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Property Crime and Prop 47| Like Being Hit By Lightning

Property Crime  and Prop 47| Like Being Hit By Lightning

By Michele Hanisee   Pop 47 ushered in an increase in property crime statewide because many theft offenses were made inconsequential misdemeanors that carried little likelihood of incarceration. Last month the Public Policy Institute of California conceded that Prop 47 was responsible for an increase in larceny rates statewide. That increase, they reported, was 9% higher than that […]

The Proverbial Black Hole | Civil Gang Injunctions, squandering of millions of tax dollars and lack of Police Accountability              

The Proverbial Black Hole |  Civil Gang Injunctions, squandering of millions of tax dollars and lack of Police Accountability              

    By Armando Vazquez                                                                                                     Every […]

Things are heating up in the Supreme Court

Things are heating up in the Supreme Court

     By Gail Hubbs “The Earth is warming.  Humans are contributing.  There is a moral imperative.  There is a huge policy imperative.”  These words were spoken by President Donald Trump’s  newest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.   Inscribed in his judicial opinions in 2013 he wrote, “The task of dealing with global warming is urgent […]

Port Hueneme Takes Tax Path of Least Resistance

Port Hueneme Takes Tax Path of Least Resistance

    By Tom Figg Earlier this month, the Port Hueneme City Council authorized placement of a 1-cent transaction and use tax on the November ballot by a 4-1 vote. I was the lone dissenter. If approved, the measure would increase Port Hueneme’s overall sales tax rate to the highest level within Ventura County. The […]

Vista City Council voted to Oppose SB 54 & Join Amicus Brief

Vista City Council voted to Oppose SB 54 & Join Amicus Brief

    By Jeff Schwilk The Vista City Council voted 3-1 last month (June 26) to join the DOJ lawsuit against SB 54 (California Sanctuary State Law).  This agenda item slipped by everyone here in San Diego County and even the media has yet to report on it.   Council members John Franklin and Amanda Young Rigby […]

“Russian Collusion” by Saul Alinsky

“Russian Collusion” by Saul Alinsky

    By Wayne Allyn Root Do you know Saul Alinsky? He was the mentor of most of the leading liberal politicians of our time- including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Alinsky was a radical Marxist strategist and community organizer. His leading weapons were weapons of mass distraction: misinformation, radical protest and blaming the other […]

These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market

These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Notice the most productive people and largest corporations are leaving the Confederate State of California.  Why?  Too dangerous, felons from foreign countries are protected by law enforcement by STATE order, high taxes, unaffordable housing, failed schools and traffic gridlock.  I could mention more, but you get […]

Can Ventura County Cities Afford CalPERS?

Can Ventura County Cities Afford CalPERS?

California’s economy may be booming but cities throughout Ventura County, are feeling the financial pinch and asking their voters to approve new taxes of one kind or another. While seeking more money from their voters to cover their ever-increasing retirement costs, local officials have been very reluctant to say it’s for pensions, fearing backlash at […]

California needs criminal justice reforms to fight crime

California needs criminal justice reforms to fight crime

    By Michele Hanisee The “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018″ will appear on the 2020 ballot, as the failure of some Registrars to timely validate signatures prevented it from qualifying from the 2018 ballot. The initiative will make commonsense changes to fix problems caused by AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57. While […]

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective                                        CORE historical fight against Oxnard’s Civil Gang Injunctions In 2004 our group, Chiques Organizing for Rights & Equality (CORE) […]