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Study investigates if COVID-19 came to Calif. in fall 2019

Study investigates if COVID-19 came to Calif. in fall 2019

Caitlin Conrad, KSBW 8 MONTEREY, Calif. — Researchers at Stanford Medicine are working to find out what proportion of Californians have already had COVID-19. The new study could help policymakers make more informed decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. The team tested 3,200 people at three Bay Area locations on Saturday using an antibody test for […]

Slashing Red Tape Speeds Up CCP Virus Response; May Prompt More Permanent Deregulation

Slashing Red Tape Speeds Up CCP Virus Response; May Prompt More Permanent Deregulation

BY MARK TAPSCOTT Commercial truckers hauling essential medical and food supplies were freed from federal rules restricting their driving time when President Donald Trump declared a CCP virus national emergency on March 13. “This declaration will help America’s commercial drivers get these critical goods to impacted areas faster and more efficiently,” said Jim Mullen, acting administrator of the […]

Leading Coronavirus Forecasting Model Predicts Over 20,000 Fewer Coronavirus Deaths In New Update

Leading Coronavirus Forecasting Model Predicts Over 20,000 Fewer Coronavirus Deaths In New Update

MARLO SAFI CONTRIBUTOR   The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has updated its coronavirus forecasting model, and predicts 20,000 fewer people will die of the virus in the U.S. through August. The IHME’s Sunday prediction estimated that 81,766 people would’ve died of the coronavirus in the U.S. by August 4. The Tuesday update predicts fewer […]

City of Simi Valley reaches settlement with taxpayer groups, rescinds authorization for pension obligation bonds

City of Simi Valley reaches settlement with taxpayer groups, rescinds authorization for pension obligation bonds

The Simi Valley City Council voted 5-0 on April 6, 2020, to rescind a December 2019 resolution authorizing a $150 million pension obligation bond and future similar bonds, thanking the Ventura County Taxpayers Association for working with the City in avoiding what could have been a lengthy battle over legally questionable bonds. The rescission was […]

Conejo Valley | Superintendent, board and public give feedback on district coronavirus crisis response

Conejo Valley | Superintendent, board and public give feedback on district coronavirus crisis response

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The superintendent, board and public gave feedback via livestream on the Conejo Valley Unified School District coronavirus crisis response which has closed all schools and put all students into an online education platform. “I definitely stepped outside my comfort zone,” said CVUSD Supt. Dr. Mark McLaughlin.   “This is new.  There is […]

First Oxnard Council Social Distanced Meeting: Emergency Proclamations Expanded, Approved; Housing Plan Approved

First Oxnard Council Social Distanced Meeting: Emergency Proclamations Expanded, Approved; Housing Plan Approved

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council met in “Social Distancing” mode on Tuesday, 4-7-20. It went reasonably well considering that they are new at this. The most important order of business was discussion and approval of pandemic emergency procedures/orders and assessment of the overall situation. The first part of the discussion was safety-oriented. But […]

White House Aims to Reopen US Economy as Soon as Possible, Kudlow and Mnuchin Say

White House Aims to Reopen US Economy as Soon as Possible, Kudlow and Mnuchin Say

BY JACK PHILLIPS The White House aims to reopen the U.S. economy as soon as possible to allow tens of millions of people who have been told to stay at home to fight the spread of the CCP virus to return to work, according to statements from President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. […]

Radio Free Asia Cites ‘Unverified’ Reports Of Live Cremations In China

Radio Free Asia Cites ‘Unverified’ Reports Of Live Cremations In China

KYLE HOOTEN CONTRIBUTOR   Chinese hospitals may have cremated still living coronavirus patients according to an unverified report published by Radio Free Asia (RFA), Wednesday. An individual who works in the Chinese funeral industry identified only as “Ma” says patients have been incinerated alive, according to RFA. “Some people are saying that … there are video clips of […]

Trump Hints at Cutting WHO Funding Over Handling of Pandemic

Trump Hints at Cutting WHO Funding Over Handling of Pandemic

BY ZACHARY STIEBER President Donald Trump hinted at cutting funding for the World Health Organization on Tuesday, over the group’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The W.H.O. really blew it,” the president said in a statement on social media, using the acronym for the United Nations’ organization. “For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. […]

Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

By Lang Martinez and George Miller (with major assistance from Tara Carruth) With astonishing speed for government, the Ventura County Continuum of Care, State of California and FEMA have quickly reacted to help protect the most at-risk homeless people from the COVID-19 pandemic. The most visible manifestation of this is the county leasing and taking over […]

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