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Influenza Alert

Influenza Alert

[Ventura County, CA] – We are in the fourth week of an unusually severe influenza outbreak caused by influenza A (H3N2). In most years an influenza outbreak begins to decline after 2 to 3 weeks. As of January 11, there have been 13 influenza-related deaths in Ventura County. Two of these deaths have been in […]

Piru dam alert worries- no advance notice- UPDATED

Piru dam alert worries- no advance notice- UPDATED

Editor’s note: email from Oxnard Fire Chief Darren Base informing City Council of unannounced Piru Dam (we think he’s talking about the Santa Felicia Dam) test alert, no alert received by him and also his proposed corrective action. On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 12:44 PM Darwin Base <[email protected]> wrote: Good afternoon Mayor, Council and […]

Signature Gathering is on the way to hike property taxes

Signature Gathering is on the way to hike property taxes

The initiative, with the innocent sounding title of “Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act,” would impose a surcharge on more valuable properties. This would reinstate a system where increases in home value would be penalized with much higher taxes as occurred prior to Proposition 13. Taxpayers know from hard experience that, for tax […]