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Re: VC Star Editorial; Oxnard Moves From Mistake; Sept 19, 2021

Re: VC Star Editorial; Oxnard Moves From Mistake; Sept 19, 2021

by Ray Blattel I read this editorial with great interest.  But why not tell the whole story and not just from the city’s viewpoint?  The truth of the matter is, if the city would have just immediately ceased the collection of the Infrastructure User Fee (IUF) as proposed by the so-called “anti-government critic” at a […]

Los Angeles, CA | September Is Coastal Clean Sweep Month At Caltrans!

Los Angeles, CA | September Is Coastal Clean Sweep Month At Caltrans!

LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces September is Coastal Clean Sweep Month. Working together with other agencies, Caltrans is a major sponsor for this important California event. In addition to the coast, Caltrans has over 12,000 structures and bridges above or alongside inland waterways. Every Caltrans district in the state assists […]

Ventura, CA | County Board Of Supervisors Provides $70 Million In 4 Rounds Of Business Assistance Grants

Ventura, CA | County Board Of Supervisors Provides $70 Million In 4 Rounds Of Business Assistance Grants

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura Board of Supervisors has unanimously supported more than $70 million in Business Assistance Grants for small businesses throughout the County of Ventura since the summer of 2020. The Board received a report at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting of the latest status and the impact those funds are […]

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from Aug. 14 and continuing.   Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local and tribal governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a […]

Supreme Court Ruling A Blow To Taxpayers

Supreme Court Ruling A Blow To Taxpayers

The California Supreme Court ruled today that taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process may not have to comply with taxpayer protections set forth in Proposition 13 and Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, an HJTA sponsored statewide measure approved by California voters in 1996. In response to the […]

Why I love schools that ban books

Why I love schools that ban books

  By Jon Rappoport   Let’s start here. In 2016, as US News reports, “The Portland Public Schools Board on Tuesday decided to ban any classroom materials that cast doubt on climate change. The resolution passed unanimously and requires that textbooks and other material purchased by the district present climate change as a fact rather than […]

Local Television Show Celebrates Fishin’

Local Television Show Celebrates Fishin’

The shows are about fishing, outdoor activities and documentaries about the wide variety of nature in our local area, as well as recreational activities available. Kevin Brannon, a videographer from the Channel Islands and Santa Monica area, showcases the natural resources from the Pacific Ocean to the mountains that surround us. Barannon has worked with […]

With “Eat Local” Focus, Pioneering Community Magazine Organization with Editions Across North America Celebrates 15 Years

With “Eat Local” Focus, Pioneering Community Magazine Organization with Editions Across North America Celebrates 15 Years

Edible Ojai & Ventura County Marks Milestone Anniversary Regional magazine Edible Ojai & Ventura County, part of Edible Communities–the James Beard Foundation award-winning family of 100 locally owned and licensed food magazines—is celebrating its 15th anniversary this spring. It’s a milestone shared by its parent organization, Edible Communities Inc., and will be marked by Edible […]

Ojai Community Bank’s Parent Company OCB Bancorp Finishes a Strong 4th Quarter

Ojai Community Bank’s Parent Company OCB Bancorp Finishes a Strong 4th Quarter

  OCB Bancorp, parent company of Ojai Community Bank, and divisions — Santa Barbara Community Bank, Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank, reports strong performance for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2016. OCB Bancorp net income was $1.282 million in 2016, an increase of $361,000 or 39% over 2015 results. Return on […]

Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]

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