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Ventura County Sued for Wrongful Death in Naya Rivera Drowning

Naya Rivera‘s July 8 death in Lake Piru has sparked a wrongful death lawsuit against Ventura County, California, on behalf of her young son, who was on the water with her that day.The suit was filed Tuesday in Ventura County Court on behalf of the 4-year-old by his father, Ryan Dorsey, Rivera’s estate and the late actress’ business manager. They’re suing not only the county, but also United Wate...

Naya Rivera‘s July 8 death in Lake Piru has sparked a wrongful death lawsuit against Ventura County, California, on behalf of her young son, who was on the water with her that day.

The suit was filed Tuesday in Ventura County Court on behalf of the 4-year-old by his father, Ryan Dorsey, Rivera’s estate and the late actress’ business manager. They’re suing not only the county, but also United Water Conservation District and Parks and Recreation Management for allegedly failing to warn visitors of the dangers of the lake and outfit the boat with the requisite safety equipment.

According to the complaint, the boat Rivera rented had not been equipped with flotation or lifesaving devices, or a ladder, rope, anchor or other equipment designed to keep swimmers from being separated from their boats. There also were no signs in the area warning of dangerous conditions like strong currents, low visibility and high winds.

“While Naya and Josey were swimming, the boat started to be carried away — likely by the current and wind, which gusted up to 21 miles per hour that afternoon,” writes attorney Amjad Khan in the complaint. “Josey, who was closer, managed to get back on the boat by his own volition and braced himself on the boat, which was rocking back and forth forcefully in the current and wind. Josey knew Naya was still in the water, and heard her cry, ‘Help! Help!’ in her struggle to get back to the boat and avoid drowning. Josey searched in vain for rope to help his mother get back on the boat. Josey then looked back at the water for his mother and saw that Naya had disappeared. Josey yelled for help and cried alone in the boat until he was found more than an hour later by a PMC boat leasing agent.”

The suit also alleges that defendants have attempted “to discredit Naya in the media and distract from their own negligence.” It also notes that the lake has a “deadly history” — more than two dozen people have drowned in it over the years — but no one warned Rivera of the potential dangers while she was renting the boat.

In addition to wrongful death, the suit on behalf of Rivera’s son also includes claims for survival and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Oil company barred from fracking in Santa Barbara Channel off Ventura coast

An oil company’s request to conduct fracking off the coast of Ventura was denied by a federal judge this week.The Ventura-based DCOR, L.L.C. oil and natural gas company will not be allowed to proceed with its two proposed permits to conduct fracking in the Santa Barbara Channel at Platform Gilda, which is about 9 miles off the Ventura coast.Last November, Judge Philip Gutierrez of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, prohibited President Donald Trump’s administration from ap...

An oil company’s request to conduct fracking off the coast of Ventura was denied by a federal judge this week.

The Ventura-based DCOR, L.L.C. oil and natural gas company will not be allowed to proceed with its two proposed permits to conduct fracking in the Santa Barbara Channel at Platform Gilda, which is about 9 miles off the Ventura coast.

Last November, Judge Philip Gutierrez of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, prohibited President Donald Trump’s administration from approving the use of well-stimulation treatments, including fracking and acidizing, off the California shore until the conclusion of research assessing the environmental impact of those activities.

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DCOR had sought a court exemption to proceed with fracking, alleging the court’s order caused it financial harm. Gutierrez ruled Tuesday that the harm to threatened and endangered species from offshore fracking outweighs any monetary harm to the oil company and upheld the court’s moratorium on those practices.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves injecting highly pressurized water and chemicals deep beneath the Earth’s surface to force open fissures in rock layers to more easily extract oil and natural gas.

Companies should be barred from fracking in offshore environments until there is enough research to assess how that activity could impact the environment, according to Kira Redmond, executive director of Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, a nonprofit focused on protecting and restoring the Santa Barbara Channel.

