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Grand Jury finds Juvenile Offenders drop while Adult Detention Facility is Overcrowded

Grand Jury finds Juvenile Offenders drop while Adult Detention Facility is Overcrowded

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury investigated the conditions and management of all the detention facilities in Ventura County. The Grand Jury concluded that due to a decrease in juvenile crime over several years, both the state- and county-run juvenile facilities have underutilized space, with hundreds of unfilled beds. The Grand Jury also concluded that […]

Ventura County Medical Center | Drug Pricing Program

Ventura County Medical Center | Drug Pricing Program

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury opened an investigation after receiving a complaint about the Ventura County Medical Center’s 340B Drug Pricing Program. The 340B program requires pharmaceutical companies to provide prescription drugs at significant discounts to hospitals and clinics serving large numbers of low-income patients. In July 2015 an audit of VCMC was conducted […]

Ventura County Grand Jury conducted an investigation into political sign-placement policies

Ventura County Grand Jury conducted an investigation into political sign-placement policies

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury conducted an investigation into political sign-placement policies in Ventura County.   The Grand Jury investigated the policies of five cities: San Buenaventura (Ventura), Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley. Incorporated cities have their own policies regarding political sign placement. There are regulations as to how far in advance […]

Ventura Code Enforcement Gone Awry — Is Someone Manipulating the City to get Possession of this Property?

Ventura Code Enforcement Gone Awry — Is Someone Manipulating the City to get Possession of this Property?

    Editor’s Note:  We have had unverified reports there were neighborhood issues with drugs, disrepair and vagrancy.  By John  Stewart  How two neighbors with connections at City Hall enabled the city to gain control of a house with a Health & Safety Receivership I was contacted in May 2015 about one David Antilla, a […]

Ventura City Council moves forward to enforce fees and penalties

Ventura City Council moves forward to enforce fees and penalties

By Susan Aquino VENTURA–Residents from the newly annexed community of Montalvo were on hand at the June 15th City Council meeting for a public hearing regarding code enforcement by their new city government. The annexation was forced last year due to a bureaucratic requirement in exchange for the approval of a housing development in East […]