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Santa Paula: Roses and Rivets Tattoo Art Gallery Coming to Town

Santa Paula: Roses and Rivets Tattoo Art Gallery Coming to Town

 By Sheryl Hamlin In a possible reference to Rosie the Riveter, a potential new business “Roses & Rivets” was considered by the Santa Paula Planning Commission on July 25, 2017. Deputy Planning Director James Mason prefaced item 7.A. by noting that the application from Stephanie Robinson (aka “Sparrow”) is one of the most professional and […]

Firing Jeff Sessions Would Send a Chilling Signal to Trump’s Supporters

Firing Jeff Sessions Would Send a Chilling Signal to Trump’s Supporters

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had a rough few weeks. He already ran afoul of many conservatives last week when he announced that the Department of Justice would increase the usage of federal civil asset forfeiture. This controversial policy, justified as a law enforcement measure, often leads to property being seized from people neither charged […]

Justice Department issues new financial warning to sanctuary cities

Justice Department issues new financial warning to sanctuary cities

The Justice Department issued a new warning to sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying they must prove they fully cooperate with immigration agents in order to claim federal law enforcement grant money. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said jurisdictions that don’t allow federal agents into their prisons and jails, and that refuse to give at least 48 hours’ […]

As debate opens on Obamacare bill, Senate quickly rejects the first Republican amendment

As debate opens on Obamacare bill, Senate quickly rejects the first Republican amendment

WASHINGTON—After Senate Republicans agreed to open debate Tuesday to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, they quickly shot down what was once their leading proposal for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans rejected their revised bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, despite having added a provision from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, favored by conservatives and another from […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Pakistani IT guy arrested at airport

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Pakistani IT guy arrested at airport

Well, this doesn’t look odd at all, does it? Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology guy, the Pakistani-born Imran Awan – who was under investigation by the FBI for theft and cybersecurity-tied abuses – was arrested at Dulles International Airport as he tried to flee the country. And now Democrats are rushing to defend him, […]

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for State Government, CSU, and Superior Courts

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for State Government, CSU, and Superior Courts

Which positions received the highest salaries at state government agencies, California State Universities (CSU), and county courts last year? The answers are on State Controller Betty T. Yee’s Government Compensation in California website, updated today with 2016 self-reported salary data for more than 385,000 positions and $21 billion in wages.  Users of the site can: […]

Simi Valley Man faces 11 Years for Inflicting Corporal Injury on Spouse and Child Endangerment

Simi Valley Man faces 11 Years for Inflicting Corporal Injury on Spouse and Child Endangerment

Jeffrey Michael Lindquist (DOB 05/04/1971), of Simi Valley, guilty of inflicting corporal injury on his spouse, dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and child endangerment.  The jury also found true the special allegation that Lindquist personally inflicted great bodily injury upon his spouse. On March 28, 2015, at approximately 12:00 a.m., officers of the […]

Senate votes to proceed onto GOP health bill

Senate votes to proceed onto GOP health bill

By Tom Howell Jr.  The Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a health care bill, acceding to President Trump’s demands and opening the door to Republican plans to repeal Obamacare on a partisan basis after a series of false starts. GOP leaders swept aside opposition from every Democrat and two Republicans in a gripping, 50-to-50 vote to take […]

Oxnard to take up “sanctuary city” resolution 7-25-17

Oxnard to take up “sanctuary city” resolution 7-25-17

By George Miller According to the U.S. census records, 74% of the population of Oxnard CA is of Latino extraction, as of the 2010 census. The records don’t indicate it accurately, but many are first generation or foreign born. Most have come here mostly for economic reasons- jobs are more scarce south of the border, […]

Trump cheered, Obama booed: Boy Scouts know their friend

Trump cheered, Obama booed: Boy Scouts know their friend

President Donald Trump received big-time cheers during delivery of remarks at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree. Barack Obama, however? Not so much. “By the way, just a question,” Trump said to the crowd, The Hill reported. “Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” Let the boos begin – and they did. “The […]

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