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California Adds Iowa To ‘Travel Ban’ Due To Its Refusal To Cover Gender Transitions In Medicaid

California Adds Iowa To ‘Travel Ban’ Due To Its Refusal To Cover Gender Transitions In Medicaid

MATT M. MILLER CONTRIBUTOR   California’s attorney general announced the state added Iowa to a “travel ban” on account of the Midwestern state’s refusal to cover gender transitioning procedures within Medicaid. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra made the announcement on Sept. 13 prohibiting taxpayer-funded travel to Iowa for public employees and state university students as of Oct. 4, […]

Oxnard Business Ordered to Comply with Hazardous Waste Law

Oxnard Business Ordered to Comply with Hazardous Waste Law

A settlement of a civil law enforcement action against Arcturus Manufacturing (Arcturus). Arcturus is a metallurgy company that performed closed-die forgings for the military and aerospace industries has been reached. The company used materials in their fabrication process that included titanium, nickel and chromium, all of which are regulated when discarded and the substances are […]

Southern California Wildfire Threatens Homes, Forces Evacuations

Southern California Wildfire Threatens Homes, Forces Evacuations

By Ron Brackett At a Glance The fire began Saturday evening in San Jacinto, California. About 200 people were ordered out of their homes. Southern California firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Sunday morning that forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. The fire began shortly before 6 p.m Saturday in San Jacinto, California, according to […]

California Water Resilience Portfolio and Channel Islands

California Water Resilience Portfolio and Channel Islands

By Sheryl Hamlin An Executive Order (EO) signed in April 2019 by Governor Newsom directed State agencies to recommend a suite of priorities and actions to build a climate-resilient water system and ensure healthy waterways. The official website is: http://waterresilience.ca.gov On September 12, 2019, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) spent three […]

Report: Drone Strikes On Saudi Oil Facilities Wipe Out 5% Of Daily Global Oil Supply

Report: Drone Strikes On Saudi Oil Facilities Wipe Out 5% Of Daily Global Oil Supply

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER . Yemen’s Houthi rebels took credit for targeting oil facilities in a drone attack that reportedly forced half of Saudi Arabia’s oil supply to shut down Saturday. Ten drones struck two state-owned Saudi Aramco oil facilities, one of which is the world’s largest oil plant, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, according to people familiar […]

Pleas Entered by Former Santa Clara Waste Water Company Human Resources Manager for Her Role in 2014 Explosion

Pleas Entered by Former Santa Clara Waste Water Company Human Resources Manager for Her Role in 2014 Explosion

Santa Clara Waste Water Company Human Resources Manager Marlene Faltemier (DOB 1/13/65) entered guilty pleas for her role in a November 2014 explosion at 815 Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula that injured numerous employees and first responders, and for the subsequent storage of undisclosed hazardous chemicals on site in 2015. On November 18, 2014, […]

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

By George Miller, David Scrivner & Abraham Mendez Ormond Beach, Oxnard, CA     We recently visited the numerous, remote, persistent and illegal Oxnard beach encampments and have some news to report to you (most photos were taken on 9-7-19). In summary: The encampments are far from being “cleared out” as we had been told and […]

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

By George Miller The local homeless situation, encampments and resulting environmental damage, panhandling, petty crime and resultant quality of life issues are prompting the city to take action. Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Eric Sonstegard said that California Proposition 47 and 57, AB109 and the Boise court ruling (people can sleep on public land unless there […]

Update on Water Quality in Channel Islands Harbor

Update on Water Quality in Channel Islands Harbor

Submitted by Sheryl Hamlin 10. Update on water quality in Channel Islands Harbor, including results of water quality monitoring and the function of the Ventura County MS4 Permit and Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands. (The Board may provide input to staff; however, no action or voting will take place […]

Sacramento Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Human Trafficking

Sacramento Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Human Trafficking

James Arthur Powell (DOB 12/27/86), of Sacramento, was sentenced following a guilty plea to charges of human trafficking of a minor, pimping and pandering.  Four separate victims were alleged in the complaint. The charges stem from incidents on March 20, 2018, in Camarillo.  While assisting the Citrus Heights Police Department regarding a runaway juvenile, Ventura […]

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