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The Untold Story Of The Unspent Covid Dollars

The Untold Story Of The Unspent Covid Dollars

By Rowena Itchon | California Political Review It was recently uncovered that back in July, Sen. Joe Manchin outlined his views on the $3.5 trillion social spending package in a memo to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.  In that document, Manchin specified that no funds should be distributed until after all the money from the $1.9 trillion Covid […]

Ventura, CA | County Board Of Supervisors Provides $70 Million In 4 Rounds Of Business Assistance Grants

Ventura, CA | County Board Of Supervisors Provides $70 Million In 4 Rounds Of Business Assistance Grants

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura Board of Supervisors has unanimously supported more than $70 million in Business Assistance Grants for small businesses throughout the County of Ventura since the summer of 2020. The Board received a report at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting of the latest status and the impact those funds are […]

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

For many Americans, the federal government’s packages to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic are notable for the direct relief they have offered to individual households, like stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits. But these bills have also brought unprecedented levels of federal investment into state and local governments. One of the major features […]

In Defense Of Landlords

In Defense Of Landlords

  By Thomas L. Knapp As the US Centers for Disease Control moves to extend a federal eviction moratorium that (including its original CARES Act version) has now been in place for most of 18 months and that President Joe Biden himself concedes is “not likely to pass constitutional muster,” most of the public rhetoric […]

Oxnard College Reopens Child Development Center To The Community

Oxnard College Reopens Child Development Center To The Community

OXNARD, Calif. (July 29, 2021)–Oxnard College is reopening its Child Development Center on Aug. 16 after undergoing renovations, expanding its hours and adopting a new curriculum. The Oxnard College “Little Condors” Child Development Center will serve preschoolers Monday through Friday, year-round, helping bridge a gap in Ventura County childcare services and providing much-needed support for family […]

County of Ventura Business Assistance Grant to go out to thousands of local businesses

County of Ventura Business Assistance Grant to go out to thousands of local businesses

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura’s Business Assistance Program will move forward to provide funding to all remaining eligible applicants that were not selected during the Round 1 lottery of the program. The potential number of additional recipients is over 3,700. In total, this program will provide up to $24 million directly to our […]

White House Ready to Extend Payroll Relief for Airline Employees

White House Ready to Extend Payroll Relief for Airline Employees

BY MASOOMA HAQ With the first round of payroll support ending Sept. 30 and the furlough of tens of thousands of airline workers imminent, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urged Lawmakers on Thursday to pass a bill extending payroll grants for airline employees for another six months. “We’ve got tens of thousands of people that are […]

IRS To Mail 50,000 Withheld Stimulus Checks Next Month

IRS To Mail 50,000 Withheld Stimulus Checks Next Month

BY JACK PHILLIPS The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it will mail 50,000 wrongly withheld stimulus checks in September. In a statement this week, the agency said these are “catch-up” Economic Impact Payments and are not part of a new stimulus package or new federal program. Approximately 160 million stimulus payments and checks have been issued since April after […]

Senate Passes Small Business Relief Bill

Senate Passes Small Business Relief Bill

BY JACK PHILLIPS   The U.S. Senate passed a bill on April 21 for a new round of CCP virus aid, sending it to the House for a vote this week. “The Senate is continuing to stand by the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the floor of the upper congressional chamber. Senate Minority Leader […]

First Oxnard Council Social Distanced Meeting: Emergency Proclamations Expanded, Approved; Housing Plan Approved

First Oxnard Council Social Distanced Meeting: Emergency Proclamations Expanded, Approved; Housing Plan Approved

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council met in “Social Distancing” mode on Tuesday, 4-7-20. It went reasonably well considering that they are new at this. The most important order of business was discussion and approval of pandemic emergency procedures/orders and assessment of the overall situation. The first part of the discussion was safety-oriented. But […]

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