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Port Hueneme Man Pleads Guilty to Automobile Insurance Fraud

Port Hueneme Man Pleads Guilty to Automobile Insurance Fraud

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Ricardo Vargas Castro (DOB 01/02/88), of Port Hueneme, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud. In March 2019, Castro was in an automobile accident in Oxnard. Approximately 30 minutes after the accident, Castro obtained an automobile insurance policy from Sentry Insurance Company. Castro later contacted […]

California Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandates

California Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandates

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said he would not enforce a vaccine mandate in his county in the wake of Los Angeles County issuing vaccine mandates and after President Joe Biden issued an executive order directing OSHA to regulate and enforce a vaccine mandate […]

City Of Ventura Receives Highest Certification Score For Its 2021-2022 Investment Policy

City Of Ventura Receives Highest Certification Score For Its 2021-2022 Investment Policy

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura’s Finance Department was awarded one of the highest accreditation scores by the California Municipal Treasurers Association (CMTA) for its Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Investment Policy. The City Council adopted the updated investment policy in June 2021. The City received 99 out of 100 points, one of the highest scores awarded […]

COVID Policy And Outcomes

COVID Policy And Outcomes

Did shelter-in-place (SIP) policies work? More precisely, did they reduce excess deaths? A recent NBER working paper addresses the question (Virat Agrawal, Jonathan H. Cantor, Neeraj Sood, and Christopher M. Whaley, ‘The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Policy Responses on Excess Mortality,’ Working Paper 28930, National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2021). Early studies […]

Loyola Marymount Students Sue Over Vaccine Mandate, Other Requirements

Loyola Marymount Students Sue Over Vaccine Mandate, Other Requirements

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Two undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) have sued the Los Angeles-based Catholic university in federal court, challenging its mandatory policy that requires students to receive a COVID-19 shot or follow a list of requirements in order to be allowed to return to campus. […]

The 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

The 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

  by Victor Davis Hanson | American Greatness The Russia collusion narrative and associated Robert Mueller hysteria are all but over. Mueller’s obstruction of justice narrative involving the non-crime of collusion is ending, too. Donald Trump’s tax-return psychodrama is going the way of the Emoluments Clause, the Logan Act, the 25th Amendment and the comical […]

Can Gov. Newsom ‘lead from behind’ on wildfire legislation?

Can Gov. Newsom ‘lead from behind’ on wildfire legislation?

By Chris Reed Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wildfire “strike force” surprised some with the vagueness of its most important recommendation: That it’s time to revise the “inverse condemnation” state law that holds energy utilities can be held fully responsible for fires that were caused by their equipment even if the equipment was properly maintained. The law […]

500 days of unleashing our economic engine

500 days of unleashing our economic engine

  By Paul Driessen The “mainstream media” remains riveted on alleged Trump-Russian collusion and how the Trump-Kim Jong Un deal will fail. But it mostly ignored reports on Russia-environmentalist collusion and China-environmentalist collusion – and milestones reached during the Trump Administration’s first 500 days. In that short time, the US economy has gone from the lowest labor participation rate […]

Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

    By Ellen Brown The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”? On March 31st the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the sixth […]

Reconciling One’s Democrat Vote, Party, and Policy Position

Reconciling One’s Democrat Vote, Party, and Policy Position

  By Michael Greer Many, many Christians and Jews are Democrats.  I constantly wonder why.  Some of the most actively religious people I know, who go to worship every week and can quote scripture, are from the Black, Latino and Jewish communities. “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God”.  I don’t understand how you can obey […]

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