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State Department declares 22 Hillary Clinton emails ‘top secret’

State Department declares 22 Hillary Clinton emails ‘top secret’

The State Department said Friday it is withholding 22 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email account for containing “top secret” material, and another 18 messages she exchanged with President Obama, saying those are protected communications. Department spokesman John Kirby said the intelligence community said the emails contained that high level of sensitivity […]

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

By George Miller High drama tonight 1-26-16. The council voted 3-2 to reject the huge proposed rate increases for wastewater and water, with Mayor Flynn, Council Members Perello and MacDonald all voting against the increase. Surprising everyone, including City Attorney Stephen Fischer and perhaps himself, it was Mayor Flynn who led a coup to stop […]

Oxnard water and solid waste rate increases voted down!

Oxnard water and solid waste rate increases voted down!

Ventura Harbor closing impact is serious- help is on the way

Ventura Harbor closing impact is serious- help is on the way

By George Miller For the first time in decades, Ventura Harbor has been closed, since Friday, to entry and exit traffic, which has created havoc for commercial businesses. This is no fault of any government or human. It is El Niño. Even in the best of times, an elaborate system of breakwaters, jetties and regular […]

Ventura County’s newest Hi-Tech Harrington Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Ventura County’s newest Hi-Tech Harrington Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

By George Miller The new Norma Harrington Elementary School is open for business, as was announced at this 1-21-16 event.  Actually, teachers, conscripted relatives (including this reporter) and staff moved their stuff into the new building in December then classes started right after the Christmas holiday shutdown. But this was the official opening. Why a new school? […]

Town Hall for Democrats in Iowa Caucus

Town Hall for Democrats in Iowa Caucus

By Sheryl Hamlin On January 25, 2016, exactly one week before the Iowa Caucus voting for President, the Democrats held a Town Hall allowing each candidate to speak without conditions or interruptions on subjects presented by audience members. Chris Cuomo of New York moderated the Town Hall. He called on the audience members and prodded […]

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16, the Oxnard City Council approved the first reading of new policies and ordinances to increase utility rates for water, wastewater and solid waste disposal by a mind-boggling 60% or $750 annually for a typical residential customer, over the next few years. Future plans appear to be even more costly. The […]

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

by George Miller This is a shocker: Well-regarded CFO Joseph Lillio resigned after only a few months on the job. He was bedeviled with a very challenging situation of financial records which can’t even be reconciled by a high-powered team of his staff, outside consultants and auditors. At a recent meeting of the fiscal policy task […]

Visa overstays swell ranks of illegals as 500,000 broke the law in 2015: DHS report

Visa overstays swell ranks of illegals as 500,000 broke the law in 2015: DHS report

More than 500, order 000 visitors overstayed their visas in fiscal year 2015, the Homeland Security Department said in a report released Tuesday night that signals the problems of illegal immigration extend well beyond the land borders and include the millions of people who enter by air or sea. Overall compliance was 99 percent, meaning […]

Federal deficit to soar in 2016 after Ryan-Obama tax deal

Federal deficit to soar in 2016 after Ryan-Obama tax deal

The federal budget deficit will soar this year, order the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, after President Obama and Congress gave up on austerity late last year, embracing spending hikes and massive new tax cuts that have left the government awash in red ink. Adding to the problems is a projected rise in interest rates, […]