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Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020

Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020

By JOHN MYERS SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF  SACRAMENTO — No brand in California politics has ever had the staying power ofProposition 13, the 1978 tax cut that served as a primal scream from angry voters and became a symbol of their reluctance to pay more money for more government services. But four decades later, it is critics of […]

Free Career Workshops in August at the America’s Job Center in Oxnard

Free Career Workshops in August at the America’s Job Center in Oxnard

Location: America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 August 14, 21 and 28 – Social Media, 10:00 a.m. – noon – Social media is everywhere. It is not just for entertainment or a way to stay connected with friends and family, but a powerful tool that can be utilized for networking and building career […]

California Kaiser Permanente Workers Authorize Strike, Hospital Decries Process

California Kaiser Permanente Workers Authorize Strike, Hospital Decries Process

By City News Service Kaiser Permanente workers in Southern California and across the state voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union to call a strike if a labor contract cannot be reached, but Kaiser officials accused the union of tainting the vote by using “misleading” ballot language. According to the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West […]

Meeting High Standards for a 9th Consecutive Year: Port Awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting

Meeting High Standards for a 9th Consecutive Year: Port Awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the ninth consecutive year, the Port of Hueneme is being recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award highlights the Port’s FY2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which was carefully reviewed by financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance […]

Ride-Hailing Company Uber Reports $5 Billion Loss

Ride-Hailing Company Uber Reports $5 Billion Loss

Whitney Tipton | Reporter   Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing company, announced Thursday that it lost $5.2 billion in the second quarter, and experienced its slowest revenue growth ever disclosed. The company reported the loss along with second-quarter results that included $3.1 billion in quarterly revenue, up only 14% from a year prior and its […]

AT&T Employees Unlock Millions Of Phones After Being Bribed By Hacker, DOJ Says

AT&T Employees Unlock Millions Of Phones After Being Bribed By Hacker, DOJ Says

LEXI LONAS CONTRIBUTOR Muhammad Fahd allegedly paid AT&T employees hundreds of thousands of dollars to unlock two million phones over five years, costing the company millions, according to the Department of Justice. Fahd, 34, from Pakistan, allegedly paid multiple employees hundreds of thousands of dollars to unlock phones from AT&T, according to the DOJ’s statement. This caused […]

Oxnard Denied Permit for 1500+ Employee Amazon Distribution Center Codenamed Project Gaucho

Oxnard Denied Permit for 1500+ Employee Amazon Distribution Center Codenamed Project Gaucho

    By  Gina Harden  (* see 8-13-19 publisher’s note at the end of this story) Citizens Journal obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which contained 2018 emails between the City of Oxnard and Seefried Properties related to developing a 2.6 million sq.ft. Amazon Warehouse Storage and Distribution Center on 55 acres […]

The biggest recycling store chain in California just closed its doors. Here’s why.

The biggest recycling store chain in California just closed its doors. Here’s why.

BY ANDREW SHEELER The largest bottle and can recycling center chain in California, rePlanet, shut its doors Monday, terminating its entire workforce and creating a massive gap in recycling availability in the state. “With the continued reduction in state fees, the depressed pricing of recycled aluminum and PET plastic, and the rise in operating costs […]

ChamberofCommerce.org Publishes Report Detailing Average Credit Card Debt by State

ChamberofCommerce.org Publishes Report Detailing Average Credit Card Debt by State

ChamberofCommerce.org has released a report breaking down the average credit card debt that Americans owe by state. Rather than harp on the often-cited national figure of $1 trillion, the report aims to help by focusing on particular states, specific dollar amounts, startling statistics on interest and minimum payments, and revealing correlations regarding the credit card […]

General Plan Agriculture Element Violates SOAR and the Agriculture Guiding Principle

General Plan Agriculture Element Violates SOAR and the Agriculture Guiding Principle

By Lynn Jensen The new “Agriculture Element” of the General Plan violates the principles of the 2016 SOAR ballot measure passed by a majority vote of the people. Through glossy mailers with photos of the green fields tended by our local farmers and ranchers, voters were led to believe they were supporting Ventura County Agriculture. […]

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