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May 22, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cities across Ventura County will soon begin to implement a 1998 anti-sprawl ballot measure by enacting a series of new laws that could one day shield nearly 200,000 acres of farmland and open space from urban development. City and county officials say they are moving forward with plans to create large new agricultural greenbelts and to strengthen rules that protect existing farm preserves.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Unincorporated areas of Ventura County are joining other communities that require actors in porn films to wear condoms. The County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance Tuesday that takes effect immediately, according to the Ventura County Star , which reported that no one spoke out against or in favor of the law. The supervisors spoke only briefly about it, the newspaper reported. The ordinance would be enforced by the county's public health department, which would send inspectors to film locations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the Mexican Consul in Oxnard have begun meeting to promote better understanding between law enforcement and Mexican immigrants living in the county. Specifically, the Sheriff's Department and consul plan to publish and distribute a pamphlet written in Spanish explaining areas where Mexican and United States law differs. For example, in Mexico it is legal to drink while you are driving. Bribes to police are not uncommon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court has rejected Ventura County's appeal of its lawsuit aimed at overturning a local public safety funding ordinance, raising the likelihood that a dispute over specific provisions of the law will proceed to a costly trial. On a 5-1 vote, the justices declined to review the constitutionality of the 1995 ordinance. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Henry J. Walsh had declared the law legal and the 2nd District Court of Appeal declined in September to review that decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County residents who want to contest parking tickets will soon have to take their case to City Hall instead of the county courthouse. But unhappy motorists may find some of the county's 10 cities more prepared than others to deal with their complaints. Under provisions of a 1992 state law, cities must take over the job of holding hearings on contested parking tickets issued in their boundaries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Unincorporated areas of Ventura County are joining other communities that require actors in porn films to wear condoms. The County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance Tuesday that takes effect immediately, according to the Ventura County Star , which reported that no one spoke out against or in favor of the law. The supervisors spoke only briefly about it, the newspaper reported. The ordinance would be enforced by the county's public health department, which would send inspectors to film locations.
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January 8, 2003 | Jeanne Wright, Special to The Times
It was December 2001, three days after Christmas, that the community of Thousand Oaks mourned the deaths of two teenagers killed in a horrifying car accident. Kenneth Marshall Glass and Jordan Bass, both 16, became the fifth and sixth teenagers to die that year in car crashes in the Thousand Oaks area. The fatal car accidents sent a chill through the community. Parents and law enforcement officers said too many children had been lost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court has rejected Ventura County's appeal of its lawsuit aimed at overturning a local public safety funding ordinance, raising the likelihood that a dispute over specific provisions of the law will proceed to a costly trial. On a 5-1 vote, the justices declined to review the constitutionality of the 1995 ordinance. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Henry J. Walsh had declared the law legal and the 2nd District Court of Appeal declined in September to review that decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Interjecting pointed questions, Superior Court Judge Henry Walsh listened intently Monday as opposing legal teams in Ventura County's public safety funding battle squared off for a critical court hearing. Walsh's questions and comments during the hourlong proceeding indicated he would be focusing on a single legal issue: Does a local public safety funding law illegally intrude upon the budget-setting authority of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the phone ringing incessantly, Angie Lopez leans over the counter at the Family Law Self-Help Center and calmly explains to a 23-year-old father how to fill out a handful of child-support documents. She darts to a file cabinet to retrieve another form while instructing a woman seeking a divorce to add her name to the sign-in sheet, already crowded with a dozen others wanting help with low-cost divorces. "It gets kind of hectic in here," Lopez says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Interjecting pointed questions, Superior Court Judge Henry Walsh listened intently Monday as opposing legal teams in Ventura County's public safety funding battle squared off for a critical court hearing. Walsh's questions and comments during the hourlong proceeding indicated he would be focusing on a single legal issue: Does a local public safety funding law illegally intrude upon the budget-setting authority of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors?
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January 8, 2003 | Jeanne Wright, Special to The Times
It was December 2001, three days after Christmas, that the community of Thousand Oaks mourned the deaths of two teenagers killed in a horrifying car accident. Kenneth Marshall Glass and Jordan Bass, both 16, became the fifth and sixth teenagers to die that year in car crashes in the Thousand Oaks area. The fatal car accidents sent a chill through the community. Parents and law enforcement officers said too many children had been lost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of struggling to retain young lawyers, the Ventura County district attorney's office is losing three of its veteran prosecutors to retirement. Bob Calvert is stepping down this summer, Pete Kossoris expects to leave on his 64th birthday in October, and Don Glynn, though he still works part time, formally retired in June. Collectively, they have 82 years on the job, and have tried scores of homicide cases and sent seven men to death row.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cities across Ventura County will soon begin to implement a 1998 anti-sprawl ballot measure by enacting a series of new laws that could one day shield nearly 200,000 acres of farmland and open space from urban development. City and county officials say they are moving forward with plans to create large new agricultural greenbelts and to strengthen rules that protect existing farm preserves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the phone ringing incessantly, Angie Lopez leans over the counter at the Family Law Self-Help Center and calmly explains to a 23-year-old father how to fill out a handful of child-support documents. She darts to a file cabinet to retrieve another form while instructing a woman seeking a divorce to add her name to the sign-in sheet, already crowded with a dozen others wanting help with low-cost divorces. "It gets kind of hectic in here," Lopez says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the Mexican Consul in Oxnard have begun meeting to promote better understanding between law enforcement and Mexican immigrants living in the county. Specifically, the Sheriff's Department and consul plan to publish and distribute a pamphlet written in Spanish explaining areas where Mexican and United States law differs. For example, in Mexico it is legal to drink while you are driving. Bribes to police are not uncommon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of struggling to retain young lawyers, the Ventura County district attorney's office is losing three of its veteran prosecutors to retirement. Bob Calvert is stepping down this summer, Pete Kossoris expects to leave on his 64th birthday in October, and Don Glynn, though he still works part time, formally retired in June. Collectively, they have 82 years on the job, and have tried scores of homicide cases and sent seven men to death row.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting approval to do anything on your property is complicated enough nowadays. But getting permission to raise rattlesnakes and alligators in a suburban area is a lot more complicated, and expensive, than knocking out a wall to add a sun room. Just ask Jim and Gina Brockett, of Brockett's Film Fauna, which for two decades has supplied everything from poisonous spiders and big reptiles to mounds of maggots for Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County residents who want to contest parking tickets will soon have to take their case to City Hall instead of the county courthouse. But unhappy motorists may find some of the county's 10 cities more prepared than others to deal with their complaints. Under provisions of a 1992 state law, cities must take over the job of holding hearings on contested parking tickets issued in their boundaries.
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