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Oxnard Man Sentenced to 24 Years in State Prison for Child Molestation

Oxnard Man Sentenced to 24 Years in State Prison for Child Molestation

On July 18, 2019, Judge Bruce Young sentenced Alberto Barreto (DOB 05/23/80), of Oxnard, to 24 years in state prison for committing lewd acts upon children under 14 years old in violation of Penal Code section 288(a). During an initial interview with Oxnard Police detectives, Barreto stated he touched the intimate parts of two girls […]

Airline Bills Woman $106,000 For Trying To Open Plane Doors Mid-Flight

Airline Bills Woman $106,000 For Trying To Open Plane Doors Mid-Flight

LEXI LONAS CONTRIBUTOR A woman from the UK is banned for life from Jet2 and has received a bill for $106,000 after she caused a midflight disruption that required two fighter jets to escort the plane back to the airport. Chloe Haines, 25, was banned for life after she displayed “aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour” on the […]

Port Hueneme Girl Shooting Victim Wakes from Coma

Port Hueneme Girl Shooting Victim Wakes from Coma

Seven year old girl, Kaylanaa Davis, who had been in a coma after Port Hueneme shooting wakes up! Family’s response: “As many of you guys know my sister is in the ICU and just woke up from her coma and a couple days ago she started moving her hands after the doctors said she was […]

Fire in the Ventura River Bottom Mopped up after Two Hours

Fire in the Ventura River Bottom Mopped up after Two Hours

Ventura City Fire personnel and units responded to multiple reports of a brush fire in the area of Ventura River, near Highway 101 & Main St. First arriving unit reported a 50’x50’ wind-driven vegetation fire in medium/heavy brush with a moderate rate of spread, no structures threatened, smoke and ash impacting adjacent bike path and […]

Santa Paula: Omnipresent Public Works

Santa Paula: Omnipresent Public Works

By Sheryl Hamlin Responding to public works needs is the number one job of government today: streets, water, sewer, vehicles, trash, and homeless. At the July 17, 2019, Public Works Director, Clete Saunier, presented the quarterly accomplishments of the five major subdivisions within Santa Paula Public Works. Here are a few highlights: The Neighborhood Safety […]

Santa Paula: The Water and Sewer Rate Increase Conundrum

Santa Paula: The Water and Sewer Rate Increase Conundrum

By Sheryl Hamlin History Sewer and Water rates have not increased in years, according to commentary at various meetings. The number 8 has been used as well as the number 7. What we know for sure is that MBS was hired both in 2014 and 2016 for a rate study and no action was taken […]

Guilty Plea | Illegal Garage Conversion—Tenants Injured by Explosion

Guilty Plea | Illegal Garage Conversion—Tenants Injured by Explosion

Vidal Zuniga Lopez (DOB 06/23/1967), of Oxnard, pled no contest to one count of unlawfully using and occupying a building without a certificate of occupancy issued by a building official; and one count of unlawful conversion of a structure without obtaining a permit for the structure from a building official. On November 24, 2018, Lopez […]

Truck Driver Sentenced for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Truck Driver Sentenced for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

VENTURA, California — District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jaime Serna (DOB 1/29/1972), formerly of Fillmore, was placed on formal probation for a period of 36 months after pleading guilty to a felony violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4(a), making a fraudulent statement of a material fact for the purpose of obtaining workers’ […]

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

By George Miller The July 16, 2019 Oxnard City Council covered a report of progress on the homeless situation, approval of $1,500,000 in grants to help address it and authorization to use the National Guard Armory as a 24 hour shelter. Then the Council made it clear that they are fed up with lack of […]

City Of Berkeley Bans Gendered Words Like ‘Manhole’ And ‘Manpower’ From Code Book

City Of Berkeley Bans Gendered Words Like ‘Manhole’ And ‘Manpower’ From Code Book

By CHUCK ROSS, Investigative Reporter . One of California’s most liberal cities voted Tuesday to revamp its city code book by replacing terms like “manhole” and “manpower” with gender-neutral terms. The Berkeley City Council voted to replace around three dozen terms found in the municipal code. Terms like “policeman,” “policewoman,” “chairwoman” and “chairman” will be changed, as […]

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