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The Amazing, Obscure, Complicated and Gigantic Pension Loophole

The Amazing, Obscure, Complicated and Gigantic Pension Loophole

“The bottom line is that claiming the unfunded liability cost as part of an officer’s compensation is grossly and deliberately misleading.”

What really happens at a DUI checkpoint and why?- Part I

What really happens at a DUI checkpoint and why?- Part I

By George Miller We’ve heard all sorts of comments- pro and con- on DUI (“Driving Under the Influence”) checkpoints. Law enforcement, most politicians, and anti-drunk driving groups LOVE them. Civil Libertarians, minority rights groups and constitutionalists sometimes HATE them. Citizensjournal.us was invited by the Oxnard Police Dept. (OPD) to monitor a checkpoint. In Part I, […]

VIDEO: Teachers unions, Common Core and other roadblocks to reform

VIDEO: Teachers unions, Common Core and other roadblocks to reform

Sunrise in Washington DC by award winning photojournalist Dana Rene

Sunrise in Washington DC by award winning photojournalist Dana Rene

                             

Top Grid Regulator Warns That EPA CO2 Rule Challenges Electrical Grid Reliability

Top Grid Regulator Warns That EPA CO2 Rule Challenges Electrical Grid Reliability

The United States’ grid reliability authority issued a report this month cautiously detailing the potential problems with the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Ventura County Residents Blocked From Voting on Pension Reform

Ventura County Residents Blocked From Voting on Pension Reform

By Alexis Garcia “Why Were Ventura County Residents Blocked From Voting on Pension Reform in the Midterm Elections?,” produced by Alexis Garcia. About 11 minutes. Original release date was November 4, 2014 and original writeup is below. “The taxpayers bear a large burden…for the government employees’ pension and these pensions are much more generous than is […]

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces its greatest challenge–Part 3

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces its greatest challenge–Part 3

By Sheryl Hamlin Water Like demographics, the study of water and availability varies by the forecaster or the consultant. On September 3, 2013, water was the main topic of the Santa Paula City Council Meeting. A water consultant invited by the city, reported on water conditions. He noted that Limoneira had provided the questions for […]

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces headwinds–Part 2

Santa Paula: Limoneira – East Area development faces headwinds–Part 2

By Sheryl Hamlin Multiple headwinds face the Limoneira East Area I and II projects: demographics, fallout from the housing bubble, fallout from the financial crisis, stagnant wages and an overbuilt retail sector. Demographers map generations by major life events. In 1998, the Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, were between 34 and 52 […]

Limoneira: Agribusiness and Real Estate Development–East Area–Part 1

Limoneira: Agribusiness and Real Estate Development–East Area–Part 1

By Sheryl Hamlin History 1998 – 2014 An early report about the East Area Project in Santa Paula was published on April 14, 1998 in the Los Angeles Times. The Santa Paula city council considered a 20-year plan which would add 9,570 acres to the community’s current 2,908 acres. There was much dissention that evening. […]

Election Results Set Up Year Of Common Core Clashes

Election Results Set Up Year Of Common Core Clashes

After lurking beneath the surface for several years as it was quietly implemented in over 90 percent of the country, try Common Core surged to prominence in the past two year to become a major issue in dozens of primaries and state-level races around the country. While 2014 was the first election where candidate’s support […]