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February 6, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN
Following nearly two hours of public testimony, the Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected a controversial Santa Rosa Valley rezoning proposal and a plan to widen Santa Rosa Road, the main thoroughfare through the valley. Supervisor Vicky Howard, whose district includes Santa Rosa Valley, said the $25-million road-widening project was rejected because there are several road improvement projects much higher on the county's five-year priority list.
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March 23, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County supervisors today are expected to again debate whether rural Santa Rosa Road can be widened to more easily handle commuter traffic without destroying the rural lifestyle of the surrounding valley. County transportation staff last year recommended that supervisors begin the process of converting a stretch of the road from two lanes to four.
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October 22, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
After an hour of public testimony, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to put off a decision on reconsidering a traffic policy regarding a gridlocked Santa Rosa Valley intersection. Residents of the upscale rural community don't want any changes, saying the "no right on red'' policy at a traffic light at Moorpark and Santa Rosa roads creates convenient traffic breaks. But commuters who endure extended delays at the intersection want the rule changed.
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December 9, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs Times Staff Writer, Times Staff Writer
Santa Rosa Valley residents could gain a little more clout with the Ventura County Board of Supervisors under a proposal that the panel will consider today. The board will decide whether to approve the establishment of a five-member Santa Rosa Valley municipal advisory council that would review issues regarding planning, traffic safety and public health in the upscale, semirural community. The council would then advise the supervisors on what it considered appropriate actions.
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December 28, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
John B. Lamb, a Santa Rosa Valley rancher, has been named president of the Camrosa Water District's board of directors for the next two years, the district announced. Lamb was first elected to the District 5 seat in 1991 to fill the remaining two years in the term of Ken Gary, who was recalled. Lamb, who was reelected in the fall to a full four-year term, was chosen to succeed outgoing President Jeffrey C. Brown at a special board meeting. Timothy H.
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February 16, 1995 | J.E. MITCHELL
Saying two proposed subdivisions for the eastern Santa Rosa Valley warrant consideration, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors has voted to permit landowners to continue processing their projects through the county's planning division. Voting unanimously Tuesday, the board authorized John and Carolyn Nicholson to continue to pursue their request to change the designation of their 55-acre parcel from open space to rural.
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February 4, 1991 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ
The Board of Supervisors will consider a controversial Santa Rosa Valley rezoning request Tuesday that would bring more than 900 new residents to the area and widen an area road to handle additional traffic. The Caston Trust properties--12 parcels totaling 332 acres--are east of Camarillo between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. The owners want to rezone the parcels to allow for one-acre housing sites.
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March 17, 1995 | JULIE FIELDS
The owner of a commercial nursery in the Santa Rosa Valley was killed early Thursday after his car was rammed by another vehicle and slammed into a power pole. Tadashi Fujii, 60, of Thousand Oaks, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 5:20 a.m. accident on Santa Rosa Road near Rose Lane. Highway Patrol officials said Fujii had just left his business, Fujii Growers Inc., and was heading home when a truck driven by Branco Osvaldo, 47, of Camarillo, struck Fujii from behind.
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December 3, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
About 500 strangers are expected to nose around Laura Linsday's expansive Santa Rosa Valley home on Sunday afternoon. But the visitors are not prospective house buyers or wedding guests from the in-laws' list. Instead, the curious crowds who roam through Linsday's home and those of five other Santa Rosa Valley residents will be indirect donors to charity as they participate in the Meadowlark Service League's 14th annual home tour. The tour, which will run from 1 to 5 p.m.
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December 8, 1988 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
These days, cement-mixers barrel down 2-lane roads in the Santa Rosa Valley almost as frequently as the flatbeds that for years have carted hay to the area's horse set. The trucks are not the only signs of transition in this 24-square-mile valley wedged between Moorpark and Thousand Oaks and isolated from the rest of Los Angeles County by a series of hills. Where avocado and citrus groves recently stood, wooden skeletons of half-built homes sprout.
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October 22, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
After an hour of public testimony, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to put off a decision on reconsidering a traffic policy regarding a gridlocked Santa Rosa Valley intersection. Residents of the upscale rural community don't want any changes, saying the "no right on red'' policy at a traffic light at Moorpark and Santa Rosa roads creates convenient traffic breaks. But commuters who endure extended delays at the intersection want the rule changed.
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October 10, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
A traffic signal has become the latest battleground for Santa Rosa Valley residents who are fighting to maintain their rural lifestyle in the face of encroaching suburban sprawl. Westbound commuters driving through the valley -- a five-mile stretch of homes, farms, nurseries, ranchettes and horse trails surrounded by growing bedroom cities -- want to make a right on red from Moorpark Road onto Santa Rosa Road. Locals want them to stop awhile.
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June 12, 2003 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
The former Santa Rosa Valley home of Socorro "Cora" Caro, convicted in 2001 of shooting three of her sons to death as they slept in their beds, may soon go on the auction block to help Ventura County recoup the $330,000 cost to defend her. The county's notice of intent to sell the house came as a shock to Caro's ex-husband, Dr. Xavier Caro, who moved back into the Santa Rosa Valley home in December, three years after Cora Caro killed the boys and then apparently shot herself.
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December 1, 2002 | Suzie St. John, Special to The Times
Nestled among the million-dollar homes and equestrian trails of Santa Rosa Valley is a tiny elementary school that is the heart and soul of this close-knit community. Think "Little House on the Prairie" meets "Beverly Hills 90210." Part of that feeling springs from the school's size: Only 235 students -- kindergarten through fifth grade -- attend Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School.
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February 13, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that traffic has increased to dangerously high levels, Ventura County supervisors Tuesday created a panel to look into ways to improve safety along Santa Rosa Road near Camarillo. The action comes two months after a 14-year-old Camarillo honor student was struck and killed as she jogged along the two-lane stretch with her father.
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December 19, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heeding the pleas of an anguished father and dozens of residents, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a project that would have allowed traffic to flow freely on a rural road between Moorpark and Camarillo. The action comes a week after 14-year-old Jennifer Bonds was struck by a car and killed while jogging along Santa Rosa Road.
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June 4, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to divert water from Thousand Oaks' sewer treatment plant could strain the water needs of downstream water agencies and farmers in the Santa Rosa Valley, according to a draft environmental report issued last week. But the report also indicates that the environmental effects are insignificant, compared to the benefits of providing a reliable water source to farmers on the Oxnard Plain.
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August 18, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR and MIGUEL BUSTILLO
A head-on crash on Santa Rosa Road killed two people early Monday, including George David Snider, 41, of Chatsworth. The accident occurred about 8 a.m. when a Toyota driven by Snider, heading west on the two-lane road between Camarillo and Thousand Oaks, veered into oncoming traffic and hit a Ford Thunderbird, killing a passenger, Sadie Marie Green, 85, of Simi Valley, authorities said.
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December 13, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old member of the Camarillo High School cross-country team died early Wednesday after being struck by a car as she jogged along Santa Rosa Road with her father.. Jennifer Lynn Bonds, a freshman member of the varsity team, was pronounced dead at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks from massive head injuries. She had been struck about 4:30 p.m.
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November 29, 2001 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three-year-old Gabriel Caro has always called his brothers "the guys." When his father took him back to their house in the Santa Rosa Valley for a brief visit a week or two after the three boys were slain by their mother, Gabriel looked everywhere for them. "Guys?" he called out. "Guys . . . guys?" Xavier Caro choked back sobs in a Ventura County court Wednesday as he told of Gabriel's futile search. He also beamed as he recounted proud moments in the lives of the sons he lost.
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