The mother of a Ventura man who was randomly stabbed to death while dining at a beachside restaurant with his daughter on his lap was still grappling this weekend with the loss of a man she described as "a good husband and a loving father." Anthony Mele Jr., 35, was having dinner with his wife, Hana, and their 5-year-old daughter, Willow, at the Aloha Steakhouse on the city's promenade Wednesday night when a homeless man walked up and stabbed Mele in the neck, police said.
On the last day of February this year, the meeting room at Casitas Municipal Water District in Oak View was filled to capacity, with dozens of residents and local officials buzzing in anticipation of a new proposal - dubbed the "Three Sisters" plan - to be offered to connect Lake Casitas with the State Water Project. If implemented, this would be the first time in the history of the region that Ojai - and Casitas which supplies the town and the west side of Ventura with water from outside of Ventura County - has moved to connect its water supply to the rest of California.
A Los Angeles city assistant fire chief earned well over a $1 million in pension pay and an LAPD deputy chief earned nearly $1 million in 2017, making them the highest pension earners in California last year, according to data from a nonprofit watchdog group. Former Assistant Fire Chief Donald Frazeur received $1.2 million on top of his regular $212,730 annual pension for a total of $1.4 million, according to Transparent California , which collects and posts salary data online.
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