New Job Program In Ventura County Gives People With Mental Health Issues Chance To Relaunch Lives

Behind a large, vacant warehouse sized building off of Lewis Road near Camarillo, more than a dozen men and women are lining up rows of little succulent plants. They are in a new program called “Growing Works.” It’s a non-profit wholesale plant nursery helping people with mental health issues through vocational training, jobs, and horticultural therapy.

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Behind a large, vacant warehouse sized building off of Lewis Road near Camarillo, more than a dozen men and women are lining up rows of little succulent plants. They are in a new program called “Growing Works.” It’s a non-profit wholesale plant nursery helping people with mental health issues through vocational training, jobs, and horticultural therapy.

After several fires in California, including the Thomas Fire in the last year, the Edison company is reaching out to the public to talk about its policies when it comes to wildfires and our power supply.

The company has developed protocols relating to power shutoff in extreme fire conditions such as high winds, that may present a clear danger to the public.

Investigators now say what appeared to be the suspicious death of a man in Ventura County now looks like it was accidental.

Ventura County firefighters called to put out a pickup truck fire Saturday night in Moorpark found a man’s body inside.

The South Coast is getting some new airline service starting this week, with non-stop round trip flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Sun Country Airlines will offer round trip flights twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. 

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Firefighters have finished mopping up a brush fire which caused a scare in Ventura County.

The blaze was discovered at around 2 p.m. Sunday north of Lake Casitas, putting up a large column of smoke visible for miles.

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Florida this week declared a state of emergency because of a slow-moving natural disaster — red tide.

Red tide is a toxic algae that has persisted off Florida's Gulf Coast for nearly a year. In recent weeks, the algae bloom has worsened, killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourism on some of the state's most beautiful beaches.

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No one knows for sure how many Americans have been convicted of a crime. But the number is in the millions, making the formerly incarcerated a significant portion of the population. Once these men and women have served their time, they find their troubles aren't over. It's exceptionally hard for former convicts to get a job, which is bad news for those individuals, for society and for the economy.

A former Baltimore City police officer has been indicted by a grand jury for criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.

The incident in the video happened on Saturday. Hours later, the Baltimore Police Department suspended the officer, now identified as Arthur Williams. Late Sunday, the department accepted his resignation.

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