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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, […]

Port Hueneme medical cannabis clinic coming

Port Hueneme medical cannabis clinic coming

By George Miller Technically, using cannabis (marijuana) is illegal per federal law. But that is widely flouted, even by the State of California, the largest in the union, which has had legal medical marijuana use for years and has now opened up “recreational” use as well, via a ballot initiative in November, via Proposition 64. […]

Sitting Pretty–MortgageCouch Receives Top Honor

Sitting Pretty–MortgageCouch Receives Top Honor

Enterprise Takes Home Ventura Chamber Small Business Of The Year The Ventura Chamber of Commerce recently recognized local business, MortgageCouch, as the Small Business of The Year at their 20th Annual Poinsettia Awards. The award recognizes local businesses demonstrating their work towards the betterment of the community and celebrates the contributions they made. MortgageCouch, a […]

Santa Paula: Historic J.C. Penney’s Store to become Palazzo

Santa Paula: Historic J.C. Penney’s Store to become Palazzo

By Sheryl Hamlin There were two items which appeared similar on the January 24, 2017 Santa Paula Planning Commission meeting, but in fact were only tangentially related as the analysis unfolded. Item 8A Palazzo Event Center The property at 814 Main Street in Santa Paula had been empty and listed for lease on Loopnet for […]

State Controller Yee Updates: State Retiree Health Care Liability

State Controller Yee Updates:  State Retiree Health Care Liability

Applauds Significant Steps to Prefund Obligation The state’s cost for retiree health and dental benefits has grown to $76.68 billion, according to a report published today by State Controller Betty T. Yee. The liability represents the present-day cost to provide retiree health and dental benefits earned as of June 30, 2016 – one of the […]