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CA legislature attempting to eliminate special elections

CA legislature attempting to eliminate special elections

Guest Editorial By Susan Shelley The state Senate’s Democratic leader reacted to our near-victory in Assembly District 45 by proposing a constitutional amendment to end special elections forever. It needs a two-thirds in the Assembly and a two-thirds vote in the state Senate to get on the ballot (yes, Democrats have two-thirds of each house), and […]

Citizensjournal.us- Grand Re-Opening

Citizensjournal.us- Grand Re-Opening

Publisher’s Note Regular readers know we’ve been through some trials lately. A Facebook promotion we were doing generated some prodigious volume, which tripped some kind of hidden “circuit-breaker” of our web provider, who shut us down without notice.   They didn’t tell us what the threshold is, didn’t warn us, didn’t tell us what to […]

Obama, we’re just not that into you

Obama, we’re just not that into you

Viewpoint By Michael Greer   When you first arrived at the party, we were fascinated. You were mysterious and attractive, especially to women who tend to be attracted to bad boys. You smiled and told us to trust you.  You said you’d never lie to us. You came with some pretty rough friends, but you […]

Thinking about equality

Thinking about equality

Guest Editorial by Jim Sullivan Equality is a centuries-old idea, medications with a record of use  ranging  from Socrates (and earlier)  through today.  In the course of that record  it has had many  meanings.  The modern version of equality continues to have multiple  meanings  for the reason that as a general term it is too imprecise […]

VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

Guest Editorial Comments to BOS on 12/10/2013:   Earlier this year the Board of Supervisors approved labor agreements that by July of 2014 will eliminate the employer pick-up of the employee’s share of pension costs for members of SEIU, Operating Engineers and employees covered by the Management Resolution – including elected department heads – everyone in […]

Oxnard Union High School District Trustees Choose Unnecessary High Cost Path for New High School

Oxnard Union High School District Trustees Choose Unnecessary High Cost Path for New High School

Guest Editorial The Ventura County Taxpayers Association believes that the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) tentatively approved for construction of the new $45 million Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo is ill considered, is not in the best interests of Taxpayers that are paying for it and we strongly urge the Oxnard Union High School District Trustees to reconsider their […]

Obama in Johannesburg

Obama in Johannesburg

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Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

Ventura County Sides With Community Group in Oil Industry Dispute

By Bill Haff 12/08/13                               Photo: Upper Ojai Valley Oil Rig – photo courtesy CFROG Tensions over oil industry practices surfaced in Ojai recently when a new community group called Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) filed successful complaints against […]

Remember

Remember

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What is a Healthcare Right?

What is a Healthcare Right?

Viewpoint By Philip Erwin Tune in to any news pundit-orama these days, and you are bound to encounter bickering about Obamacare; and in many of these “frank” discussions, you are likely to hear at least one “informed” mouthpiece trumpeting this presumed “truth”:  That “healthcare” is a citizen’s right. Ah, but is it? Our Declaration of […]