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Molina is new Oxnard Treasurer-elect; Madrigal takes Council race

Molina is new Oxnard Treasurer-elect; Madrigal takes Council race

By George Miller Well, it’s finally over. Ventura County Election Div. closed out the election and is in a position to certify the results. It was a roller coaster for weeks while absentee and provisional ballots were vetted and counted and leads shifted. Phil Molina has won the Treasuer’s race and Oscar Madrigal grabbed the […]

Oxnard: Council candidate Madrigal pulls ahead of Starr; Molina widens Treasurer lead

Oxnard: Council candidate Madrigal pulls ahead of Starr; Molina widens Treasurer lead

By Peter K. Godinez & George Miller In the continuing vote counting at Ventura County Elections headquarters, Oscar Madrigal has pulled ahead of Starr, while Phil Molina widened his lead over Larry Stein, the initial leader in the treasurer race. Election officials said that they expect to have the final results by December 5. But the […]

Did An 8th Grader With Opinionated Parents Write The Intro To Newsweek’s Retracted Madam President Edition? [PHOTO]

Did An 8th Grader With Opinionated Parents Write The Intro To Newsweek’s Retracted Madam President Edition? [PHOTO]

The introduction to Newsweek’s ill-fated “Madame President” edition is, well, really bad. The unattributed blurb, perhaps written by the magazine’s editors, is rife with cliches and Democratic talking points that totally overwhelm what would have been a predictable reality had Hillary Clinton actually won the White House. Newsweek printed and delivered 125,000 copies of the […]

Was a newly elected Oxnard official threatened- by Oxnard?

Was a newly elected Oxnard official threatened- by Oxnard?

By Phil Molina . Good People of Oxnard: . Is this a lesson in how to setup at the start a good relationship with newly elected officials? . 1. Threaten to cut the departmental budget so that the newly elected City Clerk and/or City Treasurer cannot fulfill their duties and campaign promises; 2. Threaten to sue the […]

Oxnard Treasurer and Council races still close

Oxnard Treasurer and Council races still close

By Phil Molina Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. According to the County’s webpage as of late this afternoon, I remain in  the lead at this time by 481 votes. The Election Board staff had no update on the number of ballots remaining uncounted at 2:30, but said December 5 at 5:00 as the absolute […]

Oxnard Treasurer, Council races are tight

Oxnard Treasurer, Council races are tight

By George Miller & Peter K. Godinez The Oxnard Treasurer election race between leaders Phil Molina and Larry  (Lawrence Paul) Stein has been nearly neck and neck and candidatews exchanged the lead once, with Phil Molina now leading 16,986 ((37.28%) to 16,527 (36.27%)-  pulling ahead to a lead of 459 votes. But the big news […]

Need to strengthen Oxnard’s laws concerning access to government liquid assets

Need to strengthen Oxnard’s laws concerning access to government liquid assets

By Phil Molina  . Mr. Mayor, Councilmembers and We the Public:  . Not yet sure who will be our next City Treasurer. I want to offer this observation and request.  . In local government there are Federal and State laws, and local ordinances. When a city wants to emphasize and provide more guidance, it will […]

Molina opens up lead on Stein in Oxnard Treasurer race

Molina opens up lead on Stein in Oxnard Treasurer race

By Peter K. Godinez & George Miller As of today, Phil Molina pulled further ahead of Larry Stein in the Oxnard Treasurer race. Initially, Stein was ahead, but the gap had been closing, with Molina now 368 votes ahead (16046 (37.3%) – 15678 (36.4%) of atotal so far of 43,055 votes counted. While it could go […]

Molina pulls ahead of Stein in Oxnard Treasurer race

Molina pulls ahead of Stein in Oxnard Treasurer race

By Peter K. Godinez & George Miller As of today, Phil Molina pulled ahead of Larry Stein in the Oxnard Treasurer race. Initially, Stein was ahead, but the gap had been closing, with Molina now about 150 votes ahead. Next update is due Friday. It could go either way. The two have fairly similar goals […]

Campaign Sign Blight?

Campaign Sign Blight?

By George Miller We had a record infestation of election campaign signs this year, all over Ventura County- literally thousands of them for ecvery office from School board to Senator. One thing we noticed this year is that nearly all of them were for local, state or congressional offices and ballot measures- hardly any for […]