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State’s largest ‘community choice’ energy program takes a hit

State’s largest ‘community choice’ energy program takes a hit

By Chris Reed The community choice aggregation (CCA) movement has built considerable momentum in California in recent years. In CCA programs, groups of local government agencies team up to take over decision-making on what sources of power to use in the local electric grid – with utilities continuing to hold responsibility for maintaining the grid.  […]

Deadly Bat Fungus Detected in California

Deadly Bat Fungus Detected in California

The fungus that causes White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a deadly disease of bats, has been detected in low levels in California for the first time. Fungal DNA of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was detected in samples collected this spring from bats on private land in the Plumas County town of Chester. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) […]

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council held a meeting on the eve of Independence Day, 2019, to cover the following business: Meeting AGENDA, VIDEO We were informed that the so called “Carman Override” supplemental tax to close the gap in public safety pension funding (police & Fire) will be assessed to property owners at […]

7.1 quake in SoCal- rumbles Ventura County

7.1 quake in SoCal- rumbles Ventura County

By George Miller Reports are that there was a 7.1 quake 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. At only 1/2 mile deep it was a much shallower event than what hit on July 4th. Both were stronger than any other tumbler in the last 20 years. Yesterday’s quake is now deemed a foreshock making it part […]

6.4 Earthquake hits So Cal

6.4 Earthquake hits So Cal

A 6.4 struck Southern California in the Searles Valley located in the Mojave Desert, in northwestern San Bernardino County, California at 10:33 AM at dept of 8.7 kilometers. It lasted for over 30 seconds and was felt in Ventura County.   From the USG site there appears to have been a series of quakes before the […]

Thousand Oaks Woman Sentenced to Jail for Thefts

Thousand Oaks Woman Sentenced to Jail for Thefts

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Sarah Peet (DOB 01/09/76), of Thousand Oaks, was sentenced by Judge Bruce Young to 24 months in the Ventura County Jail, immediately followed by 48 months of supervised release. In February, Peet pled guilty to six counts of felony grand theft and one count […]

CJ Columnist’s Story in Addiction Recovery Magazine

CJ Columnist’s Story in Addiction Recovery Magazine

By George Miller Citizens Journal columnist Lang Martinez mentioned us in his “Nobody Knows But Me” article appearing in this month’s 5th anniversary special edition of “Keys to Recovery” magazine, which is printed and distributed in California and 30 additional states. It is chock full of stories about addiction, treatment, testimonials and ads for treatment […]

Port Hueneme City Council Votes No to Cannabis Farmers Market Proposal

Port Hueneme City Council Votes No to Cannabis Farmers Market Proposal

By Tom Dunn, Monday night the Port Hueneme city council voted no on the Cannabis Farmers Market proposal on a 3-2 vote. The Cannabis Farmers Market that was to take place at the Hueneme Pier in Parking Lot A. The promoter of the CFM and six residents, mostly from Surfside Four which is across the […]

The Trump Administration Is Sending Fines To Illegal Immigrants Who Refuse To Leave The US

The Trump Administration Is Sending Fines To Illegal Immigrants Who Refuse To Leave The US

Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter   The Trump administration is slapping fines on illegal immigrants who are ignoring court orders to leave the U.S. — one of them totals nearly half a million dollars. “It is the intention of [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to order you pay a fine in the amount of […]

Background Checks Are Required To Buy Ammunition In California

Background Checks Are Required To Buy Ammunition In California

Whitney Tipton | Reporter . “This is about preventing all forms of gun violence and ensuring we’re doing everything we can, through a second-long background check, to ensure that people with the most significant histories of criminal violence, or severe mental health impairments, are not able to access [guns],” said Ari Freilich, legislative affairs director […]