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Western Caucus Members Condemn Obstructionism; Urge Adoption of Active Forest Management Provisions in Farm Bill Negotiations

Western Caucus Members Condemn Obstructionism; Urge Adoption of Active Forest Management Provisions in Farm Bill Negotiations

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Congressional Western Caucus issued a bipartisan press release urging inclusion of key forestry provisions in the final version of the Farm Bill and condemning obstruction of active management policies by Senate Democrats: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01): “Following one of the most devastating wildfires in our nation’s history, […]

Decades Of Mismanagement Turned U.S. Forests Into ‘Slow-Motion Time Bombs’

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Contributor Wildfire experts say poor management, not global warming, is the major reason behind worsening wildfires. Forester Bob Zybach warned decades ago that environmental regulations and less logging would make fires worse. The Trump administration is doing more active management of lands, but is it enough? Bob Zybach feels like a […]

Keeping track of your money is crucial: Here’s why and an easy way to do it

Keeping track of your money is crucial: Here’s why and an easy way to do it

Keeping tabs on, and protecting, your money Regardless of how much you have or how much you make, keeping tabs on your money is the best way to stretch your paycheck as far as possible. By knowing exactly what is coming in and what is going out, you can make smarter decisions with your money […]

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

. By Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions are informed, courageous and long overdue. Westerners are delighted, and I’ve advocated such reforms since […]

City of Simi Valley : Wildlife Watch Program

City of Simi Valley : Wildlife Watch Program

Ventura County Animal Services and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be presenting at the Neighborhood Council meetings on April 6th, 11th, and the 13th. Ventura County Animal Services will provide an overview of the Coyote Management Plan that was recently implemented. The Coyote Management Plan provides a three-pronged approach comprised of public […]

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

By Alicia Percell, Professional Registered Parliamentarian Editor’s note: At the 1-24-17 Oxnard City Council meeting, Alicia Percell voiced her objections to how the Utility Rate Advisory Council (URAP)  (which is supposed to assist in the rate-setting process) is being managed by City staff. Those who were observing during the last rate-setting exercise know that according to most […]

‘Anti-science policies’ seen as factor in CA water crisis

‘Anti-science policies’ seen as factor in CA water crisis

By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent executive order mandating decreased water use prompted national and international attention. All coverage understandably emphasized the state’s 4-year-old drought; some linked the problem to climate change. But a California-based journalist who specializes in science reporting based on hard evidence — Hank Campbell, cialis author of “Science Left Behind” […]

The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by the Board of the United Water Conservation District and held in the library of Fillmore, ailment California, order the three hour workshop summarized the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), doctor which was signed into law by Governor Brown in September of 2014.  Pronounced “sigma”, the SGMA will change water management […]