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June 26, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newspaper photographer said she was only a little shaken following a scuffle with James T. (Tom) Ely, who was convicted along with his wife of conspiracy and embezzlement in Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday. Victoria Sayer, a photographer for the Ventura County Star-Free Press, had her foot stomped by the trustee, who was wearing cowboy boots, after she took a photo against his wishes. "He just lunged at me," she said.
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May 21, 2005 | Fred Alvarez and Tonya Alanez, Times Staff Writers
Bombarded by vicious online postings concerning race and immigration, a Ventura County newspaper has pulled the plug on a virtual bulletin board that invited readers to comment on stories that appeared on the paper's website. Thousands of Ventura County Star readers have posted messages since January, when the newspaper launched the feature as a way to connect with the community and let residents have a say, said John Moore, assistant managing editor for new media and technology.
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May 21, 2005 | Fred Alvarez and Tonya Alanez, Times Staff Writers
Bombarded by vicious online postings concerning race and immigration, a Ventura County newspaper has pulled the plug on a virtual bulletin board that invited readers to comment on stories that appeared on the paper's website. Thousands of Ventura County Star readers have posted messages since January, when the newspaper launched the feature as a way to connect with the community and let residents have a say, said John Moore, assistant managing editor for new media and technology.
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April 2, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
The former facilities of the Camarillo Daily News, which was taken over by the Ventura County Star, have been sold to AML Communications for $1.3 million. John P. Scripps Newspapers was represented by Daum Commercial Real Estate Services in the sale of the 25,000-square-foot concrete tilt-up building located on two acres of land at 1000 Ave. Acaso in Camarillo. AML, a manufacturer of cellular amplifiers and switching hardware, was represented by CB Commercial Real Estate Group.
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April 2, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
The former facilities of the Camarillo Daily News, which was taken over by the Ventura County Star, have been sold to AML Communications for $1.3 million. John P. Scripps Newspapers was represented by Daum Commercial Real Estate Services in the sale of the 25,000-square-foot concrete tilt-up building located on two acres of land at 1000 Ave. Acaso in Camarillo. AML, a manufacturer of cellular amplifiers and switching hardware, was represented by CB Commercial Real Estate Group.
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November 12, 1993 | KAY SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 67-year-old Camarillo Daily News will cease to exist next month, newspaper officials announced Thursday. The paper will be replaced by a zoned edition of the Ventura County Star-Free Press, which will be called the Camarillo Star-Free Press. E. W. Scripps Co., which purchased the Camarillo Daily News last year from Harris Enterprises, will begin publishing its new edition Dec. 27, said John P. Wilcox, publisher of Ventura County Newspapers.
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November 18, 1994 | KAY SAILLANT
Ventura County Newspapers announced Thursday that the company is changing the name of its three daily newspapers and two zoned editions--a move aimed partly at attracting a larger advertising base. The Ventura County Star-Free Press will drop "Free Press" from its masthead to become the Ventura County Star beginning Tuesday, said publisher John P. Wilcox. Two zoned editions of that paper will be called the Oxnard Star and the Camarillo Star.
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October 24, 1992 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Wayne Lee, 54, editor and publisher of the Simi Valley Enterprise for 16 years, announced Friday that he will leave the paper to return to the Kansas daily where he broke in as a cub reporter 29 years ago. John Bowman, 55, former editor of the Ventura County Star-Free Press, will succeed Lee as editor and publisher of the 16,562-circulation Enterprise, said Peter LaDow, president and chief executive officer of John P. Scripps Newspapers, the California-based subsidiary of E.W.
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July 9, 1991 | PAUL PAYNE
No charges will be filed against community college district Trustee James T. (Tom) Ely after a scuffle in which he reportedly stepped on a newspaper photographer's foot and smashed her camera, a spokesman for the district attorney's office said Monday. The scuffle occurred June 25 after Ely, 55, and his wife, Ingrid, 47, were convicted of embezzling $15,000 from the district by pad ding their expense accounts.
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November 12, 1987
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday for Bob Holt, a longtime Ventura newspaper reporter and columnist. Holt, 69, died Friday of a heart attack. During a 38-year career at the Ventura County Star-Free Press, Holt covered beats ranging from sports to courts, but was probably best known for his folksy columns, often steeped in county history. He continued writing a regular column for the paper from the time of his official retirement in 1983 until his death.
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November 12, 1993 | KAY SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 67-year-old Camarillo Daily News will cease to exist next month, newspaper officials announced Thursday. The paper will be replaced by a zoned edition of the Ventura County Star-Free Press, which will be called the Camarillo Star-Free Press. E. W. Scripps Co., which purchased the Camarillo Daily News last year from Harris Enterprises, will begin publishing its new edition Dec. 27, said John P. Wilcox, publisher of Ventura County Newspapers.
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June 26, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newspaper photographer said she was only a little shaken following a scuffle with James T. (Tom) Ely, who was convicted along with his wife of conspiracy and embezzlement in Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday. Victoria Sayer, a photographer for the Ventura County Star-Free Press, had her foot stomped by the trustee, who was wearing cowboy boots, after she took a photo against his wishes. "He just lunged at me," she said.
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June 27, 1991 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County Community College District Trustee James T. (Tom) Ely is the target of another inquiry by the district attorney's office, this time for a scuffle he had with a newspaper photographer after learning that he and his wife had been convicted of embezzlement and conspiracy. Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury said Wednesday that his office is reviewing police reports to determine whether to file battery charges against Ely.
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December 9, 1994 | KAY SAILLANT
The editor of the Ventura County Newspapers chain resigned suddenly Thursday, citing philosophical differences with management. John R. Irby said he was disappointed by his sudden departure, but declined to comment further. His resignation is effective immediately, Irby said. A replacement for Irby has not been announced. The newspaper chain's publisher, John P. Wilcox, was not available for comment. Irby was hired as editor of the Ventura County Star-Free Press in September, 1992.
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