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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.

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams honored as Woman of the Year

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams honored as Woman of the Year

By George Miller Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams was honored as CA Assembly District 44’s Woman of the Year. The district spans most of Ventura County and includes about 600,000 people. The invitation-only reception and ceremony took place Friday evening at at the open air lawn and patio area in beautiful Heritage Square, in Oxnard.   Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin’s […]

No Right to Rent? Cities barring property owners from renting out

No Right to Rent? Cities barring property owners from renting out

Editor’s note: This has also been a big regional issue, especially in the beach areas: Silverstrand & Hollywood Beaches, Mandalay Bay/Seabridge/Westport, Mandalay Shores and Pierpont Beach and of course Ojai, referenced in the linked article. Homeowners, beware. Property rights advocates say the right to rent is being threatened at the local government level, as cities across […]

Civil Liberties Advocates Voice Concerns Over Cell-Site Simulators

Civil Liberties Advocates Voice Concerns Over Cell-Site Simulators

By George Miller Is our government trying to end the Fourth Amendment or are they trying to protect us, or both, or even something more? That is being fought in the media and courts constantly. But, the bottom line is that the government has been taking more and more of your Fourth Amendment and privacy […]

New law lets cops confiscate guns without notice

New law lets cops confiscate guns without notice

Under a new law effective New Year’s Day, California cops can now seize guns from law-abiding Americans without charges and without giving any notice. And police can keep those firearms for 21 days under the law known as AB 1014. If family members believe a gun-owning individual is a danger to themselves or someone else, […]

New Mayor for Thousand Oaks

New Mayor for Thousand Oaks

“COUNCIL RECAP” December 1, salve 2015 – Highlight of City Council Action Mayor Adam announced Forum Theatre Council Seat Dedications to Eloise Cohen and Wyatt McCrea Special Presentations made to Outgoing Mayor Al Adam for his service as 2014-2015 Mayor Conducted City Council Reorganization: Joel Price selected Mayor and Claudia Bill-de la Peña selected Mayor […]

VC Star writer Tim Herdt “moves on,” takes job with Sen. Fran Pavley

VC Star writer Tim Herdt “moves on,” takes job with Sen. Fran Pavley

By George Miller Longtime VC Star editorialist and columnist Tim Herdt announced today that it would be his last column after a 31 year run. He ruminated about the state and transition of newspapers to less influence, but touted their role in informing the community and bringing it together. His words: “People who get their news […]