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The nasty hidden state tax that Californians all pay—a tax charged in only SEVEN states

The nasty hidden state tax that Californians all pay—a tax charged in only SEVEN states

By Richard Rider Here’s a nasty tax that Californians pay every year.  It’s a tax that you are probably completely unaware of — a tax that is charged in only 6 other states. . When you pay for your California homeowners policy, life insurance, car insurance, health insurance, business insurance, annuity — ANY insurance product […]

4th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Food & Wine Challenge Announces Teams for Wine Challenge!

4th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Food & Wine Challenge Announces Teams for Wine Challenge!

By Raven West The 2015 teams competing in the 4th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Food & Wine Challenge taking place on Sunday, January 18 at the Westlake Hyatt have been announced. ◾Main Course & Aldabella Winery ◾Cafe Zack & Alma Sol Winery ◾Aloha Steakhouse & Labyrinth Winery ◾Paradise Pantry & Plan B Wine Cellars […]

Do Newer Technologies Threaten High Speed Rail?

Do Newer Technologies Threaten High Speed Rail?

My Column Ends, But the Questions Don’t

COLUMN By Diana West Dear Readers, This is a hard one to write. After more or less 15 years of continuous newspaper syndication, this column you are reading is the end of the line. I am not ceasing to write, of course. All of my content — columns, essays, posts, and, of course, books — […]

Simi Valley Council: A Wrong has been righted–Chickens rejoice!

Simi Valley Council: A Wrong has been righted–Chickens rejoice!

By Debra Tash At the July 21st 2014  Council Meeting a very articulate teen named Hannah Nandoor spoke during Public Comments.  You can find her comments at the 29 minute mark on the video of that meeting if you go the Simi website: HERE She wanted to do a 4H project and she choose one […]

California Mental Health Workers Strike Over Inability To See Patients

California Mental Health Workers Strike Over Inability To See Patients

California mental health workers began a week long strike against Kaiser Healthcare System on Monday over what they claim are unfair labor practices.

Politically Incorrect Zone: Obama’s “New Deal”

Politically Incorrect Zone: Obama’s “New Deal”

President Obama proposed a new Federal program, to partner with participating states, that would offer free tuition to all “responsible” students to attend community college. This program, which I lovingly call “Obama’s New School Deal,” is ambitious, will be enormously costly both federally and for states that opt-in, and could not possibly work. Notice I […]

The Little Things

The Little Things

On the bus to Sayulita in the tropical jungle of Mexico, I close my eyes. I lift my chin to catch every bit of breeze as it licks the sea, soaks itself up with a sultry touch of the sun, then finds its way to my thirsty body. I can’t help but smile. I am […]

College kids read at 7th-grade level

College kids read at 7th-grade level

This is shocking.

Federal Highway Administration quietly acknowledges the driving boom is over

Federal Highway Administration quietly acknowledges the driving boom is over

Agency Slashes Forecasts of Future Driving Growth Between 24 and 44 Percent.