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California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus

California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus

BILL CHAPPELL California will release up to 8,000 prisoners this summer, in an effort to create more space and prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in prisons. News of the plan comes after more than a third of the inmates and staff at the San Quentin prison in the San Francisco Bay […]

Are Our “Leaders” Lying to Us About COVID-19? If So, Why?

Are Our “Leaders” Lying to Us About COVID-19? If So, Why?

    By George Miller It’s a little early to be doing a post-mortem of the handling of the COVID-19 crisis, but it could be helpful in mid-course corrections now, even if it runs the risk of looking foolish later as new information and subsequent events differ significantly. So, here goes …. Are Our “Leaders” […]

SoCal Beachgoing on July 4, 2020

SoCal Beachgoing on July 4, 2020

    By George Miller What could be more American than a beach party and frolicking in the surf on the 4th of July- America’s Independence Day- the most patriotic of all our holidays? Well, it was illegal this year. Both Ventura County and Oxnard (and many other jurisdictions) completely closed the beaches for the […]

Bars and In-Dining to Close – State issues guidance on closure of sectors in response to COVID-19

Bars and In-Dining to Close – State issues guidance on closure of sectors in response to COVID-19

Ventura, CA – As COVID-19 transmission rates continue to rise, Governor Newsom issued guidance today that instructs counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing with face […]

Amidst Dual Public Health Crises of COVID 19 and Racial Inequity, the California State PTA Adopts Resolution to Support Healthier Communities for Kids and Families

Amidst Dual Public Health Crises of COVID 19 and Racial Inequity, the California State PTA Adopts Resolution to Support Healthier Communities for Kids and Families

OAKLAND, CA – California State PTA has joined with over 50 counties, school boards and organizations across the state to say that it’s time to start investing in building healthier schools and communities. Sustained funding for preventing injuries and chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes that start early in life, could keep people from […]

How to Protect Yourself: Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals Urge Community Members to Follow Safety Precautions

How to Protect Yourself: Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals Urge Community Members to Follow Safety Precautions

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Ventura County, as they have been across the nation, Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH) and St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) want to remind community members that the coronavirus is still prevalent. We are prepared and ready to care for our patients’ health and safety […]

St. John’s Regional Medical Center Mom Appreciative of Outstanding Neonatal Intensive Care during COVID-19

St. John’s Regional Medical Center Mom Appreciative of Outstanding Neonatal Intensive Care during COVID-19

St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) mom, Serrica Michalek, never expected she would give birth during a pandemic, let alone that her baby boy would require some time in the NICU. However, she and her husband are incredibly appreciative of their newborn son’s care in the SJRMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) during the COVID-19 […]

County of Ventura COVID-19 Update 6/19/20

County of Ventura COVID-19 Update 6/19/20

Good Afternoon, Here’s your COVID-19 update from the County of Ventura. 82 new cases 1,776 new people tested 1,835 total cases 1,290 recovered cases 38 current hospitalizations 14 in the ICU 503 active cases under quarantine 42 deaths 44, 908 total people tested Masks: The State of California announced today that face coverings are required […]

County of Ventura, COVID-19 Update 6/17/20

County of Ventura, COVID-19 Update 6/17/20

Good Afternoon, Here is your COVID-19 update from the County of Ventura. 51 new cases 1,706 total cases 1,241 recovered cases 38 hospitalized 13 in the ICU 424 under quarantine 41 deaths 2,206 new tests completed 41,410 total tests completed  Ventura County Pandemic Rental Assistance Program Applications Available Beginning TODAY. The program may provide temporary […]

Rental and business grant programs launch June 17 and June 24

Rental and business grant programs launch June 17 and June 24

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura launches Rental and Business Assistance Programs aimed at providing relief from the impacts of COVID-19. Residents can apply for rental assistance from June 17 to July 1, 2020 at www.ventura.org/rent and business owners can apply at www.vcreopens.com from June 24 to July 8, 2020.  “Our community is hurting. […]

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