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Simi Valley | Appeal Continued on Tapo St Development

Simi Valley | Appeal Continued on Tapo St Development

By Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The public hearing to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for 62 single room occupancy (SRO) residential units on vacant lots at 2225 and 2230 Tapo Street, was continued a second time due to a last minute agreement between the […]

Simi Approves $548k for Easy Fire Landfill Damages

Simi Approves $548k for Easy Fire Landfill Damages

By Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The City Council unanimously approved $548k in funding and a supplemental budget request for emergency work at the closed 66-acre Tierra Rejada Landfill.  According to Public Works Director Ron Fuchiwaki’s report, the October 2019 Easy Fire consumed all vegetation, destroyed the ground surface gas collection system and the flare […]

Saving California | Exclusive – Journalist who broke the Katie Hill Scandal

Saving California | Exclusive – Journalist who broke the Katie Hill Scandal

    By Gina Harden In her recent NY Times op-ed, disgraced bisexual Congresswoman Katie Hill from Southern California’s 25th District writes: “The day that my communications director ran into my office and showed me the nudes and private text messages that had been published on a right-wing website called Red State, everything came crashing […]

Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

By Gina Harden VENTURA – December 2, the City Council unanimously adopted an emergency ordinance prohibiting no fault evictions from December 2, 2019 until January 1, 2020, when AB1482, the State’s rent control law takes effect. City Attorney Gregory Diaz presented a power point presentation on the “Just Cause for Eviction” ordinance which “…requires residential […]

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The City Council unanimously approved a $33.85 million dollar loan to design and construct eleven energy-related projects for the City’s Water Quality Control Plant (WQCP). The WQCP is the city’s largest electricity consumer. Ron Fuchiwaki, Public Works Director, presented a report outlining strategies to reduce city utility costs by […]

Sgt. Ron Helus Memorial Freeway Sign Unveiled

Sgt. Ron Helus Memorial Freeway Sign Unveiled

By  Gina Harden Thousand Oaks, CA – Wednesday morning, dozens of Sherriff’s deputies and elected officials, along with Sgt. Ron Helus’s loved ones gathered a short distance from the Borderline tragedy, in the beautiful gardens of Los Robles Greens, to unveil the new Sgt. Ronald Lee Helus memorial freeway sign. The memorial freeway includes three […]

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Mayor Mashburn pushed back against Councilmember Luevanos’s argument in favor of raising the sales tax currently pegged to the State minimum 7.25%. He conceded, however, to requests from Luevanos and Mayor Pro Tem Cavanaugh, to forward the staff report to Neighborhood Councils for further input. Staff, at Luevanos’s request, […]

Assemblymember Irwin Headlines Knights of Columbus Civic Night

Assemblymember Irwin Headlines Knights of Columbus Civic Night

By  Gina Harden OXNARD – Monday evening, the Oxnard Chapter of the Knights of Columbus (KOC), hosted their annual Civic Night to honor those in public service. About 150 KOC members and community guests gathered for a dinner banquet featuring speaker Jacqui Irwin, Assemblymember 44th District. Distinguished guests included Oxnard and Port Hueneme police officers, […]

Cannabis Delivery Coming to Ventura

Cannabis Delivery Coming to Ventura

By  Gina Harden VENTURA – Councilmembers viewed a presentation and discussed a proposed ordinance to allow cannabis delivery, amending Municipal Code Section 6.420, during Monday night’s regular meeting. Councilmembers will vote on the proposed ordinance during the October 7 council meeting. Councilmember Nasarenko asked the police chief, “Do you have the resources within the department […]

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The drama surrounding Simi Councilmember Luevanos’s controversial video on immigration as well as comments concerning an alleged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid at a nearby business, continued Monday night with more than an hour of public comment and a lengthy discussion by the Council regarding potential action. A […]

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