Wes Woods II, Ventura County Star

Wes Woods II

Ventura County Star

Ventura, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Wes:

Ventura College area council to discuss mental health, homeless services

​​The Ventura College Area Community Council will discuss mental health and homeless services in Ventura County and a citywide transportation plan. → Read More

Ventura hosts community bike rides, seeks public input on transportation plan

The city of Ventura is hosting free bike rides to gather more input for a plan to make improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users. → Read More

Ojai a step closer to welcoming moveable, tiny homes

Ojai officials recently approved the first step in a two-year pilot program to bring moveable, tiny homes in the city. → Read More

Survey results are in on Ventura's outdoor dining downtown; here's what residents had to say

Ventura residents overwhelmingly support converting downtown Main Street into a permanent outdoor dining program, a recent survey found. → Read More

Ventura residents can have a say in how council districts are drawn

On Monday, the City Council discussed Census 2020 data on the second of four meetings about redistricting. → Read More

Active transportation plan, outdoor dining program on east Ventura council agenda

Officials will give updates on Ventura's new active transportation plan and a permanent outdoor dining program at an online meeting on Thursday. → Read More

Fillmore City Council to fill Ari Larson's seat by appointment

The Fillmore City Council seat left vacant following the death of Councilwoman Ari Larson on Sept. 17 will be filled via appointment. → Read More

Salzer's Video in Ventura set for its final weekend of liquidation sales

Salzer's Video, which has been in business for 41 years, will have the final sales of its movies and television shows this weekend. → Read More

State's insurance czar hears of Thomas Fire's effect on coverage for agricultural industry

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara announced he would order the California FAIR plan to increase its coverage limits. → Read More

New West Symphony returns with in-person concerts in Ventura, Camarillo, Agoura Hills and Malibu

New West Symphony, now in its 27th season, will perform a series of classical music concerts titled "Delights and Dances" running Oct. 16-19. → Read More

Volunteers set to make Santa Paula Beautiful this weekend

The community clean-up event Santa Paula Beautiful returns at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. → Read More

Lights out for Salzer's Video in Ventura; record store to remain open

Salzer's Video is set to close in the coming weeks. The Ventura store, which has been around 41 years, began its liquidation on Friday. → Read More

3 women's marches for reproductive rights set for Saturday

The marches, centering around women's reproductive rights, will take place Oct. 2 in Ventura, Simi Valley and Ojai. → Read More

In Ojai, 53 affordable units could come in the form of three-story buildings

Ojai is on track to fulfill a state mandate to build at least 53 affordable housing units by mid-October, officials said. → Read More

Ventura approves digital timer for council members to keep meetings on track

Ventura has found a way to keep track of how long each city council member speaks during a meeting. → Read More

Ventura economic development manager announces departure

Estelle Bussa, Ventura's economic development manager, has resigned effective Oct. 1 and will join an Austin tech company. → Read More

Santa Paula California Oil Museum closes with future unknown

The California Oil Museum in Santa Paula, located in the original Union Oil Company headquarters, recently closed its doors. → Read More

Arts set to return to historic Fillmore theater after city sale

The historic theater in Fillmore, a fixture on Central Avenue for more than a century, has a new owner with plans to give it a facelift. → Read More

Ojai residents have a say in the city's redistricting efforts after 2020 Census

The City Council will discuss redistricting on Oct. 26 in the second of at least four public meetings on the topic following the 2020 U.S. Census. → Read More

Ventura College area council to discuss solar panel installation, outdoor dining update

The Ventura College Area Community Council plans to discuss installing solar panels on a home and other local issues Wednesday. → Read More