July 14, 2017 RSS feed / Community

County pushes back against proposed law aimed at private contracts

Officials say bill adds layer of red tape

A proposed bill that aims to place stricter controls on dealings between county governments and private contractors could result in higher costs and fewer vital services for Ventura County residents, local officials said. More...

Simi Valley doctor admits to over prescribing controlled substances

A Simi Valley internal medicine doctor who admitted to using his office as a drug supply for users and dealers faces up to a year in jail and five years’ probation when he is sentenced in Ventura County Superior Court Aug. 14.  More...

Softball team best in the west

TOUGH TO B EAT— Moorpark’s U-10 gold All- Star team won the USA Softball Western “B” District Championship in June at Arroyo Vista Park in Moorpark; placed fourth in state at a July tournament in Lancaster; and qualified for r More...

Fortnightly Club presents scholarships

HEADED TO COLLEGE—The Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club honored its 2017 high school scholarship recipients at the club’s June meeting in Moorpark. More...

Little League team wins big title

PERFECT RECORD—Moorpark Little League’s U-10 All-Star team beat Thousand Oaks 4-2 on July 7 to go undefeated and win the District 13 championship. The team is headed to Nipomo for sectionals. More...

Man pleads not guilty in pickax attack of Moorpark woman

A 27-year-old Santa Paula man accused of attacking a Moorpark woman with a pickax in her backyard pleaded not guilty last week to several felony counts and is due back in court next week.  Abel De Jesus Monroy made an initial appearance July 7 a More...

Want to marry on a weekend? New law makes it possible

Allows judges and commissioners to charge a nominal fee for service

Why drive to Vegas? For $143—$98 for the marriage license and $45 for the actual ceremony—a couple can get hitched quickly and inexpensively during the week at the Ventura County clerk’s office. More...

CHP office looking for new dispatch operators in Ventura

Joanne Smith deals with life and death every day, and she never loses her cool. More...

Robot camp

Robotics & Things of Simi Valley is offering two summer camps for boys and girls at Homewood Suites in Agoura Hills.  Robotics for K-2 and grades three through eight will meet from 9 a.m. More...

Nonprofit needs funds to battle weeds

A habitat restoration organization has removed several acres of dried-out Arundo donax, a bamboo like giant grass that posed a fire hazard to a Moorpark mobile home park. More...