A new Ventura County law firm will greet the new year: The father and son team of Chuck and Tom Cohen are forming a new firm called Cohen Land Use Law, LLP, leveraging their expertise in real estate and development. The Cohens announced the formation of their new Thousand Oaks-based firm on Dec. 29. They Read More →
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 15 to adopt new regulations on industrial hemp. Growers are hoping this will help reverse the decline of a crop that lost more than 90% of its Ventura County acreage from 2019 to 2020.
By Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri Ventura County was among nearly three dozen California jurisdictions to amend its cannabis policies as a result of last month’s voter initiatives. Ventura residents approved Measure O, which will open up portions of the county to commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing and distribution. At this time, no retail Read More →
Four Ventura County health care workers received their initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16, in front of the county’s Public Health Department offices in Oxnard. The four healthcare workers were Juliana Svolos, a certified nursing assistant from Adventist Health Simi Valley; Gavin Jones, a registered trauma nurse who works in the emergency Read More →
It’s time for Gov. Gavin Newsom to rethink his Southern California Stay at Home order and create a sub-region for the Central Coast that is less burdensome on small businesses, especially restaurants that can safely operate outdoor dining areas.
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In a show of rising frustration over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Southern California-wide “stay-at-home” order, the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo are jointly petitioning the state to loosen the rules for some 1.5 million residents. In a draft statement reviewed by the Business Times, the three counties said they will shortly be Read More →