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30.3% of Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Parents Work In Remote-Friendly Jobs, Below Average

30.3% of Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Parents Work In Remote-Friendly Jobs, Below Average

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers transitioned to working from home all or part of the time. At its peak, about 35% of workers tele-worked because of the pandemic. However, many jobs are not conducive to telecommuting—a fact that has been especially challenging for parents with kids living at home. Besides reduced flexibility in […]

Public Letter To Aaron Starr And Alicia Percell

Public Letter To Aaron Starr And Alicia Percell

The Public’s Voice and Direction to the City Staff, Mayor and Council Was a Success Mr. Aaron Starr and Ms. Alicia Percell:   You should consider the public vote on the two Measures M and N a success for 3 reasons:   First the Mayor and Council are always complaining that the public does not […]

The Decentralization Fetish

The Decentralization Fetish

William J. Luther   There is a common view among bitcoin advocates, which also prevails to some extent among economists working in the Austrian tradition, that decentralization is always good and more-decentralized solutions are always better. In both forms, this view starts with a reasonable premise. Bitcoin revolutionized payments by enabling digital transactions to take […]

Commentary | Ventura County Judge deems Oxnard’s Actions “Illegal And Unreasonable”

Commentary | Ventura County Judge deems Oxnard’s Actions “Illegal And Unreasonable”

Good People of Oxnard,   Just plain bad governance!   Our/your city manager, city attorney, and council act as though they are above the law.  Is this the kind of “leadership” you deserve?   Here is a quote from the Ventura County Judge where he is clear the City of Oxnard’s actions were “illegal and […]

Commentary | Republicans don’t seem capable of Education Reform

Commentary | Republicans don’t seem capable of Education Reform

Editorial By Dan Reynolds There are Republicans who cannot even remotely consider ideas that will bring reform to education. Some Republicans will not work with anybody who the Republican Political operatives have falsely accused people of Communist or Socialist. These people are in fact pushing for changes that will end common core, end CRT theory, and end […]

Why Did the FDA Hire The American Psychological Association to Deal With “VACCINE HESITANCY?”

Why Did the FDA Hire The American Psychological Association to Deal With “VACCINE HESITANCY?”

To:       Ventura County Board of Supervisors.   From:  Ellyn Sutton, Simi Valley, California Resident WHY DID THE FDA HIRE THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION TO DEAL WITH  “VACCINE HESITANCY?”   The FDA asked the American Psychological Association (APA) to assist them in managing pockets of “resistance to vaccines.” The APA says it is critical that leaders across […]

Commentary | Oxnard Police Department the Best in California

Commentary | Oxnard Police Department the Best in California

Editorial By John Jay We have all heard horror stories about the police in Portland, Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, and New York.  But we have not and will not hear any bad things about our great police department here in Oxnard,  My wife and I have lived here nearly 40 years, and during that time I have seen […]

Commentary | A $100,000+ Fine For Parking in Her Driveway!

Commentary | A $100,000+ Fine For Parking in Her Driveway!

Editorial by Naomi Fisher Of all the dumb, stupid things I’ve heard in the last year this is one of the worst! It seems Sandy Martinez, a single Mother of two, and her sister all live together and all four have a car. This is in the town of  Lantana, Florida. Parking on the street […]

Commentary | A bittersweet moment on Memorial Day

Commentary | A bittersweet moment on Memorial Day

Column By Richard Eber Most years Memorial Day is a time for celebration for our family.  We pay homage to my Father-in-law Sam Patrick who joined the Marines at 17 to fight the Japanese in the Pacific. A few years later he was part of the force that landed in Inchon Korea. In 1946 he […]

Open Letter to the Thousand Oaks Council – Killing Open Space in Our City

Open Letter to the Thousand Oaks Council – Killing Open Space in Our City

Editorial By William Hicks I live in Newbury Park and have seen this “Borchard Wetlands.” Although the Army Corps of Engineers has not designated this area as a “wetland,” there are some serious concerns in any attempt to develop this land. This is not a perpetual wetland; at best it is a wetland when we have a […]