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City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

By Lori Denman-Underhill Think you have what it takes to be on Ventura’s City Council? Interested candidates are urged to visit City Hall and pick up application paperwork in July and August. The mayor and all council members were present for this regular meeting, held on June 11. Special presentations opened up the meeting and […]

Diagnosing Homelessness | Quality Of Life in the City of San Buenaventura!

Diagnosing Homelessness | Quality Of Life in the City of San Buenaventura!

By Lori Denman-Underhill Nothing matters more in life than feeling safe in one’s own community. Knowing the government provides full and fair enforcement of the law, ensuring the health and safety of community residents is paramount. The Activist group, Quality of Life Ventura, QOL, believes these rights are not supported by two entities – Ventura […]

Thomas Fire Victims Demand Answers from City Council

Thomas Fire Victims Demand Answers from City Council

By Lori Denman-Underhill Tears flowed like water as Thomas Fire victims asked City Council members for answers. Where was the water that evening? All city council members and mayor, who were in attendance for the Ventura City Council meeting on the evening of June 4. Ironically, the council showed a video about water to kick […]

The Breakdown of Morality

The Breakdown of Morality

By Lori Denman-Underhill When the broken down Halaco industrial site started to be occupied by squatters and the homeless, the empty shell transformed into a haven of crime. Rampant crime overtook morality. The point of this tale is that once a group of homeless vagrants are allowed to occupy an entire section to reside in […]

Homeless Who Accept Salvation; Vagrants Who Don’t

Homeless Who Accept Salvation; Vagrants Who Don’t

By Lori Denman-Underhill One group that works hard to help the homeless, on and off the streets, is the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Ventura Transitional Living Center. The group goes above and beyond the call of duty for any homeless man or woman looking to find their way. Services include a shelter with 12 […]

Ventura Homelessness | The Present of More Presence

Ventura Homelessness | The Present of More Presence

By Lori Denman-Underhill There is an ongoing discussion in many cities, including Ventura. Is an increased presence of police officers a present, when dealing with a subset of the homeless causing crime? There are two sides of the discussion representing varying opinions from the community. One one side, many are concerned with the subset of […]

Surf ‘n’ Suds Ventura Serves Up Top Brews and Tunes

Surf ‘n’ Suds Ventura Serves Up Top Brews and Tunes

By Lori Denman-Underhill There was no better way to celebrate a weekend in Ventura than attending the Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival. Surf ‘n’ Suds started in Carpinteria six years ago and celebrated their fourth year in Ventura this past weekend at San Buenaventura State Beach on Sunday, May 18. The event was created by […]

Homeless Shelters and Services in Ventura/Oxnard

Homeless Shelters and Services in Ventura/Oxnard

By Lori Denman-Underhill To assist the homeless community, here is a list of shelters and other facilities that offer assistance. The websites and documents list additional assistance. Persons who need shelter are urged to call or visit the shelter to inquire of space. Important Phone Numbers Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: (805) 654-3200 Call 211 […]

Patrol Task Force Offers Insight on Homeless

Patrol Task Force Offers Insight on Homeless

By Lori Denman-Underhill In order to help a person, the one who is aiming to assist should literally, dive deep into their world and investigate their environment. The homeless issue of Ventura includes aspects that are evident from an outside perspective. However, many people in the community engage themselves one-on-one, in an effort to learn […]

City Council OKs Almost a Million for Museum of Ventura County

City Council OKs Almost a Million for Museum of Ventura County

By Lori Denman-Underhill City Council opened up the May 14 meeting by holding special presentations for those who worked to rebuild the city after the Thomas Fire. They also approved an additional $950,000 for the Museum of Ventura County (MVC), leaving many public speakers puzzled. They stood up at the podium and questioned City Council […]

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