Wes Woods II, Ventura County Star

Wes Woods II

Ventura County Star

Ventura, CA, United States

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  • L.A. Daily News
  • Daily Breeze
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • O.C. Register
  • SGV Tribune
  • ChicoER
  • Times-Standard
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Recent articles by Wes:

One-man show 'Twilight' at Ventura Rubicon tackles L.A. riots 30 years later

Chris Butler, the star and co-director of "Twilight, Los Angeles: 1992" said a production about the L.A. riots staged 30 years later is perfect timing. → Read More

Opening of Ventura's Ronald McDonald room to be discussed at midtown council meeting

The opening of a Ronald McDonald Family Room in Ventura next month will be discussed at a Midtown Ventura Community Council meeting on Thursday. → Read More

Fillmore declines to be involved with LGBTQ resource event, city council says

Last June, Fillmore joined a nonprofit to host a LGBTQ event for the community outside City Hall, but this year, the city will play no role. → Read More

Santa Paula on track to double City Council pay for first time in 40 years

Members of the Santa Paula City Council took the first step Wednesday to double their monthly pay to $600, the first salary increase in 40 years. → Read More

Ventura Land Trust on homestretch of $11 million fundraising effort

An effort to raise another $1 million for the preservation of 2,100 acres of scenic Ventura hillsides was kick-started Friday. → Read More

Santa Paula to cover some residents' unpaid water bills

Some Santa Paula residents with overdue water bills are getting a break thanks to a state grant for COVID-19 pandemic relief. → Read More

Wildfire protection to be discussed by East Ventura council

The East Ventura Community Council will discuss how homeowners and businesses can protect against wildfires during a virtual meeting Thursday. → Read More

She likes her coffee hot and beer cold: Ventura woman thrives at 105

A Ventura woman who recently turned 105 wants to share her secret to longevity with the world. → Read More

Ventura Water general manager announces retirement

Susan Rungren, the general manager of Ventura Water, announced her retirement on Friday. → Read More

Fillmore tightens up Fourth of July fireworks guidelines for first time since 1994

Fillmore has limited the number of organizations that can sell fireworks in the city as part of an update to its guidelines. → Read More

Ventura City Council extends closure of downtown Main Street to vehicles through 2024

The Ventura City Council approved extending the closure of Main Street to vehicle traffic through June 2024. → Read More

Crime trends to be discussed Midtown Ventura Community Council meeting

An annual report outlining crime trends will be discussed at the Midtown Ventura Community Council meeting Thursday. → Read More

Santa Paula approves first step in district-based City Council elections

The Santa Paula City Council approved the first step to change its system of electing council members from anywhere in the city to district based. → Read More

City wants 'No More Boosters' sign removed from wall overlooking Santa Paula

A controversial phrase painted on a retaining wall overlooking a Santa Paula neighborhood has caught the attention of city officials. → Read More

Ojai dog finds local fame, love despite loss in nationwide Cadbury bunny contest

Cali, the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, failed to become the Cadbury bunny as her owners had hoped, but she has earned a lot of local love. → Read More

Ventura council members' trip leads to 'inadvertent' violation of state's open meeting law

Five members of the Ventura City Council violated the Brown Act during the last month on a trip to Washington, D.C., said City Attorney Andrew Heglund. → Read More

New sidewalks, golf course top priority list in Ventura

Improvements to Ventura's sidewalks, golf course and wastewater treatment plant are among the priorities in plan approved by Ventura officials. → Read More

Thousand Oaks puppy makes Oscars appearance, finds home with Travolta family

A puppy from a Thousand Oaks adoption facility who appeared on stage during Sunday's Academy Awards show later went home with John Travolta. → Read More

Fillmore celebrates new alley in honor of longtime Ventura County Deputy Max Piña

The city of Fillmore's dedication of Max Piña Way has been set for April 9. The longtime lawman died of cancer last year. → Read More

Ventura City Council approves two new firefighters, discusses goals for next five years

The Ventura City Council approved two more firefighters to the city's ranks on Monday after months of discussing ways to improve its fire department. → Read More