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A 42-Year High We Could Do Without

A 42-Year High We Could Do Without

SACRAMENTO, Calif., — Release today of the nation’s bellwether measurement of its small-business economy revealed one eye-popping stat from the 10 components the National Federation of Independent (NFIB) uses to produce its monthly Small Business Economic Trends (SBET) report—The net percentage of small-business owners who raised selling prices jumped six points to a net 59%–the highest reading […]

Local Water Districts Call For Urgent Conservation Action In Response To 0% Allocation Announcement As Drought Impacts Worsen

Local Water Districts Call For Urgent Conservation Action In Response To 0% Allocation Announcement As Drought Impacts Worsen

Calabasas, CA – A collaborative of local water districts, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD), Triunfo Water & Sanitation District (TWSD) and Calleguas Municipal Water District (Calleguas), are urging significant water use reductions by their customers after the California Department of Water Resources (CADWR) announced a 0% initial allocation from the State Water Project (SWP) for […]

Red Cross Urges Everyone To Prepare Ahead Of Wildfire Weather

Red Cross Urges Everyone To Prepare Ahead Of Wildfire Weather

CAMARILLO, CA — Critical wildfire weather is expected in parts of Southern California over the next several days and the American Red Cross urges people in those areas to get prepared now. WILDFIRE SAFETY  BEFORE A WILDFIRE Have access to alerts and notifications so that you can monitor conditions and receive instructions from local officials, even during […]

California Comment On Today’s Small Business Economic Trends Report

California Comment On Today’s Small Business Economic Trends Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021—From John Kabateck, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business on today’s release of NFIB’s monthly Small Business Economic Trends (SBET) report, America’s bellwether measurement of the Main Street economy.   “I am glad the U.S. Labor Department is finding workers returning to the job, Main Street is still waiting. What stood […]

VCAA: Activist falsely portrayed VC farm working conditions

VCAA: Activist falsely portrayed VC farm working conditions

By Rob Roy: Editor’s note: This was written in response to a guest column appearing in the Star:  Maricela Morales’ Nov. 29 guest column, “Giving thanks for farmworkers”  You need to read both to understand the huge gulf between the two stories.   I read with concern the column by Ms. Morales thanking farmworkers in Ventura […]