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January 12, 1991 | THIA BELL
Ten county inmates will soon be doing physical labor in Ojai as part of a work-release program. Cleaning the debris-filled barranca in Libbey Park will be the crew's first priority, the Ojai City Council decided when it approved their contract Tuesday. Future projects include removing debris from other drainage channels, weeding Nordhoff Cemetery and painting restrooms in Sarzotti Park and fences around public parking lots and City Hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1990 | JANE HULSE
County officials hope to raise an additional $1 million in revenue by charging cities a "booking fee" every time local police book someone into County Jail. The Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday morning on the proposed fee, which already has city officials concerned. Under a new state law, county governments were given the authority to collect booking fees from the cities, as well as fees from school districts for property tax collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1991 | GARY GORMAN
Three former Seabees should be sentenced to Ventura County Jail rather than state prison for severely beating a homosexual man on the Port Hueneme beach in May, according to Department of Corrections reports made public Friday. The reports by psychologists at the department's diagnostic center at Chino differed from presentence evaluations made in July by the Ventura County Corrections Services Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
A 17-year-old Oxnard boy pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday in the shooting death of his stepfather Nov. 30. The youth, who has not been identified because of his age, admitted that he killed Walter Bell, 43, shortly after learning that his mother had died of a gunshot wound. Investigators said that the boy was unaware that his mother, Regina Lewis, 42, had taken her own life and that he mistakenly believed that Bell had killed her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1991 | GERRY BRAILO SPENCER
More than 50 complaints by local residents have resulted in the arrest and conviction of two women who ran a Ventura telemarketing firm that reportedly bilked consumers of more than $6,000. Patricia Lee Darcy, 21, and Shahrokh Mireskandari, 29, both of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor charges of violating telemarketing registration requirements, said Linda S. Groberg, spokeswoman for the Ventura County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1991 | SHERRY JOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If county probation officials have their way, Ventura County may become the first in the state to fund a drug-treatment program using jury fees. Under a plan tentatively approved Tuesday by the County Board of Supervisors, Municipal and Superior Court jurors would be asked to donate their $5-a-day fees to help fund a two-year pilot program for 168 youngsters on probation or in juvenile detention facilities.
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June 27, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now, where were we? Oh yes, two weeks ago, Camarillo health-food fanatic Gypsy Boots was at a function broadcast live bA. radio station KLOS. And he had just shoved a clump of cow droppings into his mouth. Or did he? Well, it depends on whom you ask. "He put the cow dung in his mouth and he ate it," KLOS spokesman Steve Smith said. "It was not a big piece, but. . . . Then he tried to kiss one of the listeners." Boots tells a couple of different stories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
TIMES STAFF WRITER OXNARD--South Oxnard will benefit from a $4.5-million state grant that will pay for a pilot program aimed at turning youths away from gangs and delinquency. The California Board of Corrections awarded the first grant of its kind to the Ventura County Corrections Services Agency this week to pay for the three-year program.
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August 21, 1997 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With help from the Anti-Defamation League, a local woman is putting together a community coalition that aims to help this city's young people confront such hot-button issues as race, sexual orientation and religious stereotypes. The goal of the fledgling group, called Diversity Inc., is to reach young people while they are still in their formative years and remind them to understand and respect the differences in others if they are not doing so already, according to founder Shoshana Brower.
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October 16, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Faced with continuing overcrowding at Juvenile Hall and spiraling lockup costs, Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to buy into a regional boot camp designed to rehabilitate young offenders through military-style regimentation. Ventura County will spend $211,000 to help build a new dormitory at the Los Prietos Boys Camp, a 28-acre camp for wayward children run by Santa Barbara County probation officials.
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