Anti-smuggling program gets $110 million in federal funds
An anti-narcotic and human trafficking effort, Operation Stonegarden, received $110 million in funding on July 24 to help curb the use of so-called “panga” boats for smuggling drugs and people onto the Central Coast. U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced the appropriation of funds through fiscal year 2022 via the Department of Homeland Security’s Authorization Bill. Read More →
Ventura Harbor to get $10.5M for dredging project
The Ventura Harbor will receive $10.5 million in federal funding for a massive dredging project that it says is vital to its operations.
Port of Hueneme gets $3M in federal funds
The Port of Hueneme announced Dec. 26 that it has secured more than $3 million in federal funds to reduce air emissions, improve its infrastructure and facilitate food distribution and education in Ventura County.
FAA shutdown grounds airport projects
The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration will put Santa Maria’s runway extension and two airport improvement projects in Ventura County in a holding pattern.
Editorial: Let airports finish the job
The problems of a dysfunctional Congress in Washington, D.C. are landing on our regional runways.
Bank taps fund to pay TARP
First California Bank is repaying the $25 million in federal aid it took from the Treasury with a new federal aid program.