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Dan Rydberg appointed Oxnard Public Works Director and Keith Brooks Information Technology Director

Dan Rydberg appointed Oxnard Public Works Director and Keith Brooks Information Technology Director

By Dan Pinedo & George Miller Oxnard continues to upgrade city staff …. Daniel Rydberg Oxnard City Manager announced the appointment of Daniel Rydberg as Public Works Director. He is no stranger to the department, having been the Interim Director. Mr. Rydberg joined city staff in 2001. He worked as a Senior Civil Engineer, in the […]

Adams Canyon Sale: Windfall for Ventura County

Adams Canyon Sale: Windfall for Ventura County

By Sheryl Hamlin As reported earlier, the 4658.64 acre property consisting of eighteen (18) parcels starting at Foothill road and extending into the canyons was sold at auction. The auction price was $6 million. According to the auctioneer, the property did close on December 18, 2015 as planned, but the auctioneer did not reveal the final […]

Private firm SpaceX launches 11 satellites, makes vertical earth landing

Private firm SpaceX launches 11 satellites, makes vertical earth landing

California company SpaceX, after many successes -and some spectacular failures- hit a home run this week: Successful launch carrying 11 satellites Vertical landing of a returning spacecraft to earth (reusability) One of lowest cost missions ever   WATCH mission video: Employee reactions: http://www.spacex.com/falcon9 DECEMBER 21, 2015 BACKGROUND ON TONIGHT’S LAUNCH A lot about how things […]

U.S. deports fewer illegals, criminals as Obama amnesty kicks in

U.S. deports fewer illegals, criminals as Obama amnesty kicks in

Controller Betty Yee publishes salary data for cities, counties

Controller Betty Yee publishes salary data for cities, counties

Santa Paula: Holiday Planning Commission Meeting

Santa Paula: Holiday Planning Commission Meeting

By Sheryl Hamlin Citing schedule conflicts, the Santa Paula Planning Commission met on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm for its regularly scheduled meeting. There was no meeting in October or November 2015. There were two commissioners absent at this meeting: Mr. Wacker and Mr. Robinson. Present were Mr. Ikerd (chair), Mr. Demers and […]

Obama Welcoming Committee at the San Bernardino International Airport

Obama Welcoming Committee at the San Bernardino International Airport

By George Miller Groups protest Obama, ISIS, policies on terrorism and immigration The news today was about the Obamas’ Friday visit (on their way to an annual Hawaiian vacation) to Indian Springs High School with the families of the victims of the ISIS-inspired San Bernandino shootings. Obama used the visit to console the families, assure people that they will […]

David Daleiden, abortion fetal tissue video producer, faces lawsuit over privacy rights

David Daleiden, abortion fetal tissue video producer, faces lawsuit over privacy rights

Were this year’s undercover videos on abortion clinics and fetal tissue harvesting a public service by an investigative journalism team or an invasion of an abortion rights group’s privacy that now exposes its members and allies to danger? A federal judge in California will hear arguments Friday on these and other issues in a lawsuit […]

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

By John Hrabe . A tenfold increase in the initiative filing fee was supposed to reduce the number of long-shot proposals in circulation. “The updated filing fee set by this bill will deter frivolous submissions,” Assemblyman Evan Low, author the new initiative fee increase, said in a September press release. “We live in California, the cradle of direct democracy, […]

Treasurer Grants Incentives To Electric Vehicle and Aerospace Companies

Treasurer Grants Incentives To Electric Vehicle and Aerospace Companies

Financing Authority Seeks More Funding To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing An economic development agency chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang on Tuesday approved nearly $40 million worth of sales tax exclusions for California’s leading electric vehicle maker and a fast-growing space satellite manufacturer. The action by the California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority underscores […]