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Solarize Ventura Program Helps Homeowners Go Solar, Public Invited to Attend Free Workshops

Solarize Ventura Program Helps Homeowners Go Solar,  Public Invited to Attend Free Workshops

The City of Ventura and the Community Environmental Council announced the launch of the 2019 Solarize Ventura program that makes it easier and more affordable for homeowners to go solar. Coastal Solar, the installer partner, will offer discounted prices through July 31, 2019; the date will be extended for survivors of the Thomas Fire that […]

Free Community Cleanup, Recycling and Document Shredding Event for Ventura Residents, Saturday, May 4

Free Community Cleanup, Recycling and Document Shredding Event for Ventura Residents, Saturday, May 4

City of Ventura residents have an opportunity to discard and recycle unwanted items free of charge and shred paper documents (up to 4 banker size boxes) on Saturday, May 4, 9am-12pm, at 765 S. Seaward Avenue as part of the City of Ventura Community Cleanup and Recycling Event. The event is conveniently located at the […]

City of Ventura Names 2018-2019 Green School Award Winners

City of Ventura Names 2018-2019 Green School Award Winners

In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Ventura has announced that Buena High School and ATLAS Elementary School have been named winners of this year’s Green School Awards. The recipients are recognized for their outstanding programs in sustainability and efforts to prepare the next generation of environmental leaders.  The winners received an honorary certificate […]

Open Letter to Ventura City Council on Water Supply Draft Report

Open Letter to Ventura City Council on Water Supply Draft Report

By Daniel Cormode  Ref:        (a) VENTURA WATER SUPPLY PROJECT Draft Environmental Impact Report, SCH 2017111004 (b) STATE WATER INTERCONNECTION PROJECT Draft Environmental Impact Report, SCH 2018031010 Mayor and City Council Members, 1.      The purpose of this email is to advise you of significant deficiencies in two Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) which will be coming before the City […]

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

    By Joseph Richardson I am writing this and sharing it as widely as I can. My hope is to inform as many people about the false claims and faulty planning by the City of Ventura Water Dept staff. The first claim: There is a water shortage:            1.     There […]

Ventura | ‘Leap of Faith’ Complex – New Ideas for an Old Project

Ventura | ‘Leap of Faith’ Complex – New Ideas for an Old Project

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council green lighted the review process for a local, controversial new residential-commercial complex, adopted an amended second-year Capital Improvement Plan, and authorized the city to fund the Museum of Ventura County another $250,000, during a marathon, 5-hour city council meeting Monday night. The meeting was so long that the […]

Public Invited to Attend Mayor Matt LaVere’s State of the City Address, Monday, March 25

Public Invited to Attend Mayor Matt LaVere’s State of the City Address, Monday, March 25

Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere will present the annual State of the City address in Council Chambers at City Hall, 501 Poli Street, on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 6 pm.  A brief reception will precede the regularly scheduled Council meeting. The address, titled “A New Day in Ventura,” will include progress from the previous year […]

Ventura Fire Fighters Stamp Out Garage Blaze

Ventura Fire Fighters Stamp Out Garage Blaze

On March 16th at 3:09 PM Ventura City Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and fire inside a residence on the east end of Ventura on Poinsettia Gardens Drive.  Upon arrival firefighters discovered fire burning in an attached garage and extending into void spaces in the wall and ceiling of the residence.  After […]

Applications Available for Ventura County Junior Lifeguard Program

Applications Available for Ventura County Junior Lifeguard Program

Enrollment applications are now available to youth interested in participating in the Ventura County 2019 Junior Lifeguard Program. The Junior Lifeguard Program, sponsored by the Ventura County Harbor Department, offers youth 8 to 15 years of age the opportunity to receive instruction in lifeguard rescue techniques, emergency medical first-aid, ocean sports activity, physical conditioning, marine […]

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

By Daniel Cormode  Mayor and Members of the City Council, Discussion of the City of San Buenaventura Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is scheduled for the City Council Meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019.  Included in the proposed CIP are capital improvement projects related to the water supply. To date, the Water Commission has not demonstrated proactive […]