Boetticher, who works as a nurse in an urgent care clinic, was able to extend her maternity leave to take care of the kids. Welcome to Ventura County; Environment. may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software. We both grew up in upstate New York so Simi Valley is more our speed,” she said. On … Each milestone since is a win and there have been a lot. ", Today: Thanksgiving: What Ventura County is thankful for, Friday: Small business Saturday: Here's what small businesses are doing this holiday season, Saturday: Black Friday coverage: What the shopping looked like, Sunday: Cyber Monday preview: Here's what you need to know, the Borderline Remembrance Drive on the second anniversary, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. 50,414 talking about this. Board of Supervisors. “The challenge was awesome. East County reporter Mike Harris is the Ventura County Star’s Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and transportation reporter. For many of us, 2020 will be a year we tell our children and grandchildren about. “Then the nurse left and the room was empty and it was just me,” she said. He's also the fattest cute baby she's ever seen, she said. Sunday and Holidays: 7:00am - 11:00am Bree and Benjamin, of Ventura, would sit next to him, unable to touch him, and tell Paxton they loved him. Months later, even when his cry comes in the middle of the night, she is grateful for it. Nearly 1,000 cars took part in that drive in October, he said. NOTE: As a convenience to our visitors, this page may contain links to external websites that are not managed or controlled by the County of Ventura. Shirazi calls working from home “a blessing in disguise” because it has allowed her to spend more time with her daughter Soraya Shirazi, a sophomore at Ventura High School. District 1 – Supervisor Steve Bennett. For 72 hours after he was born, Paxton lay in what is sort of the opposite of an incubator. “We’re not running off to something else," Jean said. “It made perfect sense to come up with a mobile car show,” Richard Bradbury said. But word of mouth and Instagram posts, via Car_Ona_Cruise, soon attracted hundreds of participants to weekly Saturday evening drives that require following rules of the road. District 4 – Supervisor Bob Huber. Her fiancé Benjamin Kalionzes had gone with their baby, named Paxton, as the NICU team at a Ventura hospital tried to save his life. Ventura County added 131 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, officials reported Monday, continuing a trend of improving metrics. Browse Ventura County Star obituaries, conduct other obituary searches, offer condolences/tributes, send flowers or create an online memorial. They both also quickly pointed to each other. “I am willing to wait my turn as a patriotic American.”. She was stuck in her room, in shock, thinking Paxton wasn't going to make it and she was going to have to go home without her son. As a Ventura County Star subscriber, you can schedule temporary holds by visiting account.vcstar.com/delivery-temporary-stop/, clicking the chat button below or … “There’s something wrong,” she remembers saying when she saw her baby lying there blue and not moving. He plans to get vaccinated one day, too — but only after the shots are proven safe and people who must interact with other humans on a daily basis receive them. District 3 – Supervisor Kelly Long. She had earned her manicurist license shortly before the lockdown began in March. On day 20, they got to bring him home. Staff Directory - Ventura County. District 4 – Supervisor Bob Huber. Around the third day, they got to touch Paxton's toes for the first time. They’re figuring how to dress up cars and hand out toys for Christmas. Bradbury and Cheylee then organized, with the foundation, the Borderline Remembrance Drive on the second anniversary of the shooting Nov. 7. The time at home has also allowed Shirazi to find “silver linings” in new activities. The family has another piece of good news this year: They’re expecting a baby girl in April 2021. Her husband works at a local cemetery, she said. The toll of the COVID-19 public health crisis has cost thousands of people their jobs, their homes and the security of food on the table. For many of us, 2020 will be a year we tell our children and grandchildren about. They look forward to the day the crisis ends, the economy recovers and they can see their friends and family again. “Who knows?”. It was something that I didn’t think I would be able to do so I am super happy about it. Bree had to wait a week before she got to hear him cry for the first time. His wife, Cindy Z. Hansen, is a self-employed educational therapist who helps people with learning difficulties make academic progress, but her income has dropped, too, he said. “I’m very thankful and not just for the fact that it’s helped my daughter,” Bradbury said of the cruises. If we are grandparents, … She works in homeless services for the United Way and has worked remotely during the pandemic. District 1 – Supervisor Steve Bennett. After 63 years of marriage, they had grown even closer over the past eight months outside beside the flowers, or when Gerry cooked dinner or Jean picked up her guitar. Hours. To get through it all, Ventura County residents found that it's appreciation for the big things like the birth of a healthy baby, and the small things like hiking trips that keep them persevering. Ron Helus, who was killed responding to the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in 2018. 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