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Call to Action ! Email Ventura Board of Supervisors – Open Restaurants for Indoor Dining

Call to Action ! Email Ventura Board of Supervisors – Open Restaurants for Indoor Dining

The Ventura Board of Supervisors meeting is next Tuesday and there is nothing on the schedule for restaurants opening for indoor seating, but also not for closing outdoor seating. Looks like they are just waiting around. We need to send emails to the County Board of Supervisors requesting that an item be added to the […]

Businesses Question California’s Shut Down Tactics in Solving Recent COVID-19 Surge

Businesses Question California’s Shut Down Tactics in Solving Recent COVID-19 Surge

by Matthew Kang @mattatouille  Business leaders and policy experts are now openly questioning California’s shut down policies and whether they are effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19, reports the Associated Press [via KTLA]. California has had a tiered system that allows certain counties to reopen businesses such as gyms, movie theaters, hair salons, and restaurants, depending on positivity rates, […]

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Down to Lowest Level Since March

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Down to Lowest Level Since March

BY TOM OZIMEK The number of U.S. workers seeking unemployment benefits last week ticked down by 7,000 to its lowest level since March, when the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus threw the economy into a tailspin. A report from the Labor Department on Thursday (pdf) showed 751,000 people filed for state unemployment benefits in the week ending […]

US Economy Grew by Record 33.1 Percent in Third Quarter

US Economy Grew by Record 33.1 Percent in Third Quarter

BY TOM OZIMEK The Department of Commerce announced Thursday that U.S. economic output in the third quarter grew by 33.1 percent, the largest expansion on record, after falling by 31.4 percent in the second quarter, the largest shrinkage on record. In a release detailing the agency’s “advance” estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), the Commerce Department noted, […]

Red States’ Economies Fare Better Amid CCP Virus, Unemployment Data Indicates

Red States’ Economies Fare Better Amid CCP Virus, Unemployment Data Indicates

BY PETR SVAB Republican states have generally handled the economic impact of the CCP virus pandemic much better than Democrat states, based on unemployment data. The lockdowns imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy countrywide, with unemployment rising from a historically low 3.5 percent in February to a record high 14.7 percent in April, before gradually dropping to 7.9 percent in […]

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

    By Sigrid Weidenweber I don’t know if I am prescient or just lucky. But I left California in the first days of February 2020, seeking a new home in Nevada. I had the feeling that big money grabs were coming—and here they are! In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, from Thursday, October […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Says State Will Reopen “Methodically And Stubbornly” To Avoid “Fits And Starts”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Says State Will Reopen “Methodically And Stubbornly” To Avoid “Fits And Starts”

By Jill Goldsmith California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday the only path to sustainable economic recovery from the battering ram of COVID-19 is to avoid early mistakes and open businesses more slowly despite the pain. “It’s very raw. I am well aware of the mandates we put out as a state, the mandates that are put out by […]

Businesses Reopening in Ventura County

Businesses Reopening in Ventura County

The Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy describes the process for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Ventura County was recently in the Purple Tier, which meant many businesses activities remained closed or were limited to operating outdoors. Our County has just moved into the Red […]

California’s 2020 Legislative Session Brings Big Changes for Employers

California’s 2020 Legislative Session Brings Big Changes for Employers

California has closed a busy legislative session with more than 30 laws relevant to employers being signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The 2020 session was influenced by the difficult events of 2020, from the COVID-19 pandemic to racial injustice. COVID-19 Legislation As COVID-19 became the primary point of concern for people across the nation, the […]

Let’s Have a P (positive) Covid19 Party!

Let’s Have a P (positive) Covid19 Party!

    by Raven West Like herpes, Covid-19 is a virus. Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease that any sexually active person can get. Once you get it, there is no cure and you’re going to stop having sex, or lock yourself away indefinitely if you’re tested positive for the virus. (While it is […]

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