California Attorney General @robbonta and District Attorneys of Merced, Ventura, and Yolo Counties announced a settlement with Walmart over allegations that illegal weapons — specifically brass knuckles — were sold to California consumers.
Congratulations to Senior Deputy District Attorney Tony Wold and Investigative Assistant Rosario Gonzalez who were honored by the Board of Supervisors for their 25 years with Ventura County! We’re proud to have them in the DA’s Office....
Last week, Senior Deputy District Attorney Dominic Kardum spoke to the Camarillo CMA, Real Estate Networking Group. The group of local real estate professionals heard about the DA's Real Estate Fraud (REF) Unit and the work Dominic and other do to stop fraud schemes.
DDA Kardum also shared tips for agents to pass along to their clients to avoid becoming a victim of a real estate scam.
So fun! It was awesome having Ms. Silva's 5th grade class from Piru Elementary inside the courtroom. The students are participating in Project Lead and spent the day learning about different aspects of the courtroom. What do prosecutors do? Where do witnesses testify? Why is there a dog in court? Where does the jury sit? What does a bailiff do? They even got to walk through a mock trial.
Project Lead is a program implemented by the DA's Office for 5th graders across Ventura County. The 20-week course teaches students about the criminal justice system and gives them tools for making good decisions.
It was a great weekend to support an important cause! MADD California hosted the annual #WalkLikeMADD tri-counties event in Ventura. Members of our office including DA Erik Nasarenko spoke to the crowd and walked to make an impact in the fight against drunk and drugged driving.
Deputy District Attorney Kelsey Einhorn was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving with the Outstanding Prosecutor Award. Kelsey is a member of the DUI Unit in our office. She works everyday to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, supporting victims of these violent crimes and preventing underage drinking.
(📸: Chris Maclean/Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)...
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, know that you are not alone. There is help and support available. Let's spread awareness this May and end the stigma around mental health.
DA HISTORY: In 1883, the first county offices – including the courthouse – were located on the second floor of Spear’s Saloon, owned by Henry Spear. The building was located in downtown Ventura on the corner of Main and Palm Streets. A hallway and staircase conveniently connected the saloon and county offices, where Mr. Spear served his beer to supervisors, councilmen, judges, and jurors during their frequent breaks from the tiresome work of government.
The saloon won another place in Ventura’s history when, in 1874, it offered the first ice cream served in Ventura as a fundraiser for the Ventura Library Association.
The County of Ventura, in honor of the county’s 150th anniversary, has launched the “VC 150 Memories” website. To access “VC 150 Memories”, please visit: www.venturacounty150.com. Submissions are open to all who would like to participate in the project.
Did you know that 1 in 5 young people report that the pandemic had a significant negative impact on their mental health? Let's raise awareness about mental health and encourage those struggling to seek help.