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September 15, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER and THIA BELL
Greenbelts in the western foothills of the Santa Clara Valley are being considered as sites for a new Ventura Regional Sanitation District landfill. Encom Associates, a San Jose-based consulting firm hired to identify prospective sites, told district officials this week that several greenbelt buffers now dedicated as open space between Ventura and Fillmore might offer a location for the nearly one-square-mile landfill.
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November 7, 2001 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former sanitation district manager was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison for stealing more than $215,000 in public funds from the Ventura-based agency. Carol Deavenport, 55, wept as she was led from the courtroom. Her attorney had asked for probation to give his client time to repay the money, but the judge refused.
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April 2, 1991
Wayne A. Bruce, General manager , Ventura Regional Sanitation District There is no question in my mind that the general public is going to need the landfill capacity. We don't believe there is any health hazard associated with it. We have conducted risk analysis on the gas emissions and monitored a ground well, as continuing extensive environmental monitoring of the site. We would not be proposing an extension unless all health risks were reduced to the bare minimum. It will take between two and three years to complete the existing permitted filling of the landfill, so all we're asking for is to extend an arbitrary time limit and the existing permits so that we can properly close it, which is what is necessary to protect the environment.
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January 3, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former manager at the Ventura Regional Sanitation District has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzlement, money laundering and income tax fraud after more than $200,000 disappeared from the district's budget. Carol Ann Deavenport faces 52 criminal counts for allegedly embezzling $215,000 from the sanitation district over five years. Deavenport was arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on Dec. 28 after turning herself in to authorities. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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January 2, 1993
On Dec. 17, 1992, the county staff made public the proposed contract between the county and Waste Management Inc. for the development and operation of the Weldon Canyon Landfill. The press followed the announcement with stories extolling the high level of profit (reported at $156 million or 35%) apparently being extracted by Waste Management for the privilege of disposing the county's garbage. To say the least, we at the Ventura Regional Sanitation District (VRSD) are appalled at the proposal that Waste Management Inc. be permitted a reported 35% profit--over $156 million over the life of the contract.
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June 7, 1996
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is to be commended for its foresightedness in voting to expand the Toland Road Landfill. Environmental impacts of the project were addressed and mitigated. Had the conditional use permit been denied, it would have been impossible to mitigate the impact on human resources--the impact of 122 hard-working, loyal employees of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District losing their jobs. Already reeling from bank mergers and corporate downsizing, Ventura County would have been hit with another $140-million loss to its economy.
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January 29, 1991
Your Jan. 14 article, "Recycling Center Far From Secure," touches upon a vital topic today in Ventura County--waste management. The Times is to be commended for tackling a complex subject. It should be noted that there are important differences between the subject of the article, Gold Coast Recycling, an intermediate processing center (IPC) and the recycling station proposed by the Ventura Regional Sanitation District. The IPC is without a doubt a pioneering, successful Ventura facility in recovering glass, metals, plastics, cardboard and newspaper--all the clean recyclables.
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February 26, 1992 | JANE HULSE
The Ventura Regional Sanitation District will hold a hearing Thursday on whether the Bailard Landfill in Oxnard should be allowed to operate after December, 1993, when its permit expires. The hearing is a chance to respond to an environmental impact statement prepared on the possible extension of the permit. The district proposes that the landfill operate until it reaches capacity or until May, 1997, whichever comes first. The landfill, at 4105 W.
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February 4, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
Service Employees International Union Local 998 and the Ventura Regional Sanitation District, union officials said Monday. Larry Wear, associate director of the 40-member union, said the mediator will begin work Wednesday, and the union hopes to reach a settlement by Friday.
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January 13, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Directors for the Ventura Regional Sanitation District have selected Fillmore Councilman Don Gunderson to serve as the public waste agency's new chairman, the agency has announced. He succeeds Camarillo Mayor Charlotte Craven in the one-year position. The district, whose members represent eight of Ventura County's 10 cities and several special districts, operates two landfills--Bailard in Oxnard and Toland near Santa Paula--and resource recovery and waste water treatment facilities.
