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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1997
A plan to convert free beach access into pay RV camping on a large stretch of the Rincon Parkway between Emma Wood State Beach and the homes at Solimar is underway ("More Beach RV Parking Proposed," April 16). The Ventura County Parks Department is looking for money. There is a lucrative proposal for a multi-use recreational area near Camarillo, but this beach grab is a chance to reap immediate profit. The area in question can be solid with cars on nice days already. It is insane to consider taking away any amount of beach access in this day and age. The time to stop this is now. Even if you just want to be able to see the ocean when you drive along the Rincon, please contact your supervisor and register your protest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1996
We have lived at the foot of Pittsfield Lane for more than 15 years, less than 50 yards from the site of the neighborhood-built volleyball court. We are not players, but we feel the attitude that "we know what's best for you" shown by the Ventura County Parks Department's decision to remove it is bureaucratic arrogance. The posts were planted and the net put in place at no cost to the taxpayers. There is no threat to public safety, there are portable restrooms half a block away at the end of Seward, and most of the players live in the neighborhood and use their own facilities.
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March 21, 1991 | GERRY BRAILO SPENCER
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has awarded a $652,300 construction contract for a new Piru Community Center, with groundbreaking scheduled early next month. McCarthy Construction of Oxnard was the low bidder for the contract, issued Monday for the 3,274-square-foot building on Orchard Street in Warring Park. The site is occupied by dilapidated trailers that serve as the community center.
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May 27, 1991 | THIA BELL
A temporary city more than five times the size of Ojai sprouted at Lake Casitas on Memorial Day weekend, and six park rangers become police, firefighters and medics for the 40,000 campers and fishermen. The rangers patrol 10 miles of roads, 800 campsites and the waters of one of Southern California's largest lakes at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area, five miles southwest of Ojai on California 150.
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September 19, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to acquire a piece of land needed to complete a 16,000-seat amphitheater and golf course in Camarillo. The county would obtain the 43-acre parcel adjacent to Camarillo Regional Park from developer Operating Engineers, a union trust fund.
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May 13, 1991 | JANE HULSE
Aaron Serr, 17, of Ventura didn't relax much during his spring vacation from school. He built a 190-foot-long retaining wall to keep rocks and dirt in place on the Ojai Valley Trail. A Boy Scout since he was 8, Aaron tackled the project to earn his Eagle Scout badge, the organization's highest honor. He had some help from friends in his Boy Scout Explorer Post 6116 and Boy Scout Troop 116, both sponsored by a Mormon church in Ventura.
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June 26, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
Along the Rincon Parkway just north of Ventura sit tiny towers of smooth stones shrouded in gray seaside fog. Some are assembled in fanciful patterns and intricate designs atop giant boulders, like a forest of baby rock trees. To the passing motorist, the delicately balanced formations could be confused for misplaced trail markers or a mini-Stonehenge.
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February 7, 1992 | LARRY SPEER
A Mira Monte man ordered to pay fees to Ventura County for the right to cross a bike path in front of his home said he plans to appeal the ruling in Superior Court. The Ventura County Parks Department took Earl Bebout, 84, to small claims court last week for his refusal to pay $300 in easement fees and upkeep charges for the Ojai Valley Trail, a fence-lined bike and equestrian path that crosses in front of his home on North Ventura Avenue.
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June 21, 2000 | JOSH GOLDSTEIN
Although hundreds of students are out of school for the summer, the Ventura County Parks Department can't find enough workers. "I don't know where they are," said Pam Gallo, parks operations supervisor. Part of the problem, Gallo said, is a hiring freeze imposed earlier this year that kept her from making traditional recruiting visits to area high schools. As a result, many students did not learn about the jobs before school let out.
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June 8, 2000 | JOSH GOLDSTEIN
Local residents are concerned that plans to charge for overnight parking along Rincon Parkway will increase camper traffic. The Ventura County Parks Department, seeking additional revenue, wants to abolish a free parking area and instead charge $18 per night for recreational vehicles during the summer, said Johnny Johnston, the county's general services director. An additional goal is to create a more structured parking area.
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