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Julia C Wilson

January 1, 1995
On this first day of the new year, it seems appropriate to take one final look at the events that shaped the last 12 months here in Ventura County--and to see what 1995 might hold in store for us. With the help of a talented corps of photographers, Times staff writer Stephanie Simon does just that today in our annual Year in Review on pages B2 and B3. This county stands in view of both promise and peril this year. While there are hopeful signs that the worst of the economic downturn is behind us, the possible closure of local military bases serves as just one reminder of the uncertainties the county faces.
September 9, 1995
Our city editor, Bill Overend, came to Ventura County when his son was just a toddler. Bill moved from Los Angeles because he thought this would be a better place to raise the apple of his eye. Reporter Daryl Kelley moved his two daughters here from Orange County with the same idea in mind. It might be the reason you moved your family to Ventura County, or why you have chosen to stay here. Talk to any parent for any amount of time, and you hear the same refrain: "We think this is a good place to raise our kids."
May 2, 1992
Ventura County residents sometimes bemoan what comes over the border from Los Angeles County--smog and crime and traffic. Now Angelenos are pointing fingers at Ventura County, as public officials and angry mobs alike blame a jury here for exporting what some believe is injustice. More than that, though, we are hearing people across the nation say that the Ventura County jury was racist in finding no guilt in white police officers charged with beating a black man named Rodney King.
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