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March 1, 2000
Supervisor Kathy Long has been commended for her efforts to preserve and improve conditions in the Santa Clara Valley. These include challenging plans for development on the Newhall Ranch that threatened our water supply, taking the lead in preserving greenbelts, working with state agencies to improve safety on California 126, promoting the Heritage Valley with its potential for tourism, and expanding county services to citizens of Santa Paula and...
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April 16, 1997 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Santa Paula Airport officials complained Tuesday that the Toland Road Landfill expansion has attracted increasing numbers of sea gulls to the area, citing one instance in which a bird smashed through a private plane's windshield as the aircraft was attempting to land. Bruce Dickenson, a member of the airport association's board of directors, showed up at the county Board of Supervisors' meeting Tuesday, holding a piece of the broken windshield.
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July 3, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Bailard Landfill in Oxnard is scheduled to receive its last truckload of trash Aug. 24, bringing an end to its 35 years as a west county dump, officials said Tuesday. Bailard will be replaced by an expanded Toland Road Landfill near Santa Paula. Toland is set to begin receiving up to 1,500 tons of trash per day--10 times more than it does now--on Aug. 26, officials said. The Ventura Regional Sanitation District, which operates both landfills, last week approved the expenditure of $7.
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June 7, 1996
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is to be commended for its foresightedness in voting to expand the Toland Road Landfill. Environmental impacts of the project were addressed and mitigated. Had the conditional use permit been denied, it would have been impossible to mitigate the impact on human resources--the impact of 122 hard-working, loyal employees of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District losing their jobs. Already reeling from bank mergers and corporate downsizing, Ventura County would have been hit with another $140-million loss to its economy.
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May 26, 1996
Re: The Toland landfill project. Why would the farming community object now, when the landfill has been there for 25 years? They need to remember that agriculture also causes pollution problems. Dust and pesticides are a constant reminder of modern agriculture. Perhaps we should just pave the orchards to control air pollution. The money being spent to oppose the Toland expansion could be better spent on other projects, like helping the homeless, improving roads and schools, medical care for the needy, courts, police officers and youth clubs.
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March 28, 1995
I am a student at Santa Clara School. Why should the Ventura Regional Sanitation District expand Toland Road Landfill 1.25 miles away from a school, especially a historical landmark? Dump trucks let off particulates. We could breathe in those particulates and we could get very sick or get cancer. A lot of sea gulls will come to eat the scraps of leftover food. They'll probably come in swarms of 20 to 30 sea gulls. There will be lots of noise. There also might be lots and lots of smog.
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March 31, 1992
I recently attended a meeting of the Oxnard Neighborhood Council to hear the Ventura Regional Sanitation District's reasons why the permit for the Bailard Landfill should be extended. Speaking on behalf of the district was Clint Whitney, who stated that the Bailard Landfill should never have been put there in the first place. He admitted the landfill was polluted, and he acknowledged that any extension would have negative impacts. At the same time he was telling the citizens of Oxnard, in his reasonable-sounding voice, that it is in our best interest to have the landfill extended.
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March 28, 1995
I am a student at Santa Clara School. Why should the Ventura Regional Sanitation District expand Toland Road Landfill 1.25 miles away from a school, especially a historical landmark? Dump trucks let off particulates. We could breathe in those particulates and we could get very sick or get cancer. A lot of sea gulls will come to eat the scraps of leftover food. They'll probably come in swarms of 20 to 30 sea gulls. There will be lots of noise. There also might be lots and lots of smog.
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December 25, 1993
The Ventura Regional Sanitation District (VRSD), which operates the Bailard Landfill, would like to respond to Jovanna Kingkade's letter of Dec. 14. Since we all are responsible for creating the garbage that makes a landfill necessary, it is vital that the public is involved, concerned and well informed about landfill issues. The Bailard Extension Environmental Impact Report thoroughly researched and documented all of the concerns listed in Ms. Kingkade's letter: air emissions/odors, ground water quality, dust, aesthetics, and alternatives, as well as 21 additional environmental topics.
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July 16, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a heated debate, the board of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District gave final approval Thursday to a contract that awards its general manager perks valued at about $8,700 a year, including an additional week off with pay. The one-year contract, approved by a 5-4 vote, would also give General Manager Clint Whitney up to $67,600 in severance pay if his position is eliminated by the proposed countywide waste authority.
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