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The Grinch Who Stole Halloween – Doctor Levin nixes the holiday. Suggests watching Movies

The Grinch Who Stole Halloween – Doctor Levin nixes the holiday.  Suggests watching Movies

By Debra Tash Dr. Robert Levin, County of Ventura’s Health Officer, spoke at today’s Board of Supervisor’s Meeting. He addressed the County’s Guidance for the upcoming Halloween holiday.  Despite falling positive testing results, stable hospitalizations and what is a very low death rate for COVID 19, the doctor has issued a stringent edict when it […]

Superior Court judge rules Godspeak Calvary in contempt; $3,000 fine; Ventura County drops sanctions against congregation members

Superior Court judge rules Godspeak Calvary in contempt; $3,000 fine; Ventura County drops sanctions against congregation members

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—Superior Court Judge Vincent O’Neal ruled today in two-hour hearing that Godspeak Calvary is in contempt of the County’s Temporary Restraining Order and will be fined $500 per church service held the last two Sundays, or a fine of $3,000. “The freedom of religion is protected by the First Amendment, but I […]

Another California Official Who Owns a Winery Crafts a Health Order to Benefit His Business

Another California Official Who Owns a Winery Crafts a Health Order to Benefit His Business

    by Jennifer Van Laar Most people, even most Californians, weren’t aware that Gavin Newsom was a partner in a group of wineries, restaurants, and resorts in California until just prior to Independence Day weekend. As we reported, it turns out (such a coincidence!) that all of his Plumpjack Group properties were in counties not affected […]

Newbury Park | Despite Restraining Order – Threat of Fines – Congregants Show-up for Indoor Service at Godspeak

Newbury Park | Despite Restraining Order – Threat of Fines – Congregants Show-up for Indoor Service at Godspeak

By Debra Tash In defiance of the County of Ventura, and with fines to be levied against them, congregants showed up in force for Sunday’s in person service at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park.  They filled the sanctuary, lobby and overflow room with more waiting outside for the next service. Other pastors have faced […]

County Sues Calvary Chapel Godspeak AND 1000 John Does Who Attended Verboten Church Services

County Sues Calvary Chapel Godspeak AND 1000 John Does Who Attended Verboten Church Services

By George Miller & Debra Tash Calvary Chapel’s Co-Counsel Nada Higuera of Tyler Burch informed us that Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin for Ventura County today sued Calvary Chapel, Pastor Rob McCoy and “(John) Does 1 through 1000” who attended services forbidden by California Governor Gavin Newsom and a fourth level bureaucrat Dr. Robert Levin, […]

County of Ventura Poised to Reopen and Move Forward – Indoor Malls Permitted to Reopen

County of Ventura Poised to Reopen and Move Forward – Indoor Malls Permitted to Reopen

VENTURA, CA – The Public Health Officer announced today that indoor malls are permitted to reopen. Businesses within the malls must follow the state guidance and register at www.vcreopens.com. “Our community has worked so hard to social distance and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our County. As we continue to reopen, we must […]

VC Health Officer Facing Biggest Challenge of Career With COVID-19, Speaks With Citizens Journal

VC Health Officer Facing Biggest Challenge of Career With COVID-19, Speaks With Citizens Journal

By George Miller Ventura, 5-6-20- I talked with Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County Health Officer, Public Health, of the County Health Care Agency, who quickly agreed with my statement that dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic situation is likely the biggest challenge of his career. He has the difficult job, among others, of managing Ventura County’s […]

Santa Paula City Council: LGBT Health, Playground Recovery, Youth Leadership and Money

Santa Paula City Council: LGBT Health, Playground Recovery, Youth Leadership and Money

By Sheryl Hamlin Dr. Robert Levin, guest speaker The first item was a guest speaker, Dr. Robert Levin, whose item was described on the agenda as: Presentation by Dr. Robert Levin from the Ventura County Public Health Agency. Dr. Levin has been Ventura County’s top doctor since 1998. His specialty is pediatrics and he is/was […]