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3 hrs ago | The Heartland Institute

Judge Blocks Popular California Pension Reform Initiative

On August 4, California Judge Kent Kellegrew took the unusual step of removing a citizen's initiative from the ballot that would have dramatically reformed pensions for all future employees in Ventura County, California by moving them from a defined benefit pension to a defined contribution retirement.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California, Ventura, CA

9 hrs ago | Pacific Business Times

After Ventura County court battle, pension tensions endure

Reformers spent tens of thousands of dollars on a proposed referendum to change Ventura County's public employee retirement system from a defined-benefit system to 401 -style system.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Santa Barbara, CA, Ventura, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Waves Bring Lost Items to the Surface

Some treasures have come to the surface after local beaches got stirred up from the pounding waves along our coast.


Ventura County Reporter

$7.5 billion water bond measure up for debate

California is in crisis mode with the drought, though it doesn't seem to be bothering too many people.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Ventura, CA, Environment, Science

Pacific Business Times

Stantec to buy tri-county engineering firm Penfield & Smith

Stantec, a large publicly traded design and consulting company, is acquiring Santa Barbara-based engineering firm Penfield & Smith.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Camarillo, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Ventura County Reporter

Note Worthy

If you like seeing the same bands perform all summer long at various events with festive titles then you are in luck.


Related Topix: Bombay Beach, CA, Ventura, CA

The Daily Courier

Man caught with child porn had been on FBI Most Wanted list for over year

Gary Edward Lasher, who on Wednesday accepted a plea agreement in a child porn case against him, was on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list for over a year before he was located in Mexico and sentenced in California on charges of kidnapping and beating his mother-in-law in 2004.


Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Oxnard, CA

Business Journal

Sacramento construction-job growth lags California rate

Construction jobs are up in Sacramento, but the growth rate is below what other cities in California are seeing, according to the Associated General Contractors of California.


Related Topix: California

Fillmore Gazette

Fillmore participates in Big Sur Search and Rescue Mutual Aid

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is sending a contingent of search and rescue volunteers to assist the Monterey County Sheriff's Department in the search for Arvin Nelson.


Related Topix: Big Sur, CA, Fillmore, CA, Monterey County, CA, Arvin, CA, August, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Marine News

Legislation Signed for Ports Upgrades

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2395 Legislation. The bill was co-authored by Bonnie Lowenthal chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee on Ports ; Jeff Gorell, a member of the Select Committee on Ports ; and Hannah Beth Jackson .


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Camarillo, CA, Oxnard, CA

Fillmore Gazette

Microwave Cameras Coming To Fillmore

At the August 26, 2014 Fillmore City Council Meeting Police Chief Dave Wareham announced Fillmore will have a new eye in the sky at three locations.


Related Topix: Fillmore, CA, August, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Piru, CA

CBS Local

Former Assistant Principal At Camarillo High School Pleads Guilty To Sexual Misconduct

The former assistant principal at Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual misconduct involving two victims.


Related Topix: Camarillo, CA

My Mother Lode

Ex Camarillo High official pleads in sex case

A former Camarillo High School administrator accused of inappropriately touching a student and an employee has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.


KMPH-TV Fresno

Woman admits fabricating sexual assault claim

A Ventura County woman has told authorities she made up a story about being held against her will and sexually assaulted in April.


Related Topix: Moorpark, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

LA Daily News

Whata s open, closed on Labor Day in Los Angelesa San Fernando Valley

Government: City, county, federal and state offices, libraries and superior courts will be closed.


Related Topix: Lancaster, CA


Surf's up: Hurricane Marie sends big waves to Southern California

Waves up to 15 feet high generated by a Pacific Ocean hurricane will hammer Southern California beaches in coming days, creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers and threatening coastal flooding, meteorologists said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, California, Hurricane Marie, Los Angeles County, CA, Malibu, CA

CBS 3 Springfield

'War Machine' supporters claim self-defense involved in attack

A supporter of Jonathan Koppenhaver, better known as 'War Machine,' posted a photo of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.


Related Topix: Twitter, Simi Valley, CA, Ventura County (Simi Valley, CA), Holyoke, MA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

City Journal

Rebuked Again: A judge blocks a pension-reform measure in Ventura County

Last year, a group of dogged California pension reformers gathered in a hotel in downtown Sacramento.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Accused former Ventura surgeon surrenders license

The Ventura County Star says as of Monday, Dr. Aria Omar Sabit can no longer practice medicine in the state.


Related Topix: Ventura, CA

California nursing home settles psychotropic medication case for $655,000

Ventura Convalescent Hospital's deal ends litigation filed in 2011, where families of residents said medication was being given without informed consent under the care of a skilled nursing facility physician.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Health, AARP