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COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

By Chistina Zubko Wendy Leung, a staff writer for the Ventura County Star, in her article, “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project” (January 7, 2020), informs readers about Saturday’s beach clean-up on the Ormond Beach island, off of Perkins Road. She describes what the clean-up will entail and why the Ormond Beach wetlands […]

COMMUNITY | Oxnard “Together Event” – January 12th

COMMUNITY | Oxnard “Together Event” – January 12th

On Sunday, January 12th, at 3:00 p.m. in Plaza Park, the Oxnard Police Department, along with many local faith leaders, are coming together to hold a community service. The purpose of the event is to bring people of different beliefs together to work toward a common problem. Police Chief Scott Whitney has been working with […]

Commentary | His Name was Earl – Homeless in L.A.

Commentary | His Name was Earl – Homeless in L.A.

    by Raven West   According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, there are approximately 50,000 homeless people in and around Los Angeles living on streets, parks and freeway underpasses. This is a story about just one. His name is Earl. About fifteen years ago when I lived in Thousand Oaks I was working […]

COMMUNITY | The Decade In Review from Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government

COMMUNITY | The Decade In Review from Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government

“  Do not suffer your good nature…to say yes when you ought to say no. ” —George Washington As the 21st century teeters between the 2010s and the 2020s, it’s a perfect time to take stock of an eventful decade. Over the last ten years, several key events changed Ventura forever.  Let’s look at what happened and the […]

Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

    By Chistina Zubko Last summer, squatter encampments mushroomed across Oxnard’s Ormond Beach wetlands, increasing public concerns about the water quality in the lagoon–and for good reason.  According to the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Act Policy 30240 (a), “environmentally sensitive habitat areas shall be protected against any significant disruption of habitat values.”  Many insisted […]

Chick-Fil-A To Stop Donations To Charities Criticized By LGBTQ Activists, Focus On Education, Homelessness, Hunger

Chick-Fil-A To Stop Donations To Charities Criticized By LGBTQ Activists, Focus On Education, Homelessness, Hunger

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . Chick-fil-A announced a new initiative Monday that will focus on education, homelessness, and hunger and end 2020 donations to two charities criticized by LGBTQ groups. The organization announced Monday that the Chick-fil-A Foundation is instituting a “more focused giving approach to provide additional clarity and impact with the […]

Vagrants– Rising Crime in Our Backyard

Vagrants– Rising Crime in Our Backyard

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views California has become a toilet bowl—figuratively and literally—San Fran has declared itself a toilet bowl per its new District Attorney.  Then you have the homeless assaulting people, ruining neighborhoods and for good measure ALLOWED to steal up to $950 worth of goods from your car, a […]

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Apple announced a $2.5 billion plan to help combat the housing crisis in California, according to a Monday press release from the tech giant. The Silicon Valley staple is one of many, including Facebook and Google, taking steps to address the state’s housing shortage that came in part after the tech giants invaded the area, bringing […]

As Homelessness Surges in California, So Does a Backlash

As Homelessness Surges in California, So Does a Backlash

By Thomas Fuller, Tim Arango and Louis Keene OAKLAND, Calif. — Insults like “financial parasites” and “bums” have been directed at them, not to mention rocks and pepper spray. Fences, potted plants and other barriers have been erected to keep them off sidewalks. Citizen patrols have been organized, vigilante style, to walk the streets and push them out. California […]

Meet The California Republican Running To Flip San Diego Back To Red

Meet The California Republican Running To Flip San Diego Back To Red

ANDERS HAGSTROM CONTRIBUTOR   For the first time in years, Democrats outnumber Republicans in every one of San Diego’s council districts, but Republican City Council Candidate Joe Leventhal is working to change that. Leventhal has centered his candidacy for the 5th District of San Diego on solving the homelessness crisis, addressing the city’s decaying roads and […]

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