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911 Photojournal

911 Photojournal

By Celeste Greig   Good morning glory everyone! We all remember very vividly where we were and what we were doing the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Here in California a great many of us either were still in bed, or getting up to shower, or having breakfast, or driving the kids to school, […]

House tries to rein in EPA, to dismay of conservationists

House tries to rein in EPA, to dismay of conservationists

An EPA effort to protect wetlands and small streams upriver from its established haunts on “navigable waters” is winning praise from outdoors groups as a way to ensure water quality, but U.S. House Republicans, including Alaska Rep. Don Young, say it’s “federal overreach.” To emphasize the point, the House titled a bill to hold back […]

Bill Banning EPA’s Proposed Attack on Property Rights Expected to Be Considered By House

Bill Banning EPA’s Proposed Attack on Property Rights Expected to Be Considered By House

By Daren Bakst @darenbakst The House is expected to vote on legislation as soon as Tuesday that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with their proposed “waters of the U.S.” rule. In April, the EPA and Corps proposed regulation that would define what waters that they can regulate […]

California: Watsonville Nursing Home Lawsuit May Drive Effort to Reduce Overmedication

California: Watsonville Nursing Home Lawsuit May Drive Effort to Reduce Overmedication

Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

Somis: Caltrans delaying Donlon Road realignment

By David Stewart This Labor Day weekend traffic was backed up from the Somis traffic light all the way to Moorpark along Highway 118 (Los Angeles Ave.).  Caltrans had plans to improve service by enlarging the intersection of Somis Road (State Highway 34) and Los Angeles Ave. State (Highway 118) back in 2000 (the issue […]

Plastic Bag Ban–with Massive Tax Increase–Sits on Brown’s Desk

Plastic Bag Ban–with Massive Tax Increase–Sits on Brown’s Desk

By Jon Fleischman On January 9, at a press conference in the State Capitol introducing his FY 2014-15 budget, Governor Jerry Brown said, “There will be no new taxes for the foreseeable future.” Could it be that we have reached the unforeseen future with the delivery by the California legislature of Senate Bill 270, the […]

Legislature Passes Historic Legislation Fundamentally Changing California Groundwater Law

Legislature Passes Historic Legislation Fundamentally Changing California Groundwater Law

California’s depleted groundwater basins will not go unmanaged any longer. That’s the directive of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“Act”), ailment passed late Friday, August 29 by the California Legislature, which Governor Brown is expected to sign. For at-risk basins, the Act requires the designation of a “groundwater sustainability agency” and adoption of a “groundwater […]

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to US

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to US

Mexican president calls US ‘the other Mexico’; warns US govs to back immigration ‘reform’

Mexican president calls US ‘the other Mexico’; warns US govs to back immigration ‘reform’

On a two-day trip to California this week, order Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto insulted his host country at least twice, referring to the United States as “the other Mexico” and criticizing states that want to control immigration as not having “evolved” as much as California when it comes to letting illegal immigrants run roughshod […]

Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

Editor’s Note:  What’s all the hub-bub about the Obama administration revising a prior treaty and calling it an alternative agreement?  It’s mainly because it would bypass the Constitutionally mandated action of having a 2/3 majority of the Senate, of 67 Senators, approve a treaty.  With the “deal” set to be signed in Paris next year, […]