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Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

By George Miller SUMMARY At the 12-3-19 Meeting, the Oxnard Council made a few  changes and approved final legislation for cannabis sales in the City. The next step is implementing supporting ordinances. After years of work, final short term rental (STR) rules were approved, with some exceptions carved out for The Colony/Harbor Island developments and […]

Outgoing Mayor Rob McCoy feted at City Council re-organization meeting

Outgoing Mayor Rob McCoy feted at City Council re-organization meeting

By Michael Hernandez  THOUSAND OAKS—“You consoled a community of broken hearts after the Borderline mass shooting,” said Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks—who served as Thousand Oaks Mayor from 1998-1999—during comments and proclamations made at Tuesday evening’s City Council re-organization meeting which feted the outgoing Mayor Rob McCoy. Certificates were presented to Mayor McCoy from field […]

Border Agents Freed Up for Patrol as Asylum Changes Take Effect

Border Agents Freed Up for Patrol as Asylum Changes Take Effect

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON   YUMA, Ariz.—Border agents in Yuma are back on patrol after months of being inundated with floods of illegal immigrants that peaked in May. The illegal traffic in the Yuma sector almost tripled in fiscal 2019 with more than 68,000 aliens apprehended. Agents arrested some 450 people per day in May. The sector’s […]

Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney Announces Retirement

Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney Announces Retirement

After more than 33 years of service with the City of Ventura, Police Chief Ken Corney has announced his retirement effective 12/31/19. In reflecting on his career, Chief Corney said that “it has been a tremendous honor to work alongside the dedicated men and women of the Ventura Police Department, and to serve our community.” […]

Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

BY MATTHEW VADUM WASHINGTON—Federal law bars Montana landowners from suing for damages to restore a polluted copper-smelting site to pristine, pre-smelting condition, which is beyond the current goal of the federal Superfund program that governs the remediation project, the Supreme Court heard Dec. 3. The litigation is important because any decision the high court renders could give landowners […]

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The City Council unanimously approved a $33.85 million dollar loan to design and construct eleven energy-related projects for the City’s Water Quality Control Plant (WQCP). The WQCP is the city’s largest electricity consumer. Ron Fuchiwaki, Public Works Director, presented a report outlining strategies to reduce city utility costs by […]

Winter Storms Expected to Bring Snow Across US

Winter Storms Expected to Bring Snow Across US

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Winter storms are expected to drop snow across the United States over the weekend, with winter storm watches in effect in a number of states. In the west, Oregon was set to see several inches of snow before a storm moved into Idaho, dropping up to seven inches. Portions of Montana, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming […]

Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

By ALEX WIGGLESWORTH, RONG-GONG LIN II Southern California residents on Friday continued to dig out from a storm that swept through the region on Thanksgiving day, bringing record rainfall to parts of the Los Angeles area and dumping snow on the mountains and high deserts. “This is pretty unreal, especially for Southern California,” said Justin Kanton, […]

Hong Kong Protesters Gather On Thanksgiving After Trump Signs Pro-Democracy Legislation

Hong Kong Protesters Gather On Thanksgiving After Trump Signs Pro-Democracy Legislation

  AMBER ATHEY WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT . Pro-democracy protesters gathered in Hong Kong on Thanksgiving to show their gratitude to President Donald Trump after he signed legislation in their favor. Trump signed two bills into law on Wednesday that provide support for the protesters in Hong Kong and threaten economic consequences against China. On Thursday, demonstrators showed their appreciation to […]

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Troops In Afghanistan On Thanksgiving

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Troops In Afghanistan On Thanksgiving

  AMBER ATHEY WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT . President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, serving a turkey dinner to the American troops stationed overseas. The trip comes about one year after he made a similar unannounced visit to service-members in Iraq, his first to an active war zone. The president was previously […]