Bi-weekly Newsletter February 8, 2024 | Volume 3


Stay safe this Superbowl

As Super Bowl LVIII approaches on Sunday, February 11, 2024, the Ventura Police Department reminds football fans to make responsible choices when it comes to driving. Whether hosting a party or attending one, your decision can make a life-saving difference. If you spot an impaired driver, don't hesitate to call 9-1-1. Let's keep our roads safe together!

Read: Fans don't let fans drive drunk

Don't delay in reporting storm damage

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services wants to know if your home, personal property, or business suffered damage between February 3-6. Please take a moment to report any storm-related damage at This information is vital for accessing eligibility for state and federal aid. The deadline to submit a report is February 13, 2024.

Learn more: Storm damage reporting

Local Business Spotlight

Let's give a big round of applause to our recent Business of the Month awardees! Recognized by the City Council as part of our Business Recognition Program:

  • October: Dr. Adam Lautt, DDS
  • November: Salena Bracamontes Insurance Agency
  • December: Comfort Real Estate Services

The Economic Development/Ventura Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month Award celebrates outstanding businesses in our community for their exceptional achievements or unique contributions to the city. You can nominate a deserving business today - submissions are open to the public and accepted continuously.

More: Business Recognition Program

An epic return!

Mark your calendars! X Games Ventura 2024 is returning from June 28-30 for an action-packed weekend. Ventura is thrilled to host this thrilling event once again, promising an unforgettable experience for athletes, fans, and visitors alike.


We can't wait to show off our community's hometown pride, vibrant culture, and stunning beauty to the world. Stay tuned for more updates!

X Games news


Call for 4th of July vendors

Vendor applications are now open for the annual 4th of July Street Fair! Submit yours by April 1, 2024. We welcome arts and crafts, nonprofits, and food vendors to join us for this beloved event. The 4th of July event will be hosted in Ventura’s Downtown District from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find all the details at

Submit an application!

Exciting grants available

Take advantage of funding opportunities for your nonprofit group! The Community Partnerships Grant offers $140,000 to social and environmental organizations, while the Cultural Funding Grant provides $90,000 to arts and cultural groups. Submit your applications by Tuesday, February 27. Find all the details at Apply now and make a difference in our community!

Learn more and apply


Pacific High School students address fentanyl crisis

Recently, Pacific High School (VUSD) students visited City Hall to discuss their class project on the alarming impact of Fentanyl. They met with Councilmembers and Parks and Police Department staff to share insights and brainstorm solutions. Together, they explored ways to raise awareness about the opioid crisis and prevent overdoses in our community.

A friendly reminder: If you encounter drug paraphernalia in public spaces, like needles or pills, please DO NOT touch them, and promptly call the Ventura Police 24/7 non-emergency line at 805-650-8010.

A big thank you to the students of Pacific High School for their dedication to raising awareness and making a difference!

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