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Harbor Boat Parade Leaves “Stay at Home” & “Social Distancing” in Its Wake

Harbor Boat Parade Leaves “Stay at Home” & “Social Distancing” in Its Wake

By George Miller What has turned into an ad hoc weekly Channel Islands Harbor Pandemic small boat parade continued Saturday afternoon- bigger and better than ever. Although the boats weren’t as large and grand as those in the annual yacht clubs sponsored Christmas Parade of Lights, they were far more numerous- dozens and dozens and […]

VC Health Officer Facing Biggest Challenge of Career With COVID-19, Speaks With Citizens Journal

VC Health Officer Facing Biggest Challenge of Career With COVID-19, Speaks With Citizens Journal

By George Miller Ventura, 5-6-20- I talked with Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County Health Officer, Public Health, of the County Health Care Agency, who quickly agreed with my statement that dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic situation is likely the biggest challenge of his career. He has the difficult job, among others, of managing Ventura County’s […]

COMMENTARY | Reopening Medical Practices during Pandemic

COMMENTARY | Reopening Medical Practices during Pandemic

    By Prashant Verma, MD Now more than ever, Californians are relying on physicians to help guide them through these difficult times. While the outbreak of COVID-19 has created tremendous uncertainty throughout our communities, we have seen countless physicians put their own health and safety at risk to treat people facing a new, deadly […]

Big Tech, Elected Officials Mimicking China’s Surveillance Methods To Police Citizens Amid Pandemic

Big Tech, Elected Officials Mimicking China’s Surveillance Methods To Police Citizens Amid Pandemic

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   U.S. officials are mimicking China’s efforts at tracking and attempting to destroy coronavirus while civil rights activists warn the plans could wreak havoc in a post-virus world.  Big tech companies are also getting involved as they work on location data contact tracing and gathering data that can track people who might […]

Trump Says China Should Face Consequences If It ‘Knowingly’ Caused Pandemic

Trump Says China Should Face Consequences If It ‘Knowingly’ Caused Pandemic

. ANDERS HAGSTROM WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT President Donald Trump says China should face “consequences” if it was knowingly responsible for the coronavirus becoming a pandemic. Trump made the comments at a White House press briefing Saturday, further escalating his criticism of China and the World Health Organization. He softened his critique by saying that if China had assisted […]

Despite Pandemic, Churches Persevere, Push Back Against Overreach

Despite Pandemic, Churches Persevere, Push Back Against Overreach

BY MATTHEW VADUM As politicians and lawyers argue over emergency powers claimed by government officials, the faithful are finding ways to cope amid aggressive public health orders that make it difficult or impossible to come together in person for worship. As religious people go about their daily lives, battles are raging in courts across the land […]

What a Difference a Day Makes- VC Re-Opens Parks

What a Difference a Day Makes- VC Re-Opens Parks

    By George Miller Oxnard, CA- The county re-evaluated  its pandemic safety policies and evidently concluded that closing parks was no longer the best strategy. So they were officially re-opened Friday evening, April 17 at 5 pm. County of Ventura Public Health Officer, Doctor Robert Levin announced a new safety order (link below). The […]

Amidst the Pandemic, the Fight to Feed the Hungry Goes On

Amidst the Pandemic, the Fight to Feed the Hungry Goes On

BY ANDREW THOMAS The pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and basic necessities that were once widely available are becoming more scarce. It has greatly impacted and expanded the population of people who struggle with food insecurity. I had an opportunity to speak with Melissa Spiesman, vice president and national site director at Food […]

An Open Letter on Governor Newsom’s Six Point Recovery Plan

An Open Letter on Governor Newsom’s Six Point Recovery Plan

    Dear Governor Newsom:  I think Californians understand the complexity of your decision on March 19, 2020, to issue your executive order as a result of Covid-19.  Many of us, however, have been investigating and gathering data from a multitude of sources that make it clear that the “estimates” and “models” and “forecasts” for […]

USDA Calls for Direct Payments to Farmers Hit by Pandemic

USDA Calls for Direct Payments to Farmers Hit by Pandemic

BY TOM OZIMEK Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Fox News on Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to provide direct relief payments to farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We want to have direct payments to farmers, but more importantly, we want to purchase as much of this milk or other protein products, hams […]