Social Justice Groups In Ventura County To Hold Workshop On Using Technology To Improve Collaboration
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 9:52am
A number of groups in Ventura County are working for social justice, but they’re not always working together.
Tomorrow, groups are gathering in Camarillo for a conference to look at how they can improve coordination of their efforts, using technology.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Social Justice Workshop
Unemployment Up in Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 9:21am
The latest unemployment figures show an increase in the jobless rate on the South Coast.
Ventura County unemployment went from 8.6% in December, to 9% in January.
Santa Barbara County’s jobless rate also increased, from 7.7% in December, to 8.4% in January.
The statewide unemployment figure remained unchanged from December to January, at 9.8%.
Reserve Police Officer Enters Guilty Plea To Vehicular Manslaughter Charge For Fatal Ventura County Accident
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 8:40am
A reserve police officer has entered a guilty plea to a vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charge for a crash last year which killed an off-duty Santa Paula Police officer.
Christopher Blankenship was driving on South Mountain Road outside of Santa Paula last July when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. Kimberley Hemminger of Oxnard was killed, and two other women were injured. The 33 year old woman had been a Santa Paula Police officer for five years.
The 45 year old Santa Paula man could face up to four years in prison when he’s sentenced in May.
Authorities Issue Warning About Scam Involving Electrial Service In Ventura County
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 8:24am
Authorities are warning Ventura County residents about a scam involving electrical service.
Someone has called at least two people in the Camarillo area, and told them that somebody had tapped into their electrical system, and that they were liable for the extra energy usage. They then told the victims to go get money orders to pay off the bill.
Ventura County Sheriff’s department officials are looking for more victims of the scam.
Orange County Leaning Towards Hiring Santa Barbara County CEO
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 12:53am
Orange County wants to hire Santa Barbara County’s CEO, but can’t agree on what she should be paid.
Orange County Supervisors indicated this week that they favored appointing Chandra Wallar with a two year contract, but the discussion stalled when it came to determining, and approving a salary. The situation could remain up in the air for the next few weeks, because the county’s supervisors aren’t scheduled to meet again until April 16th. Waller informed Santa Barbara County Supervisors earlier this month that she was talking to Orange County.
Orange County is the sixth largest county as far as population is concerned in the nation. The county has been without a permanent CEO since the resignation of Tom Mauk last summer.
Major South Coast Museum Celebrating 100th Anniversary
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 12:07am
A museum which helps tell the historical, and cultural history of Ventura County has reached a major milestone.
The Museum of Ventura County is celebrating its 100th anniversary, kicking off things with a community party this weekend.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco looks at the museum’s history, as well as at some of the special events planned for the institution’s centennial.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Museum Of Ventura County 100th Birthday
Link to Museum of Ventura County Website: http://venturamuseum.org/upcoming-events/mvc-events/
11 Arrested As A Result Of Attack On Teenage Girl In Ventura County
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:26pm
11 people were arrested in Ventura County today, after a teenage girl was lured to a home, and beaten as apparent payback for the breakup of a relationship.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Detectives say the 16 year old girl went to a home on the 700 block of St. Charles Drive in Thousand Oaks March 10th, not knowing it was a trap.
She was attacked by four women, and a teenage girl, and beaten so badly she had to be taken to a hospital.
Following a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department investigation, authorities from a dozen law enforcement agencies served search warrants at eight Ventura County locations today.
Nearly 60 officers were involved in the effort, which resulted in nine arrests for the attack, and two other people on other charges.
The charges against the six adults, and five teenagers range from assault with a deadly weapon, to weapons possession and drug charges.
The teenage victim is recovering from her injuries.
Man Gets Probation For Theft Of Artifacts From San Buenaventura Mission
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:07pm
A man convicted of stealing relics from the San Buenaventura Mission has been sentenced to three years probation, plus mandatory participation in a drug treatment program.
Ventura Police say Edward Burgess stole nine artifacts from the mission last September.
Because the items were taken from the rectory, which is considered to be a part of where the priests live, the transient was convicted of second degree residential burglary.
Eight of the nine artifacts have been recovered, while the last one is still being sought.
The artifacts contain chips of the bones of historic religious leaders, Prosecutors has sought jail time for the 26 year old man.
Man Arrested For Carrying Loaded Gun In Ventura Parking Lot
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:53pm
Ventura Police are trying to figure out why a man was walking around the parking lot of an office complex with a loaded gun.
Officers were called to the 5700 block of Ralston Street just after 11:30 this morning, by someone who reported seeing a man with a pistol in his hand in the parking lot.
Arriving officers say they found that Steve Hill standing next to his vehicle, with the doors open.
The found a loaded semi-automatic handgun on the dash.
The 53 year old Texas man was arrested for carrying a loaded handgun in a public place.
Telephone Land Lines Out In Ventura County Community
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:58pm
A Ventura County community is having big telephone problems today.
A key landline for Piru was accidentally cut this afternoon, disrupting service.
Crews are working on the problem, and hope to have service restored sometime this evening.
Cell phone service is unaffected, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is urging people needing to make emergency calls to use wireless service.