“The main reason we filed the lawsuits is because little is known about the impacts of fracking in offshore environments,” Redmond said in an interview. “We think we should be using a precautionary approach to find what the facts are so we can move forward with prohibiting those activities or appropriately mitigating them. We have seen impacts to wildlife and drinking water supplies in onshore environments, so it makes sense to guess there would be impacts in offshore environments, given similar activities.”

MORE:45-day moratorium on drilling of certain oil wells passes

The Environmental Defense Center, a nonprofit law firm, and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper filed a lawsuit in November 2016 alleging that fracking and acidizing can harm species protected under the Endangered Species Act. The court agreed with the lawsuit and concluded that two government agencies, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, violated the Endangered Species Act when they approved the practices of fracking and acidizing from California offshore platforms.

Redmond noted that there are several endangered and protected species around the Santa Barbara Channel, including multiple whale species, the southern sea otter and the western snowy plover.

DCOR did not respond to requests for comment.

According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Platform Gilda is 8.8 miles off the coast of Ventura. Southwest of the city, it is in 205 feet of water and produced its first oil in 1981. It has 96 well slots and has produced at least 39 million barrels of oil and more than 48 billion cubic feet of natural gas, according to the agency.

MORE:Year-round program pays Ventura County residents to turn in old cars

Tyler Hersko covers business news for the Ventura County Star. Reach him at tyler.hersko@vcstar.com or 805-437-0312.

Caregivers find firsthand what dementia feels like

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Headphones piped, sometimes blared, noise into her ears. Masking tape bound her fingers together. Doctored sunglasses obscured written instructions into a blurred jumble.

Barbara Jelinski, 77, of Ventura, stumbled through a 34-foot recreational vehicle redesigned into an aging person's apartment.

"Oh, God," she mumbled, struggling to follow commands she never really heard, trying to pick up objects with hands that didn't work, straining to do the kind of chores she does every day.

Eight minutes after she started, she sagged into an easy chair. She cried.

"I have a husband with this," she said.

The RV is a doorway to a project called the Virtual Dementia Tour. It's designed to help caregivers and others understand what's it like to struggle with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or in the case of Jelinski's husband, short-term memory loss.

On Wednesday, people staggered through the eight-minute tour in a traffic circle at the Ventura County Government Center, with sunglasses and other sense-obscuring devices making them look like patrons at a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" screening. Business owners will take the dementia tour in Old Town Camarillo on Friday.

The efforts are part of a Dementia Friendly Ventura County drive intended to make people think about the estimated 14,000 people across the county with dementia. That number is expected to more than double over the next 13 years.

"The boomers are in denial. They have their heads in the sand," said Kris Martin, once a financial controller and now co-owner of Homewatch CareGivers in Thousand Oaks.

After years of caring for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Martin and her husband, Randy, retrofitted the RV as part of a plan to help caregivers, assisted-care employees, first responders and others understand what dementia feels like. They partnered with an international nonprofit called Second Wind Dreams that offers the Virtual Dementia Tour in countries across the world.

The Martins' goal is simple.

"Just have empathy," said Randy Martin.

Leaders of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging want the same thing. Last year, they led a process to designate the county as dementia friendly. Across California, San Diego County, Santa Clara County and the city of Riverside joined the same drive.

The idea is to help people in businesses and other organizations detect the signs of dementia and take steps to make life easier. On Friday, a dementia-friendly business zone will be designated in Camarillo with employees pledging to go through training that could include the Virtual Dementia Tour.

Martin Marquez, of Ventura, climbed into the RV on Wednesday. Clumsy gloves encompassed his hands. Shoe inserts made every step painful.

As he stumbled against an unmade bed, trying to complete one of five assigned chores, he thought of his 79-year-old mother who lives in a senior facility in Lima, Peru.

She has memory issues, asking the same questions every few minutes. If he skips his daily phone call, she answers the next call in a panic, certain he is dead or badly hurt.

In the RV, he couldn't hear. It felt like he didn't know where he was.

"It made me feel sad. At the same time, it made me understand her," he said, thinking of his next conversation with his mother. "This will help me pause and think."

