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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1999
Reeling from a scathing state report on Ventura County's mental health program, the county Board of Supervisors pledged Wednesday to stop the bickering that has endangered millions of dollars in state and federal aid and mired the mental health department in chaos. But even as they spoke of consensus, board members disagreed over how to reach it.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors are expected to accept $267,000 today from the state Department of Food and Agriculture to root out the glassy-winged sharpshooter, a pest described as the most serious threat ever to California's grape crop. Last month, the federal government declared an agricultural emergency because of the pest and gave California $36.3 million to combat it. Southern California has become a key battleground in the war to keep the insect from spreading throughout the state.
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NEWS
January 31, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite Gov. Pete Wilson's optimistic state budget plan, Ventura County officials are girding for service cuts and funding shortfalls next fiscal year. Wilson's proposed $41.7-billion general fund budget includes a number of caveats that county leaders fear will prompt yet another year of reductions and restrictions, county Budget Manager Bert Bigler said. "We haven't calculated the numbers yet, but general reaction from past experience . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some motorists don't like them because they block out the landscape. Some businesses oppose them because they obstruct their advertising. But for many homeowners who live near freeways, sound walls are a welcome improvement to their quality of life. If the Ventura County Transportation Commission is successful, more freeway sound walls will be erected in the near future.
NEWS
August 30, 1992 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California counties, already limping along on bare-bones budgets weakened by a recessionary economy, are preparing to slash such essential services as police and criminal prosecutions to an extent not seen since Proposition 13 was passed in 1978.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999
Although a site has yet to be selected, Ventura County supervisors have agreed to apply for $40.5 million in state grants to build a juvenile justice detention center. Submission of the grant application to the state Board of Corrections will mean that the county agrees to pay $25 million of the project's estimated cost of $65 million. It also pledges to staff the facility, which could require hiring up to 98 additional probation officers by 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some motorists don't like them because they block out the landscape. Some businesses oppose them because they obstruct their advertising. But for many homeowners who live near freeways, sound walls are a welcome improvement to their quality of life. If the Ventura County Transportation Commission is successful, more freeway sound walls will be erected in the near future.
NEWS
February 5, 1998 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As another storm approached Wednesday, Gov. Pete Wilson declared Ventura County a disaster area, and officials estimated weather damage at $8.5 million and rising--with farmers taking the hardest hit. The governor's declaration of a state of emergency in Ventura and nine other waterlogged counties in Northern California allows local officials to recover 75% of the costs of emergency operations. There were no immediate estimates of those costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County health care officials will ask the Board of Supervisors today to accept state and federal grants and use county dollars to help fund two programs for children and pregnant women. The Women, Infants and Children program, which provides food and services to pregnant women and women with young children, is seeking county approval to add $50,000 in state funds to its $1.1-million budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN
Ventura County supervisors voted Tuesday to seek a $12,845 state grant to buy recycling containers for residents of the rural Santa Susana Knolls community southwest of Simi Valley. If the California Department of Conservation grant is obtained, the county will give each of the community's 400 households two containers for recyclable items, said David Goldstein, an analyst with the county's Solid Waste Management Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1999
Reeling from a scathing state report on Ventura County's mental health program, the county Board of Supervisors pledged Wednesday to stop the bickering that has endangered millions of dollars in state and federal aid and mired the mental health department in chaos. But even as they spoke of consensus, board members disagreed over how to reach it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999
Although a site has yet to be selected, Ventura County supervisors have agreed to apply for $40.5 million in state grants to build a juvenile justice detention center. Submission of the grant application to the state Board of Corrections will mean that the county agrees to pay $25 million of the project's estimated cost of $65 million. It also pledges to staff the facility, which could require hiring up to 98 additional probation officers by 2010.
NEWS
February 5, 1998 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As another storm approached Wednesday, Gov. Pete Wilson declared Ventura County a disaster area, and officials estimated weather damage at $8.5 million and rising--with farmers taking the hardest hit. The governor's declaration of a state of emergency in Ventura and nine other waterlogged counties in Northern California allows local officials to recover 75% of the costs of emergency operations. There were no immediate estimates of those costs.
NEWS
January 31, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite Gov. Pete Wilson's optimistic state budget plan, Ventura County officials are girding for service cuts and funding shortfalls next fiscal year. Wilson's proposed $41.7-billion general fund budget includes a number of caveats that county leaders fear will prompt yet another year of reductions and restrictions, county Budget Manager Bert Bigler said. "We haven't calculated the numbers yet, but general reaction from past experience . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN
Ventura County supervisors voted Tuesday to seek a $12,845 state grant to buy recycling containers for residents of the rural Santa Susana Knolls community southwest of Simi Valley. If the California Department of Conservation grant is obtained, the county will give each of the community's 400 households two containers for recyclable items, said David Goldstein, an analyst with the county's Solid Waste Management Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County health care officials will ask the Board of Supervisors today to accept state and federal grants and use county dollars to help fund two programs for children and pregnant women. The Women, Infants and Children program, which provides food and services to pregnant women and women with young children, is seeking county approval to add $50,000 in state funds to its $1.1-million budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County supervisors will decide today whether to withhold property taxes from the state, joining a revolt against Gov. Pete Wilson's plan to slash funds to local governments. Supervisor Maggie Kildee will ask board members at their meeting today to adopt an ordinance that bars the county's auditor-controller from turning over nearly $50 million in property tax revenue next year to Sacramento--a move state officials call illegal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors are expected to accept $267,000 today from the state Department of Food and Agriculture to root out the glassy-winged sharpshooter, a pest described as the most serious threat ever to California's grape crop. Last month, the federal government declared an agricultural emergency because of the pest and gave California $36.3 million to combat it. Southern California has become a key battleground in the war to keep the insect from spreading throughout the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County supervisors will decide today whether to withhold property taxes from the state, joining a revolt against Gov. Pete Wilson's plan to slash funds to local governments. Supervisor Maggie Kildee will ask board members at their meeting today to adopt an ordinance that bars the county's auditor-controller from turning over nearly $50 million in property tax revenue next year to Sacramento--a move state officials call illegal.
NEWS
August 30, 1992 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California counties, already limping along on bare-bones budgets weakened by a recessionary economy, are preparing to slash such essential services as police and criminal prosecutions to an extent not seen since Proposition 13 was passed in 1978.
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