 Feb 2016 Ventura City Council Meeting has the following items of interest on the agenda. Adopting a resolution approving the Initial Study and Negative Declaration Environmental Review for the proposed Ventura Wastewater Reclamation Facility Recycled Water Project.  The project continues to allow potable water to be used for dust control and land […]

Santa Paula: Major Issues Surround State Route 126

Santa Paula: Major Issues Surround State Route 126

By Sheryl Hamlin State Route 126 was the topic of both the City Manager’s Report and item 9C on the February 16, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting agenda. Broad Beach Restoration Project City Manager Fontes reported that the Ventura County Board of Supervisors has taken a “strong hand” in the Broad Beach sand replenishment […]

Santa Paula: A City on the Dole?

Santa Paula: A City on the Dole?

By Sheryl Hamlin Financial Discussion by Council Item 9B on the agenda of the February 16, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting was a review of the fiscal year 2014/2015 Audited Financial Statements (AFS). The detailed report was included in the public packet and can be downloaded here. Due to a technical issue, there was […]

Santa Paula: Peck/Foothill Development Study Session

Santa Paula: Peck/Foothill Development Study Session

By Sheryl Hamlin After a two hour discussion on November 16, 2015, the Santa Paula City Council continued the hearing on this project. Subsequently on January 19th, 2016, the applicant requested a Study Session prior to another council hearing, a request the council honored, thus the study session on February 16th was scheduled. The study […]

City of Ventura 2015 Employee and Supervisor of the Year announced

City of Ventura 2015 Employee and Supervisor of the Year announced

The nine nominees for Employee of the Year were: Dori Boyer – Community Development Tim Dunn – Community Development Edward Rodriguez – Finance & Technology Steven DeFratus – Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Laura Robinson – Police Department Jose Dirzo – Public Works Keith Fowler – Public Works Kristie Frederickson – Public Works Debra Martinez […]

Man rescued after jumping off damaged Ventura Pier

Man rescued after jumping off damaged Ventura Pier

Julia Brownley’s office announces 11.6 for Ventura Harbor Dredging

Julia Brownley’s office announces 11.6 for Ventura Harbor Dredging

Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced $11.6 million for the Ventura Harbor dredging project. The FY2016 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work plan includes $7.33 million for the current project, which is already underway. The President’s FY2017 budget request includes $4.3 million for dredging Ventura Harbor next year Due to this year’s unprecedented El Nino currents, […]