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CRPANEWS ALERT: VENTURA COUNTY GUN SHOW LIVES ON

CRPANEWS ALERT: VENTURA COUNTY GUN SHOW LIVES ON

California Rifle & Pistol Association After strong opposition shown by CRPA staff and members, the gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds been saved from cancellation. An overwhelming majority of Ventura County Fairground board members showed their support for the gun shows at the fairground in a 22-8-2 vote. The gun shows, that are hosted […]

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller As reported last week, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board approved a new book selection and opt-out policy, or as they call it: “Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials.” It was a messy meeting, since the version submitted for approval by board member Sandee Everett was disputed, as the Superintendent’s committee […]

Two medical cannabis dispensaries approved in Port Hueneme

Two medical cannabis dispensaries approved in Port Hueneme

By Tom Dunn The Port Hueneme City Council at the October 16, 2017 meeting approved two medicinal cannabis dispensaries to provide medicianl cannabis to people that have a doctor’s prescription. The start dates will be decided when all requirements the cannabis ordinance mandate are in place by the dispensaries and verified by the City. The […]

Oil drilling project near Oxnard approved

Oil drilling project near Oxnard approved

I am happy to report that the Ventura County Planning Commission voted 3 to 1 (with one abstention) to approve the conditional use permit filed by Renaissance Petroleum to continue their drilling operations in Ventura County. I must thank those of you who spoke at the meeting, and the many others wrote letters of support […]

Oxnard Council to allow medical marijuana deliveries

Oxnard Council to allow medical marijuana deliveries

By George Miller This week, the Oxnard City Council voted its willingness to allow medical marijuana (cannabis) deliveries in the city.  They have so far rejected commercial growing or processing of it as well as recreational marijuana sales, but seemed to be leaving it open for future consideration.   Ordinances would have to be drafted, […]

CA Senate approves “sanctuary state” bill

CA Senate approves “sanctuary state” bill

The California Senate today approved the so-called “sanctuary state” SB 54, which now goes to the Assembly. This would be a statewide order not to cooperate with federal law enforcement on turning over criminal illegal aliens to them on all but a few most serious crimes and not even all of those. Per Sacramento Bee: […]

Oxnard approves City Mgr. contract extension, new ethics policy, Ormond Beach and Landscaping deals

Oxnard approves City Mgr. contract extension, new ethics policy, Ormond Beach and Landscaping deals

By George Miller City Manager contract extension In a sometimes heated debate, the Oxnard City Council approved a one year extension of City Manager Greg Nyhoff’s contract from 5-31-17 to 5-31-18, as well as increasing leave time to 200 hours and reducing recoverable time to 60 days. See previous ARTICLE with terms. The lack of any […]

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16, the Oxnard City Council approved the first reading of new policies and ordinances to increase utility rates for water, wastewater and solid waste disposal by a mind-boggling 60% or $750 annually for a typical residential customer, over the next few years. Future plans appear to be even more costly. The […]

Oxnard approves phase I police body camera program funding

Oxnard approves phase I police body camera program funding

Oxnard EDCO funding approved, but future uncertain

Oxnard EDCO funding approved, but future uncertain

By George Miller EDCO (Economic Development Corporation of Oxnard) was founded two decades ago as a private/public company to promote and facilitate industrial development, expansion and retention in Oxnard. In recent years, funding from the city has tapered off to around $150 thousand (approved last week) for this fiscal year. This is because the city […]

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