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February 16, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bowing to complaints from Ventura County officials and environmental groups, the state Public Utilities Commission has agreed to hold a hearing on whether sufficient supplies of water are available to serve the massive Newhall Ranch housing development.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2001 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Site 5 is a pool of muck and goo, coated with slimy pea green algae on top and lined with heavy metals below. It is one of 18 old contamination sites that sit on wetlands and sensitive habitat scattered across the Point Mugu Navy base in Ventura County. And it is part of a bold experiment to clean up a legacy of waste dumping during the environmentally lax 1940s and 1950s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2001 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Site 5 is a pool of muck and goo, coated with slimy pea green algae on top and lined with heavy metals below. It is one of 18 old contamination sites that sit on wetlands and sensitive habitat scattered across the Point Mugu Navy base in Ventura County. And it is part of a bold experiment to clean up a legacy of waste dumping during the environmentally lax 1940s and 1950s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was before sunrise, and Ric Sletten was pedaling. Under a thick, drizzly cloud cover, he pedaled through the streets of Ventura, the avocado farms of Somis and the strip malls of Moorpark. His legs grew tired and became shaky, but he kept right on pedaling all the way through Simi Valley, over Santa Susana Pass and into the parking lot of Cal State Northridge. In total, he pedaled 58 miles to work Wednesday--all in the name of Bike Commute Week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was before sunrise, and Ric Sletten was pedaling. Under a thick, drizzly cloud cover, he pedaled through the streets of Ventura, the avocado farms of Somis and the strip malls of Moorpark. His legs grew tired and became shaky, but he kept right on pedaling all the way through Simi Valley, over Santa Susana Pass and into the parking lot of Cal State Northridge. In total, he pedaled 58 miles to work Wednesday--all in the name of Bike Commute Week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County officials agreed Tuesday to try to identify the source of pollution that has turned one of the world's legendary surfing beaches into one of California's most contaminated stretches of coastline. In a unanimous vote, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors agreed to join Santa Barbara County in a comprehensive $25,000 study of water quality conditions in the 9,300-acre Rincon Creek drainage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1998 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the second floor of the Channel Islands National Park headquarters, a vivid imagination is needed to envision a new environmental education center on a 2-acre lot at the entrance to Ventura Harbor. The site is cluttered with slabs of busted concrete, jetty supports standing like towering chess pieces, and outhouses. The islands are lost in a curtain of fog. But in her mind's eye, Carol J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1991 | RON SOBLE and MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two major oil companies are using tankers to ship oil from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, despite rulings and policies in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties calling for the use of pipelines rather than ships. The decision by Chevron and Texaco Inc. to ship oil from the Point Arguello project off Santa Barbara County by pipeline to the Bay Area, and then by tanker to Los Angeles-area refineries, has angered some local officials and environmentalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to forward to Gov. Pete Wilson the names of two slow-growth candidates for a seat on the California Coastal Commission. The supervisors unanimously endorsed board colleague Maria VanderKolk and Ventura City Councilman Donald A. Villeneuve, while denying a nomination to commission incumbent Dorill B. Wright. VanderKolk voted on both nominations.
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October 16, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County supervisors responded favorably Tuesday to a new proposal that would cluster the massive Ahmanson and Jordan housing projects at a single location and turn more than 10,000 acres of mountain property into public parkland. For the first time, a majority of the board indicated support for the two projects if they are combined on the Ahmanson Ranch in the hills of eastern Ventura County, as proposed by Supervisor Maria VanderKolk and the two developers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bowing to complaints from Ventura County officials and environmental groups, the state Public Utilities Commission has agreed to hold a hearing on whether sufficient supplies of water are available to serve the massive Newhall Ranch housing development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County ranks fourth in the state in the amount of toxic herbicides sprayed along its roadsides, according to a study released Thursday by an environmental group. The report by Californians for Alternatives to Toxics listed Ventura County behind Los Angeles, Orange and Contra Costa counties as having the highest concentration of chemical weed killers applied per mile by Caltrans and county workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County officials agreed Tuesday to try to identify the source of pollution that has turned one of the world's legendary surfing beaches into one of California's most contaminated stretches of coastline. In a unanimous vote, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors agreed to join Santa Barbara County in a comprehensive $25,000 study of water quality conditions in the 9,300-acre Rincon Creek drainage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1998 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the second floor of the Channel Islands National Park headquarters, a vivid imagination is needed to envision a new environmental education center on a 2-acre lot at the entrance to Ventura Harbor. The site is cluttered with slabs of busted concrete, jetty supports standing like towering chess pieces, and outhouses. The islands are lost in a curtain of fog. But in her mind's eye, Carol J.
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February 18, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On Dec. 15, 63-year-old Ngu Van Dang set out from Ventura Harbor aboard his gill net boat, Viet Long, headed for the east side of San Nicolas Island in search of bocaccio. The Ventura resident caught about 4,000 pounds of the bright orange rockfish, well under the federally imposed limit--30,000 pounds per month. But that was 1996. When he returned to port Jan. 6., it was a new year, and the federal government, reacting to a steep decline in bocaccio, had imposed new limits.
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August 4, 1994 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Beaches across the United States were closed to swimmers or posted with health warnings more than 2,400 times last year, with one-third of them occurring in Southern California, according to an annual report released Wednesday by a national environmental group. In California, beach closures and advisories due to high bacteria counts more than doubled to 1,397 in 1993, compared to 609 the year before, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County ranks fourth in the state in the amount of toxic herbicides sprayed along its roadsides, according to a study released Thursday by an environmental group. The report by Californians for Alternatives to Toxics listed Ventura County behind Los Angeles, Orange and Contra Costa counties as having the highest concentration of chemical weed killers applied per mile by Caltrans and county workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1993 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day so clear that beach-goers could see through the hole in Arch Rock at Anacapa Island 11 miles out at sea, air quality officials told area residents their air is so unhealthful they need federal help to clean it up. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials made the pitch to about 130 area business executives, environmentalists, concerned citizens and local government officers gathered during two meetings at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Tuesday.
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March 21, 1994 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About six miles up the Ventura River Valley and just west of California 33 sits Foster Park, a river-side refuge where lovers court and swallows dart through the air. Under a canopy of giant sycamores, eucalyptus and oaks, this 200 acres of nature offers something few other parks in Southern California can--a river. But the Ventura River, with its brushy banks that give children a chance to trap a tadpole or listen to a symphony of chirping birds, also slakes a city's growing thirst.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1993 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day so clear that beach-goers could see through the hole in Arch Rock at Anacapa Island 11 miles out at sea, air quality officials told area residents their air is so unhealthful they need federal help to clean it up. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials made the pitch to about 130 area business executives, environmentalists, concerned citizens and local government officers gathered during two meetings at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Tuesday.
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