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Public Utilities Commission meeting on new area code + 805

Public Utilities Commission meeting on new area code + 805

Group rebuts VC Transportation tax measure

Group rebuts VC Transportation tax measure

By George Miller Former Congressman Elton Gallegly, Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy, Thousand Oaks Councilman Rob McCoy and Las Virgennes School Board Member Kelly Long are all firmly opposed to the half-cent, $3 billion Ventura County Transportation Tax Measure (AA) and intend to do something about it. The group today filed a rebuttal argument to the […]

T.O. Council to consider more TO Blvd densification, find new City Manager, change of signage reg.

T.O. Council to consider more TO Blvd densification, find new City Manager, change of signage reg.

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 […]

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 […]

Trump campaign comes to Ventura County

Trump campaign comes to Ventura County

By George Miller With the Trump for California organization established only days ago, campaign activities are already popping up all over the state. With just a few days notice, the first Trump Ventura County event was held on Saturday, April 23, on Moorpark & Hillcrest by the Janss Mall. Picked for its high traffic, the event […]

Muslim professor reaches out to VC community on Islamic-American relations, history

Muslim professor reaches out to VC community on Islamic-American relations, history

By George Miller Dr. Amir Hussain, a Pakistan-born Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, reached out to the Ventura County community. His presentation on 4-16-16 at the Unitarian Fellowship in Newbury Park was “Islam and the building of America.”  His handout is included here: “Islam and Muslims in America” (read text and notes below or download: […]

Medical emergency causes driver to lose control near Wildwood Elementary School in T.O.

Medical emergency causes driver to lose control near Wildwood Elementary School in T.O.