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American Exceptionalism | Blessed With Stability

American Exceptionalism | Blessed With Stability

    By Kim Payne We are blessed with stability. It is truly amazing to me to realize that we as Americans are under the longest continual constitution on earth, no other country with a constitution comes close. It is a testament to the brilliance and forethought of our founders, and the wisdom in laying the […]

What happened to the Supreme Court?

What happened to the Supreme Court?

    By Mel Mann      We just completed the very contentious hearings and eventual appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.  Considering all the mudslinging, political maneuvers and protests, it is amazing that we could ever get anyone appointed to the high court.  Yet, more interesting still […]

Did you see the new Conejo Valley Unified School District Budgets and Expenditures for 2018-2019? 

Did you see the new Conejo Valley Unified School District Budgets and Expenditures for 2018-2019? 

    By Barry Gabrielson See below: http://www.conejousd.org/Portals/0/Departments/Business%20Services/Fiscal%20Services/ Documents%202018/SACS2018%20full%20file%20-%20Signed.pdf?ver=2018-06-21-152522-127 From the data I have gathered, (CVUSD, EdData and Data Quest), the average teachers salary is over $90,325 a year for 2017/2018, with fringe benefits of 41.2%.  So we taxpayers are paying $127,539 per teacher.  Administration Cost is much higher, between $150,000- $300,000 per.  Fringe benefits […]

Election 2018: The Mysterious Judiciary

Election 2018: The Mysterious Judiciary

By George Miller I thought I knew about our election candidates, at least until my ballot just came in the mail with all of these totally unknown (to me) judicial candidates:   Carol Corrigan- Associate  Justice Supreme Court Leondra Kruger- Associate  Justice Supreme Court Victoria Chaney- Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Apel. Dist., Div […]

Juvenile Rapists Cheer Governor Brown

Juvenile Rapists Cheer Governor Brown

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . We are compelled to write a follow-up to our blog “Legislature and Governor to Victims: Drop Dead” to specifically address how SB 1391 is a brutal slap in the face to victims of rape committed by 14- and 15-year-old juveniles. . The number of juveniles who are tried as adults […]

Legislature and Governor to crime victims: Drop dead

Legislature and Governor to crime victims:  Drop dead

. . .. By Michele Hanisee The utter disdain for crime victims by Governor Brown and the State Legislature has been apparent for some time now. Two bills signed into law this past week are punctuation points on that fact. SB 1391 will prohibit 14 and 15-year-old juveniles from being tried in adult court for […]

Opinion | Mexico – 1, President Trump – 0

Opinion | Mexico – 1, President Trump – 0

Raoul Lowery-Contreras | Author, Murder in the Mountains . Mexicans take President Trump to the “cleaners” on NAFTA or the newly agreed to “United States Mexican and Canadian” trade agreement, or “USMCA.” That is what the President calls it instead of NAFTA 2.0, which it is. Certainly, there was some tinkering but stipulating higher North American […]

A Way to Combat Fake News

A Way to Combat Fake News

    By Jim Sullivan As Thomas Jefferson once noted, a successful Democracy depends upon an informed electorate.  The specter of fake news and claims of fake news threaten to undermine our Democracy by polluting the information our electorate depends on to make sound political decisions.  Fortunately for us and our Democracy, there is a […]

Where Has Freedom of Speech Gone?

Where Has Freedom of Speech Gone?

. . by Naomi Fisher Now there is another controversy raging, that of eliminating free speech in our United States. Google/UTube has decided it knows what is best for our county’s citizens by censoring and banning media outlets from anything that hints of conservatism or includes the word conservative. Yes, this does mean messages from […]

Commentary | Local Elected Control is Preferable to Unelected Regional Bureaucracies

Commentary | Local Elected Control is Preferable to Unelected Regional Bureaucracies

    By Susan Kirsch Local control in the hands of elected city councils, with authority to make decisions regarding land use, zoning, and housing, is under attack. Bills originating in both the Senate and Assembly are chipping away at long-standing provisions that allowed citizens, through Housing Elements and General Plans, to decide density, set-backs, and parking, […]

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