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Archives for July 2012

Ventura County Company Gets State Grant To Develop Renewable Energy Source For Biodiesel Plant

Tue, July 3, 2012

A Ventura County company has received a $1.8 million dollar state grant to harness renewable energy resources to power a biodiesel processing facility. The California Energy Commission awarded the money to Biodiesel Industries of Ventura. Plans call for multiple renewable resources, like solar power, to be integrated into a power source for the facility. The Read the Rest…

Shuttle Bus Fares Increase In Southern Santa Barbara County

Mon, July 2, 2012

It now costs twice as much to use a popular shuttle bus service on the South Coast. Electric shuttle bus service in Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara has gone from 25 cents, to 50 cents. Metropolitan Transit District officials say one of the big reasons for the hike is the loss of redevelopment fund money which Read the Rest…

Two Men Arrested For Break In, Fires At Ventura County High School

Mon, July 2, 2012

Two Ventura men are facing multiple charges after police say they caught them early this morning trying to burglarize a high school. Ventura Police responding to a burglary alarm at Buena High School around one this morning saw someone with a flashlight inside the school’s cafeteria. Officers set up a perimeter around the school, and Read the Rest…

U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo Team Wrapping Up Training in Ventura County For 2012 Summer Games In London

Mon, July 2, 2012

The start of the 2012 Summer Olympics is now less than a month away. A Ventura County based U.S. team which brought home a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics four years ago is hoping to return from London with the gold this August. For the second Olympics in a row, the U.S. Men’s Water Read the Rest…

75 Year Old Ventura County Woman Murdered; Grandson In Custody

Mon, July 2, 2012

The grandson of a 75 year old Ventura County woman is behind bars today for her murder. Simi Valley Police were called to the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue around four Sunday afternoon by worried relatives, who had been unable to reach Isabel Hernandez. Officers forced their way inside her apartment, where they found her Read the Rest…

Teenager Accused Of Shooting At Police In Santa Paula

Mon, July 2, 2012

A Ventura County teenager has been arrested by Santa Paula police, after officers say he pulled a gun on them, and started shooting. It happened at around noon on Friday. Officers on patrol say they stopped a teenager for crossing against the stoplight at Harvard Boulevard, and Olive Street. They say as they were talking Read the Rest…

Ventura County Museum Chief Gets New Job

Mon, July 2, 2012

A man who’s been with Ventura County’s largest museum for nearly two decades, and headed it for a dozen years has taken a new job in Iowa. Tim Schiffer is leaving his post as Executive Director of the Museum of Ventura County for a similar post at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Schiffer Read the Rest…

Death Of 75 Year Old Woman In Ventura County Being Investigated As Homicide

Mon, July 2, 2012

Authorities say the discovery of the body of a 75 year old woman in her Simi Valley apartment is being investigated as a homicide. Simi Valley Police were called to the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue around four Sunday afternoon by worried relatives, who had been unable to reach the woman. Officers forced their way Read the Rest…

Three Teens Arrested For Trio Of Unrelated Graffiti Sprees In Santa Barbara

Sun, July 1, 2012

Santa Barbara police say they’ve made three separate arrests of teenage boys, which will close more than a dozen graffiti vandalism cases which occurred in the city during the last several weeks. Investigators say they’ve arrested a 15, a 16, and a 17 year old in connection with three unrelated strings of incidents. Police say Read the Rest…

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