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May 30, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a dismayed cluck and an exasperated sigh, Jean Maxfield hurries to set the record straight: The half-finished estates she is marketing are definitely, absolutely, undeniably in Thousand Oaks. And anyone who says they are in Newbury Park is just plain wrong. In reality, the $400,000 homes off Ventu Park Road do lie within the city of Thousand Oaks--but also within the neighborhood of Newbury Park. Yet Maxfield will have none of it.
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May 30, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a dismayed cluck and an exasperated sigh, Jean Maxfield hurries to set the record straight: The half-finished estates she is marketing are definitely, absolutely, undeniably in Thousand Oaks. And anyone who says they are in Newbury Park is just plain wrong. In reality, the $400,000 homes off Ventu Park Road do lie within the city of Thousand Oaks--but also within the neighborhood of Newbury Park. Yet Maxfield will have none of it.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1992
Having lived most of my life in rural areas of Ventura County, I have always supported and admired our Sheriff's Department. I believe the department's concern about overcrowding in our jail is sincere. It is a lamentable but logical consequence of growth. Our Board of Supervisors has taken on the task of providing our sheriff with an answer to his problem, and a major new jail facility is proposed. Unfortunately, the Board of Supervisors (with the exception of Supervisor John K. Flynn)
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May 10, 1991 | JANE HULSE
As warmer weather approaches, rattlesnakes are beginning to emerge for their annual summer appearance in rural areas of Ventura County. Animal, fire and law enforcement authorities said they are beginning to get calls from residents who have already encountered the snakes on their property. "We're getting a few calls," said Kathy Jenks, director of Ventura County's Animal Regulation Department. "But we don't expect the heavy snake season until August and September.
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June 19, 1990 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could curb housing construction in the Santa Rosa Valley and other rural areas of Ventura County, state water-quality officials adopted new restrictions on septic tanks Monday. Under the policy adopted by the California Regional Water Quality Board, developers who install septic tanks will, in most cases, have to conduct an extensive study showing that they will not contaminate ground water. Septic tanks catch waste materials from household drains and toilets.
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December 12, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wells at two schools in unincorporated rural areas of Ventura County appear to be running low on water, and at one, muddy water oozed out of the faucets recently. At Laguna Vista Elementary School, two miles east of Oxnard, mud was pumped into the pipes and out the taps last week, prompting officials to shut down the well-pumping system for several hours last week and over the weekend while the 2,400-gallon water tank was flushed.
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