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Oxnard Councilman questions City Manager on 4 labor contracts cost/savings

Oxnard Councilman questions City Manager on 4 labor contracts cost/savings

By George Miller Councilman Bert Perello was dissatisfied with the handling of the labor contracts approval at the 9-13-16 City Council meeting. He has taken the position that the “cost savings” claimed are questionable, that the versions developed by former CFO Dave Millican and current staff differ considerably, and that no financial analysis at all was […]

Oxnard Whistleblowers- Part 2

Oxnard Whistleblowers- Part 2

By Kevin Harris   “If you are going through hell, keep going.”… Winston Churchill   When we last left you in Part 1 of “Whistleblowers in Oxnard: Triumph & Tragedy,” we had just finished with our partial historical snapshot of corruption in Oxnard, told through the heroic actions of a few local whistleblowers. We concluded […]

Oxnard Fiscal Policy Task Force meeting report- 9-14-16

Oxnard Fiscal Policy Task Force meeting  report- 9-14-16

  This was the AGENDA: AGENDA Fiscal Policy Task Force Regular Meeting Human Resources Activity Room, 300 West Third Street (enter from B Street), Oxnard, CA September 14, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. A. Roll Call/Flag Salute B. Public Comments At this time, the Task Force will consider public comments for a maximum of fifteen minutes. […]

Santa Paula: Mission Rock Peaker Plant Oppostion

Santa Paula: Mission Rock Peaker Plant Oppostion

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 12 A on the regular agenda for September 19, 2016 included a resolution opposing the proposed gas fired peaker plant on the Mission Rock site owned by Calpine. The text of the proposed resolution follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE SANTA PAULA CITY COUNCIL OPPOSING THE PROPOSED CALPINE MISSION ROCK ENERGY CENTER […]

Saturday Oct. 1 Oxnard Multicultural Festival- countries, kid’s activities, entertainment, exhibitors, food, sponsors

Saturday Oct. 1 Oxnard Multicultural Festival- countries, kid’s activities, entertainment, exhibitors, food, sponsors

By George Miller According to the City of Oxnard, at the Saturday Oct. 1 Oxnard Multicultural Festival, count ’em- 16 countries, 23 nonprofit exhibitors, 10 sponsors, 6 kid’s activities, 10 entertainment resources, 6 food vendors and 10 sponsors will be on site. Probably more than you can deal with in a day, but wouldn’t it be fun […]

Senior Deputy of Probation Officer arrested on 2 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

Senior Deputy of Probation Officer arrested on 2 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

Oxnard Police Chief confirms rapes may be higher than reported

Oxnard Police Chief confirms rapes may be higher than reported

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee

By Sheryl Hamlin The November 8, 2016 ballot will contain a 1% sales tax for the City of Santa Paula, called Measure T. The measure includes an oversight commission as follows: A five member citizen commission comprised of members appointed by the Council must annually review and audit expenditures of revenues derived from the Santa […]

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

NFIB and PLF sue OSHA for foisting union activists on businesses The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is illegally foisting union activists onto non-unionized businesses, through an unlawful rule allowing agents from organized labor to participate, as of right, in OSHA health and safety inspections. So argues a lawsuit filed by attorneys with Pacific […]

Santa Paula: Center Stage Public Works

Santa Paula: Center Stage Public Works

By Sheryl Hamlin Update on Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Projects Public Works Director Brian Yanez described $10 million of active projects, either under construction, bid or design. Brian Yanez provided this list of projects: Projects Under Construction: Citywide Street Improvements (Pavement, Water, & Sewer)  $8 million 600 Zone Booster Pump Station  $3.3 million […]