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Abrupt and Mysterious Departure of Oxnard Development Director

Abrupt and Mysterious Departure of Oxnard Development Director

By George Miller Oxnard is abuzz this week over the mysterious, unheralded departure of Community Development Director Jeff Lambert.  We first heard about it from a city official, who professed to not know why. He later wrote me: “Staff is totalling [sic] baffled. Staff said they liked Jeff, and “everyone got along well with Jeff”. […]

Ventura County Medical Examiner positively identifies two victims involved in a traffic accident

Ventura County Medical Examiner positively identifies two victims involved in a traffic accident

VENTURA, Calif. – The identities of the two individuals involved in a traffic accident early Sunday morning have been confirmed. Ryan Moore Age 18 Date of Death: 8/2/2020 Cause of Death: Blunt force head injuries Manner of Death: Accident Ezekial Bishop Age 20 Date of Death: 8/2/2020 Cause of Death: Blunt force injuries Manner of […]

California Wildfire Explodes To More Than 20,000 Acres In 3 Days, Forcing Thousands To Evacuate

California Wildfire Explodes To More Than 20,000 Acres In 3 Days, Forcing Thousands To Evacuate

MARY ROSE CORKERY REPORTER   California’s Apple fire spread to 26,450 acres Monday, Public Information Officer Daron Wyatt of the California Hearing Interagency Incident Management Team 2 told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Altogether, 2,296 personnel are responding to the fire, which is at 5% containment, Wyatt told the DCNF. The cause for the fire is […]

White Privilege in Ojai, the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Application for Maricopa Hwy lane reduction

White Privilege in Ojai, the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Application for Maricopa Hwy lane reduction

By Jeffrey Weinstein . Rather than examine another traffic intersection impacted by lane reduction, lets examine the difference between what City Council members and supporters of lane reduction ‘say’ about the project versus what the project plans and documents actually say.  We learned last week that despite no mention ever being made in any public […]

Gov. Gavin Newsom shares ‘early good signs’ in California COVID-19 trends

Gov. Gavin Newsom shares ‘early good signs’ in California COVID-19 trends

By Alix Martichoux SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gavin Newsom shared “early good signs” that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at 7,764, the governor said, which is down 21% from a week ago. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are down 10% and ICU hospitalizations are down 5% over […]

Seized Human Hair Products From Xinjiang Provide Evidence of Persecution

Seized Human Hair Products From Xinjiang Provide Evidence of Persecution

BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA In a move that may help give insight into human rights abuses in China, U.S. Customs (CBP) seized 13 tons of human hair products coming from the Western province of Xinjiang in the first week of July. On July 20 the Commerce Department sanctioned a Chinese hair accessory company. Survivors, investigators, and Uyghur activist groups have said […]

Portland Rioters, Including ‘Press,’ Assault Police Officers

Portland Rioters, Including ‘Press,’ Assault Police Officers

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, hurled glass bottles and pointed lasers at police officers late on Aug. 1, prompting the declaration of an unlawful assembly and two arrests. The city has been the scene of nightly unrest since May. A group of about 200 people gathered on Aug. 1 in Laurelhurst Park, several miles east […]

Lane Reduction at Ojai Ave (Hwy 150) and Maricopa Hwy (Hwy 33) called “The Y”

Lane Reduction at Ojai Ave (Hwy 150) and Maricopa Hwy (Hwy 33) called “The Y”

By Jeffrey Weinstein . This is from the City of Ojai’s website is the 60% complete set of construction documents (CDs) for the intersection at Ojai Ave (Hwy 150) and Maricopa Hwy (Hwy 33) called “The Y”  Ojai Ave @ Maricopa Hwy Intersection.  . . Before turning our attention to the primary traffic intersection in […]

Downtown Berkeley Struggles as University Goes Distance Learning

Downtown Berkeley Struggles as University Goes Distance Learning

BY ILENE ENG   BERKELEY, Calif.—Right beside University of California, Berkeley, is Downtown Berkeley. Lined with small shops, cafes, and restaurants, Shattuck Avenue is normally bustling with people and vehicles; however, it has been quiet since March. UC Berkeley has announced that its summer sessions and fall semester will be remote learning due to COVID-19. With the absence […]

Kanye West Just A Tweeted A Staggering Abortion Number. Here’s What He Said

Kanye West Just A Tweeted A Staggering Abortion Number. Here’s What He Said

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . Acclaimed rapper Kanye West lamented the deaths of the thousands of black babies aborted annually in a Friday afternoon tweet. “Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years,” West tweeted to his 30 million followers. It was not immediately clear where West got these […]