2016: The year in review pt. 1

January 1
 El Niño storms will come late, hit hard experts say
A team of scientists from Columbia University presenting climate research last week estimated that the El Niño warming event currently building in the Pacific Ocean will bring above-average rainfall to Southern California but later in the year than has been previously reported, likely from February to April. 
Ellis bail remains at $5 million
Murder suspect Brandon Ellis’ arraignment was continued Monday until Jan. 25 at 9 a.m., following a request from Ellis’ defense attorney for additional time to review reports associated with the case.
This marks the second time Ellis’ arraignment has been continued.
January 6
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Ojai Valley News photo by Marie Eriel Hobro
Adan Lara memorialized
Ventura County Public Work Agency’s Department of Transportation employee, Sammy Noriega (above), walks back to his work truck after installing an Adan Lara Memorial Roadway sign Monday on Creek Road. A portion of the road was dedicated in honor of Adan Lara, a Department of Transportation employee who died Oct. 30 after being struck struck by a vehicle while directing traffic in that area. The signs were installed on Creek Road west of Encino Drive and east of Highway 33. 

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