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Ventura: Possible electrical malfunction starts car fire

Ventura: Possible electrical malfunction starts car fire

Oxnard Community Relations Commission Public Safety Subcommittee unilaterally dissolved amid great controversy

Oxnard Community Relations Commission Public Safety Subcommittee unilaterally dissolved amid great controversy

By George Miller Orlando Dozier, Community Relations Commission Chairman and 2013 City Council candidate, unilaterally dissolved all subcommittees, including the “Public Safety Subcommittee,” which had been established by a vote of the Commission . It was believed that the main reason for his action was that the subcommittee had been looking into allegations of police […]

Moorpark City Council postpones decision on controversial General Plan change

Moorpark City Council postpones decision on controversial General Plan change

By Debra Tash Moorpark’s city council was to hear staff’s presentation on the James Ramussen, Moorpark Property 67 LLC’s application to change their 67.96 Acres west of Gabbert Road and north of the North Hills Parkway/North Hills Industrial Park from Rural Low Density Residential to Rural Low Density Residential, High Density Residential, and Open Space.  […]

Dems Rush to Prop Up Brownley Ahead of Tighter-Than-Expected House Race

Dems Rush to Prop Up Brownley Ahead of Tighter-Than-Expected House Race

by Daniel Nussbaum The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and House Majority PAC have increased their spending to help embattled Democrat Rep. Julia Brownley fend off a strong showing from Republican challenger Jeff Gorell. According to Roll Call, the increased spending on the part of establishment Democrats is a “warning signal” that the race for […]

Simi Valley Council votes to study buying city streetlights owned by SCE

Simi Valley Council votes to study buying city streetlights owned by SCE

By Debra Tash As an employee for Southern California Edison (SCE), Council member Glenn Becerra had to recuse himself from hearing item 7a on the Simi Valley Council’s September 15th, 2014 agenda.  The council would vote on whether to go forward with a $55,000 study to buy the city streetlights currently owned by SCE.  Of […]

Santa Paula City Council meets newest officer in Police Department

Santa Paula City Council meets newest officer in Police Department

By Debra Tash Chief McLean introduced Santa Paula Police Department’s newest officer, Ramsey Raad, to the City Council at their September 15th meeting.  Raad was born in Beirut Lebanon and started working in law enforcement in 2006 with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.  He then attended the Police Academy, worked for Ventura PD beginning in […]

Two teens suffering an apparent overdose, rescued by Ventura Fire Department

Two teens suffering an apparent overdose, rescued by Ventura Fire Department

25 Years: The Simpsons finally take the Bowl

25 Years: The Simpsons finally take the Bowl

By Debra Tash Last night I went with my son and daughter in-law to the Hollywood Bowl.  Never experienced stacked parking, a practice of having your car wedged into a parking lot where there is no hope of escape until everyone starts to leave.  It’s kind of like socialized parking.  Nobody is better than anyone […]

Impressions from the Never Quit Challenge

Impressions from the Never Quit Challenge

Editor’s Note:  Just this week, veterans and military personnel took on the Never Quit Challenge (prior CJ Story HERE), an arduous trek down from Morro Bay to San Diego by Jet Ski.  It was done to honor and support (three charities who serve the military and their families benefited from money raised) those who have […]

The California High Speed Rail—Show us the money

The California High Speed Rail—Show us the money

The California High-Speed Rail Authority just received the green light from the federal Surface Transportation Board to begin building a 114-mile stretch of the planned statewide high-speed rail project. And yet, with the project underway, the agency still doesn’t have a sensible business plan that identifies the source of the funding needed to build and […]