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3 hrs ago | SFGate

State lawmakers head to Central America to address immigration crisis

Six California lawmakers will travel to El Salvador and Guatemala next week to meet with national leaders there regarding the surge in unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America for the United States.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Oxnard, CA

8 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Ensure Accurate Picture of Groundwater Supplies in Ventura County

In the midst of California's severe and record-breaking drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, to allow a groundwater management agency in Ventura County to inspect wells to verify how much water has been withdrawn.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Santa Barbara, CA

10 hrs ago | Times Record News

SAFB will not house immigrants

Ventura Star file photo Adrian Calleja and his sister Adriana Diego, of Oxnard, stand in support of the immigrant children who are being sheltered at Naval Base Ventura County on Tuesday..


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA, Port Hueneme, CA, US Military, Sheppard Air Force Base, US Air Force

11 hrs ago | Pacific Business Times

Editorial: Influx of minors pushes immigration reform to top of agenda

Housing undocumented children can not be a long-term mission for Naval Base Ventura County, which has national-defense priorities to focus on.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US News, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Pacific Business Times

Op/ed: Scholarships are investments that pay dividends for generations

In June, the Ventura County Community Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships, the proceeds from nearly $23 million in dedicated scholarship funds entrusted to the organization's care.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Personal Finance, Retirement, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Pacific Business Times

Ventura County to get $4.1M Health Care Innovation Award

The Ventura County Health Care Agency is slated to receive $4.1 million in federal funding to study treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, one of the most common lung conditions in the U.S. The Ventura County Health Care Agency is slated to receive $4.1 million in federal funding to study treatment of chronic obstructive ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Point Reyes Light

Debra Gray, 1961 - 2014

Debra Gray, an introverted woman known for her devotion to her extended family who quietly supported herself on earnings in restaurant kitchens and at gas station counters, passed away last month.


Related Topix: Tomales, CA, Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA), Stinson Beach, CA, Recreational Vehicle, Kit

Ventura County Reporter

Time for Action

Ojai Land Conservancy: Meadows Restoration Project Volunteers are needed every Friday morning at the Ojai Meadows, located next to Nordhoff High School on Maricopa Highway in Ojai, to assist staff and the restorations specialists with raking, planting and providing general help with the project.


Related Topix: Ojai, CA, Fire

Ventura County Reporter

Fine dining feels like family

In a town where the term "fine dining" is thrown around a lot, it can sometimes be hard to find a place that can accurately make that claim.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Country Club, CA, Wine, Drink, Baked Goods, Bread

Ventura County Reporter

Vicodin to Heroin

V entura County is facing a big problem, one that is plaguing medical communities around the country.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Health, Pain

NBC Los Angeles

Police Killing of Innocent Bystander Justified: DA

Alfonso Limon was shot and killed in the crossfire when officers exchange gunfire with two individuals after an Oxnard pursuit.


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Four arrested in suspected gang stabbing attack in Ventura County

Jonathan Alinei and Briana Ayala, both 20, were among four people arrested in connection with knife attack in Thousand Oaks that police say was gang related.


Related Topix: Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA), Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA)


Temporary shelter in Port Hueneme houses nearly 600 undocumented minors

A Port Hueneme shelter that's housing hundreds of unaccompanied children who have illegally crossed the Southwest border is operating near or at capacity, visitors say.


Related Topix: Port Hueneme, CA, Prison, Family, Kids

Fillmore Gazette

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Hit and Run / Driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Fillmore Police Department, arrested Ruben Estrada for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


Related Topix: Fillmore, CA

Exclusive: More Military Bases Asked to Provide Facilities for Illegal Aliens

As the border crisis continues, the Department of Defense is requesting that additional military bases make housing facilities and land available to accommodate a continued influx of illegal alien children.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Port Hueneme, CA, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Bridenstine

Memorial Service for Firefighter Will Be Held in Arcadia Today

A service for firefighter Mike Herdman, whose body was found in Los Padres Forest in Ventura County after a two-week search, will be held in Arcadia today.


Related Topix: Arcadia, CA

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

Adrian Calleja and his sister Adriana Diego, of Oxnard, stand in support of the immigrant children who are being sheltered at a naval base in Port Hueneme, Calif., outside the base Tursday, July 8, 2014.


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA, Port Hueneme, CA, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors

Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers, community leaders tour base, rally for detained minors

Protester Darlene Mosser sits outside the Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme on Tuesday, when religious, community and legislative leaders toured the facility holding hundreds of unaccompanied minor detainees.


Related Topix: Port Hueneme, CA, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Ventura, CA

CBS Local

Donald Trump Fights To Keep Large American Flag Flying At Southland Golf Course

Business magnate Donald Trump is fighting - not over an investment - but to keep the Stars and Stripes flying from a 70-foot flagpole at his Southland Trump National Golf Course.


Tue Jul 08, 2014

Pro-Amnesty Protest: Would Obama Send His Kids 'Back to Kenya'?

Over 100 pro-amnesty activists from Southern California traveled to Naval Base Ventura County on Tuesday to stage a demonstration outside the gates to demand "humane treatment" for illegal aliens who have been transferred there from Texas by U.S. Border Patrol.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Cal State Northridge, Oxnard, CA