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Moody’s: Energy edict will hammer SoCal municipal utilities

Moody’s: Energy edict will hammer SoCal municipal utilities

Assembly Bill 32, the landmark 2006 law requiring California to begin shifting to cleaner-but-costlier forms of renewable energy, hasn’t hit consumers as hard as some economists feared for an ironic reason: Dirtier “brown energy” got cheaper. The U.S. fracking/shale revolution has sharply reduced the cost of natural gas and thus limited the cost impact of […]

Oxnard City Council- Riverpark hotel proposal rejected, anti-smoking crusade mounted, internal audit sidetracked

Oxnard City Council- Riverpark hotel proposal rejected, anti-smoking crusade mounted, internal audit sidetracked

By George Miller Riverpark The Oxnard City Council took up a proposed modification to the RiverPark Owner Participation Agreement. It originally called for a 320 room 4 star hotel north of the 101 freeway and east of Ventura Road. Developer Shea and the City (staff) now agree that is impractical due to the significant changes in […]

What is a Kinetic Sculpture Race?

What is a Kinetic Sculpture Race?

Oxnard corrects illegal retirement plan (mal)practices

Oxnard corrects illegal retirement plan (mal)practices

By George Miller One down, about 100+ to go…  An operational audit of the city revealed 128 significant problems needing to be addressed. One of them was Oxnard’s longtime failure (after repeated previous warnings) to make pension or Social Security payments for hundreds of part time, temporary and seasonalemployees – exactly how long, no one is […]

CNBC Unveils Qualified Candidates for Oct. 28 GOP Presidential Debate

CNBC Unveils Qualified Candidates for Oct. 28 GOP Presidential Debate

Ten candidates met the minimum polling requirement to appear on the debate’s main stage, and four more will face off in an earlier junior varsity debate. By Barry Donegan – Oct 22, 2015 CNBC announced on Wednesday that ten candidates have beaten the 2.5 percent minimum polling requirement in an average of specifically outlined national presidential preference polls, and […]

Brown may seek new tax increases on 2016 ballot

Brown may seek new tax increases on 2016 ballot

Santa Paula Council: Fire Department Funding (10E)

Santa Paula Council: Fire Department Funding (10E)

By Sheryl Hamlin Recognizing that the city could not fund itself forever on grants and that the timeframe for the expected windfall from East Area One was elusive at best, a group of citizens formed a committee to fund and promote a council approved sales tax measure on the November 2014 ballot. Measure F failed […]

House Freedom Caucus to support Paul Ryan for Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan won over most of the members of a key conservative caucus Wednesday night as he tried to stitch together enough support to become the next House speaker, amid ongoing concerns about his list of demands and worries that his need to be drafted into the job does not bode well for someone […]

A Case of Elder Abuse: Victim didn’t live long enough to see justice

A Case of Elder Abuse: Victim didn’t live long enough to see justice

By Debra Tash Last February Keagon Sims was arrested for first degree residential burglary and elder abuse.  He had posed as a carpet cleaner and advertised his services on Facebook.   From the original press release: “Between 9:00 PM on February 26, 2015 and 7:30 AM on February 27, 2015, a suspect(s) entered the residence, located […]

Joe Biden Announces He’s Not Running For White House

The day after Jim Webb dropped out, Joe Biden announced that he declines to run for the presidency, bringing the list of candidates, at least candidates the media acknowledges, to four. “As my family and I have worked through the grieving process I said all along…it may very well be that the process, by time we get […]