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Bilingual report — County of Ventura: Individual Assistance Approved for Victims of Thomas Fire

Bilingual report — County of Ventura: Individual Assistance Approved for Victims of Thomas Fire

VENTURA —  The Department of Homeland Security announced on January 15 it had amended its major disaster declaration for the state of California to include the County of Ventura and the City of Ventura as areas eligible for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The amendment is the result of an appeal...
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Efforts ongoing to protect Ventura County communities from flood hazards following destabilized hillsides resulting from Thomas Fire

Efforts ongoing to protect Ventura County communities from flood hazards following destabilized hillsides resulting from Thomas Fire

VENTURA COUNTY — Acres of land and vegetation now compromised by the Thomas Fires will have a recovery team consisting of Federal, State, Ventura County and City departments. The team is on high alert as these regions are extremely susceptible to debris flows and flooding. From early modeling already done by VCPWA Watershed Protection District hydrologists,...
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Landscape exhibit by Juvenile Facilities youth takes 3rd place at the Ventura County Fair

Landscape exhibit by Juvenile Facilities youth takes 3rd place at the Ventura County Fair

VENTURA COUNTY — Youth working in the Juvenile Facilities’ landscaping program, along with a certified instructor and Corrections Services Officers, planned, organized resources, completed a project, and entered their work into the Ventura County Fair’s Landscaping and Horticulture exhibit. The exhibit earned a third-place ribbon. Juvenile Facilities youth spent many Saturdays designing and preparing for...
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Ventura County Public Works Agency announces Chris Cooper as new Director of Engineering Services Department

Ventura County Public Works Agency announces Chris Cooper as new Director of Engineering Services Department

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has named as the Director of the Agency’s Engineering Services Department (ESD). Cooper succeeds Herbert Schwind who served VCPWA for over 4 years and retired earlier this year. Cooper is excited for the opportunity to take the helm of ESD for the Agency at...
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Catherine Rodriguez named Ventura County chief financial officer

Catherine Rodriguez named Ventura County chief financial officer

VENTURA — The Ventura County Executive Office announced that Assistant County Executive Officer Catherine Rodriguez has been named the County Chief Financial Officer and Shawn Atin has been promoted to Assistant County Executive Officer, Human Resources. The moves follow the announcement of current CFO Paul Derse’s retirement. “Paul Derse’s well-deserved retirement and the many...
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County Chief Probation Officer Mark Varela named president of statewide association

County Chief Probation Officer Mark Varela named president of statewide association

VENTURA – Ventura County Chief Probation Officer Mark Varela has been named as the president of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), county officials reported in a media release. The 55-year-old organization is based in Sacramento and Varela is the second member from Ventura County to serve as its president. He has previously...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

SANTA BARBARA — The University of California at Santa Barbara has been officially recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. UCSB joins Riverside, Santa Cruz and Merced campuses as Hispanic-Serving Institutions. With six Nobel Laureates on its faculty and a ranking among the top 10 public universities in...
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Commentary: VC Board of Supervisors should reexamine allocation of funds to youth service organizations

Commentary: VC Board of Supervisors should reexamine allocation of funds to youth service organizations

By Armando Vazquez & Deborah De Vries / Guest contributors As the executive director of the KEYS leadership Academy @ Café on A, I have for at least the last 13 years come before you. Sometimes it is once a year, in certain years on multiple occasions; that is when the County of Ventura...
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