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A serious climate opportunity: Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?

A serious climate opportunity: Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?

  . By Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they could do to help. It reminds me of my own lifelong battle with weight and the […]

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

By Paul D. White   Ventura churches, don’t be fooled into supporting the City Council’s new homeless shelter plan. It is neither Christian nor compassionate, and will benefit neither the homeless nor our community. EVERY attempt by the City Council to elicit your approval of this project is total deceit on their part. The Council […]

Ventura Homeless Subcommittee presentation 3-9-17

Ventura Homeless Subcommittee presentation 3-9-17

By Paul D. White Here is a 6 minute presentation I gave to the Ventura Homeless Sub-committee yesterday (3/9/17).  It contrasts the Rescue Mission’s program with what the city of Ventura is trying to do, and urges the Council to get a proposal from John Saltee, the Mission’s Director. The contrast between the Mission’s program and […]

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

By Paul D. White   The timing and manner in which the Ventura Unified School District board fired Superintendent Michael Babb on Wednesday was unexpected. It indicated a strong consensus by the board to not delay in bringing in new leadership that will pursue a “different direction” for Ventura schools, as board President Velma Lomax stated. The […]

A Letter to President Trump

A  Letter to President Trump

By Wayne Fishback   Editor’s Note: This letter was penned by Mr. Wayne Fishback.  Mr. Fishback is an architect who has had projects constructed all over the world.  An admirer of Buckminster Fuller, Fishback has always considered himself an environmentalist who works his buildings into a symbiotic harmony with the surrounding landscape. Unfortunately when Mr. Fishback […]

Commentary: Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

Commentary: Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

By Aubrey Bettencourt  It is also time that Governor Brown’s appointed agencies stop playing games and begin the construction of new storage as Californians passed a water bond in 2014. Question: When is California’s drought emergency over? Answer: When Gov. Jerry Brown says it’s over. In January 2014, acting after two successive dry years, Governor Edmund […]

Troll Awards

Troll Awards

    By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Most Trolls like to hide their true identities preferring to use aliases whenever possible. This year we are going to bring this adherent behavior out of the closet and bestow well deserved awards to those deserving “bugs on the windshield of life” Welcome to […]

On Presidents Day: Local school district anti-Trump?

On Presidents Day: Local school district anti-Trump?

By Deborah Baber Savalla February 20, 2017 Today is Presidents Day. Our 45th President took office 31 days ago in time-honored tradition yet an English teacher at Campana High School in Camarillo reportedly was upset that she lost a $100 bet since President Trump was not assassinated on Inauguration Day. We know this because she […]

Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

By Alicia Percell, Professional Registered Parliamentarian Editor’s note: At the 1-24-17 Oxnard City Council meeting, Alicia Percell voiced her objections to how the Utility Rate Advisory Council (URAP)  (which is supposed to assist in the rate-setting process) is being managed by City staff. Those who were observing during the last rate-setting exercise know that according to most […]

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