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400 Apartment Developer’s Exclusivity of Fisherman’s Wharf is OVER!

400 Apartment Developer’s Exclusivity of Fisherman’s Wharf is OVER!

Channel Islands Harbor Partners LLC (CIHP) did not pay the required fees on December 1st required to retain its exclusive Lease Option Agreement related to the Fisherman’s Wharf area.  This means Ventura County and Channel Islands Harbor is free to entertain other development proposals for the area and issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) in […]

Biden Promises to Use Big Stick of Federal Money to Abolish Suburbs

Biden Promises to Use Big Stick of Federal Money to Abolish Suburbs

BY MARK TAPSCOTT News Analysis If voters elect Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to the nation’s highest office in November, those who live in America’s suburbs could be in for a rude awakening early in 2021. Within the Biden campaign website’s description of the former vice president’s housing policy positions and promises is this statement on “eliminating local and state […]

“Density Ideology” will destroy California

“Density Ideology” will destroy California

    By Edward Ring If you’re searching for an organizing principle that unites the Left, density ideology should be at or near the top of your list. Far from being a sideshow, density ideology is behind the leftist drive to cram America’s rising population into the footprint of existing cities. It fulfills the agenda of […]

The Density Delusion

The Density Delusion

    By Edward Ring For decades, American workers have watched as their ability to enjoy middle class lifestyles erodes away. Conventional explanations abound. American industry in the immediate aftermath of World War II was uniquely unscathed, and with a near monopoly on global manufacturing, it was able to pass much of the ample profits on […]

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

By George Miller At the 5-21-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a far-reaching overhaul and streamlining of the development/planning process was unveiled; dozens of residents rebelled against the proposed shutdown (to close a $9 million dollar shortfall) of  beloved amenities such as the Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Art Museum and Colonia Library; the renewal of the […]

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

By George Miller The May 7, 2019 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda was long (7 hours) and complex, with numerous items listed/acted upon, including another budget financial warning, new dog hotel; new single family residence tract,and next step approval to build “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADU’s or granny flats). The Senior Services Commission delivered a glowing […]

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

By George Miller Although this was an Oxnard event, it should be of interest to anyone in the region interested in coastal/harbor recreation matters. On Monday, April 22, over 250 people showed up for a City Of Oxnard public workshop held as required for public outreach on a  proposed change to the city’s Local Coastal […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Pollution, Traffic, Aesthetic Depletion on Prime Ag Land

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Pollution, Traffic, Aesthetic Depletion on Prime Ag Land

By Sheryl Hamlin With a full complement of Commissioners, the item “Santa Paula West Business Park (SPWBP) Specific Plan” was reviewed as presented by Tony Locasio of Meridian Consulting. Below is a summary from the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the EIR (Environmental Impact Report). From the staff report: The Specific Plan Area consists of […]

T.O. Has a Choice between Developers or their Heritage Oak Trees

T.O. Has a Choice between Developers or their Heritage Oak Trees

    By Gail Hubbs I’m sitting in my house located in “Thousand Oaks”,  reading from our local newspaper named “The Acorn”, and people wonder why there’s such an uproar over preserving our city’s oaks.  The city seal is an oak tree stamped on City Hall and every city bus and utility truck whose frequent […]

Fisherman’s Wharf Update | Harbor Beach Community Alliance Meeting 2-22-18

Fisherman’s Wharf Update | Harbor Beach Community Alliance Meeting 2-22-18

A VERY IMPORTANT meeting is coming up, regarding the proposed Fisherman’s Wharf apartment project. The results of a recently-held Charrette, a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions, will be reviewed. The Charrette was held to discuss the status and future of Fisherman’s Wharf; the outcome of the Charrette […]

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