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Gov. Brown opposes CA minimum wage hike

Gov. Brown opposes CA minimum wage hike

. Opening another fissure with members of his own party, Gov. Jerry Brown has come down on the opposite side of a proposed statewide increase in the minimum wage. Changing course In an indication of the mood in the governor’s office, Brown’s number-crunchers came down hard on the proposed hike. Kristin Shelton, the state’s budget program […]

Visit pirates who have commandeered the Schooner Bill of Rights

By George Miller The schooner Bill of Rights was home-ported in Channel Islands Harbor for years, before being sold to a private group a couple of years ago when the owners couldn’t continue to own her. South Bayfront Sailing Association now keeps her going, based in Chula Vista, via a volunteer crew and whatever funds […]

Ventura County Waterworks puts up website to help users save H2O

Ventura County Waterworks puts up website to help users save H2O

With the drought in its fourth year, and water supplies in short supply, Ventura County Waterworks has put up a helpful site for the districts under its management.  At Slow Your H20 you can check for usage updates, watering schedules and tips on saving what has become a very precious commodity in California. On April […]

Obama: Shootings of Marines in Tennessee ‘heartbreaking’

Obama: Shootings of Marines in Tennessee ‘heartbreaking’

President Obama called the murder of four Marines in Tennessee Thursday “heartbreaking” and asked all Americans to pray for the victims’ families in what one investigator called an act of domestic terrorism. Mr. Obama said the attacker, who was also killed, appeared to be a lone gunman and that federal authorities are still gathering details. […]

Bill would ban sex offenders from driving for Uber, Lyft

Bill would ban sex offenders from driving for Uber, Lyft

Pluto: The Ice Plot Thickens

Pluto: The Ice Plot Thickens

The latest spectra from New Horizons Ralph instrument reveal an abundance of methane ice, but with striking differences from place to place across the frozen surface of Pluto. “We just learned that in the north polar cap, methane ice is diluted in a thick, transparent slab of nitrogen ice resulting in strong absorption of infrared […]

LAFCO Adjudicates Transit Turf

LAFCO Adjudicates Transit Turf

On July 15, 2015, the Ventura County Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) discussed the Sphere of Influence for the Gold Coast Transit District. The staff report may be read here. The effective commencement date of the Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) was July 1, 2014, having been previously approved by Governor Brown on October 13, […]

America’s Cup Tour replica yacht hosts visitors in Channel Islands Harbor

America’s Cup Tour replica yacht hosts visitors in Channel Islands Harbor

By George Miller Visitors were all over the replica yacht America, built in 1995, on Wednesday morning and afternoon at the tony Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club. This stop in Channel Islands Harbor is only one the America’s Cup Tour, undertaken to build enthusiasm and support for the America’s Cup campaign and 2017 competition in Bermuda. America […]

Sanctuary cities beyond federal control, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says

Sanctuary cities beyond federal control, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted Tuesday that the administration goofed in releasing an illegal immigrant to sanctuary city San Francisco ahead of a shocking murder earlier this month, but said there’s little the government can do to pressure sanctuary communities to change their minds. Facing lawmakers for the first time since the slaying of […]

CA gas spikes raise hackles

CA gas spikes raise hackles