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County Foiled Again: The Future of Fisherman’s Wharf  

County Foiled Again: The Future of Fisherman’s Wharf  

    By Lauraine Effress On Aug 12, 2020, the California Coastal Commission, in a 12-0 vote, denied a last ditch attempt by the county harbor department and its developer, Channel Islands Harbor Properties (CIHP), to force the city of Oxnard to go along with its plan for  a 400 unit high-end, gated apartment complex […]

Wild Fires, Land Use, and Politics in California

Wild Fires, Land Use, and Politics in California

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views  The “Left Coast”, as it is known, has always prided itself for being different from the rest of the other 49 states.  It has brought us beatniks, free speech, The Summer of Love, legalizing weed and LGBT rights. Along with these social freedoms, it has also come […]

A housing dictatorship has come to Northern California

A housing dictatorship has come to Northern California

  By Richard Colman The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, states:  “No person shall. . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Apparently, the Constitution does not apply in Northern California (and perhaps elsewhere). In […]

Your Land is My Land

Your Land is My Land

. By Richard Colman When, in 2014, Vladimir Putin militarily grabbed Crimea and the eastern Ukraine for Russia, the seizure was an example of imperialism, the acquisition of inhabited territory by a foreign nation.  Something similar to imperialism is going on in California.  No military force is involved, but political force is.  Adolf Hitler seized the […]

Organic food requires 40% more land than conventional farming for the same carbon footprint

Organic food requires 40% more land than conventional farming for the same carbon footprint

Credit: Pixabay. Many people are rightfully disappointed by how most conventional farmers grow food, which has springboarded a massive movement around ‘organic food’. This is supposedly food derived from crops and meat that’s been grown in a healthier and simpler manner, akin to how it was done in the good ol’ days before intensive agriculture. […]

Interview: Kelly Long- candidate for District 3 VC Supervisor

Interview: Kelly Long- candidate for District 3 VC Supervisor

By George Miller Most of us never even heard of Kelly Long until the latter part of last year. Then we heard she was running for Kathy Long’s Ventura County District 3 Supervisor seat. Long has been in office, well, longer than some voters have been alive and is now retiring. I thought, who IS this woman? is she Kathy Long’s daughter […]

SUSTAIN VC Qualifies for the November 2016 General Election Ballot

SUSTAIN VC Qualifies for the November 2016 General Election Ballot

The success of the measure and its support reflects the months of effort on behalf of SUSTAIN VC supporters to educate residents of the county about the measure and gain their support for stopping urban sprawl as well as boosting the viability of Ventura County’s critical farming industry. If enacted by the voters of Ventura […]

Simi Council upholds Planning Commission – Votes down Express Car Wash on East End of Town

Simi Council upholds Planning Commission – Votes down Express Car Wash on East End of Town

By Debra Tash At their May 2nd 2016 meeting the Simi Valley City Council heard an “appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision of CUP-S-758/TP-S-676 related to construction of a 2,035 square foot express car wash located at the northwest corner of Tapo Street and E. Cochran Street and the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring […]

Call for Entries: Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award

Call for Entries: Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award

Ventura County General Plan Update Important July 7 Meeting

Ventura County General Plan Update Important July 7 Meeting

By Sheryl Hamlin The County of Ventura will be updating the General Plan, which is the document that defines the Countys goals, policies, and programs and provides the basis for its future growth and development. The General Plan is an important planning tool that is required by State law to be updated from time to […]

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