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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 […]

Dumb Laws–Indecent language in the city of Ventura

Dumb Laws–Indecent language in the city of Ventura

Now we’re not saying it’s a good thing to be vulgar and swearing in front of minors- that’s just downright uncouth.  Legions of mothers will back us up on this, having washed out little mouths for centuries to teach their offspring manners. In the progressive city of Ventura you can’t use indecent language in “the […]

Ventura–City staff digs in its heels on granny flats

Ventura–City staff digs in its heels on granny flats

. By Camille Harris The Granny Flat program proposes to create “Have Nots” while further enriching the “Haves.” To wit, after receiving factually based legal opinions from highly esteemed national law firms, and understanding they are putting Ventura’s coffers at risk, Ventura’s city staff  will still recommend continuing two aberrations of the second unit program […]

City of Ventura hosts free paper shredding event for residents, Saturday, April 19

City of Ventura hosts free paper shredding event for residents, Saturday, April 19

The City of Ventura, clinic in partnership with Access, store will host a free document shredding event on Saturday, April 19 from 7:30am to noon at the Ventura County Fairgrounds Main Lot, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard. Secure mobile shredding units will be on-site and ready to accept up to 10 boxes of paper per household. […]