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Ventura County Set To Offer CEO New Five Year Contract

Fri, July 25, 2014

Ventura County Supervisors are set to offer the county’s CEO a new five year contract. Mike Powers has been the county’s top non-elected official since 2011, overseeing a $1.7 billion dollar budget, and 8,000 employees. After a performance review by supervisors, they are set to offer Powers a new contract which would take effect starting Read the Rest…


Underage Alcohol Sales Sweep Targets Adults In Ventura; Two Arrested

Fri, July 25, 2014

Ventura was the scene of a sting operation this week intended to discourage people from buying alcohol from minors. Agents from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control used underage decoys to stand outside of stores, to ask adults if they would buy liquor for them. Most of the 39 people contacted said no, but Read the Rest…


Key Chunk Of Land In Santa Monica Mountains Purchased From Director James Cameron For Preservation

Fri, July 25, 2014

A key chunk of land in the Santa Monica Mountains has been purchased from film producer, and director James Cameron, in a move which will permanently protect it. A combination of state, and Los Angeles County funds were used to buy the 700 plus acres of land in Puerco Canyon, which is between Malibu Creek Read the Rest…


One Man Dead, Second Man Behind Bars Following Fight In Ventura County

Thu, July 24, 2014

One man is dead, and a second is behind bars on a murder charge following a fight in Ventura County. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 100 block of Holt Street around 12:45 yesterday morning, by reports of a stabbing. It’s in the Ventura area, but is an unincorporated part of the county. Read the Rest…


Police Say They Break Up Identity Theft Ring In Ventura County

Thu, July 24, 2014

Authorities say they’ve broken up an identity fraud ring in Ventura County which had hundreds of victims around the country. Simi Valley Police detectives say they discovered the operation following a drug related arrest in March. During the investigation, the detectives say they found evidence of identity theft, and credit card fraud at the Simi Read the Rest…


Santa Barbara Close To, But Not At Water Conservation Goals

Thu, July 24, 2014

A South Coast community is doing well in its efforts to reduce water use in the face of the drought, but hasn’t quite reached its goal. Santa Barbara officials say in June, the city’s water users reduced water consumption by 15%.  However, the goal was 20%. City officials say since nearly half of the water Read the Rest…


Renovated Boys & Girls Club On South Coast Opening Tonight

Wed, July 23, 2014

This is a big day for a Boys, and Girls Club on the South Coast. The United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County is opening its renovated Gym, and Education Center at its Westside Club tonight. The $200,000 project included a new gym floor, additional lighting, plus a number of other updates to Read the Rest…


Crackdown On Drivers Failing To Yield to Pedestrians Leads To 79 Citations On South Coast

Wed, July 23, 2014

The first day of a two day effort to crack down on drivers failing to yield to pedestrians on the South Coast area led to 79 citations. Santa Barbara Police, along with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, the CHP, and city traffic engineers set up stings at seven crosswalks in Santa Barbara, and Montecito Read the Rest…


Woman Struck, Killed By Passenger Train On South Coast

Wed, July 23, 2014

A South Coast woman is dead, after she was struck, and killed by a passenger train. It happened just before 10 a.m. today, on the railroad tracks near the intersection of California Street, and Harbor Boulevard in Ventura. The northbound Amtrak train was traveling at about 55 miles an hour when it approached the train Read the Rest…


Two Men Arrested For Killing Which Followed Confrontation At Last Year’s Ventura County Fair

Wed, July 23, 2014

Two men have been arrested for a confrontation at the Ventura County Fair last year which turned deadly. Ventura police detectives say Gabriel Gutierrez was at the fair last July 31st when he was involved in a verbal confrontation with some other men. The 18 year old man left the fairgrounds, and was walking near Read the Rest…


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