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Ventura City Council set to adopt racism resolution, condemn police brutality tonight

Ventura City Council set to adopt racism resolution, condemn police brutality tonight

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council is set tonight to adopt a racism resolution written by Deputy Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and City Councilmember Lorrie Brown that declares Ventura stands for racial justice and acknowledges Black lives do matter. The resolution declares “Racism as a public health crisis” and condemns “police brutality.” The resolution in-part states […]

18 Injured, Explosion Reported During USS Bonhomme Richard Fire: Officials

18 Injured, Explosion Reported During USS Bonhomme Richard Fire: Officials

BY JACK PHILLIPS Update at 5 p.m. ET: At least 18 people were hospitalized in the incident, Navy and fire officials have confirmed. Naval Surface Force wrote that about 160 sailors were on board the vessel at the time, adding that “18 sailors have been transferred to local hospitals.” Their injuries were described as non-life-threatening. The fire was called away at […]

Oxnard Approves Budget; Declares Police Brutality/Racism “Public Health Crisis”; Moves Ahead on $34MM Homeless Facility

Oxnard Approves Budget; Declares Police Brutality/Racism “Public Health Crisis”; Moves Ahead on $34MM Homeless Facility

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council on 6-30-20 addressed: – The 2020-21 fiscal year budget approved, with massive loans and new taxes promised. – A resolution declaring racism and police brutality a public health crisis. – A $34 million dollar homeless center, now dubbed  a solution center, with an additional $2-3 million in annual […]

Supreme Court Protects Religious Freedom in Labor Law and Contraception Rulings

Supreme Court Protects Religious Freedom in Labor Law and Contraception Rulings

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 this morning that the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause exempts religious organizations from employment discrimination lawsuits and from a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. Both rulings are victories for the Trump administration. The high court issued 7-2 decisions in two separate sets of cases, Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Are Our “Leaders” Lying to Us About COVID-19? If So, Why?

Are Our “Leaders” Lying to Us About COVID-19? If So, Why?

    By George Miller It’s a little early to be doing a post-mortem of the handling of the COVID-19 crisis, but it could be helpful in mid-course corrections now, even if it runs the risk of looking foolish later as new information and subsequent events differ significantly. So, here goes …. Are Our “Leaders” […]

Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds ‘Faithless Elector’ Laws

Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds ‘Faithless Elector’ Laws

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed the constitutionality of “faithless elector” laws that allow states to fine or remove Electoral College members who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support. While some states have laws that punish such electors for not voting for the candidate to which they pledged support, […]

Evacuations Underway as Brush Fire Grows and Shuts Down 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita

Evacuations Underway as Brush Fire Grows and Shuts Down 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita

By Shahan Ahmed  A brush fire scorched an estimated 800 acres in Santa Clarita and jumped the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Soledad Canyon Road, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Sunday. The 14 Freeway was closed in both directions, with northbound lanes closed at Soledad Canyon Road and southbound lanes closed at Agua Dulce Road, according […]

Private Sector Takes Over Fireworks Duties

Private Sector Takes Over Fireworks Duties

By George Miller With most municipal fireworks shows in the area canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, the private sector moved in to fill the breach. Do it yourself fireworks by residents have always been a problem in Oxnard, but it reached  a new level this year. For the last month, shooting off fireworks has been […]

Oxnard: Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs; a Sell Job on $45 Million Sales Tax Increase and More to Finance Budget Spending

Oxnard: Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs; a Sell Job on $45 Million Sales Tax Increase and More to Finance Budget Spending

By George Miller On June 16, the Oxnard City Council cleared away some of the last obstacles for the new Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs. The Developer promised to break ground on the project this year. The 430 acre site is the last remaining large undeveloped parcel in the city and a […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Allow DACA Program to be Rescinded

Supreme Court Refuses to Allow DACA Program to be Rescinded

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court has ruled this morning that President Donald Trump failed to follow the law when he tried to rescind DACA, former President Barack Obama’s program that temporarily shielded young people who came to the United States illegally from being deported. There are close to 800,000 or more individuals eligible under the program known as […]

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