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Newsom unveils gun initiative

Newsom unveils gun initiative

By James Poulos . Thrusting himself to the forefront of America’s campaign-season controversy around access to firearms, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom seized the opportunity to define the 2018 gubernatorial race early, proposing a ballot initiative that would usher in sweeping new gun laws. Although Newsom’s liberal bona fides were not in question, analysts observed that his calculated […]

Camarillo City Council: Special Meeting Called – Camarillo Springs Project: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Camarillo City Council: Special Meeting Called – Camarillo Springs Project: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

By Logan McFadden At the City Council meeting on October 14th, the Council took under consideration a proposed Agreement among the City of Camarillo, Camarillo Springs Common Area Association, and hillside property owners regarding a project to address the hillside above the Camarillo Springs community. Several homes sustained significant damage from debris flows as a […]

CA confronts a Prop. 47 crime wave

CA confronts a Prop. 47 crime wave

By James Poulos . Nearly a year after California voters overwhelmingly agreed to lessen sentences and release inmates convicted of minor crimes, statistical and anecdotal evidence has cast doubt on the wisdom of Proposition 47. A souring trend Change has been swift, but results have been mixed, with little to suggest the dynamic is soon to […]

Obama freezes drilling in Arctic until 2017

Obama freezes drilling in Arctic until 2017

Citing “low industry interest, sickness ” the Interior Department announced a freeze Friday on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska until at least 2017. Interior said it was canceling future lease sales and will not extend current leases, buy cialis following an announcement Sept. 28 by Royal Dutch Shell that it […]

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: AB 109 Public Safety Realignment

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: AB 109 Public Safety Realignment

By Sheryl Hamlin The October 13, 2015 Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting was held off-site in the council chambers of Santa Paula. This is the fourth installment in a series about this meeting. Previous installments covered: Public Comments, County Health and Santa Paula Creek. Item 17, the Public Safety Realignment Implementation Update report, was […]

Oxnard fails to commemorate (as required by agreement) bystander slain by police

Oxnard fails to commemorate (as required by agreement) bystander slain by police

by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo, 10-14-15 Editor’s note: This is reproduced in its entirety, because it is newsworthy. The opinions therein are not presented as factual. VC STAR: OXNARD FAILS TO COMMEMORATE BYSTANDER SLAIN BY POLICE OXNARD, Calif. – Oxnard officials failed to recognize an anti-violence day Tuesday as required by a settlement with the […]

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Santa Paula Creek Project

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Santa Paula Creek Project

By Sheryl Hamlin This is the third report from the October 13, 2015 Special Off-site meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Report one is available here. Report two is available here. Peter Sheydayi, Deputy Director of the Watershed Protection District of Ventura County (Part of Public Works) presented the history, current status and […]

Russian Hackers Expose ‘Critical Vulnerability’ In Adobe Flash Player

Russian Hackers Expose ‘Critical Vulnerability’ In Adobe Flash Player

The Russian hacker group Pawn Storm is using a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player to install malware on targeted users’ computers, Trend Micro researchers reported Tuesday. Pawn Storm “is the most significant cyber-espionage threat to the U.S. government and her NATO partners,” Trend Micro’s chief cybersecurity officer, Tom Kellermann, said in an email to The […]

Voters will confront more bonds on 2016 ballot

Voters will confront more bonds on 2016 ballot

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Health Care Agency

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Health Care Agency

By Sheryl Hamlin Babies are our Business… This is the second report from the October 13, 2015 Ventura County Off-Site Special Meeting in Santa Paula. To read the first report, click here. Barry Fisher of Ventura’s Health Care Agency presented the agency he directs. He reported that Mrs. Hicks’ problem with Blue Cross as reported […]