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Simi Valley Council briefed on drought by Calleguas General Manager

Simi Valley Council briefed on drought by Calleguas General Manager

By Debra Tash Susan Mulligan, ampoule General Manager, ambulance for Calleguas Mutual Water District http://www.calleguas.com/index.html did a brief presentation to update the council and community on the current drought and how it affects our area at the 1/27/14 Council meeting.  Calleguas is a water wholesaler, site buying its supply from the Metropolitan Water District.   Ms. […]

Albertsons Moorpark market and 10 others to close

Albertsons Moorpark market and 10 others to close

By Debra Tash February 20th 2014: The Albertson’s located at 475 W Los Angeles Ave. in Moorpark will be closing.  The store is one of eleven that will be shuttered in Albertson’s Southern California division. The store had unperformed and is being liquidated starting January 21st 2014.  Those with ongoing prescriptions filled at the onsite Savon’s are […]

Update on Moorpark West Studios Project

Update on Moorpark West Studios Project

By Debra Tash At their November 20th 2013 meeting the Moorpark City Council took a formal stand against a gas fired power generating plant proposed for the property just north of where the Moorpark West Studios would be constructed. https://citizensjournal.us/moorpark-nixes-new-power-plant/ The Council strengthened their opposition at their January 15th 2014 meeting by reaffirming the development […]

Moorpark City Council- Proposed power plant, business park, low income housing, discussed

Moorpark City Council- Proposed power plant, business park, low income housing, discussed

By Debra Tash Proposed new gas-fired power plant, here business park At the Moorpark’s city council meeting of 2014 there was an effort to set one more barrier up to stop the proposed gas-fired power plant from being built.  The plant would be located behind Southern California Edison’s current distribution station and just north of […]

Simi City Council: Homelessness approach debated, Board of Corrections grant, SEIU contract

Simi City Council: Homelessness approach debated, Board of Corrections grant, SEIU contract

By Debra Tash City Council meeting 1/13/14, healing 6:30 PM (Closed session at 5:30) Agenda At the first council meeting of the year in Simi Valley, order Mr. Smith from Waste Management spoke on agenda item 7c dealing with the city’s growing homeless problem.  Because of break-in’s at their facility the company has had to hire […]

Pastor Rob McCoy of Calvary Chapel to run for State Assembly- 44AD

By George Miller After much thought, consultation and prayer, Rob McCoy  has decided to run for the 44th Assembly District seat being vacated by Jeff Gorell, who is attempting to trade up to Congress next year. He announced it to 1200 of his congregation, although no formal announcement has yet been released. McCoy is Senior […]

Simi City Council: Becerra to be Mayor Pro Tem, vote next week on Employee Contract

Simi City Council: Becerra to be Mayor Pro Tem, vote next week on Employee Contract

By Debra Tash The Simi Valley Council will be voting to adopt a new contract with City employees on December 16th. With the Council set to vote next week on a new employee contract members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) spoke during the public comments section of the Council’s December 9th meeting.  Nancy Fisher […]

Moorpark nixes new power plant

Moorpark nixes new power plant

By Debra Tash At their November 20, 2013 meeting the Moorpark City Council heard a presentation from representatives of the proposed Amaranto Energy Center.  Amaranto would be a gas-fired simple-cycle power generating facility located just north of the Moorpark West studio project. The gas-fired plant would generate 290 megawatts of power and be next to […]

Simi City Council debates landscaping rules, chicken coops, trash pickup fees; approves recruiter recruitment

Simi City Council debates landscaping rules, chicken coops, trash pickup fees; approves recruiter recruitment

The Simi Valley City Council voted to leave in place a 2005 ordinance governing the percentage of allowable pavement in the front yards of single family homes.  50% of yards must be landscaped.  Councilman Mike Judge had brought the issue to the Council at the request of his constituents.  Older tracts in the city do […]

Update – Grimes Rock quarry permit

Update – Grimes Rock quarry permit

By Debra Tash On October 22nd 2013 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors heard the City of Moorpark’s appeal of Grimes Rock Conditional Use Permit.  Their decision ended a 12 year renewal process for the mining operation. (see previous report) Mayor Janice Parvin spoke for the City saying for those living along Walnut Canyon Road, […]