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‘I Want Trump Out!’: Migrants Plan To Cross US Border Once Trump Leaves Office

‘I Want Trump Out!’: Migrants Plan To Cross US Border Once Trump Leaves Office

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER Central American migrants hoping to enter the United States have said they will wait in Mexico in the hope that President Donald Trump loses reelection, where they will then cross the U.S. border. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that advocates for reduced immigration, visited southern […]

Realtor Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion

Realtor Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion

Debra Elaine Ashcraft (DOB 11/23/57), of Camarillo, pled guilty to one felony count of failing to file a California tax return. The plea was the result of investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit and the California Franchise Tax Board. Ashcraft is a real estate agent licensed by the California Department of […]

Santa Paula: Harvard Professional Building Approved and Reorganization

Santa Paula: Harvard Professional Building Approved and Reorganization

By Sheryl Hamlin The Planning Commission had approved this project in July 2019 granting a small relief to the applicant, but could not adjust the fees. The applicant subsequently appealed to the City Council. At that time, council determined that the item was too complicated for a single hearing and asked the staff to return […]

‘Using Every Tool Available’: ICE Subpoenas Sanctuary City For Information On Wanted Illegal Aliens

‘Using Every Tool Available’: ICE Subpoenas Sanctuary City For Information On Wanted Illegal Aliens

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) subpoenaed Denver authorities for information on four illegal aliens who were previously arrested by the city for various violent crimes.  The agency says it’s being forced to ratchet up its approach with “sanctuary” jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, leading to the […]

Santa Paula: Interim Police Chief Rodriguez Delivers Quarterly Report

Santa Paula: Interim Police Chief Rodriguez Delivers Quarterly Report

By Sheryl Hamlin . At the January 15, 2020 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Interim Police Chief Matthew Rodriguez reported on the Police department activities for the last 90 days.Opening with the statement “there is a lot to be proud of”, the Chief then summarized months and months of critical police data in a few […]

Santa Paula: Public Works 2020 Q1 Report

Santa Paula: Public Works 2020 Q1 Report

By Sheryl Hamlin FY 2019-2020 Pavement and Slurry Seal In what can only be described as counter-intuitive, the City is planning to spend $1.4 million to upgrade streets in areas where the streets are still workable. The theory is that if this work is done, then they will last longer and be less expensive to […]

Oxnard Attempts to Spike Starr Initiatives; Ponders Electrical Supply

Oxnard Attempts to Spike Starr Initiatives; Ponders Electrical Supply

By George Miller A very contentious 1-15 -20 Oxnard Council special meeting featured mostly strong opposition to the Aaron Starr-led Moving Oxnard Forward voter initiatives. Open discussion was bracketed by before and after closed sessions to discuss and determine next steps on the Russ Branson consultant’s report on 3 of the 4  initiatives. The open […]

Impeachment Trial of Trump Formally Starts as Senators Are Sworn In

Impeachment Trial of Trump Formally Starts as Senators Are Sworn In

BY JACK PHILLIPS The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began in the Senate on Jan. 16 with a reading of the House-passed articles of impeachment and a swearing-in of 100 senators in front of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. After 2 p.m. Eastern time, Roberts placed his hand on the Bible and was sworn in by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R.-Iowa), […]

Easy Fire damages Tierra Rejada Landfill; requires $2.2 million repairs

Easy Fire damages Tierra Rejada Landfill; requires $2.2 million repairs

By Michael Hernandez SIMI VALLEY—The Easy Fire that burned more than 1,700 acres and forced thousands in Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks to leave their homes last October has resulted in damage to the Tierra Rejada Landfill which will require four agencies to share the repair costs of $2.2 million dollars.  More than 700 […]

Thousand Oaks City Council upholds Planning Commission decision on Westlake Village wireless facility despite public hearing opposition

Thousand Oaks City Council upholds Planning Commission decision on Westlake Village wireless facility despite public hearing opposition

By Michael Hernandez  THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council in a 3-2 vote upheld the Planning Commission decision to allow Verizon Wireless to build a wireless facility on the 2.51 acre property located at 4588 Sunnyhill Street, within the North Ranch community (western Westlake Village—the two-thirds portion of the community in Ventura County was annexed into Thousand […]

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