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Politics | Race for Los Angeles D.A. – The Two Faces of Gascón

Politics | Race for Los Angeles D.A. – The Two Faces of Gascón

. . . By Eric Siddall . If you talk to prosecutors around the country, they will tell you two things about the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (LADA): that it’s the nation’s largest and that it’s led the way on many issues related to the criminal justice system. . George Gascón won’t say […]

POLITICS | Battle for the Office Los Angeles DA – George Gascon Obscuring his Background

POLITICS | Battle for the Office Los Angeles DA – George Gascon Obscuring his Background

George Gascon, who was previously sanctioned by the San Francisco Ethics Commission and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines for violating campaign finance and ethics laws, today sought to distract from his dismal debate performance on Sunday by attacking Jackie Lacey’s choice of Zoom backgrounds. It’s ironic.  Gascon has spent this whole campaign […]

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Again Busted by DA for Brown Act Violation

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Again Busted by DA for Brown Act Violation

By George Miller The Ventura County District Attorney’s office on July 28, 2020 again issued a warning to Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn for a Brown Act violation.  This time it was because at the December 17, 2019 Council meeting, he permitted City Manager Alex Nguyen to continue on a 9 1/2 minute monologue on a […]

District Attorney Issues Warning on Recent Contact Tracing COVID-19 Scams

District Attorney Issues Warning on Recent Contact Tracing COVID-19 Scams

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today a warning to the public to be aware of current COVID-19 scams being reported to law enforcement agencies. Other counties are reporting that scammers are posing as contact tracers to obtain personal information and steal money from unknowing victims. While it is important to respond […]

No Charges Will Be Filed Related to Ventura Protest Incident – Driver acted in self-defense

No Charges Will Be Filed Related to Ventura Protest Incident – Driver acted in self-defense

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that no charges will be filed related to a protest and traffic incident that occurred in the afternoon on June 7, 2020. Numerous protesters had congregated at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Telephone Road in the city of Ventura during a planned protest. During […]

District Attorney Alerts Community to New Price Gouging Executive Order

District Attorney Alerts Community to New Price Gouging Executive Order

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten wishes to alert county residents of a new Executive Order by Governor Gavin Newsom regarding price gouging. Pursuant to Executive Order N-44-20 issued April 3, 2020, retailers may not charge a price that is ten percent greater than the price that they charged on February 4, 2020, for food, consumer […]

District Attorney Issues Warning of Covid-19 Scams

District Attorney Issues Warning of Covid-19 Scams

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that consumers should   be on the lookout for scammers trying to take advantage of county residents during this public health emergency. Federal and local law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase in scams related to the COVID_19 pandemic including: Fake Cures/Testing – Scammers are trying […]

More complaints of Price Gouging in the County

More complaints of Price Gouging in the County

District Attorney’s Office has initiated several investigations against county businesses for potential violations of Penal Code section 396, price gouging. Since March 5, 2020, the District Attorney’s Office has received more than 90 e-mails and 40 phone calls reporting suspected price gouging in Ventura County. District attorney investigators have been contacting community members regarding these […]

District Attorney Issues Covid-19 Price Gouging Consumer Alert

District Attorney Issues Covid-19 Price Gouging Consumer Alert

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten today issued a consumer alert regarding price gouging following Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 4, 2020, declaration of a state of emergency due to the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. Pursuant to this state of emergency, price gouging as defined by Penal Code section 396 is illegal until September […]

Why I am voting for Jackie Lacey for Los Angeles District Attorney

Why I am voting for Jackie Lacey for Los Angeles District Attorney

By J.R.   This year we’ll be voting for our county District Attorney. It will most likely come down to Jackie Lacey and George Gascón. I wanted to talk about my family’s experience with Jackie Lacey. In 2013, our daughter (10 years old at the time) was kidnapped. It was a horrific experience for her. […]