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City Of Ventura Temporarily Closes Facilities And Suspends Programs Due To Rise In COVID-19 Cases

City Of Ventura Temporarily Closes Facilities And Suspends Programs Due To Rise In COVID-19 Cases

Ventura, Calif. – Due to increased COVID-19 cases countywide, the City of Ventura will temporarily close all City facilities and cancel in-person recreational programming and services, effective January 3 through Sunday, January 16, 2022. The City will review cases in mid-January and revaluate when it’s safe to reopen to the public and resume programming.  “After careful […]

The Sandstorm: A Plea For Copping

The Sandstorm: A Plea For Copping

by Larry Sand | For Kids & Country In June 2020, the United Teachers of Los Angeles passed a motion to eliminate school police, and replace them with counselors and mental health programs. The union asserted, “Police presence in schools leads to negative outcomes for Black and Brown students, who are arrested and disciplined at higher rates than their […]

City Of Ventura Awarded Grant For Bicycle And Pedestrian Safety From The Office Of Traffic Safety

City Of Ventura Awarded Grant For Bicycle And Pedestrian Safety From The Office Of Traffic Safety

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura received $44,000 in grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) aimed at prioritizing the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians through educational programs and events. “We remain committed to the safety of our residents when biking and walking in our neighborhoods,” shared Public Works Director Phil Nelson. “Along […]

How To Catch Wild Pigs

How To Catch Wild Pigs

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what the […]

Explore, discover and create this fall; registration for City of Ventura classes and programs now open

Explore, discover and create this fall; registration for City of Ventura classes and programs now open

Fall is a great time of the year to explore, discover and create through the programs and classes offered in My Ventura, the City of Ventura’s comprehensive recreation guide. Registration for classes is now open; residents and businesses will receive the publication in their mailbox this week.  Browse the new recreation guide online at http://www.cityofventura/recreation […]

Funds Available for Programs Offering Housing for Homeless Persons

Funds Available for Programs Offering Housing for Homeless Persons

Ventura, CA –The Ventura County Continuum of Care is soliciting applications for programs that offer new or expanded permanent supportive housing for persons who are chronically homeless. Up to $180,000 is available from re-allocated funds and $205,510 is available as part of the permanent supportive bonus. Applications will be competitively ranked and scored by a […]

Treasurer Chiang Funds Mental Health Programs

Treasurer Chiang Funds Mental Health Programs

State grants pay for more than 1,200 new beds Thirty-seven California counties have opened or will open more than 1,200 new beds to treat mentally ill patients as part of an ambitious program administered by State Treasurer John Chiang. The final grants were approved Thursday by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority, which is chaired […]