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Ventura County Votes to Update Antiquated Laws Around Oil Permitting

Ventura County Votes to Update Antiquated Laws Around Oil Permitting

By Tomás Morales Rebecchi Ventura — On Thursday, the Ventura County Planning Commission voted 4-1 to update the Zoning Ordinance for oil and gas wells operating under antiquated permits. Thousands of oil wells in Ventura County operate under “antiquated permits” that were issued up to 75 years ago—before environmental and human health impacts were known, […]

New laws or changes to existing laws that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019 meant to make California roads safer

New laws or changes to existing laws that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019 meant to make California roads safer

Several new laws or changes go into effect come the New Year and they’re designed to make California roads safer. Here’s a look at the new laws or changes that will be made to existing ones: Helmet restrictions If you’re under 18 and not wearing a helmet on a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates then […]

No gun sales under age 21 in California starting in 2019

No gun sales under age 21 in California starting in 2019

BY ALEXEI KOSEFF [email protected] Californians under the age of 21 will no longer be able to legally buy firearms starting next year. Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed Senate Bill 1100, which raises the age limit for the purchase of long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, from 18 to 21. The state already restricts handgun sales to […]

California: Legislature Reconvenes After Summer Recess

California: Legislature Reconvenes After Summer Recess

On Monday, August 6, the California Legislature returns from Summer recess with hearings on firearm- and hunting-related bills in both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees. Use the take action button below to contact the respective committee members. The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet at 10am on Monday, August 6. Use the take […]

Constitution Week, Ventura County, and YOU!

Constitution Week, Ventura County, and YOU!

By Deborah Baber Savalla Saturday September 23, 2017 marks the official end of Constitution Week 2017 celebrations, proclamations, and recognition. This year is the 230th birthday of our United States Constitution, ready for ratification on September 17, 1787. It is never too late to celebrate our vaunted, law-giving, life-affirming document in Ventura County though. On Monday, […]

Photo ID Laws Do not Reduce Voter Turnout

Photo ID Laws Do not Reduce Voter Turnout

    By Twila Le Page-Hughes While half the country is in a lather trying to prove that minorities are under too much of a hardship to produce an ID card in order to vote, that is not necessarily the case.  As of Sept. 2016,  33 states require some form of voter ID. The liberals trotted […]

Commentary: Top 10 Stupidest New Laws in California for 2017

Commentary: Top 10 Stupidest New Laws in California for 2017

By Assemblyman Tim Donnelly I’m not in the habit of complaining at the outset of a column, but I’ve taken on a nearly impossible task — figuring out which, of the hundreds of new California laws about to go into effect, are the stupidest. Don’t laugh.  I’m serious. It’s really, really hard to keep the […]

Special Report: Session Ends — California State Legislature

Special Report:  Session Ends — California State Legislature

GAINES & ASSOCIATES: 2015/2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION FINAL REPORT NOVEMBER 2016 ELECTION MINI-BRIEF *Editor’s Note: This report focuses on Hunting and Fishing issues, which we have omitted for brevity.  Below you will find an analysis of  the upcoming election and drone and gun regulation considered by the state legislature. The 2015/2016 Session of the California State Legislature formally came […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Stupid is as Stupid does

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Stupid is as Stupid does

I’m not too good with Facebook. Yesterday I got a note, short and to the point, that said something like, “This is the most stupid thing I’ve ever read.” I could be wrong, but I think he was referring to my essay, “Suppose You Were Fond Of Books … “ which has been circulating on […]

Political-media establishment declares war on the American people

Political-media establishment declares war on the American people

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD August 26, 2015 Editor’s note: CitizensJournal.us was founded to help counter some problems Col. Sellin discusses here   Just after the 1896 election between the victor, establishment Republican William McKinley and Populist Democrat William Jennings Bryan, Mrs. Henry Cabot Lodge, wife of the Republican Senator from Massachusetts, wrote: “The great fight is won, a […]

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