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April 23, 2013 | By David Horsey
Here is a political object lesson from the seamier, steamier end of the entertainment business: The new law in Los Angeles County requiring actors in pornographic films to wear condoms seems merely to have pushed the smutty movie industry into the quiet residential areas of unincorporated Ventura County. The lesson? Passing a law to banish unhealthy behavior does not necessarily solve a problem, it just kicks it to another place or directly into a courtroom. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has famously taken on several public health causes during his years in office.
April 22, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins
The young girl told classmates, who told school employees, who told county social workers. But her sexual abuse by a school board member continued for years and some of the school officials who worked with him want to know why. Last week, Brian E. Martin, 49, a member of Ventura County's Rio School District board since 2006, pleaded guilty to continuous sexual molestation of a girl under age 15 and inflicting "great bodily harm" — by...
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