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The Bullet Train Is Like the Walking Dead

The Bullet Train Is Like the Walking Dead

By Jon Coupal Pop quiz. Which of the following statements is true? A. California High speed rail (HSR) will allow riders to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in about two and a half hours for $50. B. The total cost of HSR will be about $40 billion. C. About half the cost of […]

Myth Dispelled: Energy Requirements Not “Mandated” for Ventura’s Granny Flat Program

Myth Dispelled: Energy Requirements Not “Mandated” for Ventura’s Granny Flat Program

By Camille Harris Ventura added modern energy codes May 1st to their second unit legalization program. This new requirement cut out the majority of Ventura’s granny flats due to the increased cost.  Ventura’s code enforcement management claimed the State gave them no choice, the energy codes were mandated. A phone call to the state Housing […]

Obama to California Educrats: “I OWN You—You Will run Government Schools as I Want Them”

Obama to California Educrats: “I OWN You—You Will run Government Schools as I Want Them”

Viewpoint by Stephen Frank on 11/28/2013  You know the joke, your mother in law is in your new expensive car—going down a cliff—are you sorry or happy?  In this real world instance the corrupt Obama Administration is telling the corrupt Educrats running California government schools that he is in charge of curriculum and testing—and Sacramento has already turned […]

Ventura Fire Station 4 Needed?

Ventura Fire Station 4 Needed?

Viewpoint Newsletter of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association- 11/27/13 Last month VCTA contacted Ventura Fire Chief McPherson requesting information supporting an article in the Star that appeared to indicate improvements in citywide response time were related to reopening Station 4.   It was obvious response time would improve after reopening, but we wanted to understand […]

Hobby Lobby Founder-May Close ALL Stores

Hobby Lobby Founder-May Close ALL Stores

Viewpoint By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. . The wisdom that comes from above is first, pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruit, without uncertainty or insincerity. James 3:17   When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were […]

Let’s stop the SB-1 nightmare “Sustainable Communities” bill

Let’s stop the SB-1 nightmare “Sustainable Communities” bill

By Debra Tash If there’s a bad idea that comes out of our California legislature better than even money, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has authored it.  Sustainable Communities Investment Authority, Senate Bill 1: “Sustainable Communities Investment Authority” It was co-authored by Steinberg and Senator Mark DeSaulnier.  Just when you thought Governor Brown buried […]

2016 Choices?

2016 Choices?

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I’d Rather Be Golfing

I’d Rather Be Golfing

Viewpoint By Michael Greer It is abundantly clear this president would rather be golfing than doing the work of the Presidency. Never in the history of this country have we had a more incompetent or disengaged president. How many times does he have to tell you he had no idea , he didn’t know, he only heard about […]

Changing of the guard at the Federal Reserve

Changing of the guard at the Federal Reserve

Viewpoint By George Miller Hearings for Janet Yellen’s nomination to replace current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are underway.  National attention has instead been focused on the spectacular failures of Obamacare, along with its websites and sign-up systems, so Yellen’s confirmation hearings, which have profound importance,  have occurred in relative obscurity and approval is almost […]

Shopping for health insurance … is hard

Shopping for health insurance  … is hard

Editorial Cartoon By Steve Bowers ______________________________ Steve Bowers was a farm boy. He went to college. He studied Art. Then he worked in construction. Then he went to Law School. Then he worked for various sissy law firms, remedy which he did not like much.  He is a big guy and never liked kicking smaller […]