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Public denied any access to “Public” Board of Supervisors Meeting

Public denied any access to “Public” Board of Supervisors Meeting

    By Rod Sterns The Ventura Board of Supervisors met on 5/19/20 for what was supposed to be a ‘public meeting’ while blocking the public from entering the building.  Select privately picked guests were allowed to present.  The public – instead of being able to make comments in person, was allowed to send in […]

Crybaby Superintendent Lists Grievances Against Watchdog Trustee Everett

Crybaby Superintendent Lists Grievances Against Watchdog Trustee Everett

By Nic Rivera In a surreal rant during Tuesday night’s board meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), superintendent Mark McLaughlin continued his pattern of throwing out a smokescreen whenever he is asked tough questions. Instead of just answering the question, his pattern has been to attempt to divert attention away from himself […]

CVUSD Superintendent McLaughlin Violates Brown Act for the 2nd Time

CVUSD Superintendent McLaughlin Violates Brown Act for the 2nd Time

By Nic Rivera The Ventura County District Attorney’s office sent a letter this past week advising Conejo Valley Unified School District leadership of a Brown Act violation arising from board business being conducted illegally in August 2019 by Superintendent Mark McLaughlin and board president Betsy Connolly at a “board retreat.” The letter from the District […]

D.A. Opines Against Aaron Starr’s Brown Act Complaint on Oxnard Mayor Flynn’s Public Comments Restriction

D.A. Opines Against Aaron Starr’s Brown Act Complaint on Oxnard Mayor Flynn’s Public Comments Restriction

By George Miller Ventura County Chief Deputy District Attorney Chuck Hughes rejected a Brown Act complaint lodged by Oxnard Mayoral Candidate Aaron Starr against Mayor Tim Flynn, for denying him the right to publicly comment on comments made by Council Members during the City Reports section of the 10-16-18 City Council meeting. This was done […]

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Slapped With Brown Act Violation Warning by VC DA Office

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Slapped With Brown Act Violation Warning by VC DA Office

By George Miller Ventura County Deputy District Attorney Thomas M. Frye issued  a written warning to Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn on 7-25-8, citing that it was his conclusion that Flynn had violated the Brown Act, which regulates the content of public meetings. Specifically is says that Flynn conducted an extended, unauthorized discussion, which had not been […]

Simi water customer forces City Council rehearing on water standby charges

Simi water customer forces City Council rehearing on water standby charges

By George Miller Outspoken civil rights activist Bruce Boyer pops up all over, as “Chief Instigator” for civil liberties group Sons of Liberty LA, protesting DUI checkpoints, testing what he says are illegal parking and signage rules by parking in police dept. parking lots with signs on his trailers, fees, taxes, etc. Boyer owns regional security firm […]

Conejo Valley School Board District Advisory Council accused of violating Open Meeting laws

Conejo Valley School Board District Advisory Council accused of violating Open Meeting laws

By Cathy Carlson Editor’s note: Why is this newsworthy? Because a concerned citizen was illegally denied her right to speak out about a huge ($197,000,000) proposed bond issue which she felt was wasteful– allegedly triggering multiple Brown Act violations and a cover-up, not to mention intimidation. She claims DA’s office issued a letter of reprimand […]