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Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

By Bill Haff 12/08/13                               Photo: Upper Ojai Valley Oil Rig – photo courtesy CFROG Tensions over oil industry practices surfaced in Ojai recently when a new community group called Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) filed successful complaints against […]

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What is a Healthcare Right?

What is a Healthcare Right?

Viewpoint By Philip Erwin Tune in to any news pundit-orama these days, and you are bound to encounter bickering about Obamacare; and in many of these “frank” discussions, you are likely to hear at least one “informed” mouthpiece trumpeting this presumed “truth”:  That “healthcare” is a citizen’s right. Ah, but is it? Our Declaration of […]

The Bullet Train Is Like the Walking Dead

The Bullet Train Is Like the Walking Dead

By Jon Coupal Pop quiz. Which of the following statements is true? A. California High speed rail (HSR) will allow riders to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in about two and a half hours for $50. B. The total cost of HSR will be about $40 billion. C. About half the cost of […]

Myth Dispelled: Energy Requirements Not “Mandated” for Ventura’s Granny Flat Program

Myth Dispelled: Energy Requirements Not “Mandated” for Ventura’s Granny Flat Program

By Camille Harris Ventura added modern energy codes May 1st to their second unit legalization program. This new requirement cut out the majority of Ventura’s granny flats due to the increased cost.  Ventura’s code enforcement management claimed the State gave them no choice, the energy codes were mandated. A phone call to the state Housing […]

Obama to California Educrats: “I OWN You—You Will run Government Schools as I Want Them”

Obama to California Educrats: “I OWN You—You Will run Government Schools as I Want Them”

Viewpoint by Stephen Frank on 11/28/2013  You know the joke, your mother in law is in your new expensive car—going down a cliff—are you sorry or happy?  In this real world instance the corrupt Obama Administration is telling the corrupt Educrats running California government schools that he is in charge of curriculum and testing—and Sacramento has already turned […]

Ventura Fire Station 4 Needed?

Ventura Fire Station 4 Needed?

Viewpoint Newsletter of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association- 11/27/13 Last month VCTA contacted Ventura Fire Chief McPherson requesting information supporting an article in the Star that appeared to indicate improvements in citywide response time were related to reopening Station 4.   It was obvious response time would improve after reopening, but we wanted to understand […]

Hobby Lobby Founder-May Close ALL Stores

Hobby Lobby Founder-May Close ALL Stores

Viewpoint By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. . The wisdom that comes from above is first, pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruit, without uncertainty or insincerity. James 3:17   When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were […]

Let’s stop the SB-1 nightmare “Sustainable Communities” bill

Let’s stop the SB-1 nightmare “Sustainable Communities” bill

By Debra Tash If there’s a bad idea that comes out of our California legislature better than even money, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has authored it.  Sustainable Communities Investment Authority, Senate Bill 1: “Sustainable Communities Investment Authority” It was co-authored by Steinberg and Senator Mark DeSaulnier.  Just when you thought Governor Brown buried […]

2016 Choices?

2016 Choices?

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