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‘Catch And Release Is Over’: Border Apprehensions Drop For Sixth Month In A Row

‘Catch And Release Is Over’: Border Apprehensions Drop For Sixth Month In A Row

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Enforcement actions at the U.S.-Mexico border fell again in November, marking six consecutive months of declining apprehensions. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement actions totaled 42,649 in the month of November, according to data obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The data — a combination of the 33,510 […]

Oxnard Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Hit-and-Run Murder

Oxnard Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Hit-and-Run Murder

Juan Dedios Gallegos III (DOB 3/12/93), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison by Judge David Worley. On October 17, 2019, a jury found Gallegos guilty of second-degree murder for the hit-and-run killing of Michael James Holley of Oxnard. The jury also found true that Gallegos personally used his pickup truck […]

California Woman Rushed to Hospital After Being Mauled by Bengal Tigers at Animal Sanctuary

California Woman Rushed to Hospital After Being Mauled by Bengal Tigers at Animal Sanctuary

BY KATABELLA ROBERTS   A California wildlife conservationist was hospitalized after being mauled by two tigers during a terrifying incident at an animal sanctuary, KABC reported. Patty Perry, 66, the founder of Wildlife Environmental Conservation (WEC), was left with several cuts and puncture wounds following the attack in Moorpark on Dec. 7. According to the sanctuary’s attorney, Michael Bradbury, […]

Iran Frees American Student Xiyue Wang After 3 Years in Detention

Iran Frees American Student Xiyue Wang After 3 Years in Detention

  BY ZACHARY STIEBER   Xiyue Wang, a 38-year-old PhD candidate at Princeton University, was freed by the Iranian government on Dec. 7 in a prisoner swap. “Another American is coming home. Xiyue Wang, who has been held on false charges in Iran for over three years, has been released and is on his way back to the United States. […]

Major Infectious Disease Threatening Oak Trees in California

Major Infectious Disease Threatening Oak Trees in California

BY CHRIS KARR   Experts say that there is a serious, widespread disease threatening oak trees in northern and central California, and it’s getting worse. A recent survey conducted by scientists from UC Berkeley found that the amount of oak trees infected by Sudden Oak Death (SOD) has nearly doubled since last year. “The combination of a very, very […]

‘Every Day Heroes’: ICE Completed A Record-Breaking Year Of Criminal Arrests

‘Every Day Heroes’: ICE Completed A Record-Breaking Year Of Criminal Arrests

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Immigration and Customs Enforcement released its criminal arrest record for the fiscal 2019 year, which ended Sept. 30, and touted its record-breaking numbers.  Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative unit of the agency, netted a total of 37,547 arrests, including apprehensions related to human smuggling, human trafficking, narcotics, child sexual […]

Santa Paula: Filling Vacancies and Council Elections

Santa Paula: Filling Vacancies and Council Elections

By Sheryl Hamlin The December 4, 2019 Santa Paula City Council included two important vacancies and the annual council elections for Mayor and Vice Mayor. Vacancy of City Clerk After receiving no application which met all the criteria, including residency, the city received an application from a qualified resident, who is currently the Principal of […]

Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

By Gina Harden VENTURA – December 2, the City Council unanimously adopted an emergency ordinance prohibiting no fault evictions from December 2, 2019 until January 1, 2020, when AB1482, the State’s rent control law takes effect. City Attorney Gregory Diaz presented a power point presentation on the “Just Cause for Eviction” ordinance which “…requires residential […]

Santa Paula: Seniors Receive Huge Rent Increase

Santa Paula:  Seniors Receive Huge Rent Increase

By Sheryl Hamlin During the Public Comments section of the December 4, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the Reverend Jo Martinez, a retired Presbyterian Minister, who now works with GSMOL (Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League), reported on a huge increase that has been levied on the residents of The Oaks Mobilestates, a senior […]

California Storm Parade Continues Friday With More Rain, Feet of Sierra Snow Through the Weekend

California Storm Parade Continues Friday With More Rain, Feet of Sierra Snow Through the Weekend

The next Pacific storm will arrive Friday. Rain and Sierra snow will persist through Sunday. More local flash flooding and debris flows, rockslides are possible. Multiple feet of snow are expected in the Sierra. Another Pacific storm will surge into California Friday and last into the weekend wringing out feet of Sierra snow and more […]

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