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Sheriff’s, DA employees arrested on suspicion of vandalizing BLM sign in Thousand Oaks

By Kyle Jorrey | June 21, 2020

Three Thousand Oaks residents have been cited on suspicion of vandalizing a Black Lives Matter banner on private property. Two work for the County of Ventura criminal justice system. Darrin Stone, 60, was caught on camera using a knife to slice the sign, which was a brown tarp spray-painted with the letters “BLM” and hung from a homeowner’s fence facing […]

Motorist who hit protester with pepper spray arrested

By Kyle Jorrey | June 03, 2020

A 46-year-old Thousand Oaks resident was arrested yesterday on suspicion of unlawful use of tear gas after she was caught Sunday on cellphone camera pepper-spraying a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Amy Atkisson, who was released shortly after her arrest as mandated by the California Judicial Council’s zero-bail schedule, has not commented since the Sunday incident at Lynn Road […]

Ventura County leaders to LA beachgoers: ‘Stay home’

By Kyle Jorrey | April 24, 2020

Police chiefs of Ventura County’s beach cities—as well as county Sheriff Bill Ayub—drew a line in the sand today regarding what is and isn’t allowed on local shorelines this weekend. Recognizing that warmer weather and the ongoing closures of Los Angeles County beaches were likely to attract crowds, law enforcement officials said during a Friday press conference that they wanted […]

Health officer adjusts downward COVID predictions

By Kyle Jorrey | April 17, 2020

The county’s top health official this week walked back his earlier predictions about the impact the novel coronavirus could have in Ventura County. Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin told the Board of Supervisors on March 31 that, using nationally touted scientific modeling available at the time, the county could see 200 to 400 new cases a day by mid-April […]