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Ventura City Council votes for water restrictions and fines

Ventura City Council votes for water restrictions and fines

By Debra Tash Following the lead of other cities in the State,  Ventura’s Council voted unanimously to enact staff’s recommendations for restricting water use in the city.  Residents were asked to voluntarily cut usage by 10% in February of this year.    In July the State passed mandatory water reductions.             […]

$209,000 Add-on to Water Hikes in Ventura? For plants or patrols?

$209,000 Add-on to Water Hikes in Ventura? For plants or patrols?

By Camille Harris Should Ventura city staff be allowed to spend another $209,000 for additional water/code enforcement personnel and two new vehicles, when citizens already reduced their usage of water by 307,383,652 gallons this past year? The effort to save resources calls for everyone to unite as volunteers, not hire a few more public employees […]

Dumb Laws: A–peeling in the City of Ventura

Dumb Laws:  A–peeling in the City of Ventura

Cleanliness of public places. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or otherwise place any orange, viagra 100mg banana or other fruit peel, or to spit or expectorate, upon the floor of any street railway car or other public conveyance, or public hall, or public building, or on any sidewalk or upon the […]

Coolness – from Dharma the Cat

Coolness – from Dharma the Cat

I grew up in an age when the word “cool” was just beginning to make its way into the language of pop culture. In the decades since then I have come to understand the meaning of the word in spiritual terms, from a Buddhist perspective. A person is `cool’ when he or she is free […]

Homeless Vets will get additional help with housing in Ventura

Homeless Vets will get additional help with housing in Ventura

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded additional housing vouchers to the City of San Buenaventura to help homeless veterans transition into safe and affordable housing. The City of San Buenaventura received a $36,203 award, which will support 10 new HUD-VASH vouchers. “We are […]

Robbery at Rite Aid in Ventura

Robbery at Rite Aid in Ventura

Low flying aircraft over the city of Ventura

Low flying aircraft over the city of Ventura

    I live in Ventura and after weeks of hearing the incessant noise and nuisance, I decided to research the internet. The emphasis of my research was low flying aircraft.  I wanted to find out if there were specific FAA regulations addressing low flying aircraft over congested areas of a city, town, or settlement.   […]

Ventura: Truck backs up and pins pedestrian against wall in fatal accident

Ventura: Truck backs up and pins pedestrian against wall in fatal accident

Former City of Ventura employee charged with misappropriating $60,000 in public funds

Former City of Ventura employee charged with misappropriating $60,000 in public funds

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten filed a felony complaint against Kathryn Marie Torres of Santa Clarita. Torres is charged with three counts of misappropriation of public funds in violation of Penal Code section 424, subdivision (a). Ms. Torres was employed by the City of Ventura for six years until she resigned in November 2013. As […]

New city attorney appointed in Ventura

New city attorney appointed in Ventura

Last night the Ventura City Council announced the appointment of Gregory G. Diaz as the new City Attorney.  Diaz has served as the City Attorney for the City of Merced since 2001, and is scheduled to begin with the City of Ventura in late September.  Diaz replaces Ariel Calonne who left in March after seven […]