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New county transportation sales tax initiative approved for several city ballots so far

New county transportation sales tax initiative approved for several city ballots so far

By George Miller On Tuesday night, 6-14-16, the Oxnard Council approved placing a Ventura County-wide transportation tax on the ballot. It would take 2/3 of County voters in the November election to pass this 1/2% increment to the sales tax. This has failed twice before, but officials claim it now has 67% public support in a […]

Voters complain they couldn’t get desired ballots at polling places and by mail

Voters complain they couldn’t get desired ballots at polling places and by mail

By George Miller There are many instances of claims by people who went to polls during Tuesday’s primary election day under the impression they were registered Republican, but were told they were registered “no party preference” and were denied a Republican ballot  to vote in the presidential primary. There were some problems reported getting Democratic ballots, too, but […]

Dems dominate Ventura County election races

Dems dominate Ventura County election races

By George Miller Ventura County is a “blue” county now, in more ways than one, per an anonymous local Republican pundit who expressed unhappiness with the results. Yesterday’s primary election results show that is correct. Official results: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/  Ventura County votes HERE Keep in mind that absentee and provisional ballots will change these numbers. Voter […]

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

By Debra Tash The Simi Valley City Council voted 5 to 0 to adopt the 2016-17 budget along with the five year capital improvement budget. Staff_Report – Budget With property tax revenue up staff projected a 4.1% increase in the General Fund revenues for Simi Valley for a total of $65,319,600. There are 87 projects […]

Simi water customer forces City Council rehearing on water standby charges

Simi water customer forces City Council rehearing on water standby charges

By George Miller Outspoken civil rights activist Bruce Boyer pops up all over, as “Chief Instigator” for civil liberties group Sons of Liberty LA, protesting DUI checkpoints, testing what he says are illegal parking and signage rules by parking in police dept. parking lots with signs on his trailers, fees, taxes, etc. Boyer owns regional security firm […]

Primary season is ON! List of candidates on VC ballot here

Primary season is ON! List of candidates on VC ballot here

By George Miller,  originally published April, 2016 “You may ignore politics, but politics won’t ignore you.” 2016 is a Presidential election year. Although California has one of the last primaries, it may be decisive in helping to determine which candidates are on the November ballot. In addition, many down-ticket positions are up for election this […]

Simi Valley: Statement from Family of Accident Victim — Candlelight Vigil tonight 8pm

Simi Valley: Statement from Family of Accident Victim — Candlelight Vigil tonight 8pm

Message from Family of Angel Zeallos The family of the young boy who tragically and accidentally lost his life yesterday on Royal Avenue contacted the Simi Valley Police Department to request assistance in delivering a message to the public and the media regarding their loss. The family stated the following; “The Hoke family would like […]

25th Congressional district candidates debate- May, 2016

25th Congressional district candidates debate- May, 2016

Simi Council upholds Planning Commission – Votes down Express Car Wash on East End of Town

Simi Council upholds Planning Commission – Votes down Express Car Wash on East End of Town

By Debra Tash At their May 2nd 2016 meeting the Simi Valley City Council heard an “appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision of CUP-S-758/TP-S-676 related to construction of a 2,035 square foot express car wash located at the northwest corner of Tapo Street and E. Cochran Street and the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring […]

Fire at Tierra Rejada and Sunset Valley Roads near Moorpark knocks out Power

Fire at Tierra Rejada and Sunset Valley Roads near Moorpark knocks out Power