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Oxnard power struggle over financial controls and authority

Oxnard power struggle over financial controls and authority

By George Miller New Treasurer Phil Molina fighting to keep campaign promises, improve internal controls, running up against rival departments, tradition, arguments of timeliness, confidentiality, City priorities. Eadie + Paine LLC, Oxnard’s auditors, came with 111 negative audit “findings” last year, allegedly an unprecedented number, exceeding that of even the most notorious state bankrupted cities. […]

Single-Payer Health Care Bill Proposed In California

Single-Payer Health Care Bill Proposed In California

With the future of health care in the United States uncertain, lawmakers in California have proposed a bill to revamp the system in the Golden State. Two Democratic senators, Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins, planned Friday to introduce the Healthy California Act. The bill was short on details regarding how it would be executed, according […]

U.S. DOE to Hold Public Hearings on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Cleanup of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone at Santa Susana Field Lab 

U.S. DOE to Hold Public Hearings on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Cleanup of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone at Santa Susana Field Lab 

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold two public meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for cleanup of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) in Ventura County, Calif. The Draft EIS examines a range of approaches to clean up contamination at a […]

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

George Miller So, here is a list   GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1)        GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1) of Oxnard’s near-term accounts payable “warrants” (as opposed to checks. Do you know the difference*?).  So, why is this even “news” today? Well, for one thing, the City’s tight financial situation means that these are […]

Thousand Oaks Council Reviews Projects — Remembers First Female Mayor

Thousand Oaks Council Reviews Projects — Remembers First Female Mayor

By Kevin Harris On Tuesday night, February 14, 2017, the Thousand Oaks City Council met to discuss and vote on city business, before adjourning to enjoy Valentines Day cheer with family and loved ones. In a much more streamlined and focused session than the previous one (Jan. 24, 2017), the Council accepted a detailed project […]

City of Ventura: Employee and Supervisor of the Year announced

City of Ventura: Employee and Supervisor of the Year announced

On February 15 the City of Ventura held an awards ceremony and recognized nineteen employees nominated for 2016 Employee or Supervisor of the Year. These awards acknowledge city employees who are role models for public service and exemplify the city’s commitment to excellence. The thirteen nominees for Employee of the Year were: Ashley Bautista – […]

Trump Will Issue Revised Executive Order On Refugees

Trump Will Issue Revised Executive Order On Refugees

The Trump administration will issue a new order on the admission of refugees from states with high instances of terror, after the original order’s shoddy drafting and implementation solicited a bevy of court challenges. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling temporarily suspending the order’s implementation last week. In a […]

Santa Paula: Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Meeting

Santa Paula: Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Meeting

By Sheryl Hamlin February 23, 2017: Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Meeting Location: 814 Main Street, Santa Paula, 9:00 am Representatives from United Water Conservation District and Calleguas Water will be speaking about new ideas for water in the county. Click here for the full agenda. Susan Mulligan from Calleguas recently spoke at Supervisor Bennett’s […]

Oxnard Police Department Release Crime Stats for City

Oxnard Police Department Release Crime Stats for City

The FBI gathers crime statistics from law enforcement agencies each year as part of their Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.  The UCR Program collects data on four violent crime and four property crime categories.  The purpose of the program is to generate a reliable set of crime statistics for use by law enforcement.  The Oxnard […]

Fed Agency Orders Major Probe Into California’s Faulty Dam

Fed Agency Orders Major Probe Into California’s Faulty Dam

The federal agency responsible for regulating the nation’s power grid ordered California to open an investigation into a massive dam failure that forced thousands of people to relocate down stream. Cheryl LaFleur, chairwoman for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), told reporters Tuesday night the commission is monitoring the Oroville Dam. It’s currently hitting flood […]