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Oxnard Planning Division: Potential Sites for New Energy Plants

Oxnard Planning Division:  Potential Sites for New Energy Plants

By Sheryl Hamlin  The Oxnard Planning Division (Editor’s note: the initial version of this article incorrectly identified the Planning Commission as perpetrating that action) has produced a report showing proposed alternatives for the new power plant which could supplement or replace the aging Mandalay Beach power plant in Oxnard. The sites are as follows: The Santa Paula […]

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

By Sheryl Hamlin At the September 22, 2015 Ventura County Supervisors meeting, agenda item 32 represented an important milestone in the General Plan update: The agenda item brought the supervisors to consider two alternatives to the Work Program for the General Plan Update. The work plans represent two extensive sets of tasks spread over two […]

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s District Director, Carla Castilla to Run for Supervisor, District 3

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s District Director, Carla Castilla to Run for Supervisor, District 3

Senate District 19 Director, Carla Castilla, will announce her candidacy for Ventura County’s 3rd District Supervisorial seat today.  She will be running for the seat long time Supervisor, Kathy Long, is vacating in 2016. “Our community deserves continued effective and balanced representation in Ventura County’s 3rd district,” Castilla said. “We need someone who has the […]

Ventura County General Plan Update

Ventura County General Plan Update

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 28 on the agenda of the August 4th 2015 meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors revisited and refined the directives of the July 7th 2015 meeting where the Ventura County General Plan Update Project was launched. Christopher Stephens, Resource Management Agency Director, recapped the July 7th directives to the […]

Ventura County Planning a General Plan Update

Ventura County Planning a General Plan Update

By Sheryl Hamlin On Tuesday, July 7, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors held a Joint Study Session with the County Planning Commission to “Receive and File a Presentation Regarding the Progress to Date on the Preliminary Work Tasks for the General Plan Update Work Program; and for the Board of Supervisors to Provide Direction […]

Santa Paula Vice Mayor, Martin Hernandez to run for Supervisor Kathy Long’s seat in 2016

Santa Paula Vice Mayor, Martin Hernandez to run for Supervisor Kathy Long’s seat in 2016

Martin Hernandez, Vice Mayor of The City of Santa Paula and Chief of Staff to Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long, announced today that he will run for the open Third District Supervisor seat being vacated by Supervisor Kathy Long in 2016. Martin Hernandez, a long-time resident of Santa Paula and native of Ventura County, will […]

Oxnard projects In Channel Islands Harbor finally move forward- County projects remain secretive

Oxnard projects In Channel Islands Harbor finally move forward- County projects remain secretive

By David Finn – First of a series of CitizensJournal.us articles Four planned development projects in the Channel Islands Harbor area under City of Oxnard jurisdiction are steadily moving forward.  Meanwhile, four planned development projects under County of Ventura control remain largely a secret, more than six months after developers locked up the respective sites […]

Ventura County Animal Services honored at Board of Supervisors: No Kill for 2014

Ventura County Animal Services honored at Board of Supervisors: No Kill for 2014

By Debra Tash At its February 3rd meeting the Ventura County Board of Supervisors recognized the combined efforts of Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) staff and volunteers to turn area shelters to “No Kill in 2014.” Only 9% of the animals brought in are euthanized, those who are too ill or present a hazard to […]

Tropical Paradise is out of business

Tropical Paradise is out of business

By Debra Tash Come December of this year, Tropical Paradise will be out of business.  After having their permit renewal denied at the Planning Commission hearing on June 19th the property owner, Bryan Mimaki, appealed their decision to the Board of Supervisors. Though the Planning Department findings were favorable to renewing the permit, because of […]

Upper Ojai Search and Rescue honored at Ventura County Board of Supervisors

Upper Ojai Search and Rescue honored at Ventura County Board of Supervisors

Upper Ojai Search and Rescue was honored today at the Board of Supervisors.  Recently the group made news when they were involved in trying to locate missing Arcadia firefighter Michael Herdman.  Mr. Herdman was found on June 27th, 11 days after he disappeared.  His death was ruled accidental. On the well deserved recognition the rescue […]