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New Report Reveals California Cities Struggling with Massive Rat Infestations

New Report Reveals California Cities Struggling with Massive Rat Infestations

San Diego and Los Angeles, CA – Leading experts in public health and vector pest control today released an explosive report showing an explosion in the rodent population in California cities across the state and a spike in dangerous diseases such as Typhus.  “California is being overrun by rodents – and without immediate emergency action […]

Santa Paula Gang Member Sentenced to Life Without Possibility of Parole

Santa Paula Gang Member Sentenced to Life Without Possibility of Parole

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Mark James Martinez (DOB 12/02/82), of Santa Paula, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Derek Malan to life without the possibility of parole plus a consecutive 65 years to life in prison. Earlier this year, a jury found Martinez guilty of the crimes of first-degree murder […]

Construction Workers Save 2-Month-Old Baby, Toddler, Dropped From Burning Building

Construction Workers Save 2-Month-Old Baby, Toddler, Dropped From Burning Building

Whitney Tipton | Reporter . New Mexico construction workers saved the life of a two-month-old baby as well as a toddler from an apartment fire Sunday. Construction crews working on a roof in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were able to rescue the children before firefighters arrived after a fire broke out in the apartment building next door, an ABC […]

Despite crackdown, is state losing ground in vaccination push?

Despite crackdown, is state losing ground in vaccination push?

By Chris Reed Four years into a crackdown on high numbers of California students going unvaccinated because of claimed concerns over vaccine risks, new statisticsfrom the 2018-2019 school year show that 10 percent or more of the students in 117 kindergartens and 5 percent or more of those at 1,500 other kindergartens do not have their […]

Fire breaks out on South Mountain in Fillmore

Fire breaks out on South Mountain in Fillmore

A fire broke out at approximately 11:54 AM Sunday morning July 14th on South Mountain between Santa Paula and Fillmore.  It initially involved a 1/4 of an acre but at 2:21 PM spread to 120 acres.  It has been named the #SouthFire. Four bulldozers have been called out to cut breaks and tankers from Porterville, […]

Camarillo Jalapeño Farmer Wins $23.3M in Heated Dispute With Sriracha Maker

Camarillo Jalapeño Farmer Wins $23.3M in Heated Dispute With Sriracha Maker

BY LOS ANGELES TIMES After the collapse of a nearly 30-year partnership with the maker of the world-famous Sriracha sauce and a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with the company, Craig Underwood is still betting on his farm’s peppers. A jury recently awarded $23.3 million to Underwood Ranches after a bitter lawsuit with Huy Fong Foods Inc., the manufacturer […]

Ventura Crew Makes Quick Work of Early Morning Fire

Ventura Crew Makes Quick Work of Early Morning Fire

On July 13th at 4:54 AM Ventura City Fire Department units responded to a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, crews discovered a garage/storage structure to the rear of a residential duplex on fire in the 200 Block E. Vince St.. Fire crews initiated a rapid, coordinated attack on the fire. Quick action by firefighters contained […]

Will utility rates go up? What California’s $26 billion wildfire plan means for you

Will utility rates go up? What California’s $26 billion wildfire plan means for you

BY BRYAN ANDERSON California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed off on a $26 billion plan on Friday to address the state’s ongoing wildfire threats. The comprehensive plan, which sped through the Capitol in less than a week, aims to offer a timetable for reimbursing past wildfire victims following PG&E’s decision to declare bankruptcy earlier this year. It also establishes […]

Santa Paula: Sewer and Water Rates to Rise

Santa Paula: Sewer and Water Rates to Rise

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula’s ad hoc Water and Sewer Rate committee consisting of Mayor Garman and Council Member Crosswhite met on Thursday 10:00 am to discuss the rate study. Others in attendance were: Thai Chai, City Engineer, Cristy Ramirez, Finance Director, Ikani Taumoepeau, Assistant CM, Michael Rock, City Manager,and Jackie Nunez, Assistant to City […]

Conflict of Interest Case Filed Against County of Ventura Public Works Agency Manager

Conflict of Interest Case Filed Against County of Ventura Public Works Agency Manager

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that four counts of misdemeanor conflict of interest were filed against Raymond Gutierrez Jr. (DOB 11/16/1959), of Ventura, Manager of the Development & Inspection Services Division of the County of Ventura Public Works Agency.  Gutierrez made several governmental decisions in which he knew or had […]

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