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February 2, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Taking the first step in its plans to create permanent housing for the homeless and mentally ill, county supervisors decided Tuesday to consider county-owned property near Camarillo as a possible housing site. The property, a 17-acre parcel on Lewis Road, is also being considered as one of four sites for a proposed $65-million juvenile justice facility.
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June 7, 2001 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bolstering charges that a Mussel Shoals millionaire sexually assaulted three women, Ventura County prosecutors on Wednesday played a videotape in court that showed Andrew Luster having sex with an unconscious 17-year-old girl. The woman, now 21, tearfully watched the 25-minute video, which captured the sound of her snoring as Luster played rock music and occasionally spoke into the camera. "That's exactly what I like," Luster told the camera. "A passed-out, beautiful girl."
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December 3, 1999 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's hot residential and commercial real estate markets are keeping available homes and office space scarce and prices high. While vacancies were up in most of the county for the third quarter of 1999, the rates are still at near lows for the decade, despite more commercial building than at any time since 1986. At a quarterly real estate conference Thursday sponsored by Chicago Title Co.
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April 26, 2001 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several years ago, Jim Barker found himself jobless. He'd been a disc jockey, most recently at KKBZ in Santa Paula. When the station went out of business, he said, "I decided to get a real job." A week after enrolling in a college course in computer science, Barker found himself employed as a word processor and today describes himself as a "computer nerd" for a government contractor based in Camarillo. What does all this have to do with theater in Ventura County?
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March 24, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a defense against campus violence, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department will soon distribute more than 500 cell phones to local high schools. Principals and teachers will be able to use the phones to contact police or fire officials during an emergency, enabling the agencies to respond quickly. The cell phones are the latest tool to prepare California schools for the unthinkable--such as a mass shooting similar to the one in Littleton, Colo., last April.
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October 20, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County prosecutors announced Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty for accused killer Justin Merriman in the 1992 slaying of 20-year-old college student Katrina Montgomery. Merriman, a 27-year-old white supremacist, is accused of raping and murdering Montgomery on Nov. 28, after they met at a party in Oxnard.
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November 3, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC
Fog and chilly temperatures crept over coastal Ventura County on Tuesday, chasing away superheated weekend weather and setting the stage for a week of cooler temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. Dense fog, kept offshore by moderate Santa Ana winds last week, blanketed the coast from Paso Robles to Orange County on Tuesday and will be back this morning.
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April 26, 2001 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several years ago, Jim Barker found himself jobless. He'd been a disc jockey, most recently at KKBZ in Santa Paula. When the station went out of business, he said, "I decided to get a real job." A week after enrolling in a college course in computer science, Barker found himself employed as a word processor and today describes himself as a "computer nerd" for a government contractor based in Camarillo. What does all this have to do with theater in Ventura County?
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August 6, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
Ventura County Superior Court has won a national award for its Mobile Self-Help Center, a converted mobile home that travels the county offering free information on the courts and legal services. The National Assn. for Court Management will present its Justice Achievement Award to Sheila Gonzalez, executive officer of the court, during a conference next week in Atlanta. The county's mobile center was launched in November to improve access to the justice system for people in outlying areas.
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October 4, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT and MARGARET TALEV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A financial advisor is under investigation for allegedly bilking tens of thousands of dollars from dozens of elderly people as part of a massive investment scam involving certificates of deposit, authorities said Tuesday. Vincent Ferro, 42, allegedly received large commissions from at least 85 seniors in Ventura and Los Angeles counties whom authorities said invested more than $10 million through Ferro's Thousand Oaks firm, Capital Advisory Group.
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November 21, 2000 | TINA DIRMANN and MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Ventura County supervisors decide who should replace retiring Auditor-Controller Tom Mahon, his office is once again embroiled in controversy. Due to a miscalculation by the auditor's office several years ago, the county now owes the state $7 million, according to an audit recently issued by the California controller's office. Assistant Auditor Christine Cohen, who is being considered as Mahon's replacement, said Monday that the state's claim is bogus and the county is appealing the audit.
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October 4, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT and MARGARET TALEV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A financial advisor is under investigation for allegedly bilking tens of thousands of dollars from dozens of elderly people as part of a massive investment scam involving certificates of deposit, authorities said Tuesday. Vincent Ferro, 42, allegedly received large commissions from at least 85 seniors in Ventura and Los Angeles counties whom authorities said invested more than $10 million through Ferro's Thousand Oaks firm, Capital Advisory Group.
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August 24, 2000 | JENIFER RAGLAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 8,500 acres of rugged hiking trails, expansive ocean vistas and sun-kissed beaches off the Ventura County coast became public property Wednesday in a scenic ceremony attended by politicians, environmentalists and a rock star. The real estate on the eastern half of the island, a gift from the Nature Conservancy of California, is worth more than $25 million and is said to be the single most valuable land grant to the National Park Service in about 30 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
Ventura County Superior Court has won a national award for its Mobile Self-Help Center, a converted mobile home that travels the county offering free information on the courts and legal services. The National Assn. for Court Management will present its Justice Achievement Award to Sheila Gonzalez, executive officer of the court, during a conference next week in Atlanta. The county's mobile center was launched in November to improve access to the justice system for people in outlying areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Mudville Nine may strike out in Stockton, but Mighty Casey might get another at bat in Ventura County. Although two minor league baseball teams have failed to make it in the county in the past 15 years, owners of the Stockton-based Mudville Nine are considering relocating here if they can find at least 25 acres on which to build a $20-million, 5,000-seat ballpark and parking area, said Tom Seidler, president of Top of the Third, a group that bought the baseball team two years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a defense against campus violence, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department will soon distribute more than 500 cell phones to local high schools. Principals and teachers will be able to use the phones to contact police or fire officials during an emergency, enabling the agencies to respond quickly. The cell phones are the latest tool to prepare California schools for the unthinkable--such as a mass shooting similar to the one in Littleton, Colo., last April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2001 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bolstering charges that a Mussel Shoals millionaire sexually assaulted three women, Ventura County prosecutors on Wednesday played a videotape in court that showed Andrew Luster having sex with an unconscious 17-year-old girl. The woman, now 21, tearfully watched the 25-minute video, which captured the sound of her snoring as Luster played rock music and occasionally spoke into the camera. "That's exactly what I like," Luster told the camera. "A passed-out, beautiful girl."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Mudville Nine may strike out in Stockton, but Mighty Casey might get another at bat in Ventura County. Although two minor league baseball teams have failed to make it in the county in the past 15 years, owners of the Stockton-based Mudville Nine are considering relocating here if they can find at least 25 acres on which to build a $20-million, 5,000-seat ballpark and parking area, said Tom Seidler, president of Top of the Third, a group that bought the baseball team two years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Taking the first step in its plans to create permanent housing for the homeless and mentally ill, county supervisors decided Tuesday to consider county-owned property near Camarillo as a possible housing site. The property, a 17-acre parcel on Lewis Road, is also being considered as one of four sites for a proposed $65-million juvenile justice facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Kyle Haliburton spent this New Year's holiday the way he does every year: camping at one of Ventura County's beaches. After the San Fernando Valley resident helped his wife, Leslee, back their enormous RV from its space Sunday at Hobson County Park near Rincon Beach in anticipation of the ride home, Haliburton said the beach offered a nice, quiet way to celebrate a new beginning, like it does every year. "There's something for everybody. . . .
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