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April 2, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura residents have raised enough money to keep the Ventura Avenue Library, which has been targeted for closure because it is so expensive to operate, open for two more years, City Councilman Gary Tuttle said Thursday. About $33,000 was raised in a telethon Wednesday evening, Tuttle said, and the Ventura City Council will donate an additional $15,000. "I was so proud of this community.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995 | CONSTANCE SOMMER and DUNCAN MARTELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Ventura citizens commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended taxing city residents to pay for longer hours and more books at the city's three library branches. The seven-member Library Advisory Board passed a resolution asking the City Council to create a citywide library benefit assessment district. The resolution will be forwarded to the council by Monday's meeting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under a barrage of protests from eastside book lovers, Ventura's Library Board decided Wednesday not to recommended closure of H.P. Wright, the city's most popular library and the one that serves Ventura's east end. Instead, the board agreed to ask the City Council for $220,000 over two years to open both H.P. Wright and the city's main reference library, E.P. Foster, for many more hours than they are now. Neither library is open more than 20 hours a week now because of budget problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under a barrage of protests from eastside book lovers, Ventura's Library Board decided Wednesday not to recommended closure of H.P. Wright, the city's most popular library and the one that serves Ventura's east end. Instead, the board agreed to ask the City Council for $220,000 over two years to open both H.P. Wright and the city's main reference library, E.P. Foster, for many more hours than they are now. Neither library is open more than 20 hours a week now because of budget problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995 | CONSTANCE SOMMER and DUNCAN MARTELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Ventura citizens commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended taxing city residents to pay for longer hours and more books at the city's three library branches. The seven-member Library Advisory Board passed a resolution asking the City Council to create a citywide library benefit assessment district. The resolution will be forwarded to the council by Monday's meeting.
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February 14, 1988 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
During one of the First Family's periodic trips to California in August, Nancy Reagan took a bumpy ride by dirt road to a hilltop that provides one of the last undisturbed vistas in this part of eastern Ventura County. The view from the property is the sort she and the President are especially fond of--thousands of acres of rolling hills covered with wild brush. In the valley to the north lie fields of grass where horses graze. To the south and west are views of mountains bordering the Pacific.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993 | KAY SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County library officials are lobbying public schools, community colleges and cities for financial assistance to cover devastating budget cuts--a tactic that some officials say is likely to fail. Library Services Agency Director Dixie D. Adeniran said an infusion of money is the fastest way to restore operating hours and staff shortages at the county's 15 lending libraries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Libraries throughout Ventura County will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All borrowed books due on that date can be returned to book drops in front of most of the libraries. The affected branches include Avenue, Camarillo, Fillmore, E.P. Foster, Ojai, Piru, Simi Valley and Oak Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
Blind or visually impaired voters may check out a tape-recorded version of the June 2 state primary election ballot from 12 public libraries. Each tape contains the official name, summary, analysis and arguments for and against the three propositions on the ballot--152, 153 and 154. The tapes can be checked out from Avenue, H. P. Wright and E. P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN
The Ventura County Community Foundation has released its second annual directory of college scholarships. The 2001 directory lists 300 available scholarships, application deadlines, eligibility requirements and contact names. The guide was funded by the foundation and developed by Cal State Channel Islands. It has been distributed to junior high schools, high schools, colleges and public libraries throughout Ventura County. It is also posted on two Web sites: http://www.ci.csun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993 | KAY SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County library officials are lobbying public schools, community colleges and cities for financial assistance to cover devastating budget cuts--a tactic that some officials say is likely to fail. Library Services Agency Director Dixie D. Adeniran said an infusion of money is the fastest way to restore operating hours and staff shortages at the county's 15 lending libraries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura residents have raised enough money to keep the Ventura Avenue Library, which has been targeted for closure because it is so expensive to operate, open for two more years, City Councilman Gary Tuttle said Thursday. About $33,000 was raised in a telethon Wednesday evening, Tuttle said, and the Ventura City Council will donate an additional $15,000. "I was so proud of this community.
NEWS
February 14, 1988 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
During one of the First Family's periodic trips to California in August, Nancy Reagan took a bumpy ride by dirt road to a hilltop that provides one of the last undisturbed vistas in this part of eastern Ventura County. The view from the property is the sort she and the President are especially fond of--thousands of acres of rolling hills covered with wild brush. In the valley to the north lie fields of grass where horses graze. To the south and west are views of mountains bordering the Pacific.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Struggling with the prospect of closing seven libraries, Ventura County's ailing 16-branch system is asking for approval to solicit donations from county property owners through tax bills for the third straight year. If approved, the Library Services Agency will include request forms in tax bills mailed to more than 200,000 property owners in the fall, officials said. The Board of Supervisors will consider the request at its Tuesday meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2004
Today is Martin Luther King Day. The following schedule will be in effect in observance of the holiday: Government: All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed. Courts: All courthouses will be closed. Mail: All post offices will be closed and no mail will be delivered. Banks: All banks will be closed. Libraries: All Ventura County libraries will be closed. Schools: All Ventura County schools will be closed.
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