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November 11, 1993 | MATTHEW MOSK
Reduced attendance has prompted several Ventura County parks to close three days a week until the spring. Soule Park in Ojai, Steckel Park in Santa Paula, College Park in Oxnard, and Camarillo Grove Park in Camarillo, will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until March 1. The limited schedule began this month after county officials determined that the parks were rarely used on weekdays during the winter.
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September 4, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
For decades, pigeons have cooed and warblers warbled in a rambling, county-owned aviary near Santa Paula. But these are hard times for government-subsidized housing, particularly for birds. Lacking the money for badly needed improvements, Ventura County officials are not swayed by the call of the cockatoos, conures, parrots, parakeets, peacocks — or those who love them. They have placed 29 of their feathered friends in adoptive homes and two sick birds at rescue centers. Over the next few months, they'll seek homes for the 100 or so that remain.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Intent on making Ventura County parks pay for themselves, officials on Wednesday showed off plans for a 16,000-seat amphitheater and an 18-hole golf course in the hills just south of the city. The outdoor arena, the first of its kind in the county, could lure top-draw musical acts and plays to Camarillo Regional Park, which lies on about 370 acres between the state mental hospital and the Ventura Freeway.
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March 27, 2001 | CARRI KARUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The former City Hall building was a mess. It sat vacant and vandalized on a hillside, a sad reminder of days gone by when fewer homes dotted the Conejo Valley and less traffic traveled the nearby Ventura Freeway. But the two-building complex that once served as the local center of government has found new tenants and a new purpose. The Arts Council Center, in partnership with the city and the Conejo Recreation and Park District, plans to move into the northernmost building at 401 W.
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December 30, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County judge on Tuesday cleared the way for a state parks agency to begin condemnation proceedings against Soka University, beating an impending deadline that would have hiked the price of the 244-acre campus by about $10 million. The decision, a victory for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, allows the agency to start the seizure process before Jan. 1, when a new state law that would have upped the price takes effect. But Superior Court Judge Barbara A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County judge dealt a potentially fatal blow Tuesday to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy's attempts to condemn Soka University's scenic Calabasas campus, long coveted by state and federal agencies as the site for a national park headquarters. Superior Court Judge Barbara A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three state appeals court justices in Ventura appeared to disagree Thursday over how the laws apply to the attempt by state park authorities to seize Soka University's scenic campus in Calabasas. Justices of the 2nd District Court of Appeal appeared split over whether to dismiss the case on procedural grounds or attack more substantial questions raised by lawyers for the university and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
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September 11, 1988 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
A 326-acre park that might include an Old West town, a steam-powered railroad, a Mexican rodeo arena, a 1,500-seat amphitheater and nostalgic "Burma Shave" signs intended to whisk visitors back to the frothy past, has been proposed for a site near Camarillo. The park would be located on land owned by Ventura County about 2 miles from Camarillo State Hospital off Lewis Road, said Blake Boyle, deputy director of recreational services for the General Services Agency.
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February 17, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County judge dealt a potentially fatal blow Tuesday to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy's attempts to condemn Soka University's scenic Calabasas campus, long coveted by state and federal agencies as the site for a national park headquarters. Superior Court Judge Barbara A.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trains rumble by and traffic from the Pacific Coast Highway is a few yards away, but for the mile-long chain of RVs nestled on the Rincon Parkway above Ventura, camping doesn't get much better than this. The ocean is so close they sometimes feel the spray as the waves splash the boulders below them. The pounding surf muffles the unpleasant noises of civilization and lulls them to sleep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2000 | TRACI ISAACS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite its growth over the years, Moorpark--Ventura County's youngest and safest city--is the quintessential small town. Former postmaster Bart Miller, who arrived half a century ago, remembers when door-to-door mail service was a luxury reserved for larger towns and not a single traffic light hung above Moorpark Avenue. Today, Miller and his wife, Vernice, will witness the dedication of the town's latest addition: a six-acre community park named after the couple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1998 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A long-running dispute over construction of a golf course and a 16,000-seat amphitheater at Camarillo Regional Park was argued in court Tuesday, with lawyers for two environmental groups contending that Ventura County's development plan violates state law and local planning policies.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trains rumble by and traffic from the Pacific Coast Highway is a few yards away, but for the mile-long chain of RVs nestled on the Rincon Parkway above Ventura, camping doesn't get much better than this. The ocean is so close they sometimes feel the spray as the waves splash the boulders below them. The pounding surf muffles the unpleasant noises of civilization and lulls them to sleep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Intent on making Ventura County parks pay for themselves, officials on Wednesday showed off plans for a 16,000-seat amphitheater and an 18-hole golf course in the hills just south of the city. The outdoor arena, the first of its kind in the county, could lure top-draw musical acts and plays to Camarillo Regional Park, which lies on about 370 acres between the state mental hospital and the Ventura Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three state appeals court justices in Ventura appeared to disagree Thursday over how the laws apply to the attempt by state park authorities to seize Soka University's scenic campus in Calabasas. Justices of the 2nd District Court of Appeal appeared split over whether to dismiss the case on procedural grounds or attack more substantial questions raised by lawyers for the university and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1993 | MATTHEW MOSK
Reduced attendance has prompted several Ventura County parks to close three days a week until the spring. Soule Park in Ojai, Steckel Park in Santa Paula, College Park in Oxnard, and Camarillo Grove Park in Camarillo, will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until March 1. The limited schedule began this month after county officials determined that the parks were rarely used on weekdays during the winter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1998 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A long-running dispute over construction of a golf course and a 16,000-seat amphitheater at Camarillo Regional Park was argued in court Tuesday, with lawyers for two environmental groups contending that Ventura County's development plan violates state law and local planning policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2000 | TRACI ISAACS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite its growth over the years, Moorpark--Ventura County's youngest and safest city--is the quintessential small town. Former postmaster Bart Miller, who arrived half a century ago, remembers when door-to-door mail service was a luxury reserved for larger towns and not a single traffic light hung above Moorpark Avenue. Today, Miller and his wife, Vernice, will witness the dedication of the town's latest addition: a six-acre community park named after the couple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County judge dealt a potentially fatal blow Tuesday to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy's attempts to condemn Soka University's scenic Calabasas campus, long coveted by state and federal agencies as the site for a national park headquarters. Superior Court Judge Barbara A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County judge dealt a potentially fatal blow Tuesday to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy's attempts to condemn Soka University's scenic Calabasas campus, long coveted by state and federal agencies as the site for a national park headquarters. Superior Court Judge Barbara A.
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