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Former school board candidate challenges summer school fees; Board President refuses to consider topic in future board meetings

Former school board candidate challenges summer school fees; Board President refuses to consider topic in future board meetings

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The Conejo Schools Foundation fee-based summer school program was challenged during public hearing comments made by former school board candidate Amy Chen which resulted in a heated exchange between Conejo Valley Unified School Board President Betsy Connolly and Board Member Sandee Everett at the close of Tuesday’s board meeting when Everett’s […]

Thousand Oaks | Passionate Protest of 5G – Council authorizes $10,000 seed money for local homeless agency

Thousand Oaks | Passionate Protest of 5G – Council authorizes $10,000 seed money for local homeless agency

By Michael Hernandez Thousand Oaks residents show up at City Council to passionately protest 5G THOUSAND OAKS—City Council members heard more than one hour of testimony from residents passionately protesting the installation of 5G towers in the city (17 opposing and only one; a Moorpark Community College student in favor).  Residents complained about potential harm […]

California’s Major Government Unions Collect At Least $900 Million Per Year

California’s Major Government Unions Collect At Least $900 Million Per Year

. . . by Edward Ring . In the wake of the Janus ruling, it is useful to estimate just how much money California’s government unions collect and spend each year. Because government unions publicly disclose less than what the law requires of public corporations or private sector unions, only estimates are possible. The primary source of information […]

Anti-Union California Teachers Want Union Fees Back After Janus Case

Anti-Union California Teachers Want Union Fees Back After Janus Case

Zachery Schmidt | Contributor Seven California teachers believe teacher unions violated their constitutional rights by forcing them to pay union fees, so they have filed a class-action lawsuit trying to recoup their money. The July 3 lawsuit comes after the Supreme Court ruled 5–4 in the Janus v. AFSCME 31 case making it unconstitutional under […]

Wells Fargo’s new app will eliminate overdraft fees for users

Wells Fargo’s new app will eliminate overdraft fees for users

Considering their reputation for sneaky fees, poor customer service and paying you next to diddly-squat on your deposits, the nation’s biggest banks are a thorny topic on Clark.com. In fact, money expert Clark Howard’s preferred banking option is for you to switch away from what he calls “the giant monster mega-banks” and take your business […]

2018’s Best Colleges & Universities in America – WalletHub Reports

2018’s Best Colleges & Universities in America – WalletHub Reports

With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and the price of college tuition and fees rising three times faster than inflation over a decade, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2018’s Best College & University Rankings, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities. To help college-bound seniors […]

Wells Fargo stuck mortgage borrowers with extra fees, whistleblower’s lawsuit says

Wells Fargo stuck mortgage borrowers with extra fees, whistleblower’s lawsuit says

As Wells Fargo & Co. continues to be hit with fallout from its sham-accounts scandal, the bank is facing allegations that it put the screws to customers in yet another way: by slapping them with fees for delays in processing mortgage applications. A former Wells Fargo mortgage banker who worked in Beverly Hills alleged in […]

Solid Waste Pass-Through Rate Adjustment in Oxnard

Solid Waste Pass-Through Rate Adjustment in Oxnard

MINOR SOLID WASTE RATE GOES INTO EFFECT JULY 1, 2017 On May 31, 2017, the City of Oxnard approved minor solid waste increases due to higher costs of landfill disposal from outside agencies. New rates will become effective beginning July 1, 2017. For more information, visit https://www.oxnard.org/environmentalresources/ El día 31 de Mayo de 2017, la […]

TO Council Adopts User Fees — Increases Legal Budget to Fight Cal-Am Water

TO Council Adopts User Fees — Increases Legal Budget to Fight Cal-Am Water

By Kevin Harris COUNCIL ADOPTS USER FEES AND INCREASES LEGAL BUDGET IN FIGHT AGAINST CAL-AM WATER AT TUESDAYS MEETING The City Council approved a resolution adopting the 2017 User Fees and Assessments during Tuesday’s meeting, just before authorizing an additional $60,000 for legal services in its ongoing lawsuit against Cal-Am Water over its proposed water […]

Wow. This is even more disgusting than the United scandal

Wow. This is even more disgusting than the United scandal

April 17, 2017 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile Last week the Internet was ablaze with disgust after a man was physically dragged off a United Airlines flight. What’s amazing, though, is that there are countless cases of another industry abusing its customers in far, far worse ways than the airlines. I’m talking, of course, about the […]

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