Barbara Jelinski came to the RV looking for insights into the mind of her husband. They were married 58 years ago come July. Jim Jelinski, once a shipping manager for a die-casting company, was diagnosed with short-term memory loss several years ago.

The lapses are constant. So is the feeling of being overwhelmed when given too many things to do.

At times, Barbara feels guilty. Often, she feels lonely.

"I have to have a life," she said. "If I don't have a life, I'm not going to be able to take care of him."

In the RV, she felt lost. She felt trapped in a different world.

She wasn't sure how closely the noise and confusion simulated her husband's life. She worried that the barriers represent what could be coming.

She also thought about being a caregiver, about the confusing emotions she sometimes feels.

"It's not me he's doing it to," she said of her husband. "It's happening to him."

For more information on the tours, call 409-2362.

Dementia awareness

The final in a weeklong series of events designed to launch the Dementia Friendly Ventura County project will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Studio Channels Islands Art Center, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. Hosted by the Camarillo Health Care District, the event will include speakers and the designation of a dementia-friendly business zone in Camarillo. Area merchants will take part in the Virtual Dementia Tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 388-1952, ext. 143.

Ventura County's diverse crops go on display at Farm Day

Strawberries, lemons and … goat milk soap?Ventura County’s annual Farm Day gives people the opportunity to explore a number of neighborhood farms and learn about agriculture. For many area farms, that means tours of berry acreage, celery fields, lemon orchards and a variety of the region’s other major export crops.But nestled among the county’s traditional farms are a swath of growers that diversify the region with crops ranging from soap made from goat milk to a variety of olive oil prod...

Strawberries, lemons and … goat milk soap?

Ventura County’s annual Farm Day gives people the opportunity to explore a number of neighborhood farms and learn about agriculture. For many area farms, that means tours of berry acreage, celery fields, lemon orchards and a variety of the region’s other major export crops.

But nestled among the county’s traditional farms are a swath of growers that diversify the region with crops ranging from soap made from goat milk to a variety of olive oil products. Many of these farms will open their doors to the public Saturday for tours to showcase their unique produce and products.

Ventura County is an ideal farming location that lends itself to a variety of crops, according to John Krist, CEO of Farm Bureau of Ventura County. He noted that the county’s farmers can operate throughout the year and that the region allows a diverse array of crops to flourish.

According to the 2014 Ventura County Crop Report, agriculture continues to be a growing business in Ventura County worth over $2.1 billion. That figure, the latest available, marked a 2.01 percent increase from the previous year and featured over 50 crops that generated a $1 million a year or more in gross revenue.

“We grow more than 100 different crops commercially and have farms of all different sizes,” Krist said. “One of the natural advantages in the county is the climate. We can grow year-round, there’s not a single day that goes by that something isn’t being planted or picked, which certainly isn’t the case in other parts of the country or many other parts of California.”

For example, Chivas Skin Care in Fillmore specializes in goat milk soaps, facial creams and several other products. The mother and daughter-run farm manages all aspects of the business, from the daily milking of the goats to packaging and selling the products. Established in 2005, the business has enjoyed a great deal of local support, according to co-owner Lauren Johanson Jones.

"In California we have a customer base that is very interested in using all-natural products, which helps a lot," Johanson Jones said. "People get so excited (and) are proud of our county."

Due to the costs of raising and caring for goats, most major soap businesses make their products with water. Chivas Skin Care's goat milk-based soaps are longer lasting and richer and softer on the skin, Johanson Jones said. Though she acknowledged the high cost and strict regulations of farming in Ventura County, local support and ideal weather conditions have made the business a mainstay in the community.

Those positives are also enjoyed by Ojai Olive Oil, another niche farm set to participate in Farm Day. The business sells a variety of organic olive oils, skincare products and balsamic vinegar sets. At Farm Day, Ojai Olive Oil will explain the workings of the farm and its history during an open house.

Due to their extreme sensitivity to cold and frost, olive trees thrive in California's hot, dry climate. While most of Southern California's climate is suitable for growing olive trees, Ojai Olive Oil capitalizes on the farming focus of Ventura County to connect with the community. The business, which has operated in the area since 1999, offers educational talks, tasting events and free tours throughout the week and is a staple at the weekly Ojai Certified Farmers Market.

