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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 […]

10.9% Of California Residents Face Food Scarcity, 16th Most In U.S.

10.9% Of California Residents Face Food Scarcity, 16th Most In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza The COVID-19 pandemic created economic hardship for millions of Americans. With the onset of the pandemic in the spring of 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate spiked to 14.8%, and while many jobs quickly returned, millions of workers—many of whom previously worked in lower-wage positions—are still unable to find work or have dropped out […]

California Gives Home Buyers 2nd Least Space For $350K

California Gives Home Buyers 2nd Least Space For $350K

One of the COVID-19 pandemic’s most undeniable economic effects has been the red-hot real estate market. In cities across the country, homes are getting snapped up in just days on the market, with multiple offers, sales above asking price, and many seller-friendly conditions. One of the key factors at play on the demand side is […]

COVID-19 Testing Update – Oxnard and Moorpark College Sites Now Closed

COVID-19 Testing Update – Oxnard and Moorpark College Sites Now Closed

Good Afternoon, Moorpark and Oxnard College testing sites are now closed. There are supply issues throughout the nation that are impacting our local supplies. . Moorpark College CLOSED Oxnard College CLOSED Ventura County Fairgrounds, Enter on Shoreline Drive in Ventura, 9-6 Santa Paula, E Main/N Ojai, 10-7 Stay informed on testing schedule changes at www.venturacountyrecovers.org. […]

Oil Prices Surge on Firmer Demand, Reduced Supply

Oil Prices Surge on Firmer Demand, Reduced Supply

BY TOM OZIMEK   Following a shock selloff in U.S. oil futures last month that saw prices dive into negative territory, oil prices climbed more than 4 percent on Wednesday on signs of improving demand and a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories. Brent crude futures were up $1.38, or 3.98 percent, at $36.03 per barrel at 10:54 a.m. […]

Profit and Debt Pressures Spark Slowdown in Shale

Profit and Debt Pressures Spark Slowdown in Shale

    BY TOM OZIMEK Fracking insiders said that the dynamic growth of shale in recent years is suffering a slowdown as industry investors demand higher returns and lower debt. Shale producers such as Pioneer, Range Resources, EQT Corp, and Whiting Petroleum have reduced production targets and cut staff, aiming to meet investors’ bottom-line demands for more profit […]

‘GREEN’ California is More Reliant on Foreign Oil Than Ever Before

‘GREEN’ California is More Reliant on Foreign Oil Than Ever Before

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Contributor . California’s biggest source of crude oil imports is now Saudi Arabia with more than 98 million barrels in 2017. Environmentalists want Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing new oil and gas leases. However, that will only make California more reliant on foreign countries. There’s a growing call for California […]

Towards a Grand Bargain on California Water Policy

Towards a Grand Bargain on California Water Policy

. .… By Edward Ring When it comes to water policy in California, perhaps the people are more savvy than the special interests. Because the people, or more precisely, the voters, by huge majorities, have approved nine water bonds in the past 25 years, totaling $27.1 billion. It is likely they’re going to approve another […]

Ventura’s Water Aplenty Can’t be Found

Ventura’s Water Aplenty Can’t be Found

Dear Concerned Ventura Residents, For the fourth time in eight months, details attached, the Ventura County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) REJECTED an application by the City of Ventura to expand its boundary. The application was for a new development known as Northbank, which is a project to allow for the construction of 193 residential […]

Council Action on Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report

Council Action on Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report

. By Daniel Cormode Mayor and Members of the City Council, Ventura Water is requesting approval of the 2017 Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR) as a consent agenda item 7 by the City of San Buenaventura City Council at its next meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Council is urged to defer approval of the CWRR […]

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