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CVUSD Board Delays Adoption of New Sexuality Education

CVUSD Board Delays Adoption of New Sexuality Education

By Pat Lynch The true colors and politics of the CVUSD Board majority and Superintendent Mark McLaughlin (all five registered democrats) were revealed at the marathon board meeting Tuesday night, August 20th, the night before the first day of school. The 7-hour meeting went until 1 A.M.   Two controversial policies were placed on the agenda. […]

Fitzgerald’s Assault on Christian Community Could Take a Toll on CVUSD Enrollment

Fitzgerald’s Assault on Christian Community Could Take a Toll on CVUSD Enrollment

By Pat Lynch CVUSD Board Member Jenny Fitzgerald recently attended the local Conference on Public and Private School Options where fellow board member, Sandee Everett, was a guest speaker. Rather than spending her time meeting the speakers and building bridges for CVUSD, Fitzgerald appeared angry the whole time, according to witnesses, and consistent with Fitzgerald’s […]

A$AP Rocky Thanks His Supporters After Being Released From Jail In Sweden

A$AP Rocky Thanks His Supporters After Being Released From Jail In Sweden

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor   A$AP Rocky had a simple message for his supporters after being released from jail in Sweden on Friday. The American music icon was released from custody as he awaits the verdict in his assault trial, which will be announced August 14. (RELATED: Swedish Court Frees A$AP Rocky Until Verdict Announced, Donald […]

Why no outrage for LAPD and LAUSD MS-13 secrecy and murder “cover-up”

Why no outrage for LAPD and LAUSD MS-13 secrecy and murder “cover-up”

    By Michael Hernandez  I am outraged by the MS-13 (the violent street gang with El Salvador roots) secrecy and murder “cover-up” by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District that resulted in 21 months of silence in the killing of Brayan Andino, a 16-year-old Panorama High School student […]

Oak Park School District Justifies New Gender Curriculum by Misinterpreting Laws

Oak Park School District Justifies New Gender Curriculum by Misinterpreting Laws

    By Pat Lynch Oak Park Unified School District recently adopted a new curriculum that incorporates gender identification into grades K-5, despite the fact that they are not required by law to do this. This curriculum includes controversial concepts such as non-binary gender (the theory that there are more genders than male and female). […]

Anti-Recidivism Coalition Provides Transformational Criminal Justice Reform

Anti-Recidivism Coalition Provides Transformational Criminal Justice Reform

  By Michele Hanisee …   The ADDA has long advocated rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration – so long as that rehabilitation is effective and successful. We also believe reducing the prison population is a laudable goal so long as it can be done without endangering public safety. However, the initial focus should be […]

Does the California Teachers Association (CTA) Represent the Majority of Teachers’ Views?

Does the California Teachers Association (CTA) Represent the Majority of Teachers’ Views?

    By Brenda Lebsack Note: The following article represents my personal opinions and does not necessarily represent the views of Orange Unified School Board or the Santa Ana Unified School District. When controversies arise regarding education, it is important to understand that teachers are a diverse group of people in every way. We are […]

My Experience with the Homeless in Oxnard’s Plaza Park

My Experience with the Homeless in Oxnard’s Plaza Park

    By Rafael Stoneman I set up a folding table at Plaza Park in Oxnard on July 4th, 2019 and handed out bottled water and bananas to about 25 homeless people. These people regularly can be found congregating at the park. Mr. Lang Martinez, who was formerly homeless in Oxnard, joined me in this […]

Acorn Duped by CVUSD Superintendent’s Smokescreen

Acorn Duped by CVUSD Superintendent’s Smokescreen

    By Pat Lynch  The Thousand Oaks Acorn recently printed a seemingly defamatory article against Trustee Sandee Everett that shows they may have been manipulated by leadership at CVUSD, a major Acorn advertiser. At the March 5, 2019 school board meeting, Superintendent Mark McLaughlin successfully deflected the Acorn from the board meeting’s primary story […]

Tyranny For Every Driver? Bill Proposes Breathalyzing All Drivers Within 10 Years

Tyranny For Every Driver? Bill Proposes Breathalyzing All Drivers Within 10 Years

. Mark Angelides  A nation in fear is a nation controlled. The idea that regular folk should be made to feel like criminals for engaging in legal acts is one rooted in the tyranny and the terror seen in East Germany before the Berlin Wall was torn down. And yet this very concept is making a comeback […]

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