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Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

By Debra Tash Residents of Ventura County recently experienced the effects of a Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  It was the utility’s attempt to prevent wildfires caused by their equipment/grid failures in a high wind event.  Customers were left in the dark for days resulting in food spoilage, revenue loss with businesses […]

California County OKs 400K-Acre Wildlife Corridor

California County OKs 400K-Acre Wildlife Corridor

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views On the basis of saving the forest (instead of cleaning the forest, Ventura County is taking 400,000 acres of land out of service to the public.  Oh, they will also “save” the animals—as if the deer and rats can read and know to stay within the […]

Fishback Mountain; The Most Beautiful “Illegal Dump” in the County

Fishback Mountain; The Most Beautiful “Illegal Dump” in the County

By Kevin Harris When Wayne Fishback bought 120 sprawling ridge-top acres in the Simi Hills back in 2000, illness he had no intentions of urban development for the property. Nor does he have such intentions today. His interest was always agriculture-based, and included cattle ranching, among other things, to have a place to retire, and […]