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In Ventura County, yellow tier may not be far away

By   /  Thursday, April 8th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, middle, Restaurants, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Changing state regulations, lower transmission rates and a strong push towards vaccinations helped Ventura County become the first county in the tri-county region to reach the orange tier of California’s COVID-19 reopening system. The state announced new regulations on April 6 as it hit its second statewide vaccine equity metric goal, which was designed to Read More →

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Ventura County to enter orange tier; Santa Barbara and SLO lag behind

By   /  Tuesday, April 6th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Ventura County will be the first in the tri-county region to reach the orange tier of California’s COVID-19 reopening system on April 7, while both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties have failed to progress past the more restrictive red tier. Orange is the second least restrictive tier and means the spread of COVID Read More →

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Ventura County’s farmworker resource program could go statewide

By   /  Friday, March 19th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Law, left, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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Ventura County drops last remaining COVID lawsuits

By   /  Wednesday, March 17th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Restaurants, right, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has voted to dismiss the county’s remaining five lawsuits against businesses that were not complying with COVID-19 regulations. The county brought lawsuits against 13 gyms and restaurants earlier this year when it found those businesses holding indoor or outdoor operations against local and state health orders. It dropped eight Read More →

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Region’s unemployment rate flat in January as COVID surged

By   /  Friday, March 12th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate flat in January as COVID surged

The tri-county region’s unemployment rate was 7.4% in January, the same as in December, as the region and state endured the second month of the winter COVID-19 surge. California’s unemployment rate was 9% in January, down from 9.3% in December, according to data released March 12 by the state Employment Development Department. The national unemployment Read More →

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Simi Valley contractor sentenced for workers comp fraud

By   /  Thursday, March 4th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley contractor sentenced for workers comp fraud

A general contractor in Simi Valley was sentenced March 3 for workers compensation fraud, Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko’s office announced. David Burgmeier, who owned and operated Burgmeier Construction Company in Simi Valley, pleaded guilty in December to multiple counts of insurance and unemployment fraud. From March 2008 through March 2016, Burgmeier underreported the Read More →

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Our View: Let Ventura County set a statewide example for farmworker outreach

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: Let Ventura County set a statewide example for farmworker outreach

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