Home » Archives by category » News (Page 3)

The Gorsuch Hearings Are Starting. Here’s What To Expect.

The Gorsuch Hearings Are Starting. Here’s What To Expect.

Judge Neil Gorsuch will appear before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary beginning Monday, as the panel mulls whether to recommend his nomination to the full Senate. Thus far, Gorsuch has glided through the nomination process. His glittering resume, which now bears the “well-qualified” imprimatur of the American Bar Association, has foreclosed several lines of […]

San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected San Francisco’s attempt to scuttle a major Pacific Legal Foundation court victory for the city’s landlords. At issue was PLF’s federal district court victory in 2014 over the city’s since-repealed Tenant Relocation Ordinance, a confiscatory law that barred landlords from removing their units from the rental […]

Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million to help replace Flint’s badly eroded and damaged water infrastructure. The funding was provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 and enables the beleaguered city to replace its decaying lead water pipes. Michigan is providing the required 20 percent match of $20 […]

Disney Coughs Up $3.8 Million For Violating Minimum Wage Laws

Disney Coughs Up $3.8 Million For Violating Minimum Wage Laws

Walt Disney Co. has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages, after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the company in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Some 16,339 hotel and time-share management employees will receive a portion of the near $4 million pay out. The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division […]

Lawmakers warn judges ruling on travel bans against exceeding power

Lawmakers warn judges ruling on travel bans against exceeding power

This week’s rulings against President Trump’s revised executive order on travel and refugees have sparked heated pushback from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who say judges have crossed the line to become adversaries of this White House – and suggested retribution could be coming. Even some judges seemed worried about the tenor of recent rulings, saying […]

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to Washington next week amid increasing discussion of how proposals offered by President Donald Trump and congressional leaders will affect the state. The governor’s four-day trip, which begins Monday, will be his first in-person effort to get a closer look at a variety of efforts by GOP leaders […]

Rematch coming of high-profile 2014 race for state superintendent of public instruction

Rematch coming of high-profile 2014 race for state superintendent of public instruction

by James Poulos The most expensive contest on the 2014 California ballot is set to return next year. “Marshall Tuck, who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent schools chief Tom Torlakson in a contentious 2014 race that became a proxy fight over a lawsuit on teacher job protections, will run again for state superintendent of public instruction,” the Sacramento Bee […]

Member of Oxnard’s Bad Habits Gang convicted by Jury for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Member of Oxnard’s Bad Habits Gang convicted by Jury for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Daniel Alvarez (DOB 3/23/93), of Oxnard, was convicted by a jury of one count of assault with a deadly weapon. The jury also found true a special allegation that Alvarez committed the assault for the benefit of and in association with a criminal street gang. Alvarez was an active member of the Bad Habits criminal street […]

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

By George Miller Oxnard had horrible financial records. This is not just a matter of opinion, but is documented by multiple outside financial and operational auditors, as well as statements by the City Manager and key staff.  Based on a recent audit, things are much better now, but there are still major problems. The Treasurers’s election race last […]

Norovirus Cases in Ventura County

Norovirus Cases in Ventura County

Ventura County Public Health was notified on Wednesday, March 8th of multiple students in the Oxnard-based El Rio school district, with complaints of nausea and vomiting. An investigation was initiated by Ventura County Public Health, in conjunction with Ventura County Environmental Health. Infection control measures were implemented and reinforced throughout the investigation. Ventura County Public […]