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The Feds to spend $10.5 million for Ventura and 12 million for Channel Islands Dredging

The Feds to spend $10.5 million for Ventura and 12 million for Channel Islands Dredging

By Debra Tash The Feds to spend $10.5 million for Ventura and 12 million for Channel Islands Harbor dredging, something these harbors have long needed. However, these are federal dollars, and they are borrowed ones at that.  Congresswoman Brownley in her bid for re-election has sure been bringing home the bacon to her voters.  Local […]

Has Oscar Lost Its Raison D’etre?

Has Oscar Lost Its Raison D’etre?

By. Dr. Ted Baehr, cialis Publisher of Movieguide® One thing became clear watching the 86th Annual Oscar Ceremony on Sunday. Most of the winners – and most of the nominees – were the same people and movies nominated and chosen by the Independent Spirit Awards, the awards show for independent movies. If Oscar is going to pick the […]

Thousand Oaks area resident prepares remarks for City Council on the Hillcrest Dr. lane removal

Thousand Oaks area resident prepares remarks for City Council on the Hillcrest Dr. lane removal

. . . By Bill Hicks When this issue gets before the City Council, this will be what I intend to say. There could be more said, but keep in mind that there is usually a 5 minute limit to speeches: Although those that live on Hillcrest Drive have the kings ransom of concerns regarding […]

FreedomWorks Submits Comment Opposing IRS Rules Changes, Calls for Field Hearings

FreedomWorks Submits Comment Opposing IRS Rules Changes, Calls for Field Hearings

First the Conservatives, then who? The IRS is re-defining social welfare group activity to regulate tea party and patriot groups out of existence By Jacqueline Bodnar Washington, DC- After months of educating citizens on proposed IRS rules changes that would cripple and effectively eliminate 501(c)(4) civic engagement activity, FreedomWorks submitted official comments to the IRS […]

In With the ‘In’ Crowd

In With the ‘In’ Crowd

By Jon Coupal It’s good to be in with the “in” crowd, especially when the “in” crowd is made up of Sacramento politicians capable of doling out millions of dollars in tax credits. Those currently in with the “in” crowd include any industry or company that can somehow attach “green” to their credentials. This helps […]

The country’s largest teachers union is no longer a cheerleader for Common Core national education standards.

The country’s largest teachers union is no longer a cheerleader for Common Core national education standards.

            Common Core has proven to be far more controversial than advocates who tried to introduce it stealthily were prepared for. Now, the largest teachers union is openly rebelling against it. In a letter to the National Education Association’s 3 million members, President Dennis Van Roekel issued a sharp critique of Common […]

California High Taxes & So-Called Balanced Budget

California High Taxes & So-Called Balanced Budget

. . . By Erik Rosales Have you stopped to consider how high your taxes are? If you live in California, you are taxed at a higher rate than nearly any other state. Some say California taxes you for everything. It has some of the steepest sales tax, personal income tax and corporate tax rates […]

Thousand Oaks Lane Reduction – To the VC Star: the support you claim for this “Road Diet” is just not there

Thousand Oaks Lane Reduction – To the VC Star: the support you claim for this “Road Diet” is just not there

Or – Life in the Slow Lane by Thomas Adams On Thursday, February 20, the city of Thousand Oaks offered a slideshow and open forum regarding the narrowing of Hillcrest Blvd. Larry Tay – Associate Traffic Engineer and Akbar Alikhan were running the presentation. As for Tay and Alikhan, they seemed to be pawns in […]

Water: A Political Weapon – Thousand Oaks

Water: A Political Weapon – Thousand Oaks

New Gas Tax Proposed

New Gas Tax Proposed

  . . From David Spady, Americans for Prosperity Get ready for higher prices at the pump! Californians could be paying more for gasoline and other transportation fuels next year as a result of California’s pioneering efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Senator Steinberg (D-Sacramento)* is considering legislation that would slap a carbon tax on […]