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CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for University of California, Community Colleges, Fairs, Expos, and First 5 Commissions

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data  for University of California, Community Colleges,  Fairs, Expos, and First 5 Commissions

State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2016 self-reported data for the University of California (UC), community college districts, fairs and expositions, and First 5 commissions – a total of 445,374 positions and more than $18.69 billion in wages.  Users of the site can: View compensation levels […]

Port Hueneme Budget proposals to address structural deficit

Port Hueneme Budget proposals to address structural deficit

By Tom Figg: Editor’s note: Port Hueneme Mayor Figg proposes closing the budget deficit gap via economic development, tax/fee increases, and a small amount of cost cutting (much has been done already). If you don’t want tax/fee increases,what services should be cut or made more efficient? How? His recent newsletter:   Tom Figg Mayor, City […]

Simi Valley Man Sentenced to Eleven Years in Prison for Inflicting Corporal Injury on his Spouse And Child Endangerment

Simi Valley Man Sentenced to Eleven Years in Prison for Inflicting Corporal Injury on his Spouse And Child Endangerment

Superior Court Judge Michael Lief sentenced Jeffrey Michael Lindquist (DOB 05/04/1971), of Simi Valley, to 11 years in prison for inflicting corporal injury on his spouse, inflicting great bodily injury, dissuading a witness, and child endangerment.  Lindquist was also ordered to pay $66,243 in restitution.  Lindquist received the maximum sentence possible under the law. On […]

Building the Hospital of the Future in Oxnard

Building the Hospital of the Future in Oxnard

Major Expansion and Modernization Projects at St. John’s Regional Medical Center St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health hospital, is proud to announce a new modernization and expansion project that will transform our campus into the hospital of the future. As part of our ongoing mission to provide the latest medical technologies and […]

Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $417M in baby powder suit

Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $417M in baby powder suit

A jury awarded a California woman $417 million after she developed ovarian cancer she claimed was caused by baby powder manufactured by New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, CNN reported. Eve Echeverria, a 63-year-old Los Angeles woman, said she had been using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for feminine hygiene since she was 11 years old […]

Trump Debuts Afghanistan Strategy: ‘We Are Not Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists’

Trump Debuts Afghanistan Strategy: ‘We Are Not Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists’

by KRISTINA WONG President Trump unveiled his plan for Afghanistan after seven months of deliberation Monday evening, announcing tweaks around the edges of the current strategy instead of a different approach. He announced five “core pillars” to the approach: getting rid of any timelines for how long U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan; using all elements […]

Underfunded Pensions Could Spark Wave Of ‘Precedent Setting’ Reforms

Underfunded Pensions Could Spark Wave Of ‘Precedent Setting’ Reforms

Underfunded pensions plans are possibly one of the most significant headwinds facing companies and public-sector bodies today. Despite record high stock markets and a bond bull market that has lasted for many decades, corporate pension plans are still chronically underfunded as fees and poor investment performance have eroded gains. Furthermore, pension trustees have struggled to […]

Drawing a Link Between Guest-Worker Programs and Depressed Wages

Drawing a Link Between Guest-Worker Programs and Depressed Wages

Reviewing data released by the federal government, the Pew Research Center last week concluded that U.S. companies planned to pay high-end guest workers salaries in fiscal year 2016 that exceed those earned by comparable American workers. The median salary stated on applications for H-1B visas was $80,000, up 15 percent from the $69,445 median in […]

Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, calls for DOJ investigation of Charlottesville violence

Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, calls for DOJ investigation of Charlottesville violence

Rep. Louie Gohmert said Sunday the Justice Department should investigate Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer and “Unite the Right” rally organizer Jason Kessler for their roles in violent clashes that resulted the death of an anti-racism protester at last Saturday’s rally. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Mr. Gohmert said there […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 12-18/Day 205-211) Week 30

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 12-18/Day 205-211) Week 30

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, August 12 (Day 205): North Korea ‘on standby’ to launch North Korea took its turn Saturday in the country’s escalating, back-and-forth with President Trump, with the state-run newspaper saying leader Kim Jung Un’s revolutionary army is “capable of fighting any war the U.S. wants.” The assertion was made in an […]

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