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2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever, federal report confirms

2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever, federal report confirms

By JOSEPH SERNA . No state had it worse with wildfires last year than California, a federal report released this week confirmed. According to the National Interagency Coordination Center’s year-end statistical roundup,more than 1.8 million acres of California was burned by wildland fires in 2018, surpassing the previous year’s total of 1.3 million, officials said. “That’s the […]

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | 2018 In Review

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | 2018 In Review

“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”  —Winston Churchill Last year was a most transformational year in Ventura’s history. Every aspect of life in Ventura was affected. The city was in the national spotlight, twice. Leadership changed but at a high price. Old ways of doing business didn’t change, though. […]

Here Are the Most Egregious Fake News Stories of 2018

Here Are the Most Egregious Fake News Stories of 2018

Amber Athey, Media and Breaking News Editor As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to review the year’s worst cases of media misquotes, misleading narratives, major corrections and straight-up fake news. While last year’s fake reporting largely occurred during the media’s relentless pursuit to prove Russian collusion, this year’s list is much more varied. However, some themes emerged: […]

NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

 With our Moon to Mars effort underway, a new administrator takes over to lead the charge, and – oh yeah – we stuck another nearly flawless landing on Mars! All that and more as we look back at what happened This Year @ NASA! Credits: NASA Television NASA welcomed a new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, deputy […]

Election 2018: The More Things Don’t Change, the More They Stay the Same

Election 2018: The More Things Don’t Change, the More They Stay the Same

  By Thomas L. Knapp In 1992, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton ran on a platform of “change.” He used the word a lot. His first campaign slogan was “for people for change.” “Change” here, “change” there, “change” everywhere and all the time. I found the “change” theme kind of odd coming from Clinton. At […]

‘Living in Hell’ | Death Count Climbs in California as Wildfires Tear Through State

‘Living in Hell’ | Death Count Climbs in California as Wildfires Tear Through State

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter . At least five people have died in the wildfires chewing up tens of thousands of acres of land in Northern California, The Associated Press reported Friday. Investigators found five people dead in cars that were burned by wildfires in Northern California, the report noted. There are fires crisscrossing other parts of […]

Here’s what happened in California’s election while you were sleeping

Here’s what happened in California’s election while you were sleeping

Here’s a comprehensive CA election recap story: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/election/article221266190.html?fbclid=IwAR3j8qpjIXoy0CmS0-5RO6kWxd26qAjkLbX7XvvJRjIROeAnAyG_DLlG3Uo

Oxnard Mayor Flynn, Mayor Pro-Tem Ramirez Steamroll Opponents + Other Council Races

Oxnard Mayor Flynn, Mayor Pro-Tem Ramirez Steamroll Opponents + Other Council Races

By George Miller Mayor: Incumbent Tim Flynn (51.97%) once again crushed all opponents, including three time Council candidate and thorn in his side Aaron Starr (29.67%) and Mario Quintana. He has had to work overtime at it, as the Mayor only has a two-year term and he had the additional challenge of fending off a […]

Control of Conejo Unified School Board Shifts

Control of Conejo Unified School Board Shifts

By George Miller In a hotly competitive race, new candidates took over the Conejo Valley Unified School Board. Incumbent Mike Dunn, who pushed parental control and was censured for pressuring a left wing blogger opponent, is out, after many years. Cindy Goldberg (20.21%), Jenny Fitzgerald (18.42%) and and Bill Gorback (17.14%) are ahead so far.  […]

CA Statewide Elections Status (more to follow)

CA Statewide Elections Status (more to follow)

Summary of election results from Sac Bee   Newsom is next Governor https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article220900570.html Dianne Feinstein defeats Kevin de León to retain Senate seat in California http://l.email.sacbee.com/rts/go2.aspx?h=1711241&tp=i-H43-Ah-xNU-3IN2Uc-1s-BXKv-1c-3IN7MF-1zLuJ0&x=bWljcm9jYXBtYXZlbkBhb2wuY29t Ballot Propositions https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/election/article221257820.html California’s gas tax increase is here to stay   Pacific Coast Business Times: Carbajal, Brownley lead but Hill and Knight tied With Democrats projected to take […]

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