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Oxnard Council: City to seek Public Access TV operator, Fire Captain honored, Rummel becomes first Poet Laureate, Confidential employees win compensation gain

Oxnard Council: City to seek Public Access TV operator, Fire Captain honored, Rummel becomes first Poet Laureate, Confidential employees win compensation gain

By George Miller   Meeting highlights 2 Groups vie for Oxnard Public Access Channel Council adjusts confidential employees group salaries/benefits per “Step Plan.” (Agenda S-4) Performing Arts fate debated (see another CJ article on this) Fire Captain Alexander Hamilton awarded employee of the year designation (see photo above) Mary Kay Rummel appointed Oxnard’s first-ever Poet […]

Oxnard City Council: Performing Arts Center fate debated

Oxnard City Council: Performing Arts Center fate debated

By George Miller A spirited discussion took place, treatment at the Feb. 4 City Council meeting, for sale on what to do about the deterioration of the Performing Arts Center (PACC) , operated by the Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation (OPACC).  It hasn’t even had a director in two years), has low facility utilization and […]

California seeks your review of Common Core education approach

California seeks your review of Common Core education approach

By George Miller CA Dept. of Education is requesting input on the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework, until  only February 13. Common Core is the most extensive, most controversial series of changes to K-12 education ever attempted. Massive changes are already underway, mostly without legislative approval, without parental input, so here’s at least a […]

Susan Shelley will run for State Assembly District 45 again

Susan Shelley will run for State Assembly District 45 again

By George Miller Susan Shelley will run for Assembly again in her heavily Democrat district just East of Ventura County in LA County, in the San Fernando Valley. In a special election late last year, she lost by only 329 votes. She  was not expected to win in this heavily democratic district, where Republican registration […]

Oxnard Council: golf course fiasco, new transit district bylaws, City Manager recruitment, recycling facility takeover.

Oxnard Council:  golf course fiasco, new transit district bylaws, City Manager recruitment, recycling facility takeover.

By George Miller The January 28 Council meeting covered multiple topics, most notable being: City Golf course financial fiasco redux-again Gold Coast Transit District bylaws presented: read here- https://citizensjournal.us/gold-coast-transit-district-bylaws-presented/ Recruitment of City Manager and Attorney Senior Services Commission annual recap Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) takeover effective Feb. 1 Budget review Free income tax preparation assistance to […]

Gold Coast Transit District bylaws presented

Gold Coast Transit District bylaws presented

By George Miller At the 1/28/14 Oxnard City Council meeting, the bylaws for the new Gold Coast Transit District were presented. Martin Erickson presented a review of bylaws of this new organization, formerly Gold Coast Transit, formerly SCAT (Southern California Agency for Transit). Councilman MacDonald, who has been deeply involved in this one as the Oxnard representative, […]

California’s water crisis hits Ventura County

California’s water crisis hits Ventura County

By Debra Tash On January 22, 2014 Governor Brown’s office released its Final State Water Action Plan, which details long term water priorities after the Governor declared a statewide drought emergency on January 17th.   In its introduction Brown states: “Among all our uncertainties, weather is one of the most basic.  We can’t control it.  […]

Angeles National Forest closure- Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

Angeles National Forest closure- Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

By Debra Tash & George Miller Outdoors hiking  and rock climbing fans are upset about the second closure of the Williamson Rock area in Angeles National Forest (see maps and order below). Some have been complaining about it and also fearing future closures based on overreactions of Park Service people and an implied controlling doctrine […]

Hobby Lobby and the Green family receive outpouring of support in Supreme Court Obamacare case

Hobby Lobby and the Green family receive outpouring of support in Supreme Court Obamacare case

Amicus Briefs in Support of Religious Liberty Outnumber Government 2-1 Washington, D.C. – When the clock struck midnight, 81 briefs flooded in the U.S. Supreme Court, 56 supporting Hobby Lobby and outnumbering the Government’s position 2-1.  In one of the largest amicus brief filings in Supreme Court history, a diverse coalition of bipartisan legislators, religious leaders, legal […]

The Chinese are Coming- Representatives of Thousand Oaks sister city to visit area

The Chinese are Coming- Representatives of Thousand Oaks sister city to visit area

By Daniel Gelman A delegation of Chinese regional government officials from Qingdao Shibei District will visit the City of Thousand Oaks from February 26-28 to inaugurate a “Sister City” relationship. According to Rosemary Licata (photo- below right) of Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated, buy cialis the purpose of the visit is to promote a long […]