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CA Controller Reports November Revenues Exceed Expectations as Retail Sales Remain Strong

CA Controller Reports November Revenues  Exceed Expectations as Retail Sales Remain Strong

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today California’s total revenues of $8.31 billion for November were $449.8 million above expectations, powered by strong retail sales. Personal income tax (PIT), the largest state revenue source, fell short by nearly $200 million. For the first five months of the 2017-18 fiscal year, total revenues of $40.96 billion […]

On-board Channel Islands Parade of Lights 2017 winner!

On-board Channel Islands Parade of Lights 2017 winner!

By George Miller The Channel Islands Parade of Lights is one of Oxnard’s premier holiday events.  Everything from large yachts down to kayaks are decorated for the Christmas/holiday season and paraded up and down the main channels of the harbor, giving it its most festive look for the year. This year’s theme was “Fairy Tales […]

Tech Companies That Support Net Neutrality Aren’t As Virtuous As You Think

Tech Companies That Support Net Neutrality Aren’t As Virtuous As You Think

Last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai delivered a speech on his plan to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations, which the commission is set to vote on later this month. In the speech, Pai sharply called out social media platforms for virtue signaling their support of a “free and open internet” while simultaneously ramping […]

Legal Action Challenging California’s “Assault Weapon” Regulations

Legal Action Challenging California’s “Assault Weapon” Regulations

Attorneys for four individual gun owners as well as advocacy organizations The Calguns Foundation (CGF), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) filed a new lawsuit and petition for writ of mandate that challenges more than a dozen new “assault weapon” regulations ramrodded into effect by the State of California’s Department […]

What A Week! U.S. Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital and Franken Sort of Resigns; Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 2-8/Day 324-330) Week 46

What A Week! U.S. Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital and Franken Sort of Resigns; Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 2-8/Day 324-330) Week 46

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, December 2  (Day 324): Nation’s Gross Domestic Product hits highest point ever—economy booms The New York Federal Reserve’s tool—Nowcasting Report—for forecasting gross domestic product (GDP) hit its highest point ever on Friday, pointing to a fourth-quarter GDP growth of 3.93 percent.  Prior to the most recent quarter, the Nowcast has […]

2 California companies settle allegations of selling fetal tissue

2 California companies settle allegations of selling fetal tissue

Two California bioscience companies have reached a $7.8 million settlement with the Orange County district attorney’s office over allegations that they illegally sold fetal tissue to companies around …

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Unrelenting winds fanned towering flames Friday in southern California, where hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee multiple devastating fires in the Los Angeles area and new …

California Wildfires Force New Evacuations

California Wildfires Force New Evacuations

New evacuations were ordered in Santa Barbara county in Southern California Sunday morning as the largest wildfire currently burning in the state threatened a number of coastal towns. Residents …

An actor you may have seen in “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Dances With Wolves” has sadly died at 55

An actor you may have seen in “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Dances With Wolves” has sadly died at 55

SPANISH FILMS/YouTube Native American film and TV star Steve Reevis has passed away at the age of 55, the Associated Press is reporting. Reevis appeared on popular movies such as “Twins,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Last of the Dogmen,” “Fargo” and “The Longest Yard.”

UPDATED: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

UPDATED: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

Many Ventura County school districts are planning to be open on Monday, December 11. However, some that have been more severely impacted by the Thomas fire will remain closed. The list below reflects the latest information we have received from the districts. Updates will be posted at www.vcoe.org. ACE Charter High School    OPEN Briggs […]