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Settlement Reached with California Resources Corporation in an Environmental Enforcement Action

Settlement Reached with California Resources Corporation in an Environmental Enforcement Action

Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit, in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Offices of Kern, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties, have obtained a $464,000 stipulated final judgment against California Resources Corporation (CRC), based in Los Angeles. CRC, a 2014 spinoff of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, acquired all of Occidental’s active and discontinued California oil and gas […]

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

By ANDREW KHOURI STAFF WRITER Prominent landlord attorney Dennis Block stood before a crowd of more than 200 at an apartment owners trade show in Pasadena and, to laughs, boasted of having evicted “more tenants than anybody else on the planet Earth.” Block said he was proud to enforce what he said America was built on: […]

Oxnard Proposes HUGE Sales Tax Increase, Buries Deep in 10-15-19 Agenda

Oxnard Proposes HUGE Sales Tax Increase, Buries Deep in 10-15-19 Agenda

    By George Miller Oxnard is now trying to solve years of fiscal mismanagement, poor negotiations and spending control with a huge $45 MILLION dollar annual sales tax increase. Without any warning and burying it deep in supplemental agenda materials, the Council/staff are attempting to wash away all the City’s financial problems with a […]

Multiple Fires along Northbound 101 Freeway

Multiple Fires along Northbound 101 Freeway

On October 6th at 4:30 PM the Ventura County Fire Communication Center received a report of a small bush on fire on the right shoulder of the N/B 101 Freeway near the E. Main St on ramp. A single fire engine from The Ventura City Fire Dept was dispatched to the area and was unable […]

California, New Jersey well represented on list of ‘miserable’ US cities

California, New Jersey well represented on list of ‘miserable’ US cities

By Dom Calicchio | Fox News Want to be miserable? Just three states offer an array of places you may like. Business Insider recently released its list of the 50 most miserable cities in America – with cities in California (10), New Jersey (9), and Florida (6), accounting for half the list. In compiling its rankings, Business Insider said it used U.S. Census information to […]

Santa Paula: Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)

Santa Paula: Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)

By Sheryl Hamlin Within the last few weeks, the subject of housing and in particular the RHNA has appeared in multiple Santa Paula city discussions. 1. Read Director Mason’s statement on the RHNA status here which was given at the September 2019 Planning Commission meeting. 2. The Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) presented housing theories […]

City Council to Consider New Event Services Manager for the Camarillo Ranch

City Council to Consider New Event Services Manager for the Camarillo Ranch

Camarillo, California – At the Camarillo City Council meeting on October 9, 2019, the City Council will consider a contract with Command Performance to serve as the new event services manager for the Camarillo Ranch, beginning November 1, 2019. Based on the proposal submitted by Command Performance, the City expects to be able to adequately […]

Camarillo Seeking Moratorium on Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Camarillo Seeking Moratorium on Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Camarillo, California – The Camarillo City Council will consider an interim urgency ordinance for a temporary moratorium on the cultivation of industrial hemp within City limits at the Camarillo City Council meeting on October 9, 2019. “The purpose of this moratorium is to temporarily prohibit such uses so the City may consider, study, and develop […]

Split Roll: Taxes, Bureaucracy, Inflation

Split Roll: Taxes, Bureaucracy, Inflation

By Sheryl Hamlin The Ventura County Taxpayers Association hosted Rob Gutierrez from CalTax on Thursday October 3, 2019 to review the proposed Split Roll Proposal which has qualified for the 2020 ballot. Note that there have been two versions of this proposition. Here is a link to the proposition and a comparison of the two […]

Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

By Adam Beam SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law overhauling California charter schools Thursday in a move seen as a compromise between the state’s teachers’ unions and charter school supporters, who have long argued over how charter schools impact public education. Charter schools are privately-run or nonprofit public schools that operate by […]