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Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | 2018 In Review

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | 2018 In Review

“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”  —Winston Churchill Last year was a most transformational year in Ventura’s history. Every aspect of life in Ventura was affected. The city was in the national spotlight, twice. Leadership changed but at a high price. Old ways of doing business didn’t change, though. […]

Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney Speaks Out On Homelessness, Vagrancy and Crime

Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney Speaks Out On Homelessness, Vagrancy and Crime

By Lori Denman-Underhill I am safe in Ventura. I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and safety for myself and my child, as we walk down the boardwalk by Surfer’s Point. As I hike by the riverbed, I enjoy the silence and feel unthreatened by violence and enjoy a view of nature. When I surf, […]

John & Ken Broadcast Live from Ventura’s Rally Against Vagrant Crime on May 3

John & Ken Broadcast Live from Ventura’s Rally Against Vagrant Crime on May 3

By Kevin Harris Fed-up Venturans rallied on Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2018, to protest lenient city policies toward homeless criminal behavior, which they say led directly to the senseless murder of a local restaurant patron, while his young daughter sat in his lap, on April 18.  Anthony Mele, 35, was having dinner with his family […]

May 3 Ventura Rally Against Vagrant Crime: A cause that everyone can support

May 3 Ventura Rally Against Vagrant Crime: A cause that everyone can support

.. .   . by Paul D. White .  . History could record that Anthony Mele’s tragic murder at the hands of a criminal vagrant was not in vain. It could record that his avoidable killing was the spark that motivated Ventura residents to enlist in a battle against dangerously inept leadership.   . NOTE: Venue Moved! […]

Where Have All the Police Gone??? | Ignoring Small Issues Become Issues You Can’t Ignore!

Where Have All the Police Gone??? | Ignoring Small Issues Become Issues You Can’t Ignore!

  An Open Letter To the Chief of Police, Ventura Dear Chief Corney, I was so sorry to hear about the stabbing that took place at the Aloha Steakhouse this past weekend. And I was particularly embarrassed for you to see one of your commanders appear on television and announce that an officer should have […]

Ventura Murderer’s Accomplices Known – But Still at Large

Ventura Murderer’s Accomplices Known – But Still at Large

By Paul D. White Only the man who stabbed Anthony Mele is in jail (more).  Countless other de facto accomplices who played critical roles in his death, have yet to be held publicly responsible for their part in this tragic – and avoidable killing.  The list includes the following: The Ventura Chief of Police, who created a Municipal Code […]

Man Charged with Premeditated Murder for Ventura Beach Restaurant Stabbing

Man Charged with Premeditated Murder for Ventura Beach Restaurant Stabbing

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Jamal Jackson (DOB 4/13/69) has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder for the stabbing death of Anthony Mele. The homicide occurred on April 18, 2018, at a restaurant in Ventura. It is also alleged that Jackson has a prior “strike” offense for residential burglary. The case […]