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California High Taxes & So-Called Balanced Budget

California High Taxes & So-Called Balanced Budget

. . . By Erik Rosales Have you stopped to consider how high your taxes are? If you live in California, you are taxed at a higher rate than nearly any other state. Some say California taxes you for everything. It has some of the steepest sales tax, personal income tax and corporate tax rates […]

What’s your opinion? Have any news?

What’s your opinion?  Have any news?

We welcome opposing opinions in our articles. Our editorial board wishes to have an open dialog with our community. So let’s find what we hold in common and debate what we disagree on. We need more reporters to cover events of regional interest/import.  Conclusions and recommendations, if any, should be balanced.  Please remember, key to […]

Snake Handlers

Snake Handlers

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Thousand Oaks Lane Reduction – To the VC Star: the support you claim for this “Road Diet” is just not there

Thousand Oaks Lane Reduction – To the VC Star: the support you claim for this “Road Diet” is just not there

Or – Life in the Slow Lane by Thomas Adams On Thursday, February 20, the city of Thousand Oaks offered a slideshow and open forum regarding the narrowing of Hillcrest Blvd. Larry Tay – Associate Traffic Engineer and Akbar Alikhan were running the presentation. As for Tay and Alikhan, they seemed to be pawns in […]

Water: A Political Weapon – Thousand Oaks

Water: A Political Weapon – Thousand Oaks

New Gas Tax Proposed

New Gas Tax Proposed

  . . From David Spady, Americans for Prosperity Get ready for higher prices at the pump! Californians could be paying more for gasoline and other transportation fuels next year as a result of California’s pioneering efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Senator Steinberg (D-Sacramento)* is considering legislation that would slap a carbon tax on […]

Will the FCC muzzle the press?

Will the FCC muzzle the press?

.   . By Dick Morris Published on TheHill.com on February 18, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission is about to launch a direct assault on the freedom of the media to cover news as it chooses. The program, called the Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs, involves requesting information from all radio and TV stations, […]

Pacific Legal Fund defends farmers and the public’s right to use public lands

Pacific Legal Fund defends farmers and the public’s right to use public lands

Update given by Pacific Legal Foundation Bad to the Corps:   Shoot First, Ask Questions Later A federal judge will rule shortly on our case to defend the due process rights of the Duarte family, which was blind-sided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Without any prior notice, regulators ordered suspension of farming activities […]

Thousand Oaks eliminating traffic lanes- Meeting on this Thursday

Thousand Oaks eliminating traffic lanes- Meeting on this Thursday

By George Miller and Susan Kline Yes, you read that right. Instead of adding road capacity to reduce congestion and transport more people faster, Thousand Oaks is doing just the opposite.  This is a part of a nationwide campaign. Safety is cited as the justification.  But, some  say it is linked to Agenda 21, which aims […]

Californians Still Believe in Proposition 13 Taxpayer Protections

Californians Still Believe in Proposition 13 Taxpayer Protections

. . . By Jon Coupal A statewide survey commissioned by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association shows Californians continue to support Proposition 13 and the two-thirds vote requirement to boost taxes on property owners.  By nearly two to one, voters agree that reducing the two-thirds vote to 55% to pass local bonds would place an […]