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Ventura County Supervisors to Consider Eliminating Public’s Right to Challenge Oil Drilling Projects

Ventura County Supervisors to Consider Eliminating Public’s Right to Challenge Oil Drilling Projects

    Ventura, Calif. – On Tuesday, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will consider eliminating the public’s right to participate in the approval process for oil drilling and other development projects throughout the county. If approved, the move would allow the county’s Planning Division to rubber-stamp oil drilling projects without public oversight, and would […]

Raising Shasta Dam may be too “Dam” High to Work

Raising Shasta Dam may be too “Dam” High to Work

    By Naomi Fisher Will the heightening of Shasta Dam become a stomping of powerful Federal boots upon weaker California State Laws? An interesting concept. Will the Feds usurp CA law after President Trump has stated emphatically there should be less Federal control and more control should go back to the States. CA State […]

Guest Editorial: Having the Courage to Stand Up!

Guest Editorial: Having the Courage to Stand Up!

    By Scott Harris and Dianne McKay Last night was a spectacular night. Two weeks ago, one of our terrific employees, Jess Weihe, spoke at a board meeting for our local school district, Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). One of the board members, Mike Dunn, was offended by her comments. In reaction, he sent a […]

An Open Letter to Scott Whitney, City Manager & the City Council of Oxnard

An Open Letter to Scott Whitney, City Manager & the City Council of Oxnard

    To. Scott Whitney, City Manager & City Council of Oxnard      From: Armando Vazquez, Executive Director, The Foundation, EERD Re: The Transfer of Ownership of Successor Agency Buildings/Properties to the City of Oxnard and the Oxnard Public Land Partnership For the past 24 months, The Foundation, EERD has been working with the Acuna […]

Oligarchy vs. Plutocracy

Oligarchy vs. Plutocracy

    By Jim Sullivan Given the strong tilt of the current House and Senate tax bills toward the wealthy, I began wondering if our government is a democracy or , as some say, an oligarchy or even a plutocracy. To answer this question I researched measures of wealth for members of Congress. First some […]

A Tax Cut for the Rich

A Tax Cut for the Rich

    By Naomi Fisher On December 1st I was watching the Senate debates on C-SPAN, the network that broadcasts from Congress. The Senate was discussing before voting on the new 400 page Senate Tax Reform Bill: (I went to: libraryofcongress.gov  Senate tax reform bill to get the link below) Link:    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1 Several Senators […]

Can Democracy and Capitalism Coexist?

Can Democracy and Capitalism Coexist?

    By Jim Sullivan Given the recent very large increase in income inequality in the United States, some are asking if democracy and capitalism can coexist peacefully and productively in America. To begin to answer this question, we must note that not just any old democracy is compatible with capitalism. As examples I cite […]

Steve Bannon’s scheduled speech to the California GOP has some Republicans nervous

Steve Bannon’s scheduled speech to the California GOP has some Republicans nervous

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party’s decision to invite right-wing provocateur and former presidential adviser Stephen K. Bannon to address its convention Friday created …

Community effort to acquire Oxnard city property to create multiple-use complex in historic downtown

Community effort to acquire Oxnard city property to create multiple-use complex in historic downtown

.   By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed. The Acuna Arts & Culture Collective met Friday, September 22, 2017, at our temporary art gallery, the old Social Security building located at 445 South B Street in Oxnard. This historic building had been left vacate by the city for more than seven years. Thanks to the progressive vision […]

Latino Art and its importance in the local/national dialogue

Latino Art and its importance in the local/national dialogue

.   By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed. Latinos were the flavor of the month, on and off, throughout the 1980’s for many disingenuous politicians and the news media in America. Television and news publications became enamored (delusional) with what appeared to a sure fire upward trajectory of Latino political influence. So while the Latino masses watched […]

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