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We’ve isolated the cause of Ebola and will quarantine it indefinitely

We’ve isolated the cause of Ebola and will quarantine it indefinitely

By Chip Bok, Bokbluster.com   Editor’s note: Chip is one of our new writers- a talented cartoonist as well as political commentator.  People like this don’t work for free, so would you help us with our new trial Adopt-a-Reporter program?  If you like and would be willing to help support a writer,DONATE and send us an email […]

Santa Paula: Who will pay the bill?

Santa Paula: Who will pay the bill?

By Sheryl Hamlin What was the rationale for the $28.6 million bond defeasance which was described in the audited financial statements? Who proposed the defeasance? How, where and when was it approved? Who voted yes and who opposed? What is the city’s plan for providing treated waste water to the purple pipes in East Area […]

Candidates Corner–Why Ginger Gherardi makes sense for Santa Paula’s City Council

Candidates Corner–Why Ginger Gherardi makes sense for Santa Paula’s City Council

A simple Google search on the words ‘Ginger Gherardi Ventura’ yields about 1, healing 470,000 results. Click on any of the results and you will find a person immersed into large, complex projects with multi-million dollar budgets comprised of public funds involving multiple constituencies and stakeholders. She has crafted budgets, written grant proposals, negotiated contracts, […]

Current Santa Paula Council: Excuses, Excuses Excuses

Current Santa Paula Council: Excuses, Excuses Excuses

The theme of the recent League of Women Voter Candidate Forum should be “excuses, pills excuses”. We heard the following statements from the two incumbent candidates Ralph Fernandez and Bob Gonzales: “Previous councils spent millions but left us nothing” “No one would buy our bonds” “We went to Washington but were turned down twice” “The […]

Oxnard City Council/Mayor election recommendations

Oxnard City Council/Mayor election recommendations

  By George Miller We have gotten to know something about all incumbents and candidates and see good in all of them. To whittle down to election recommendations, We first ranked candidates in order of competence and knowledge, at least in our humble opinions. Then we looked at where they might take the city. The latter analysis […]

Ben Bernanke’s Money

Ben Bernanke’s Money

By Chip Bok, Bokbluster.com   Editor’s note: Chip is one of our new writers- a talented cartoonist as well as political commentator. He was out here in SoCal this week attending an editorial board meeting for Investor’s Business Daily. People like this don’t work for free, so would you help us with our new trial Adopt-a-Reporter […]

Bring it (Ebola) on… Over

Bring it (Ebola) on… Over

   

California: No Reason to Register as a member of a Political Party—So Few Do

California: No Reason to Register as a member of a Political Party—So Few Do

Editor’s Note: Maybe this is the best reason, low voter turnout, to rid ourselves of Proposition 14 which brought us open primary. Prop. 14 is killing off third parties, eliminating anyone identified as Libertarian or Green Party for example of ever making it on to the final ballot. It is cheating the voters. By Stephen […]

Examiner editorial: Rob McCoy for Assembly District 44

Examiner editorial: Rob McCoy for Assembly District 44

    By Los Angeles Examiner source: http://www.losangelesregister.com/articles/mccoy-604995-irwin-assembly.html   Ballotpedia lists races in only eight of California’s 80 Assembly districts to be either competitive or mildly competitive. One of those races is in the 44th, which includes the Ventura County cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. In March, Democrat Jacqui […]

$209,000 Add-on to Water Hikes in Ventura? For plants or patrols?

$209,000 Add-on to Water Hikes in Ventura? For plants or patrols?

By Camille Harris Should Ventura city staff be allowed to spend another $209,000 for additional water/code enforcement personnel and two new vehicles, when citizens already reduced their usage of water by 307,383,652 gallons this past year? The effort to save resources calls for everyone to unite as volunteers, not hire a few more public employees […]