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The Financial Impact of Pension Obligations on Ventura County

The Financial Impact of Pension Obligations on Ventura County

By Ed Ring Reposted with permission of: http://unionwatch.org/ The rare problem of high pensions going to top public executives was solved last year by state legislation. Pensions will now be based on the salary cap for Social Security taxes: $117,000…  The highly exaggerated “unfunded liability” problem is resolving as the stock market and tax revenues […]

Albertsons ordered to pay 3.3 million in penalities for hazardous waste

Albertsons ordered to pay 3.3 million in penalities for hazardous waste

Albertsons LLC (Albertsons) was ordered to pay $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit charging illegal disposal, transportation, storage, and mismanagement  of hazardous waste. Albertsons has 195 retail stores and two distribution centers currently operating in California. There are eight open Albertsons stores in Ventura County, and two that closed during the pendency of the action. […]

U.S. Economy shrinks by 2.9 percent in 1st quarter

U.S. Economy shrinks by 2.9 percent in 1st quarter

The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 percent annual rate, the economy’s worst performance in five years, instead of the 1.0 percent pace […]

Ventura County Board of Supervisors: The public’s right to speak at length upheld

Ventura County Board of Supervisors: The public’s right to speak at length upheld

Partial Supreme Court victory over EPA’s over-reaching regulatory powers

Partial Supreme Court victory over EPA’s over-reaching regulatory powers

Today, in the case Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, the Supreme Court held that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act in some ways when it limited carbon dioxide emissions from some stationary sources. Pacific Legal Foundation submitted a friend of the court brief opposing the EPA’s regulatory overreach. Here’s our statement […]

White House Admits ‘Rumors’ of Amnesty Motivating Illegal Border Crossings

White House Admits ‘Rumors’ of Amnesty Motivating Illegal Border Crossings

From the region: Nightmare in Iraq–Don’t say we didn’t warn you

From the region: Nightmare in Iraq–Don’t say we didn’t warn you

by Arie Egozi  

California Supreme Court rules you cannot challenge red-light camera ticket

California Supreme Court rules you cannot challenge red-light camera ticket

Challenging a red-light ticket on constitutional and due process grounds just became more difficult thanks to the California Supreme Court. In a recent ruling (California v. Goldsmith) the court concluded that red-light camera evidence does not constitute hearsay, which is defined as second-hand evidence about a statement made by a person. The court also ruled […]

The stage is being set for World War III

The stage is being set for World War III

By Douglas J. Hagman Today, every American, everyone in the West needs to step away from their backyard barbeques and pool parties and pay close attention, look long and hard at what is being engineered in Iraq, for life as we know it will soon change. For Americans, Iraq is a half a world away. […]

Ambassador: Deportation Of Child Immigrants May Violate International Treaty

Ambassador: Deportation Of Child Immigrants May Violate International Treaty

The U.S. may have violated international treaties in the way it has handled thousands of child immigrants being detained in facilities across the country, the Honduran ambassador to the U.S. is claiming. The U.S. Department of Deportation have scrambled to handle a surge of tens of thousands of “Unaccompanied Children,” or UACs, who come mostly from […]