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“DON’T Send Your Child Back to School”?  New VUSD Superintendent Receives Explosive Report and Debate Invite at First Board Meeting

“DON’T Send Your Child Back to School”?   New VUSD Superintendent Receives Explosive  Report and Debate Invite at First Board Meeting

by CJ Staff David Creswell no doubt expected a strong welcome to Ventura at his first Ventura Unified School Board meeting on August 8. But the message delivered to the new superintendent by the meeting’s first speaker was totally unanticipated, stunning the Board and audience into silence. Paul White, a member of community organization QOL-Ventura.org, forcefully […]

CNN Accidentally Makes The Case For Limiting Immigration

CNN Accidentally Makes The Case For Limiting Immigration

CNN joined the ranks Thursday of The Washington Post, The New York Times and other national media outlets in warning about the supposedly harmful economic effects of the RAISE Act, a Trump administration-backed bill to reduce legal immigration levels by half over a decade. In a report titled “Trump immigration plan to cost 4.6 million […]

CalPERS’ divestment goals in crosshairs as coal stocks soar

CalPERS’ divestment goals in crosshairs as coal stocks soar

by Steven Greenhut A newly released report from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System confirms that, fulfilling the Legislature’s directive to divest from coal-related investments, the pension fund has now largely exited from coal stocks. But as news reports this week suggest, this “socially responsible” investment policy has come at a price, as coal stocks soar under the […]

NYT’s ‘Leaked’ Bombshell Climate Report Was Actually Public for Months

NYT’s ‘Leaked’ Bombshell Climate Report Was Actually Public for Months

A draft government climate assessment The New York Times “obtained” and claims is not yet public has actually been available online since January, according to scientists who worked on the report. The Times reportedly obtained a draft copy of the upcoming National Climate Assessment, quoting unnamed scientists who feared “the Trump administration could change or […]

CA Controller Reports Encouraging July Revenues

CA Controller Reports Encouraging July Revenues

SACRAMENTO—California started the 2017-18 fiscal year with encouraging revenues, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today, with total revenues of $6.09 billion in July exceeding projections in the state budget approved in June by $188.8 million, or 3.2 percent. Total revenues in July 2017 were $667.9 million higher than in July 2016. In July, each […]

Animal abuser ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution

Animal abuser ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell ordered Spencer Whitewood (DOB 05/23/1996) to pay $22,461 in restitution after he was convicted for a felony violation of Penal Code section 597(a), Cruelty to an Animal. On November 10, 2015, Whitewood was left home alone with his roommate’s dog, an […]

The Climate Science Special Report

The Climate Science Special Report

By George Miller There has been much controversy about the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s draft quadrennial Climate Science Special Report submitted by the Obama administration in its final days. Some have objected that it wasn’t released for examination and comments. But it turns out that it was made available online months ago. We requested, […]

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s Staff to visit City of Oxnard Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF), Friday, August 11, 2017

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s Staff to visit City of Oxnard Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF), Friday, August 11, 2017

By George Miller We understand that CA State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s staff members will be taken on a tour of Oxnard’s Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF). The meeting will take place at the facility, at 5700 South Perkins Road, Oxnard, CA, this Friday, August 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Interim Public Works Director Ng Thien will […]

Gun owners warned to stay away from California

Gun owners warned to stay away from California

California’s state capitol building in Sacramento WASHINGTON – Some states have been more willing than others to allow citizens to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms. But there’s one state that is considered dangerous even to visit due to its restrictions on that constitutional right. The Second Amendment Foundation has issued a travel […]

Supt. John Puglisi: A Look At Rio Schools (2017-2018)

Supt. John Puglisi: A Look At Rio Schools (2017-2018)

By Michael Hernandez (Editor’s Note:  The first Rio School District Board of Trustees meeting for 2017-2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. at the District Board Room on 3300 Cortez Street, Oxnard, CA 93036.  Board of Trustees meetings are held every third Wednesday.  The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 22.) […]