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Ballot Recommendations with the Taxpayer in mind — Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Ballot Recommendations with the Taxpayer in mind — Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association takes positions on issues of direct concern to taxpayers.  We also may take positions on ballot measures that will impact the economy.    Because initiatives (measures placed on the ballot through signature gathering) have, by law, been moved to the November ballot, HJTA will list most recommendations this fall. The one […]

Supervisor’s Race Heats Up With Endorsements

Supervisor’s Race Heats Up With Endorsements

In the race to fill the vacancy in District 3 by retiring Supervisor Kathy Long two candidates have received endorsements. Santa Paula Mayor Martin Hernandez receives support of Fillmore’s mayor and Fire Chief Fillmore Mayor Diane McCall, Councilman Manuel Minjares, and Fire Chief Keith Gurrola hosted an event at the Martin Hernandez mobile campaign office […]

Town Hall for Democrats in Iowa Caucus

Town Hall for Democrats in Iowa Caucus

By Sheryl Hamlin On January 25, 2016, exactly one week before the Iowa Caucus voting for President, the Democrats held a Town Hall allowing each candidate to speak without conditions or interruptions on subjects presented by audience members. Chris Cuomo of New York moderated the Town Hall. He called on the audience members and prodded […]

Another Democrat quits presidential race- now what?

Another Democrat quits presidential race- now what?

By George Miller   Now, it’s Lincoln Chafee. Video: Jim Webb triumphant entrance to Spin Room 10-13-15  Last week Jim Webb dropped out of the Democrat presidential race, not long after the 10-13-15 debate in Las Vegas. It had finally become apparent to him that there was a huge gap between what he believed and current Democrat ideology. […]

Behind the Scenes Photos from the Vegas DemDebate

Behind the Scenes Photos from the Vegas DemDebate

 By Brian Berman, 10-14-15- Las Vegas  . Editor’s note: Mr. Berman sat next to our Mr. Miller and Mr. Langsam in the media room. He was kind enough to share this fine collection and comments. The slang and grammatical errors are deliberate, for effect. All photos by Brian Berman.  . Pre Dem debate from Inside […]

Election 2016 Reminder: Who Needs Who?

Election 2016 Reminder: Who Needs Who?

  . By Thomas L. Knapp Memory has a way of playing tricks on the mind, but my recollection is that each of the seven presidential elections since I reached adulthood (I turned 18 the week after Ronald Reagan was re-elected in 1984) has been advertised — by the parties, by the candidates, by the […]

CNN/Reagan Library Republican presidential candidate debate report

CNN/Reagan Library Republican presidential candidate debate report

By George Miller  Simi Valley, CA — The  GOP presidential candidates went all-out with their A-games on Wednesday. The race may be narrowing down soon, as people polled are getting behind who they think are the strongest candidates backing their agendas and money won’t go to candidates that donors don’t think can win.  The recent departure […]

Trump Card, or Bullying the Pulpit

Trump Card, or Bullying the Pulpit

    By Phil Erwin When is Donald Trump going away? That’s what all the “real” Republicans are asking themselves. And: “Why is anybody taking him seriously?” So goes the lament you know is buried in the depths of their pseudo-Conservative souls. Trump is an odd fellow: A blowhard who knows he’s a blowhard, and […]

Forum for three Thousand Oaks City Council candidates- video

Forum for three Thousand Oaks City Council candidates- video

By George Miller The Westlake and Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated group sponsored this April 17 event at Los Robles Greens, ailment which consisted simply of the three Republican candidates- Dan Roundtree, site Ed Jones and Rob McCoy- each talking for 12 minutes, troche no questions. The event was video-recorded by KADYTV. Graduating Newbury Park […]

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

By Thomas L. Knapp Presidential candidates work hard to convince ordinary Americans that they’re just like us. Regular folks. Put their pants on one leg at a time, you betcha. But nobody clears the airspace for me when I fly into a city. Nor, I bet, do federal agents cordon off several blocks around venues […]