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Ventura County looks to regulate Short Term Rentals

Ventura County looks to regulate Short Term Rentals

Lawsuit Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon

Lawsuit Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon

Jesus Torres, candidate for Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Third District

Jesus Torres, candidate for Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Third District

Jesus Torres, candidate for Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Third District, will be joined by supporters and community members to formally launch his campaign for the seat for the upcoming primary election in 2016. The Camarillo kick-off event will take place at Camarillo-based Lucix Corporation, an aerospace electronics maker for space and military applications. It […]

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Approves Todd Road Jail Expansion Funding

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Approves Todd Road Jail Expansion Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin In 2014, the Ventura County Sheriff had applied for a grant to build an extension to the Todd Road Jail located just outside the city limits of Santa Paula, but was turned down due to an application error. Also in 2014, the sheriff hired a consultant to provide a Needs Assessment Analysis […]

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

The Harbor Department/Ventura Board of Supervisors sneaked a controversial project onto the Tuesday, July 7, 2015 meeting agenda in the confusion of the long 4th of July holiday weekend (when lots of people are on vacation), in an attempt to avoid public scrutiny, says Mike Mercadante of CICA (Channel Islands Community Association).  Read his letter […]

Oxnard, Ventura County, release proposed new 10 year Channel Islands Harbor agreement

Oxnard, Ventura County, release proposed new 10 year Channel Islands Harbor agreement

By George Miller Channel Islands Harbor’s 50+ year-old management agreement between Oxnard and senior partner Ventura County, which owns the harbor and land and makes the development decisions via the Board of Supervisors, is up for renewal. A year and a half of negotiations has produced only a few compromises. So far, no major breakthroughs are evident […]

California Unions Scramble as Local Voters Poised to Rein-in Public Pensions

California Unions Scramble as Local Voters Poised to Rein-in Public Pensions

Building the better mousetrap for rainwater

Building the better mousetrap for rainwater

By Susan Kline With the possibility of greater rainfall in the coming year, Supervisor Parks spoke about capturing that water for use in Ventura County at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting on April 15th. Parks said: “Noticed the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) scientists estimated El Nino by 66%… You wonder what we can […]

VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

Guest Editorial Comments to BOS on 12/10/2013:   Earlier this year the Board of Supervisors approved labor agreements that by July of 2014 will eliminate the employer pick-up of the employee’s share of pension costs for members of SEIU, Operating Engineers and employees covered by the Management Resolution – including elected department heads – everyone in […]

Update – Grimes Rock quarry permit

Update – Grimes Rock quarry permit

By Debra Tash On October 22nd 2013 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors heard the City of Moorpark’s appeal of Grimes Rock Conditional Use Permit.  Their decision ended a 12 year renewal process for the mining operation. (see previous report) Mayor Janice Parvin spoke for the City saying for those living along Walnut Canyon Road, […]

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