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Anger mounts as utility imposes more blackouts in California

Anger mounts as utility imposes more blackouts in California

By JANIE HAR and JOCELYN GECKER SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. She also had little hope of getting a good night’s sleep […]

California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges for Sparking Wildfires

California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges for Sparking Wildfires

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . California’s largest utility could face murder charges or manslaughter charges if found responsible for sparking recent, deadly wildfires around the state, according to the state attorney general. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, filed documents Friday with Northern California’s federal district court warning that the utility company Pacific Gas and Electric […]

Oxnard: Red light cameras faulted; Credit card fees contemplated; Fee waivers; street paving

Oxnard: Red light cameras faulted; Credit card fees contemplated; Fee waivers; street paving

By George Miller Discussed at 7-18-17 City Council meeting: A County Grand Jury Report exposed some shortcomings in the red light camera system operated by a contractor. It has been shut down. The City started accepting credit and debit cards last year- a convenience to customers and a revenue accelerator. But Oxnard is getting eaten […]

Urge a NO vote on SB231

Urge a NO vote on SB231

By Lea Dowell Williams  . CALL YOUR ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVE ON MONDAY MORNING AND URGE A “NO” VOTE ON SB 231.  . Senate Bill 231 is set for a Monday, June 19, vote in the Assembly, and if it becomes law, new multi-billion-dollar stormwater projects will be billed to property owners as if they were household […]

Starr Lawsuits Against Oxnard for Measure M (35% rate increase) and IUF

Starr Lawsuits Against Oxnard for Measure M (35% rate increase) and IUF

By Steve Nash Re: the Aaron Starr Lawsuits Against Oxnard for Measure M (35% wastewater rate increase rescission) and utility Infrastructure Use Fees   If Starr wins ~   1)  The rating agencies will downgrade our credit, resulting in greatly increased borrowing costs.   2) The top management will move on to greener pastures. They […]

Judge granted Oxnard stay on wastewater rate increase while city working on rates, opposition to Measure M. Trial will be on June 20.

Judge granted Oxnard stay on wastewater rate increase while city working on rates, opposition to Measure M. Trial will be on June 20.

By George Miller Measure M stay granted on December 16 Most recently, trial was set for June 20 Oxnard to work on rate-setting process meanwhile Opponents of an Oxnard utility rate increase have been battling over it for nearly a year. Months before that, the  city had commissioned  a rate study which recommended 87% in […]