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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

Affordable Housing in Camarillo

Affordable Housing in Camarillo

By Logan McFadden The Camarillo City Council met on July 8, 2015. The Municipal Code which currently addresses “bachelor apartments” is being amended to define Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Facilities. An SRO provides affordable housing for residents who do not need or cannot afford a large apartment. The SRO is a small unit from 200 to […]

Oxnard Public Affairs Officer Named Employee of the Quarter

Oxnard Public Affairs Officer Named Employee of the Quarter

By Dan Pinedo July 14, 2015 Oxnard Police Department’s Community Affairs Officer Miguel Lopez was selected as employee of the second quarter and recognize at the Oxnard City Council meeting of July 7, 2015 in the presence of his family and community members who loudly applauded and cheered. In recognition for his work, Mayor Tim […]

Kids’ Summer Reading Campaign in Oxnard

Kids’ Summer Reading Campaign in Oxnard

By Dan and Barbara Pinedo July 12, 2015 Outside of the Oxnard Heritage Cultural Center at 141 West 5th street in Oxnard was filled with children and their parents. They participated in a Summer Reading Campaign sponsored by Family’s First, a nonprofit organization that provides parenting, marriage, and relationship resources that help people love their family […]