July 12, 2012, 8am PDT
As plans progress in many large cities to cap their below-grade urban freeways, smaller cities, like Ventura, California, are looking to benefit from similar proposals.
May 20, 2011, 9am PDT
A new report takes a unique look at quality-of-life issues in the Golden State, measuring social well-being using health, education and income factors. The study concludes that the state is divided into 5 areas with different ecologies.
February 28, 2011, 12pm PST
Gene Dunn, a 63-year-old resident of Ventura, California cuts weeds with his square shovel on public streets. City leaders would like to recruit an army of Gene Dunns.
February 1, 2010, 10am PST
Like anything 'free', it's difficult to make the transition to charging, especially when you are City Hall, but pay stations are on their way that will apply charges on the busier streets to 10pm or midnight while the parking garage will be 'free'.
June 16, 2009, 10am PDT
Residents in an Oxnard neighborhood install a community garden which will provide them with fruits and vegetables.
December 15, 2008, 9am PST
Church officials in Ventura County, California, are challenging a decision barring them from expanding into protected open space, arguing that federal law allows them exemptions from zoning controls.
March 30, 2006, 11am PST
In Southern California, Ventura County has begun a Groundwater Enhancement and Treatment Program to increase its supply of local, affordable water.
February 15, 2006, 1pm PST
Wendell Cox charges that Ventura County, CA's plans to promote alternative transit strategies over expanding highways is a "fairy tale" that will result in additional pollution and more traffic.
October 6, 2005, 9am PDT
Architect and smart code expert Ann Daigle resigns suddenly from Ventura's planning department to join Andres Duany's CNU-sponsored rebuilding effort.
August 9, 2005, 9am PDT
The City of Ventura, CA adopts an all-infill general plan, replacing it's previous plan from 1989.
June 30, 2005, 2pm PDT
Oxnard, CA, earns an award from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department for its efforts to increase its supply of affordable housing.
March 27, 2005, 9am PST
Electeds and community leaders focus on solutions to traffic and housing affordability woes
March 3, 2005, 9am PST
If we want to improve our cities, we should start by throwing away the traditional municipal zoning code.
January 30, 2005, 7am PST
Ventura, California looks destined to become the new model for smart growth with the addition of another smart growth expert, Ann Daigle.
November 7, 2004, 9am PST
Two sales taxes for open space and transportation are defeated in Ventura, CA, despite popular support for the goals.
February 24, 2004, 1pm PST
Beachfront town selects Rick Cole, former mayor of Pasadena and current city manager of Asuza, California.
July 3, 2003, 8am PDT
Mountain House, CA, is "the newest new town of the new millennium."
June 15, 2003, 5am PDT
Is affordable housing by lawsuit the next trend for California cities?
May 20, 2003, 10am PDT
Under state law, counties and cities must devise new rules for so-called "second-dwelling units" to help ease the state's affordable housing crisis.
May 15, 2003, 12pm PDT
The Ventura County Grand Jury commended the city of Thousand Oaks for finding a place for day laborers to wait for work and offered some suggestions to improve the site.