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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

Don’t let the Grinch ruin your holiday season this year by having your wallet or purse stolen. The theft of a wallet can have a catastrophic effect on a person. The contents contained within your wallet are the keys to your everyday life. They contain your credit cards, debit cards, driver’s license and for some […]

Agricultural Commissioner to apply for Cal FIRE grant to remove diseased trees and mitigate fire hazards

Agricultural Commissioner to apply for Cal FIRE grant to remove diseased trees and mitigate fire hazards

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner has submitted a request to Cal FIRE to receive a grant to offset the costs of removal of dead and diseased trees throughout the County. In recent years, the infestation of Invasive Shot Hole Borers in area trees have resulted in infected trees – either weakening them or […]

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Based on new information, CDC is advising that consumers not eat and retailers not sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Most romaine lettuce products are labeled with a harvest location showing where they were grown. This advice includes all types of romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, California such as whole […]

Oxnard Fire Department Reminds Community To Be ‘READY AND RESILIENT’ In Case Of a Major Earthquake

Oxnard Fire Department Reminds Community To Be ‘READY AND RESILIENT’ In Case Of a Major Earthquake

OXNARD, Calif. – This week the U.S. Geologic Survey recorded more than 36 small earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.1 to 3.6 in the Los Angeles/Ventura/Oxnard area. These groupings of earthquakes, which are called a “swarm,” are not unusual in California, or in our area. This region of Southern California frequently records earthquake activity and the […]

High Winds and Extreme Red Flag Warnings

High Winds and Extreme Red Flag Warnings

OXNARD, Calif. – The National Weather Service is forecasting strong and potentially damaging Santa Ana winds and extreme fire weather conditions for Ventura County and the Oxnard area beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11 p.m. and continuing on Thursday, Oct. 31 through 6 p.m. The peak of the wind event is expected to be […]

American Lung Association Urges Residents Throughout California to Protect Their Lungs During Continued, Devastating Wildfires 

American Lung Association Urges Residents Throughout California to Protect Their Lungs During Continued, Devastating Wildfires 

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2019) – As fires continue to rage across California, the American Lung Association reminds those in, or within several hundred miles of affected areas, to follow all advice and directives given by local authorities and to follow these important tips on how best to protect families’ lungs throughout this dangerous […]

County of Ventura advises residents to sign up for power outage alerts

County of Ventura advises residents to sign up for power outage alerts

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County’s wildfire season is different this year. This year, in addition to the threat of wildfires, there is the possibility that Southern California Edison will apply Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). The County wants to help ensure its most vulnerable residents – those in SCE’s Medical Baseline program and others with […]

CAHP Credit Union Establishes Memorial Fund for Sheriff Deputy Brian Ishmael

CAHP Credit Union Establishes Memorial Fund for Sheriff Deputy Brian Ishmael

SOMERSET, CA — On October 23, 2019, Sheriff Deputy Brian Ishmael, 37, was shot and killed in the early morning while responding to a call in the city of Somerset. The call involved theft from a marijuana garden at a private residence. Sheriff Deputy Ishmael immediately came under fire and was shot and killed. Another […]

California State Auditor Announces Supplemental Applications Received for the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

California State Auditor Announces Supplemental Applications Received for the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

The California State Auditor, Elaine M. Howle, announced today that nearly 2,200 tentatively eligible applicants submitted a supplemental application to be a part of the 14-member 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission). The supplemental application period closed on Sunday, October 20 at 11:59 p.m. concluding months of outreach to eligible applicants throughout California. Hundreds of required […]

Air Quality | Smoke Health Advisory for County

Air Quality | Smoke Health Advisory for County

Ventura County Public Health Department cautions that unhealthy air quality related to the multiple fires affecting our county may become a concern. Air quality will be variable while there are active fires in the area and shifting winds. Children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD, emphysema and heart disease are […]

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