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A “man bites dog” story: Non-profit donates to government

A “man bites dog” story: Non-profit donates to government

By Dan Pinedo Presentation of donation to City of Oxnard from Pangasinan Association of Ventura County, to improve bus stops/shelters in Oxnard At the May 13, 2000 City Council meeting, on behalf of the City of Oxnard, Mayor Flynn accepted a donation of $3,000.00 from Joseph Cano, President of the Pangasinan Association of Ventura County, […]

Compromise reached on Prop. 13 treatment of business property

Compromise reached on Prop. 13 treatment of business property

Decades of political wrangling over how Proposition 13, the iconic property tax limit passed by voters in 1978, is applied to commercial property reached a climax of sorts Tuesday in a Capitol hearing room. During a hearing of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, long-warring business groups and tax reformers agreed on modest change of […]

Santa Paula has come through for their high school band in a BIG way

Santa Paula has come through for their high school band in a BIG way

    After experiencing the crushing disappointment of having almost $22,000 stolen from their band booster funds, the Santa Paula High School band will be going to San Francisco and going with cash to spare for new instruments.  Their community came together and raised an astounding $40,000 in a few short weeks.  That effort was […]

Oxnard: Fallen officers to be honored on May 14th

Oxnard: Fallen officers to be honored on May 14th

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, The City of Oxnard and the Oxnard Police Department welcome you to the 15th annual Police Memorial Ceremony starting promptly at 10:30 a.m.  The 30-minute ceremony will occur in front of the Public Safety Building, at Third and C Streets, Downtown Oxnard (251 South “C” Street, Oxnard CA). In 1962, […]

Fed Chair: ‘Deficits Will Rise to Unsustainable Levels’

Fed Chair: ‘Deficits Will Rise to Unsustainable Levels’

By Terence P. Jeffrey (Courtesy: CNSNews.com) Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (CNSNews.com) – Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen, referencing the Congressional Budget Office’s long-term budget projections, told the Joint Economic Committee of Congress today (May 7) that under current policies the federal government’s deficits “will rise to unsustainable levels.” In the […]

Primary election endorsements–from every point of view

Primary election endorsements–from every point of view

By George Miller I’ll bet you thought we were gonna tell you who to vote for here.  Well, if so, you were wrong. You’ll have to wait for our editorial, coming soon. With absentee ballots now out, we thought the time was right to give you the political smorgasbord for this primary season. We try […]

Drones over Ventura County!

Drones over Ventura County!

By George Miller Ventura County, CA is ground zero for “drones,” a common vernacular term for what are actually “UAV’s” (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or “UAS’s” (Unmanned Aerial Systems).  An astonishing 86% of all U.S.-made UAV’s are manufactured by AeroVironment, headquartered in Monrovia, with the main UAV manufacturing plant in Simi Valley (they don’t make the […]

Water and what Oxnard needs to consider: an Oxnard resident’s concerns

Water and what Oxnard needs to consider: an Oxnard resident’s concerns

By Steve Nash Editor’s note: This was presented at the 5/6/14 Oxnard City Council meeting by Mr. Steve Nash, a Citizen-activist. Oxnard, CA is very concerned about the severe drought conditions and an already long-term groundwater deficit which preceded it. The groundwater basin underlying the Oxnard plain is on the verge of an irreversible collapse. […]

Moorpark City Council tables discussion on 10% golf tax until next meeting

Moorpark City Council tables discussion on 10% golf tax until next meeting

At tonight’s Moorpark City Council staff proposed a golf tax to make up for a loss of revenue created when the State pulled the plug on the Redevelopment Agencies.  With $500,000 now directed into the Education Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) Moorpark is scrambling to fill  gap.  The council nixed a 1/4 cent sales tax earlier […]

Santa Paula Council directs staff to study tax increase for November ballot

Santa Paula Council directs staff to study tax increase for November ballot

A proposal for a tax measure to be placed on the November ballot brought a great deal of contention at tonight’s Santa Paula Council meeting.  Vice Mayor James Tovias wanted a measure for an additional 1% city  sales tax. The 1% increase would be only levied in the city of Santa Paula, and therefore make […]