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You can't make it rain
12Jul
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You can't make it rain

Monday night city staff and council made headway on two of the most serious problems facing our town, vagrancy and our worsening water situation. It was one of the most productive meetings I have seen in awhile. Read More

Ventura's water woes
01Jun
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Ventura's water woes

As Ventura enters its seventh year of drought and Lake Casitas drops below 35 percent of capacity, city staff have delivered a new Comprehensive Water Resources Report and it isn’t comforting. This paragraph immediately jumped out at me:

“The ...

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Coming soon: Ventura's new playground Harmon Canyon
15May
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Coming soon: Ventura's new playground Harmon Canyon

The Ventura Land Trust's Executive Director Derek Poultney has the look of a man who loves what he does. And why not? He's in charge of a project that could be transformational for Ventura. The Land Trust (formerly the Hillsides Conservancy) ...

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Vagrancy issue reaches its boiling point
24Apr
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Vagrancy issue reaches its boiling point

As a regular observer of our Ventura City Council meetings, I do not recall a night quite like Monday night. Raw emotion and fear took over this room filled with people whose numbers spilled out the door, down the hall ...

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