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Woman arrested for prostitution in Silver Strand neighborhood

Woman arrested for prostitution in Silver Strand neighborhood

Information on suspected prostitution activity led to the arrest of Jennifer Whitman, 52 years old, for engaging and agreeing to engage in prostitution, keeping a house of ill-fame, keeping a disorderly house, and possession of a controlled substance. On January 15, 2016, Whitman solicited a detective working in an undercover capacity for a sex act […]

Oxnard fiscal task force meets- ’14/15 annual report delayed at least to 3/31/16

Oxnard fiscal task force meets- ’14/15 annual report delayed at least to 3/31/16

By George Miller The good news is that the Oxnard Fiscal Policy Task Force composed of the City’s heavyweight financial staff, consultants and auditors will meet Wednesday morning. The bad news is that the books are in even worse shape that the experts thought and the Year ending 6/30/15 CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) will […]

Valley Express 2016 Service Enhancements Includes New Bus Route in Fillmore

Valley Express 2016 Service Enhancements Includes New Bus Route in Fillmore

Effective January 18, Valley Express is excited to announce revised schedules for both Santa Paula routes A and B; a brand new 15-stop River Central Route in Fillmore; connections between Fillmore and Piru routes; expansion of the Dial-A-Ride program to include full service to Seniors (65+); and an increase in daily fares, but monthly bus […]

Special Needs Kids receive New Shoes and More for the Holidays with help from Oxnard PD

Special Needs Kids receive New Shoes and More for the Holidays with help from Oxnard PD

Students at Phoenix Los Nogales School in Camarillo received a big surprise this morning as members of the Oxnard Police Department SWAT team brought them new shoes for the holidays. The students waited in anticipation as the SWAT team rolled up in an armored vehicle full of brightly colored packages. They were all smiles as […]

San Bernardino attacks shape presidential race

San Bernardino attacks shape presidential race

By James Poulos . Presidential candidates in both parties have found challenges and opportunities in responding politically to the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California. In the wake of Tashfeen Malik’s attack, carried out with her husband Syed Rizwan Farook, controversy and criticism has centered around the way federal officials screen foreign immigrants for entry into the U.S. […]

Felony complaint filed by D.A. in Santa Clara Waste Water case–arrests made

Felony complaint filed by D.A. in Santa Clara Waste Water case–arrests made

A felony complaint charging Santa Clara Waste Water Company, Green Compass Environmental Solutions LLC, William James Mitzel of LaVerne (DOB 03/15/1957) and Marlene Joan Faltemier of Ventura (DOB 01/13/1965) was filed for crimes related to the operations of Santa Clara Waste Water Company (SCWWC) in Santa Paula, California. The complaint alleges three felony offenses including […]

Why Aren’t Unions Fighting California’s Bullet Train Boondoggle?

Why Aren’t Unions Fighting California’s Bullet Train Boondoggle?

By Ed Ring  Back in 2008, voters in California approved Prop. 1, a statewide initiative to spend, “$9 billion for building a new high-speed railroad between San Francisco and Los Angeles.” Total cost, $9.5 billion. Remember that? Quoting further from the original initiative’s ballot language: “Bond Costs. The costs of these bonds would depend on interest […]

Sharp divides strain CA on immigration

Sharp divides strain CA on immigration

By James Poulos . Pronounced differences around the issues of legal and illegal immigration have split voters, politicians, donors and immigrants themselves — from matters of funding and poverty to jobs and security. By the numbers California has become a flashpoint for immigration politics despite indications that the long wave of illegal immigration impacting the state has […]

Ventura’s Biggest Secret–This Veteran’s Day at St. Mary’s Cemetery

Ventura’s Biggest Secret–This Veteran’s Day at St. Mary’s Cemetery

This coming Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 10 AM we will be meeting at St. Mary’s Cemetery, one mile east, of the front doors of Mission San Buenaventura on Main Street, for Memorial Services honoring grave side, the service of the 76 American veterans and the one 1869 Medal of Honor recipient, interred there. After […]

Santa Paula City Council: Loss of Ag Land in 2016 SOAR Text and LAFCo Legislation

Santa Paula City Council: Loss of Ag Land in 2016 SOAR Text and LAFCo Legislation

By Sheryl Hamlin SOAR Revisited: Loss of Ag Land in 2016 Text The SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) item on the November 2, 2015 Santa Paula City council was a continuation of a previous meeting where a proposed modification to the CURB (City Urban Boundary) was discussed. At that meeting, the council asked […]

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