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Parolee Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

Parolee Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Kenneth Maxwell Baron (DOB 05/17/87), of Oak Park, was sentenced to serve 10 years 4 months in state prison. In January 2019, Baron pled guilty to three felonies including being a sex offender registrant in possession of child pornography and two counts of attempted […]

County Invites Public Input on Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report and Public Scoping Meeting for the 2040 General Plan

County Invites Public Input on Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report and Public Scoping Meeting for the 2040 General Plan

VENTURA, Calif. – The County’s Planning Division has invited the public to provide input on a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report and to be heard at a public scoping meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., in the Multi-Purpose Conference Room in the Ventura County […]

County of Ventura announces launch of Clean Power Alliance

County of Ventura announces launch of Clean Power Alliance

Ventura County, CA, December 17, 2018–The County of Ventura is proud to announce that the unincorporated areas of the County will soon enjoy the advantages of clean, renewable power at competitive rates. On December 12, 2017, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors voted to join the Clean Power Alliance. Starting in February 2019 for […]

County general fund ends fiscal year in a strong position

County general fund ends fiscal year in a strong position

VENTURA, Calif. – Through a combination of strong management efforts and thoughtful, conservative fiscal projections, the County ended last fiscal year with savings of $43 million. The savings were bolstered by an unexpected one-time receipt from the state of $10 million owed to the County for past unreimbursed mental health services performed since 2004.The $43 […]

County to provide recovery information at community meeting for Bell Canyon residents affected by the Woolsey fire

County to provide recovery information at community meeting for Bell Canyon residents affected by the Woolsey fire

VENTURA, Calif – The County of Ventura will provide fire recovery information at a community meeting for Bell Canyon residents who have been affected by the recent fires. The meeting will take place:   Saturday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. Bell Canyon Community Center 30 Hackamore Lane, Bell Canyon Subject matter experts will provide important information […]

County/City recovery partnership opens Local Assistance Center

County/City recovery partnership opens Local Assistance Center

VENTURA, Calif. – On Thursday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m., the County of Ventura and the City of Thousand Oaks will open a Local Assistance Center at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library. Located at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, the center is a one-stop resource for residents affected by the Hill […]

County declares local health emergency for areas affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires

County declares local health emergency for areas affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires

VENTURA, Calif. – Due to the potential of widespread toxic exposures and threats to public health and the environment that exist in the aftermath of the Woolsey and Hill fires, the Ventura County Public Health Officer and the Director of the Environmental Health Division have declared a Local Health Emergency in Ventura County to limit […]

County achieves a Top 10 Digital County ranking for the fourth consecutive year

County achieves a Top 10 Digital County ranking for the fourth consecutive year

VENTURA, Calif. – For the fourth consecutive year, the County of Ventura has been named as a Top Digital County by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. The Digital Counties Survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that save tax dollars through efficiency, boost transparency, cybersecurity […]

Ed Williams appointed as County Agricultural Commissioner

Ed Williams appointed as County Agricultural Commissioner

VENTURA, Calif. – By a unanimous vote on July 17, the Board of Supervisors concurred with the recommendation of County Executive Officer Mike Powers and appointed Edmund (Ed) Williams to a four-year term as Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner. The appointment follows a nationwide recruitment that produced nearly 40 qualified applicants. “Agriculture is a critical component […]

County signs Intergovernmental Support Agreement with U.S. Navy

County signs Intergovernmental Support Agreement with U.S. Navy

VENTURA, Calif. – After years of negotiation and hard work on both sides, the County of Ventura and the United States Navy have signed an Intergovernmental Support Agreement for large vehicle maintenance and repair to be provided by the County of Ventura General Services Agency Fleet Services. This agreement allows the U.S. Navy to send […]