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Forestwatch Statement on Legislation Banning New Oil & Gas Leasing on Federal Lands

Washington, DC – Los Padres ForestWatch praised legislation introduced today by Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) that would place a moratorium on fracking and new oil and gas drilling on federal lands on California’s central and southern coasts. The legislation comes in direct response to a recent decision by the Trump Administration opening more than one […]

Conejo Valley Faux Book Banning Controversy: Just the tip of a dangerous iceberg

Conejo Valley Faux Book Banning Controversy: Just the tip of a dangerous iceberg

By Paul D. White   The book “censorship” debate in the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) speaks to a larger education issue, and centers around two false premises. 1)   False Premise #1:  Censoring high school students is wrong, unnecessary, and would create a bad precedent. All schools (including CVUSD) already practice censorship in most areas […]

Supreme Court allows strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

Supreme Court allows strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

The Supreme Court handed President Trump another victory in the legal battle of the travel ban, allowing the administration to restore strict limits on refugees that had been blocked by a judge in Hawaii, at least until a federal appeal court decides the issue. The win for Mr. Trump, however, was tempered by the high […]

VC Supervisor meets with paddlers at Oxnard’s Kiddie Beach on watercraft ban

VC Supervisor meets with paddlers at Oxnard’s Kiddie Beach on watercraft ban

By George Miller Watercraft/paddling ban is now being enforced at Kiddie Beach, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard Meetings with Ventura County Harbor Department, which has jurisdiction in lower harbor, have been inconclusive for many months Paddling organizations have proposed a 25-30′ strip of land on north end of beach be used for launchings/landings Beach is nearly […]

California Magazine Ban Saga: State Bans Repair Kits, NRA Sues Again

California Magazine Ban Saga: State Bans Repair Kits, NRA Sues Again

By BillJ   Back in February, San Francisco sued a number of online retailers who were advertising standard-capacity magazines, and now they’ve won. The retailers are henceforth barred from advertising the mag repair kits in CA, so if you want to repair your grandfathered magazines you’ll have to go out of state, I guess. The […]

Both sides of Mandalay shores short-term rental dispute court ruling claim victory

Both sides of Mandalay shores short-term rental dispute court ruling claim victory

By George Miller The battle over whether short-term residential rentals should be permitted is raging all along the California coast and has gotten far worse since on-line rental services have boomed. Investigations into feasibility of banning or severe restrictions by cities such as Oxnard have shown that the CA Coastal Commission has come down in […]

The war on cash continues, now in Venezuela

The war on cash continues, now in Venezuela

Inflation-hit Venezuela to pull largest bill from circulation Submitted by cpowell on 03:00AM ET Monday, December 12, 2016. Section: Daily DispatchesBy Girish Gupta Reuters Sunday, December 11, 2016 CARACAS, Venezuela — Mired in an economic crisis and facing the world’s highest inflation, Venezuela will pull its largest bill, worth two U.S. cents on the black […]

Why Did The FDA Ban Anti-Bacterial Soap?

Why Did The FDA Ban Anti-Bacterial Soap?

On Friday, viagra 60mg the Food and Drug Administration issued a ban on ingredients used in “antibacterial” hand and body washes — including triclosan and triclocarban. It also said that these products were no more effective than conventional soap and water in preventing illnesses and may pose health risks. “Consumers may think antibacterial washes are […]

Oxnard holds Short-Term Rental community meeting

Oxnard holds Short-Term Rental community meeting

By George Miller About 140 people showed up at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, 8-16-16 for a community meeting to discuss issues and potential action on the short-term rental situation. It locally impacts beach neighborhoods the most. Kathleen Mallory of the Planning Department and consultant Ken Lee conducted the meeting. In summary, it appears that is no […]

CA does full-court press on “Gun Control”

CA does full-court press on “Gun Control”

By George Miller The California Senate pushed through 10 “gun control” bills yesterday and sent them to the Assembly for further action. A summary of the bills: AB 156: Bans common ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners. AB 857: Requires serialization of ALL unserialized firearms, both retroactively and moving forward. AB 1135: […]

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