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Longtime South Coast Judge Retiring After Nearly Three Decades On Bench


A longtime prosecutor, and judge on the South Coast has retired.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Vincent O’Neill stepped down this week after neatly 30 years on the bench. 

O’Neill was a member of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office for more than a decade.  In 1992, he was appointed as a Ventura Municipal Court judge.  In 1995, he was made a Ventura County Superior Court judge.

He has been named as Judge of the Year by the county’s trial lawyers, and has served as Presiding Judge for the court system.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.