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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 […]

CDC No Longer to Control COVID-19 Data, Hospitals to Send Data to Washington

CDC No Longer to Control COVID-19 Data, Hospitals to Send Data to Washington

BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA Hospitals from across the country will no longer send CCP virus or COVID-19 related data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are instead required to send it to a central database in Washington beginning July 15, according to an HHS statement released Friday. HHS said Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter […]

MS-13 Members Charged With Crimes Ranging From Terrorism To Murder

MS-13 Members Charged With Crimes Ranging From Terrorism To Murder

Kaylee Greenlee  One suspected MS-13 member has been charged with terrorism, another faces the death penalty and other reported gang leaders face charges of kidnapping, murder and racketeering, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The investigation and indictments targeted leaders of the MS-13, and represent the first time a member of the organization has been […]

Former President of the Camarillo Fiesta Association Admits Theft from Association

Former President of the Camarillo Fiesta Association Admits Theft from Association

Nathaniel Newell Hunnicutt (DOB 9/13/81), pled guilty to one felony count of grand theft. Hunnicutt became president of the Camarillo Fiesta Association in late 2016. From February 2017, through December 2017, Hunnicutt stole approximately $33,500 from the association by periodically withdrawing cash from its bank account. In a separate theft, Hunnicutt stole more than $12,600 […]

COVID-19 Data Accuracy Diluted by Different Ways States Count Cases, Deaths

COVID-19 Data Accuracy Diluted by Different Ways States Count Cases, Deaths

BY PETR SVAB   News Analysis The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in the United States, harkening back to the weeks of hellish conditions in places with the most severe outbreaks, such as in New York and New Jersey. But this time, fewer people are succumbing to the disease and the case numbers are highest in Florida, […]

‘This Is Good News’: Moderna Reports ‘Robust’ Results In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

‘This Is Good News’: Moderna Reports ‘Robust’ Results In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

CHUCK ROSS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER Pharmaceutical company Moderna said Tuesday it will begin a new phase of testing for its coronavirus vaccine later this month after all patients who took part in an initial trial showed “robust” responses to the drug. All 45 volunteers in the study developed “rapid and strong immune responses” when administered the vaccine, […]

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder for Newbury Park Killing

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder for Newbury Park Killing

Caden Crowell (DOB: 11/19/98), of Camarillo, pled guilty to the first-degree murder of David Smith, age 19, of Thousand Oaks. Crowell also admitted personally using a firearm in the commission of the murder. On the evening of November 30, 2017, Crowell fired one shot from a vehicle and killed Mr. Smith while he was riding […]

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 […]

Medical Examiner identifies woman’s body found in Lake Piru

Medical Examiner identifies woman’s body found in Lake Piru

VENTURA, Calif. – The body of a woman found in Lake Piru on Monday July 13, 2020 has been confirmed as Naya Marie Rivera. The cause of death is drowning, and the manner of death is accident. Naya Marie Rivera Age 33 Date of Pronouncement: 7/13/2020 Cause of Death: Drowning Manner of Death: Accident On […]

Ventura City Council adopts BLM racism resolution and condemns police brutality

Ventura City Council adopts BLM racism resolution and condemns police brutality

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council adopted a racism resolution unanimously (7-0) written by Deputy Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and City Councilmember Lorrie Brown that declares Ventura stands for racial justice and acknowledges Black Lives Matter (with an amendment removing the word “do”). The resolution declares “Racism as a public health crisis” and condemns “police brutality.” […]

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