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Ventura FD put out Series of Arson Fires

Ventura FD put out Series of Arson Fires

On January 31st at 1:46 AM,  Ventura City firefighters responded to a report of a boat fire in the Ventura Harbor. Upon arrival responding crews found a 50 foot commercial fishing boat 6 feet off the ground in dry-dock fully involved in. Fire suppression efforts initially concentrated on protecting an adjacent building and boat from […]

How Congress voted- upcoming votes

How Congress voted- upcoming votes

    January 30, 2017   In this MegaVote for California’s 23rd, 24th, 26th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: GAO Access and Oversight Act Senate: Confirmation of Gen. James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense Senate: Confirmation of Gen. John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security Senate: Confirmation of Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo […]

Oxnard Utility Ratepayer Advisory Panel meets on Wastewater, clashes with staff

Oxnard Utility Ratepayer Advisory Panel meets on Wastewater, clashes with staff

By George Miller Oxnard’s new Utility Ratepayer Advisory Panel met On 1-25-17 in a sometimes contentious session (Read Agenda meeting docs and Video). Next meeting is 2-1-17.The new Asst. City Manager Ruth Osuna had the unenviable assignment of facilitating the Panel. By some accounts, last year’s panel failed miserably, and helped lead to the present stalemate on rates. It culminated […]

Hawkes wins wetland case on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court

Hawkes wins wetland case on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court

Last May, PLF won a unanimous decision from  the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes. That case was hailed as a victory for millions of landowners nationwide who were finally empowered withe the right to challenge Corps wetland Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs) in a court of […]

Trump Briefs:  Jan. 23-29: Week 1

Trump Briefs:  Jan. 23-29: Week 1

By Michael Hernandez  Associated Press reports that President Obama gave $221 million to Palestinians on Friday: According to the Associated Press, a State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally  notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign […]

Thousand Oaks Council: Fights water rate Increase; Adopts “Granny Flat” rules; Accepts T.O. Blvd report

Thousand Oaks Council: Fights water rate Increase; Adopts “Granny Flat” rules; Accepts T.O. Blvd report

By Kevin B. Harris On Tuesday night, January 24, 2017, the Thousand Oaks City Council met for nearly five hours to discuss and vote on city business. Though business got done during the meeting, some of it dragged on, for perhaps needlessly, agonizingly lengthy debate. Major topics covered were: disputing a 32% Cal-Am water rate […]

Immigration Forum At Oxnard College

Immigration Forum At Oxnard College

By Dan Pinedo Oxnard, CA National Public Radio station KCRW of Santa Monica, California presented a forum on undocumented immigrants at Oxnard College on January 25, 2017. The forum entailed, Undocumented Under Trump was attended by about a hundred people and was broadcast live. Event Video by Dan Pinedo Award-winning public radio host and host […]

Port Hueneme Council to hold financial crisis workshop

Port Hueneme Council to hold financial crisis workshop

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California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

An in-depth analysis released this week by the California Policy Center finds that the average pay and benefits for California’s full-time state and local public employees in 2015 was $121,843. This is nearly twice what the average full-time private sector worker made in pay and benefits during 2015, $62,475. Read full study: California’s Public Sector […]

44th March for Life Targets Legalized Abortion

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON, D.C.—The 44th March for Life (http://marchforlife.org/) targets legalized abortion as “the greatest human rights violation of our time.”  Friday’s event (1-27-17) in the nation’s capitol annually occurs around the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in the United States.  Since 1973, […]