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Santa Paula Company Settles Illegal Pesticide Sales Case for $625,000

Santa Paula Company Settles Illegal Pesticide Sales Case for $625,000

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Fruit Growers Supply (FGS), an agricultural retail supply company located in Santa Paula, settled an unlawful pesticide sales case for $625,000. FGS sold restricted pesticides to non-permitted users 317 times between January 1, 2019, and November 4, 2020. Based on FGS invoices obtained during the […]

California Looks To Ban Drilling Up To 10 Football Fields Away From Schools, Homes

California Looks To Ban Drilling Up To 10 Football Fields Away From Schools, Homes

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California, one of the nation’s largest producers of oil and natural gas, soon could forbid new drilling of wells anywhere near living spaces. The proposed regulation unveiled Thursday by the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) would ban new drilling 3,200 feet or closer to residential housing, […]

Port Hueneme Man Pleads Guilty to Automobile Insurance Fraud

Port Hueneme Man Pleads Guilty to Automobile Insurance Fraud

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Ricardo Vargas Castro (DOB 01/02/88), of Port Hueneme, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud. In March 2019, Castro was in an automobile accident in Oxnard. Approximately 30 minutes after the accident, Castro obtained an automobile insurance policy from Sentry Insurance Company. Castro later contacted […]

Ventura City Economic Development Manager Announces Departure

Ventura City Economic Development Manager Announces Departure

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura’s Economic Development Manager, Estelle Bussa, has announced her departure from her position effective October 1, 2021. “It is with a heavy heart that I share I’m leaving the City to join a technology company based in Austin, Texas. This new career venture provides an opportunity for me to […]

Dixie Fire Destroys Historic Mining Town Of Greenville

Dixie Fire Destroys Historic Mining Town Of Greenville

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Dixie Fire raged through the northern Sierra Nevada community of Greenville, California, Wednesday night, destroying much of the historic Gold Rush-era mining town. Many of the structures that burned were more than a century old, including an historic gas station, hotel and bar completely […]