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TransPacific Solar/Rower Rescued by Channel Islands Harbor and Long Beach Coast Guard

TransPacific Solar/Rower Rescued by Channel Islands Harbor and Long Beach Coast Guard

By George Miller Late this morning, the Channel Islands Harbor Coast Guard towed in “Wave Dancer,” a solar/rower powered craft on a Trans-Pacific voyage from Monterrey, CA  to Honolulu, Hawaii.  The expedition’s sole skipper/rower, Heather Taylor, of Australia, aborted the mission after the craft’s solar power converter failed. She was in the process of doing […]

Militant Rights Group Protests in Oxnard

Militant Rights Group Protests in Oxnard

By George Miller Local militant rights group Todo Poder al Pueblo held its own version of a George Floyd protest this evening at Plaza Park in Oxnard, attracting hundreds of attendees- see Richard Linares Facebook live video: https://www.facebook.com/RichardLinares316/videos/10156813441576148/ They started in Plaza Park, then marched around downtown, with special attention to the Police HQ on […]

Harbor Small Boat Parade was Started to Bring Hope- Now It’s Every Saturday for the Duration

Harbor Small Boat Parade was Started to Bring Hope- Now It’s Every Saturday for the Duration

By George Miller One of the participants of the now weekly Saturday Channel Islands “Flash Mob” Small Boat Parade, told me that they plan to continue for the duration of the stay at home order. Harbor residents Tom and Anita Petersen has been involved since the Beginning. Eileen and Randy Cabral came up with the […]

VC Open for Business- Companies Scramble to Reopen- 2500+ Businesses Affected; Protests Continue

VC Open for Business- Companies Scramble to Reopen- 2500+ Businesses Affected; Protests Continue

— Reopening Phase 2 Rolled Out- 187 Companies in Initial Hours,- 2500+ Affected, but There Are 28,000 VC Businesses — Protesters: Not Good Enough- “Fire Levin, Newsom”, “Fully Open CA/VC” — County Says is Lobbying the State to Modify, Soften, But Enforces to the Letter By George Miller Ventura, CA- 5-9-20- Ventura County CEO Michael […]

The Evil HR 6666 Contact Tracing Bill?

The Evil HR 6666 Contact Tracing Bill?

    By George Miller For the last week or so, I have been getting emails, seeing web articles and social media postings warning about the “totalitarian,” “Nazi,” “New World Order,” “Big Brother,” H.R.6666 – COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act grants bill in Congress- not passed at this time. I even saw […]

Saturday Ventura Lockdown Protest

Saturday Ventura Lockdown Protest

By George Miller About 350 people continued the third week of protests against Ventura County pandemic lockdown measures today at the Government Center in Ventura.  They were on Government Center grounds, marching in the neighborhood and driving around in vehicles,. Crowds were smaller (approx 350-400) than last week’s 1000+, due to protester fatigue after several […]

VC Health Officer Facing Biggest Challenge of Career With COVID-19, Speaks With Citizens Journal

VC Health Officer Facing Biggest Challenge of Career With COVID-19, Speaks With Citizens Journal

By George Miller Ventura, 5-6-20- I talked with Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County Health Officer, Public Health, of the County Health Care Agency, who quickly agreed with my statement that dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic situation is likely the biggest challenge of his career. He has the difficult job, among others, of managing Ventura County’s […]

Oxnard Council Initially Approves Major Reduction of City Treasurer Functions, Molina Attacked

Oxnard Council Initially Approves Major Reduction of City Treasurer Functions, Molina Attacked

By George Miller The most significant item of Oxnard City Council business for the evening of May 5 was accusing Treasurer Phil Molina of improper conduct (no corruption), stripping him of most duties and restructuring/gutting the Treasurer’s responsibilities. No one even mentioned Cinco de Mayo. The Council also approved a fiber optics master plan to […]

Ventura County Officials Answer Questions About COVID-19 Employment Impact

Ventura County Officials Answer Questions About COVID-19 Employment Impact

By George Miller We asked Ms. Jennie Pittman of the Ventura County Office of Human Services about the impact of COVID-19 lockdown layoffs in the county and received this thoughtful response from Ms. Marleen Canniff, MPA, Communications Manager, Human Services Agency, Office of Strategy Management: Hello Mr. Miller, In response to your inquiry, this email […]

What a Difference a Day Makes- VC Re-Opens Parks

What a Difference a Day Makes- VC Re-Opens Parks

    By George Miller Oxnard, CA- The county re-evaluated  its pandemic safety policies and evidently concluded that closing parks was no longer the best strategy. So they were officially re-opened Friday evening, April 17 at 5 pm. County of Ventura Public Health Officer, Doctor Robert Levin announced a new safety order (link below). The […]