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Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year  

Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year   

 President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between […]

FBI braces for ISIS holiday terror attacks

FBI braces for ISIS holiday terror attacks

In the wee hours of July 4, cialis FBI counterterrorism agents in the Boston area scrambled to thwart the last of a string of Islamic State terror plots they feared could be conducted during the patriotic holiday or soon after. Just weeks earlier, stuff an agent and Boston officers had shot and killed an ISIS […]

Treasurer Unveils Open Data Website Detailing $1.5 Trillion in Government Debt

Treasurer Unveils Open Data Website Detailing $1.5 Trillion in Government Debt

DebtWatch Makes Government Borrowing More Transparent State Treasurer John Chiang unveiled a new open data website today, providing important details about $1.5 trillion in debt issued by state and local government entities as part of his ongoing efforts to promote transparency in government. The site,  debtwatch.treasurer.ca.gov, makes it easier for taxpayers to track proposed and […]

Coal and California: State not as green as it may seem

Coal and California: State not as green as it may seem

Oxnard Bond ratings released

Oxnard Bond ratings released

By George Miller The Oxnard City Manager’s office sent the latest wastewater and water bond ratings to us.   Download Wastewater Water   Bond ratings are closely watched by lenders. While there was a slight reduction in creditworthiness, it won’t have a large impact on ratepayers, rates or the city’s ability to borrow for large upcoming […]

Port Hueneme Council meeting 11-16-15

Port Hueneme Council meeting 11-16-15

By George Miller As promised, the council reviewed Council Norms, 2/21/2001 version, which was included on pages 26-29 in the meeting packet.  The Mayor mentioned that this was put on the agenda as a result of the October “team-building” session. She described this as a contract among council members and the city as to what rules they would abide […]

Clinton Foundation files 4 years of amended tax returns to fix errors  

Clinton Foundation files 4 years of amended tax returns to fix errors   

 The Clinton Foundation has voluntarily filed four years of amended tax returns after an error was brought to the organization’s attention. “In addition to filing our 2014 Form 990, after a thorough review, the Foundation has decided to voluntarily amend its returns for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. This review was the result of an […]

Tax rates on cellphone service hit record high: report

Tax rates on cellphone service hit record high: report

Forking over $399 for an iPhone is only the beginning: Wireless customers pay an all-time high of nearly 18 percent on average in combined taxes and fees on their cellphone bills. A report released Monday by the non-partisan Tax Foundation found that the combined federal, treat state and local tax burden on wireless service has […]

Simi Valley Council passes Water Rate hikes over public protest

Simi Valley Council passes Water Rate hikes over public protest

By Debra Tash Many of those speaking against the proposed water rate hike in Simi Valley complained how they have conserved water, let their lawns turn to toast, and still have to pay an increase on their utility bills because revenues are down. Staff’s presentation outlined that 72% of the user’s bill is to cover […]

Robert Bentley says Alabama will not accept Syrian refugees, cites Paris terror attacks

Robert Bentley says Alabama will not accept Syrian refugees, cites Paris terror attacks

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, citing the Paris terror attacks, said he will not accept Syrian refugees in his state. In a statement released Sunday night by his office, Mr. Bentley said he “will not place Alabamians at even the slightest, possible risk of an attack on our people.” “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks […]