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Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

By David Stewart This Labor Day weekend traffic was backed up from the Somis traffic light all the way to Moorpark along Highway 118 (Los Angeles Ave.).  Caltrans had plans to improve service by enlarging the intersection of Somis Road (State Highway 34) and Los Angeles Ave. State (Highway 118) back in 2000 (the issue […]

Plastic Bag Ban–with Massive Tax Increase–Sits on Brown’s Desk

Plastic Bag Ban–with Massive Tax Increase–Sits on Brown’s Desk

By Jon Fleischman On January 9, at a press conference in the State Capitol introducing his FY 2014-15 budget, Governor Jerry Brown said, “There will be no new taxes for the foreseeable future.” Could it be that we have reached the unforeseen future with the delivery by the California legislature of Senate Bill 270, the […]

Legislature Passes Historic Legislation Fundamentally Changing California Groundwater Law

Legislature Passes Historic Legislation Fundamentally Changing California Groundwater Law

California’s depleted groundwater basins will not go unmanaged any longer. That’s the directive of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“Act”), ailment passed late Friday, August 29 by the California Legislature, which Governor Brown is expected to sign. For at-risk basins, the Act requires the designation of a “groundwater sustainability agency” and adoption of a “groundwater […]

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to US

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to US

Mexican president calls US ‘the other Mexico’; warns US govs to back immigration ‘reform’

Mexican president calls US ‘the other Mexico’; warns US govs to back immigration ‘reform’

On a two-day trip to California this week, order Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto insulted his host country at least twice, referring to the United States as “the other Mexico” and criticizing states that want to control immigration as not having “evolved” as much as California when it comes to letting illegal immigrants run roughshod […]

Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

Editor’s Note:  What’s all the hub-bub about the Obama administration revising a prior treaty and calling it an alternative agreement?  It’s mainly because it would bypass the Constitutionally mandated action of having a 2/3 majority of the Senate, of 67 Senators, approve a treaty.  With the “deal” set to be signed in Paris next year, […]

300 Rally to Free Tahmooressi While Brown Dines with Mexican President

300 Rally to Free Tahmooressi While Brown Dines with Mexican President

by Adelle Nazarian SACRAMENTO, California — Roughly 300 demonstrators gathered outside the Leland Stanford Mansion Museum on Tuesday to protest against Mexico’s continued incarceration of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who is facing trial on gun charges. Inside the building, Gov. Jerry Brown was hosting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at a luncheon in his […]

Padilla’s Plastic Ban Ban Fails; May Face Re-Vote

Padilla’s Plastic Ban Ban Fails; May Face Re-Vote

by Jon Fleischman “Time is running out for our planet,” exclaimed Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) in the midst of a lengthy debate in the State Assembly over the proposed statewide ban on plastic grocery store bags, Senate Bill 270. The controversial legislation, authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), has been one of the highest […]

California Assembly may consider resolution–All Californians to give aid and comfort to immigrants

California Assembly may consider resolution–All Californians to give aid and comfort to immigrants

By Debra Tash Coachella Assemblyman, CA District 56, V. Manuel Pérez (D) has authored HR-51 which received its third reading today, August 25th, in the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.  HR-51 states: Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly declares that all Californians, as residents of the United States, have a civic […]

Solar plant requests to burn more natural gas–despite abundant sunshine

Solar plant requests to burn more natural gas–despite abundant sunshine