"We're open year-round (or tours)," Asquith said. "People love to come and visit a working farm."

Although Chivas Skin Care and Ojai Olive Oil have enjoyed success selling their niche products, starting such a nontraditional farm is not without its risks. Cost and considerable county regulations aside, setting up new crops can be a remarkably time-consuming process.

“It’s important for people to understand how difficult it is to make a living farming in a place this expensive,” Krist said. “If you’re not making money farming, then you’re not farming. There’s a fragile economic underpinning to the entire industry.”

For Chris Sayer, owner of Petty Ranch, time is such an important factor that branching out into different kinds of crops can be a years-long endeavor. Though much of his Saticoy-based farm is dedicated to lemons and avocados, Sayer spends a considerable portion of his time experimenting with crops rarely worked on in the region.

Most recently, Sayer has dedicated a portion of his farm to figs and apples and sugarcane. Though Sayer has been growing the former for around five years, he said that it could take up to 15 years to determine whether it was worth the effort. The maturity of the trees, market cycles and changes in the weather would have a significant impact on whether crops like figs would thrive in the region.

"My standing joke was that it's 1 percent of my income, 5 percent of my acreage and 50 percent of my time," Sayer said. "The reality is that it's not even a joke. We're constantly tinkering."

Though most of Petty Ranch’s crops ship globally, Sayer’s experimental plants are often sold to chefs and craft food services looking for new or interesting ingredients. Part of Petty Ranch’s Farm Day tour will highlight the farm’s unique crops.

While the prior farms will spend much of Farm Day highlighting their particular produce, Chris Massa's Salad Bar Farms' diversity comes from its workforce. Under Massa's direction, the farm, located on the Balboa Middle School campus in Ventura, and its produce are grown, tended and transported by student volunteers. Getting schoolchildren directly involved in agriculture promotes healthy eating and teaches environmental conservation, Massa said.

"The only proven way to get kids to consume more vegetables is to get them involved in the growing process," Massa said. "All of our crops go to salad bars in Ventura Unified School District and the reception has been wonderful. (Before,) kids would pass by the green beans on the salad bar but since they get to see them growing, they love them.

During Farm Day, Salad Bar Farms, which opened in June, will offer hourly tours to spread the message about linking farms and schools to healthy eating.

Over 20 farms throughout the county will open their doors for free Farm Day tours Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited and registration is recommended for the Chivas Skin Care tour. For more information, go to venturacountyfarmday.com/farms.php

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Business official named interim president of Ventura College

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A veteran business administrator at Ventura College has been named the interim president of the school, officials said this week.

David Keebler, 65, of Ventura, has agreed to fill the post for the entire fiscal year ending next July. Under his new contract, he will make a salary of almost $189,300.

Keebler formerly served as vice president of business and administrative services at the college of 13,000 students. He intends to retire after his yearlong term expires and will not be applying for the permanent presidency, he said Thursday.

Keebler, who has experience in both academics and business, said the opportunity made sense for him.

"I have a lot of knowledge and experience at the college," he said. "I know basically what's happening."

The job became available after the former president, Greg Gillespie, was promoted to chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District. Both began serving in their new positions July 1.

More than 30 applicants from inside and outside the district applied for the interim position, Gillespie estimated. He selected Keebler from three finalists recommended by a search committee.

Keebler has more than 30 years of experience as an administrator at community colleges, working in Minnesota, Nevada and Oregon as well as California. He was hired at Ventura College almost 10 years ago and already knows people in the district and the community, Gillespie said.

"That will be really helpful during the coming year," the chancellor said.

District officials plan to conduct a national search for a permanent president. Gillespie said he will recommend the final choice to district trustees, who will make the selection.

Keebler said he is now making the transition between his old job and his new one. Supervisor Sue Royer will take on some of his duties pending the selection of a new vice president, possibly by the end of the year.

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