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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 […]

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 […]