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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 […]

Open Letter to Port Hueneme City Council – Covid-19 Business Impacts

Open Letter to Port Hueneme City Council – Covid-19 Business Impacts

CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 | Open Forum Comment – Covid-19 Business Impacts The City of Port Hueneme prides itself in being the “Friendly City by the Sea.” Presumably this applies to all: residents, visitors and businesses alike. Two years ago, the Port Hueneme City Council succeeded in passing a sales tax measure […]

Report: Lyft CEO Says Company May Cease Operations

Report: Lyft CEO Says Company May Cease Operations

At Height of Pandemic, Smith’s AB5 Could Mean Hundreds of Thousands of Lost Jobs, Lost Transportation for Seniors Valencia, CA – In yet another example of how Christy Smith’s signature legislation, AB5, is on the cusp of crushing Californians even further, Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a court filing that Lyft may have to […]

Governor Believes Businesses Can be Toggled On and Off Like Light Bulbs

Governor Believes Businesses Can be Toggled On and Off Like Light Bulbs

By Susan Evers Apparently Governor Newsom believes that businesses can reopen on a dime.  Problem is they are running out of dimes as evidenced by what I witnessed today at the Thousand Oaks Mall. I went there on my lunch break, having heard they were given the okay to reopen indoor malls.  A ghost town.  […]