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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 […]

Election results- November 8, 2016

Election results- November 8, 2016

 

We Asked An Expert How Hard It’d Be For Hillary To ‘Rig’ The Election

We Asked An Expert How Hard It’d Be For Hillary To ‘Rig’ The Election

It would be virtually impossible for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to rig the election, no rx according to professor John Gilmour of the College of William and Mary. Even though parts of the American electoral system are vulnerable to hacking, sales fraud or voter impersonation, pharmacy it would be far more difficult to alter the […]

4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day: November 5

4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day: November 5

Hometown Favorite Darrin Yarbrough Competes at VCBS IBC Challenge

Hometown Favorite Darrin Yarbrough Competes at VCBS IBC Challenge

Hometown Favorite, Longtime Ventura-based musician Darrin Yarbrough and the Shure Thing Band bring their feel-good Countrified-Blues to the Road to Memphis Band Challenge, presented by the Ventura County Blues Society, on Saturday, October 1 at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. More at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/shure-thing-band-brandor-both-darrin-yarbrough.                About…Darrin Yarbrough […]

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