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Michigan Takes Away the “Right to Farm” from Folks in the Suburbs–Could it happen here?

Michigan Takes Away the “Right to Farm” from Folks in the Suburbs–Could it happen here?

Editor’s Note: Whether we are right or left on the political spectrum we all want to maintain the right to be independent and be able to grow our own food.  What has happened in Michigan can certainly happen here in our own backyards. By Daisy Luther Originally Published at Nutritional Anarchy . The War on […]

Six days before the mast: a seaward journey

Six days before the mast: a seaward journey

By Hamilton Cowie . . Editor’s note:  Mr. Cowie was a crew member on a contract voyage to move a sailboat from  South Carolina to Maryland, operated by Capt. Michael Miller of NY. This is the first installment of his  story. . DAY 1: . I arrived at the Charleston airport around 1:45 pm on a […]

Is Sacramento playing favorites with tax credits?

Is Sacramento playing favorites with tax credits?

By Jon Coupal Just two months ago this column criticized Sacramento for subsidizing those politically connected companies that are part of the “in” crowd with millions in tax credits while maintaining high taxes on less glamorous industries. Auto maker Tesla has recently been “gifted” $35 million in this fashion and both Democratic and Republican lawmakers […]

Santa Paula Council directs staff to study tax increase for November ballot

Santa Paula Council directs staff to study tax increase for November ballot

A proposal for a tax measure to be placed on the November ballot brought a great deal of contention at tonight’s Santa Paula Council meeting.  Vice Mayor James Tovias wanted a measure for an additional 1% city  sales tax. The 1% increase would be only levied in the city of Santa Paula, and therefore make […]

In Santa Paula they are pulling together and giving a helping hand

In Santa Paula they are pulling together and giving a helping hand

By Debra Tash The Santa Paula High School band was dealt a blow when the $17,000 they raised over a year through bake sales, car washes and donations for their trip to San Francisco to participate in a national competition went missing. Two individuals connected with the Santa Paula Cardinal Music Boosters Association are suspected […]

Several DUI arrests at Thousand Oaks checkpoint this weekend

Several DUI arrests at Thousand Oaks checkpoint this weekend

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on May 3, 2014, at Hillcrest Drive west of Lynn Road between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. and Avenida De Los Arboles east of Kensington Avenue between the hours of 12:30 am and 2:35 am.  Checkpoints are placed in locations that […]

More Affordable Housing coming to Thousand Oaks

More Affordable Housing coming to Thousand Oaks

Video of fire in orchard east of Montalvo

Video of fire in orchard east of Montalvo

A fire erupted in the early morning of May 2, 2014 in an orchard close to the Santa Clara river bottom east of Montalvo, in Ventura, California. It began some time after 4:00 a.m. and grew to several acres.  It was contained by 9:00 p.m. by the City of Ventura and Ventura County Fire Department […]

Plan B Wine Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Plan B Wine Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Raise your glasses high and “Toast the Train” as it passes by…the tasting room that is…at Plan B Wine Cellars in Ventura.

Living large on a living barge–21: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–21: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 18th in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom sailed down t