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Libertarian Businessman Says Goodbye to California with the New Year

Libertarian Businessman Says Goodbye to California with the New Year

By Scott Shackford   Libertarian businessman and park privatization advocate Warren Meyer is celebrating the new year by getting the heck out of California, like so many other businesses. He posted the many reasons why it’s so hard to do business in the Golden State, particularly in Ventura County, on his blog. Here’s a sampling of some of […]

Recipe of the Week- Almond Cake

Recipe of the Week-  Almond Cake

Ingredients 2 sticks butter, shop softened, recipe more for buttering pan 1 cup sour cream, room temperature 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 ½ cups sugar 7 ounce tube of almond paste 4 egg yolks, room temperature 1 teaspoon almond extract Powdered sugar, for sifting over cake […]

Impact of Drought Emergency on one of Ventura County’s largest industries- agriculture

Impact of Drought Emergency on one of Ventura County’s largest industries- agriculture

By John Krist Subject: Re: FOLLOW-UP Breaking News: Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency   The drought’s immediate impact is felt most acutely by our livestock producers, who rely on natural forage. Without rain, there’s no grass, and that means they must either buy supplemental feed or sell off their stock. For the irrigated agriculture sector, the impact […]

VCTA Endorses County Committee for Pension Fairness

VCTA Endorses County Committee for Pension Fairness

Viewpoint Committee Files Initiative for Sustainable Retirement System VCTA Endorses Committee for Pension Fairness FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Newsletter of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association Today, sick representatives of the Committee for Pension Fairness filed a sweeping retirement system reform  ballot measure for the November 2014 election known as the “Sustainable Retirement System  Initiative”. This measure, the first […]

Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

By Bill Haff 12/08/13                               Photo: Upper Ojai Valley Oil Rig – photo courtesy CFROG Tensions over oil industry practices surfaced in Ojai recently when a new community group called Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) filed successful complaints against […]

Businessman Rafael Dagnesses announces his candidacy for California’s 26th Congressional District

Businessman Rafael Dagnesses announces his candidacy for California’s 26th Congressional District

Press Release Now it’s incumbent Julia Brownley, Jeff Gorell and Rafael Dagnesses– so far. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 4, 2013 www.rafaelforcongress.com Contact: Luis Alvarado              (562) 201-5996 Businessman Rafael Dagnesses announces his candidacy for California’s 26th Congressional District Simi Valley, CA – Today, businessman Rafael Dagnesses is officially announcing that he will be a candidate for […]

School Common Core California opt-out debut held 11-6-13

School Common Core California opt-out debut held 11-6-13

By Debra Tash & George Miller     A forum on the new de facto national Common Core Standards and curriculum was held at Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park on November 6th, 2013, to explain WHY it’s desirable to “opt-out” of Common Core “data mining,” and HOW to do it. A previous debate in June […]

Immigration expert to speak at economic forecast

Immigration expert to speak at economic forecast

Event announcement This is in the Acorn and is a bit pricy- read more: http://www.toacorn.com/news/2013-10-31/Business/Immigration_expert_to_speak_at_economic_forecast.html The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting will present its 2014 Ventura County forecast at a seminar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., medications Nov. 8 at the Serra Center, salve 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. During the event titled […]

Oxnard City Council 10-1-13- Toland/Waste Management landfill deals, Recycling Plant takeover, flood mitigation plan

Oxnard City Council 10-1-13- Toland/Waste Management landfill deals, Recycling Plant takeover, flood mitigation plan

By George Miller Highlights: – Toland Landfill trash disposal debated, discount accepted, drug Waste Management proposal deferred. – Del Norte Recycling plant city takeover reaffirmed, discussed – Flood Protection Plan presented, discussed (photo- left)   Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting October 1, 2013 06h 55m Agenda Video   Landfill trash disposal […]

U.S. Rep Brownley (CA-26) to launch “Congress at your Company” events across Ventura County

U.S. Rep Brownley (CA-26) to launch “Congress at your Company” events across Ventura County

OFFICE OF U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JULIA BROWNLEY For Planning Purposes Only Wednesday, shop August 28, 2013 Contact: Jason Pitt (202) 225- 5811   ***MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY***   BROWNLEY TO LAUNCH “CONGRESS AT YOUR COMPANY” VISITS ACROSS VENTURA COUNTY Congresswoman to Discuss Jobs and Economy with Local Employers and Employees   THOUSAND OAKS, CA—FRIDAY, August […]