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Reporting On Sanctuary State, Patriot or Rebel? | Week One

Reporting On Sanctuary State, Patriot or Rebel? | Week One

Monday night in Simi Valley. Regrettably I was the only one who was willing to speak who showed up on time! Thank you to those who attended, your presence made an impact. They were not expecting a call to stand up and be Patriots, they chose to be cowards. The response from the Council was; […]

Ventura County Senior Summit Takes On Tech!

Ventura County Senior Summit Takes On Tech!

Senior Citizens are invited to learn about digital technology to connect socially, maintain independence, and access services at the sixth Ventura County Senior Summit on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at California State University Channel Islands. This countywide event is free of charge, includes a complimentary continental breakfast and brown bag lunch, and will feature local […]

Group rebuts VC Transportation tax measure

Group rebuts VC Transportation tax measure

By George Miller Former Congressman Elton Gallegly, Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy, Thousand Oaks Councilman Rob McCoy and Las Virgennes School Board Member Kelly Long are all firmly opposed to the half-cent, $3 billion Ventura County Transportation Tax Measure (AA) and intend to do something about it. The group today filed a rebuttal argument to the […]

Election status Tuesday night

Election status Tuesday night

By George Miller Nationwide, the Democrat U.S. Senate has fallen to Republican Control. It appears that the Republican House majority grew and Republicans hold a majority of Governorships. In California, it is a completely different story. Democrats dominate, Republicans are far behind. Third parties are virtually nonexistent. All statewide races from Governor on down are […]

Ribbon cutting for the newly paved alleys in Somis

Ribbon cutting for the newly paved alleys in Somis

By Debra Tash In a symbolic gesture this morning, Supervisor Linda Parks, cut a ribbon strung across the alley behind the Somis Post Office.  The alleys, which run in back of a small commercial strip of storefronts on the east side and private homes on the west side, have been a problem for residents for […]

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

By Peter Foy Video: Taxpayers Fight Ventura’s $300,000 Government Retirement Pay: Peter Foy supports Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s  ballot initiative for pension reform. This will not only contain costs in an even handed way but will protect employee pensions and Ventura County itself from insolvency.  The current system is unsustainable. Peter Foy is a Ventura […]

Calpensions identifies poster child for pension reform initiative

Calpensions identifies poster child for pension reform initiative

Backers of an initiative that would give new Ventura County employees a 401(k)-style plan, rather than a pension, sometimes mention a lawsuit filed last fall by a former sheriff. Bob Brooks, whose salary as Ventura County sheriff was $227,600 a year when he retired in January 2011, received an annual pension of $283,000. He filed […]

VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

Guest Editorial Comments to BOS on 12/10/2013:   Earlier this year the Board of Supervisors approved labor agreements that by July of 2014 will eliminate the employer pick-up of the employee’s share of pension costs for members of SEIU, Operating Engineers and employees covered by the Management Resolution – including elected department heads – everyone in […]