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Todd Road Jail Breaks Ground for Expansion

Todd Road Jail Breaks Ground for Expansion

.   By Tim Pompey It might have been a rainy morning at the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula, but spirits among the gathered crowd were high as the County initiated a ground-breaking ceremony for what Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub termed a “health and programming unit” (HPU) to be opened May 2021. The […]

Simi Valley Soroptimist Club Sponsors Human Trafficking Workshop: “I Will Not Be Sold”

Simi Valley Soroptimist Club Sponsors Human Trafficking Workshop:  “I Will Not Be Sold”

.   By Tim Pompey For many of us, human trafficking seems far removed from our world and our children. But with traffickers employing sophisticated recruiting techniques, particularly through the use of Internet technologies, trafficking’s influence is as close as a computer or iPhone. What’s more, some children may be involved secretly without any knowledge […]

VC Sheriff’s Office Provides Updates on Borderline Bar Shooting

VC Sheriff’s Office Provides Updates on Borderline Bar Shooting

.   By Tim Pompey The recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, in which 28-year-old Newbury Park resident Ian David Long entered the Borderline Bar and Grill and began firing a handgun, was described by Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub as a scene where “confusion and chaos can only begin to adequately describe the situation.” […]

Carnival Fundraiser for Ventura Family

Carnival Fundraiser for Ventura Family

.   By Tim Pompey It was just a normal school day for 16-year-old George Replogle. A junior at Ventura High School, he boarded his bus on a sunny September afternoon and prepared for the ride home. The one exception was that George has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Unfortunately, on […]

Tim Pompey’s | Last Chance Bookstore – Where Will the Path Lead?

Tim Pompey’s | Last Chance Bookstore – Where Will the Path Lead?

Bridget Seegraw has been traveling alone across the plains ever since she was a child. She’s a survivor in a country that has fallen into the hands of a group of extremists known as The Order.One day, she comes upon a town called Last Chance. Deserted and in ruins, the only building without damage is […]

Naval Base Ventura County Hosts U.S. Invictus Teams

Naval Base Ventura County Hosts U.S. Invictus Teams

.   By Tim Pompey When you think of the Wounded Warrior Project, athletic competition isn’t usually the first thought that comes to mind. But don’t tell that to the U.S. military team athletes who have come to Naval Base Ventura County to prepare for the 2018 Invictus Games scheduled for October 20 to 27 […]

Make-A-Wish Recipient Sends Help to Victims of Hurricane Maria

Make-A-Wish Recipient Sends Help to Victims of Hurricane Maria

.   By Tim Pompey When you think of Make-A-Wish, you usually think of seriously ill children who use their imagination to make a very special wish for themselves. But in the case of local Ventura resident Zelaya Guevara, her wish originated from news reports she heard about Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. When Zelaya […]

Wings Over Camarillo Offers High Flying Vistas

Wings Over Camarillo Offers High Flying Vistas

.   By Tim Pompey If you’re into aircraft and flying, there’s no better place to be than the annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow, which was featured at the Camarillo Airport Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19. Now 38 years old, it’s sponsored by the Camarillo Wings Association, a nonprofit organization located on Daily […]

The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

.   By Tim Pompey This is my fourth year covering the Ventura County Fair, and every year I wonder if I’m going to find something different. The fair is like a meadow. If you return often enough, you’ll notice what’s always there and you’ll notice things missing. There are subtle things, and I think […]

July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

From fireworks to street fairs, Ventura County will be exploding with activity during the 4th of July holiday. Here’s a little guide to some of the activities coming to your neighborhood. Conejo Valley 4th of July 5k/10k Run-Walk at Dos Vientos: July 4th, Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. 6:00 a.m. (Registration); […]

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