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California Homeowners Spend Most On Housing

California Homeowners Spend Most On Housing

Mike LaFirenza Housing prices in the U.S. have been on a steep upward trajectory over the last year and are continuing to climb. Unusual economic conditions, strong demand for homes, and record low inventory have made the residential real estate market highly competitive and sent prices skyrocketing. According to data from the Department of Housing […]

California Has The 13th Most Residents Behind On Mortgage Payments

California Has The 13th Most Residents Behind On Mortgage Payments

After a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the policies put in place to protect homeowners and renters are coming to an end, and this fall could see a wave of foreclosures and evictions as a result. From early on in the pandemic, policymakers enacted measures to protect renters and homeowners […]

Oxnard, CA | Sweet Words Don’t Tell The Truth

Oxnard, CA | Sweet Words Don’t Tell The Truth

Commentary by Phillip Molina Tonight the city manager is presenting the crumbs to the council and Mayor.  Again if you want payment now instead of in the future you should either make that comment at the Council meeting tonight or send an email to the Mayor and each council member expressing your desire to get […]

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation. They face a Monday deadline to file claims against Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility blamed for many of […]

New USCIS Tool Calculates Fees, Helps Avoid Incorrect Payments

New USCIS Tool Calculates Fees, Helps Avoid Incorrect Payments

WASHINGTON— USCIS has launched a new Online Fee Calculator to assist members of the public in calculating the correct fee amount to include when filing their forms with USCIS at an agency lockbox facility. A list of forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities is available on the USCIS website. USCIS developed the Online Fee Calculator […]

Oxnard Council 3-27-18: Pension liabilities could hit the fan; Downtown Revitalization “Parklets”; $48MM in debt renewed.

Oxnard Council 3-27-18: Pension liabilities could hit the fan; Downtown Revitalization “Parklets”; $48MM in debt renewed.

By George Miller Consultants darkly warned the City of exploding pension liabilities and necessary funding, doubling in 5 years and mushrooming for the next two decades. Some off-agenda discussion on disposition of Redevelopment Successor Agency properties, which are taking a long time. Downtown “parklets” plan approved. $38MM debt refinancing and $10MM Line of credit approved. […]

Oxnard City Council sets recall election schedule, receives CAFR report and more

Oxnard City Council sets recall election schedule, receives CAFR report and more

By George Miller The most important item at the 1-23-18 Oxnard City Council meeting was setting a May 1, 2018 date for the recall election and related discussions.  Nominations start THIS Thursday, January 25. Story appears further down below. Auditors and staff presented what they say was a”clean audit,” with most disastrous findings of the […]

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

George Miller So, here is a list   GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1)        GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1) of Oxnard’s near-term accounts payable “warrants” (as opposed to checks. Do you know the difference*?).  So, why is this even “news” today? Well, for one thing, the City’s tight financial situation means that these are […]

Treasurer Chiang Issues Statement Regarding Disclosure of Fees Paid to Private Equity Investment Firms

Treasurer Chiang Issues Statement Regarding Disclosure of Fees Paid to Private Equity Investment Firms