Vol. 10, No. 4 – November 23 – December 6, 2016 – Mailbox

Ventura Breeze:

I’m very unhappy with the passing of some of the measures.

We shouldn’t have term limits. If people from Ventura are unhappy with a certain city council member they don’t need to vote for them. I think a lot of this had to do with Jim Monahan having been in the council for over 30-years.

I also don’t think that we should need to pay additional sales tax. I don’t think that the city does a good job spending our money now so why should they get more?

Sarah Blum-Ventura

Dear Ventura Breeze,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of all the volunteers of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Upper Ojai Search and Rescue team for your generosity on the occasion of our annual fundraiser on October 2, 2016.

The Sheriff’s Department provides our vehicles and a number of basic items for the volunteers, but our organization has relied on the fundraisers to allow us to purchase specialized equipment and certain items that the county is unable to provide.

In these times of budget cutting by government departments, we are forced to be more self-reliant and therefore we would like to say once again, “Thank you for your generous support.”

Most Sincerely,
Captain Bill Slaughter  Lieutenant Kevin Hatigan


I compiled this list for myself but thought that your readers might also want it for reference.

  • Ventura Police Department public safety information ,alerts, etc.
  • Venturapd.org
  • facebook.com/venturapd
  • nextdoor.com
  • vcalert.org (an emergency notification system- register at www.vcalert.org or 805-648-9283)
  • 911 emergency
  • 24 hour non-emergency 805-650-8010
  • general information 805-339-4400
  • abandoned vehicles 805-339-4432

general helpful numbers


  • city hall 805-654-7800
  • code enforcement 805-658-4711
  • graffiti hotline 805-654-7805
  • pothole hotline 805-652-4590
  • street light out SCE  800-655-4555

Laurence Boldt


Thanks, good stuff. If any reader wants this sent to them directly let us know at [email protected]. Also the email address of any city employee is very simple. Their first initial, last name at cityofventura.net. For example if you want to reach City Manager Mark Watkins [email protected].

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
~ James Thurber

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