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California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of the state’s hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people. “Vaccinating people at risk of exposure …

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

By George Miller City Council, staff, the Treasurer and external auditor fought it out on whether Treasury has the right and responsibility to vet City disbursements of funds. Ref: 10-10-17 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda item C: C. APPOINTMENT ITEMS (5:00 PM)   Finance Department 1. SUBJECT: Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures (10/10/20) RECOMMENDATION: That […]

COASTAL COMMISSION DENIES COUNTY AND SENDS FISHERMAN’S WHARF PROJECT BACK TO CITY

COASTAL COMMISSION DENIES COUNTY AND SENDS FISHERMAN’S WHARF PROJECT BACK TO CITY

By Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) Yesterday at a Coastal Commission meeting in Chula Vista, City Attorney Ken Rozell, appearing on behalf of the City, and members of HBCA, won a clear victory at the Coastal Commission when the Commission agreed that the Harbor Department and County could not by-pass the City’s jurisdiction. The […]

Watch: Drone Footage Shows California Fire Devastation Aftermath

Watch: Drone Footage Shows California Fire Devastation Aftermath

Wildfires in Northern California have caused massive devastation, killing at least 26 and destroying people’s homes and businesses. There were still 22 wildfires fires blazing Thursday morning. The fires have burned over 190,000 acres of land and 3,500 structures. Almost 20,000 residents had to evacuate, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. […]

Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

by AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order Thursday that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available. But the president’s move is likely to encounter opposition from medical associations, consumer groups and perhaps even some insurers […]

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

By Phil Willon, Paige St. John, Louis Sahagun, Sonali Kohli and Chris Megerian . The death toll rose to 21 Wednesday as multiple wildfires continued to spread across Northern California’s wine country, according to state fire officials. State and federal officials portrayed an all-out effort to fend off the devastating wildfires at a news conference at a state emergency operations […]

Death toll climbs to 15, missing person reports soar as Northern California fires continue to rage

Death toll climbs to 15, missing person reports soar as Northern California fires continue to rage

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As the number of people confirmed dead in Northern California fires rose to 15, officials warned Tuesday that the toll could rise as multiple fires scorched upward of 100,000 acres. Sonoma County alone has received about 200 reports of missing people since Sunday night, and sheriff’s officials have located 45 of […]

Oxnard Treasury, Finance fight over turf: Internal Controls responsibility

Oxnard Treasury, Finance fight over turf: Internal Controls responsibility

By George Miller Oxnard Treasurer Phil Molina has fought a year-long battle, mostly with CFO Jim Throop, over whether Treasury will be allowed to implement some principal campaign promises Molina made concerning verification and approval of expenditures. Throop and his boss, Asst. City Mgr. Jesus Nava, have seemingly moved heaven and earth to prevent Molina […]

President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement plan

President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement plan

By George Miller President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement policy entitled (read actual document here) Immigration Principles and Policies, was released Sunday night.  It’s a fairly hard line approach to enforcing existing laws and adding more. These points have been linked to any deal on DACA, which seems to be on the table. The main sections […]

Cliven Bundy: Feds don’t own western states

Cliven Bundy: Feds don’t own western states

By Larry Klayman Events important for preserving America’s Constitution will be soon unfolding. Nevada rancher Cliven D. Bundy’s federal trial will finally begin in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a 2014 peaceful protest in support of the Constitution some incorrectly called “The Battle of Bunkerville.” In fact, there was no battle from the standpoint of the […]