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Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County residents have an opportunity to meet the 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jurors and tour the Grand Jury Chambers on March 13, 2019.  The public may meet the Grand Jurors between 1 PM and 3 PM, review Grand Jury reports and ask questions about Grand Jury service.  The Grand Jury offices are located at […]

Ventura County Grand Jury Opens 2019-2020 Application Process

Ventura County Grand Jury Opens 2019-2020 Application Process

Ventura County residents have an opportunity to provide a valuable community service while learning about local government by serving on the Ventura County Grand Jury. Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 Grand Jury at https://www.ventura.org/grand-jury. The Grand Jury is a panel of 19 volunteers who investigate issues and citizen complaints and make recommendations to […]

Santa Paula: Ad Hoc Relocation of Civic Center and All Municipal Functions

Santa Paula: Ad Hoc Relocation of Civic Center and All Municipal Functions

By Sheryl Hamlin Recent History The Santa Paula City Manager has been setting the stage for the vacation of the Civic Center property since the May 2018 FY 2018/2019 Special Budget Meeting. At that time, City Manager Rock indicated he would use $1 million from the Measure T monies to renovate the Police station. Read […]

Ventura County Grand Jury investigated Seabridge Community Facilities Assessment

Ventura County Grand Jury investigated Seabridge Community Facilities Assessment

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury opened an investigation after receiving complaints from residents of Oxnard’s Seabridge community regarding taxes assessed under Community Facilities District No. 4 (CFD No. 4). Grand Jury research showed that in recent years, CFD No. 4 assessments have increased as much as 27 percent. The Grand Jury also found the […]

Grand Jury | Wild-Animal Regulations in Thousand Oaks

Grand Jury | Wild-Animal Regulations in Thousand Oaks

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury investigated the City of Thousand Oaks’ policies and practices regarding the regulation of dangerous wild animals kept within the city. Since 2014 there have been high profile incidents in Thousand Oaks involving venomous snakes, alligators, and other potentially deadly reptiles. The City contracts with the Los Angeles County Department […]

Grand Jury issues findings on Ventura County Dam Safety

Grand Jury issues findings on Ventura County Dam Safety

In light of the 2017 failure of the spillway at Oroville Dam, the 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury investigated the condition of more than 20 dams in or adjoining Ventura County. The Grand Jury found that 14 of these dams could cause significant loss of life and property if they failed. Four of these dams, […]

Grand Jury recommends Suspension of $9 DMV Safe Program Fee in Ventura County

Grand Jury recommends Suspension of $9 DMV Safe Program Fee in Ventura County

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury received a complaint regarding a $9 fee collected annually by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from owners of vehicles registered in Ventura County. The Grand Jury investigated the four recipients of the fee and their handling of the revenue. The Grand Jury concluded the County departments that receive […]

Grand Jury Report | Opioid Crisis in Ventura County

Grand Jury Report | Opioid Crisis in Ventura County

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury investigated the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin in Ventura County. The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department (VCBH) provides prevention and treatment services through the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program (ADP) and its subprograms. The Grand Jury concluded ADP allocates a disproportionate amount of budget resources to treatment programs, […]

Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Probe, Donald Trump Jr. Subpoenaed

  by Tyler Durden Aug 3, 2017 3:43 PM 0 SHARES Update: Reuters adds that Grand Jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Russian Lawyer and others. * * * Stocks slumped, and VIX spiked following news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in […]

Peskay pleads guilty to forging Grand Jury time cards: To serve 30 days in County jail

Peskay pleads guilty to forging Grand Jury time cards: To serve 30 days in County jail

Peskay served on the Ventura County Civil Grand Jury for approximately four years.  While serving as treasurer of the grand jury, Peskay submitted false time cards on approximately four occasions to obtain payment for services as a grand juror on days that he did not in fact work. To accomplish the fraud, Peskay forged the […]

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