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Board Chair, Vice-Chair And Board Members Announced By Ventura College Foundation; Two Board Members Added

Board Chair, Vice-Chair And Board Members Announced By Ventura College Foundation; Two Board Members Added

Ventura, Calif.–The Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors selected a new board chair and vice-chair and approved two board members. The new foundation board chair is Ellyn Dembowski, a Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway in Ventura. She has been on the foundation board for 12 years. “As we get closer to Ventura College’s 100th anniversary in […]

VCCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie Announces Retirement in 2022

VCCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie  Announces Retirement in 2022

Camarillo, Calif. (August 17, 2021)—Since joining the Ventura County Community College District, Greg Gillespie, Ph.D., has continually strived to provide students with access to high-quality, relevant educational programs and support services, first as president of Ventura College, and currently as VCCCD chancellor. After eight years of service to the District, Gillespie has announced his retirement, effective […]

Fight To Stop Ventura SoCalGas Compressor Unites Californians On Frontlines Of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Fight To Stop Ventura SoCalGas Compressor Unites Californians On Frontlines Of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Ventura, CA — All across California, communities on the frontlines of fossil fuel extraction are witnessing not only the harsh consequences of climate change, but also the hazards of living only steps away from oil and gas infrastructure.  For years, Ventura’s Westside community has lived in the shadow of a SoCalGas compressor station identified by NASA […]

Evacuation! Gas Leak in Ventura: “Methane Super Emitter”

Evacuation! Gas Leak in Ventura: “Methane Super Emitter”

Press Release Ventura Residents and Businesses Evacuated After Gas Leak at SoCalGas Compressor Station   SoCalGas identifies the unannounced leak as a “normal purge” Ventura, CA — Ventura Westside residents found themselves under evacuation orders over the Fourth of July weekend after a gas leak was identified at the SoCalGas Olive St. compressor station site on Saturday, […]

3 AM Shooter Is At Large; Ventura Police Seek Assistance

3 AM Shooter Is At Large; Ventura Police Seek Assistance

PRESS RELEASE Incident: Shooting Investigation Location: 3000 Block of Johnson Dr. Date/Time Occurred: 7/7/2021 @ 0300 Officer(s) Involved: Patrol, CSI Suspect(s): Unknown Report #: 21-43608 Narrative: On July 7, 2021, at approximately 0300 hours, Ventura Police Department patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting victim in the 3000 block of Johnson Dr. Officers […]

Tequila & Taco Festival Returns to Ventura in July!

Tequila & Taco Festival Returns to Ventura in July!

IT’S BACK! CALIFORNIA’S LARGERST TRAVELING TEQUILA & TACO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO VENTURA IN JULY Ventura, CA) – With restrictions on concerts and festivals lifted in California as of June 15, Ventura’s beloved Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be returning on July 24 – 25 to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  Festivalgoers will be able to […]

Ventura College Foundation Receives $184+K Gift From Aurora Loss Estate To Support Nursing

Ventura College Foundation Receives $184+K Gift From Aurora Loss Estate To Support Nursing

Press Release Ventura, Calif.–Ventura College Foundation, which provides financial support to students and programs of Ventura College, received $184,105 from the estate of long-time Ventura College supporter Aurora Loss who passed away in April 2020 at age 102. Loss has a 20-year history of giving to Ventura College Foundation to fund scholarships for Ventura College […]

Celebrate Father’s Day in Ventura Style!

Celebrate Father’s Day in Ventura Style!

Maybe he built your first bike. Maybe he let you jump off the high dive when Mom wasn’t looking. Maybe it’s time to return the favor. No better place to find what your father deserves than at the Ventura Visitors Center. We have the gifts dads actually want. Ventura branded corduroy caps, raglan t-shirts and […]

Ventura | Arrest for robbery and vandalism

Ventura |  Arrest for robbery and vandalism

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release Robbery, Delaying a Peace Officer, and Vandalism Arrest Ventura Police Patrol officers responded to a report of a theft which just occurred in the 1000 block of East Thompson Blvd. The suspect had entered the business and after a brief altercation with the employees, stole an item from […]

Make Magical Road Trip Memories in Ventura

Make Magical Road Trip Memories in Ventura

Why is Ventura the perfect road trip stop? Well for one thing, in these times a road trip anywhere might be the best medicine possible. For another, Ventura is in California, and if there’s a better road trip state than California, well, we’ll eat your wheels. A California road trip stuns you, beguiles you, seduces you, makes your […]

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