Sorry to hear that. My father in law was telling me how easy it is to get a CCW up in Fresno where he lives and he asked me about Ventura County. I just laughed. They just go through the pile of applications and approve just enough to hold off the lawsuits, but we all know that the Sheriff doesn't want anyone in the county to have a CCW.
I have not applied yet, not sure if I should even bother. My GCS sounds halfway decent but that really doesn't seem to matter, I have heard of so many being turned down with much stronger sounding GCSs. Study the approved GCSs, they are just random in who they approve.