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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 […]

Report on Clare Boothe Luce Summit 2014

Report on Clare Boothe Luce Summit 2014

By Michael Greer   Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute is based in Virginia. For the last six years they’ve conducted a Summit at the Reagan Center in Santa Barbara. Michelle Easton, president of CBLPI always brings along a number of young women who have or are interning with the Institute. The purpose of the Institute […]

Camarillo City Council Election Recommendations 2014

Camarillo City Council Election Recommendations 2014

by Logan McFadden 10/12/14 Five challengers have qualified for the Camarillo City Council election, where three incumbents will also be seeking re-election.  The three incumbents are Mike Morgan, Jan McDonald and Charlotte Craven.  They have served on the City Council for 34, 16 and 28 years, respectively.  All three have served as Mayor. The five […]

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, […]

Just what are they commencing: Vermont College has cop killer speak at commencement

Just what are they commencing: Vermont College has cop killer speak at commencement

By Phil Erwin Vermont’s Goddard College was recently graced with the “presence” of Mumia Abu-Jamal as commencement speaker. He was “present” only via video from a prison cell, where he’s serving life for the senseless murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. How much “grace,” or wisdom, is involved in having a convicted cop killer as […]

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 […]

Ebola Should Be Off Limits

Ebola Should Be Off Limits