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Thousand Oaks imagines new future for civic arts plaza

By   /  Friday, February 1st, 2019  /  East Ventura County, Real Estate, right  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks imagines new future for civic arts plaza

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Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Law & Goverment, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

Oxnard’s city attorney is trying to claw back $101,400 from seven city officials who benefited from an allegedly illegal retirement perk set up by Ed Sotelo, the former city manager at the heart of a corruption probe that began in 2010.


Ventura city manager to step down

By   /  Wednesday, August 29th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Ventura city manager to step down

Longtime Ventura City Manager Rick Cole is stepping down, effective Sept. 15. The news came Aug. 29 in separate statements from the City Council and Cole. “During City Manager Rick Cole’s annual evaluation, it became clear that a majority of the City Council believes that it is time for a change in leadership,” the council Read More →


DA: Auditors missed records at Oxnard

By   /  Friday, April 27th, 2012  /  Top Stories  /  2 Comments

The audit firm that signed off on Oxnard’s financial recordkeeping is the same firm that audited the city of Bell and drew a scathing report from the State Controller’s office for malfeasance that auditors should have caught. Mayer Hoffman McCann, the auditing arm of CBIZ, has acted as Oxnard’s auditor since at least 2005. The Read More →


Oxnard corruption probe ends in reports of gov’t waste, but no arrests

By   /  Wednesday, April 18th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  4 Comments

More than two years after storming Oxnard’s city hall in a search for documents, Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten’s office has ended its corruption investigation without pressing charges. In a 99-page report, the District Attorney’s office said it uncovered significant waste of taxpayer money by suspended City Manager Ed Sotelo, Mayor Tom Holden and Read More →