The Special Olympics Flame of Hope torch blazed that same sentiment through the crowd on Thursday, June 17, at Ventura’s City Hall steps. Ventura Special Olympians Ian Eaton, Jeff Brown, Anna Carranza and Linda Ramirez ran or rode alongside the officers as they made their way through the city, passing it on to the Oxnard Police Department at the Santa Clara River bridge. The annual torch run, from San Luis Obispo to Long Beach for the two-day event, is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.