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The Chinese are Coming- Representatives of Thousand Oaks sister city to visit area

The Chinese are Coming- Representatives of Thousand Oaks sister city to visit area

By Daniel Gelman A delegation of Chinese regional government officials from Qingdao Shibei District will visit the City of Thousand Oaks from February 26-28 to inaugurate a “Sister City” relationship. According to Rosemary Licata (photo- below right) of Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated, buy cialis the purpose of the visit is to promote a long […]

Oxnard: Annual financial report, Fire station deleted from NE Plan, $12MM more for Terrazza de las Cortes, shorter meetings promised

Oxnard: Annual financial report, Fire station deleted from NE Plan, $12MM more for Terrazza de las Cortes, shorter meetings promised

By George Miller The second City Council meeting of the year was fairly eventful.                   Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting January 14, 2014 05h 06m Agenda Minutes Video . . The most notable items covered were: Oxnard Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)  This […]

Simi Valley Council briefed on drought by Calleguas General Manager

Simi Valley Council briefed on drought by Calleguas General Manager

By Debra Tash Susan Mulligan, ampoule General Manager, ambulance for Calleguas Mutual Water District http://www.calleguas.com/index.html did a brief presentation to update the council and community on the current drought and how it affects our area at the 1/27/14 Council meeting.  Calleguas is a water wholesaler, site buying its supply from the Metropolitan Water District.   Ms. […]

Ranking of states by fiscal condition

Ranking of states by fiscal condition

Good news- at least we’re not #50. New research from Sarah Arnett examines states’ abilities to meet their financial obligations in the face of state budget challenges that have far outlasted the Great Recession. Fiscal simulations by the Government Accountability Office suggest that despite recent gains in tax revenues and pension assets, the long-term outlook […]

California microstamping law to halt pistol sales in California?

California microstamping law to halt pistol sales in California?

By George Miller Back in 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill which mandates “microstamping” of gun serial numbers on casings of all cartridges fired  from all models of pistols sold after current certifications expire. On one hand, it would make it easier to trace criminal activity back to criminals.  There was also much opposition […]

Albertsons Moorpark market and 10 others to close

Albertsons Moorpark market and 10 others to close

By Debra Tash February 20th 2014: The Albertson’s located at 475 W Los Angeles Ave. in Moorpark will be closing.  The store is one of eleven that will be shuttered in Albertson’s Southern California division. The store had unperformed and is being liquidated starting January 21st 2014.  Those with ongoing prescriptions filled at the onsite Savon’s are […]

Update on Moorpark West Studios Project

Update on Moorpark West Studios Project

By Debra Tash At their November 20th 2013 meeting the Moorpark City Council took a formal stand against a gas fired power generating plant proposed for the property just north of where the Moorpark West Studios would be constructed. http://citizensjournal.us/moorpark-nixes-new-power-plant/ The Council strengthened their opposition at their January 15th 2014 meeting by reaffirming the development […]

Westlake- Miller Ranch Project Comes Closer to Realization

Westlake- Miller Ranch Project Comes Closer to Realization

By Daniel Gelman “So often, pharm especially at the federal level right now, pharmacy we see people not coming together and not finding solutions,” said Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Jacqui Irwin at the council meeting on Tuesday, January 14. She was referring to the finalization of an agreement between KSK Development of Studio City, and […]

Impact of Drought Emergency on one of Ventura County’s largest industries- agriculture

Impact of Drought Emergency on one of Ventura County’s largest industries- agriculture

By John Krist Subject: Re: FOLLOW-UP Breaking News: Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency   The drought’s immediate impact is felt most acutely by our livestock producers, who rely on natural forage. Without rain, there’s no grass, and that means they must either buy supplemental feed or sell off their stock. For the irrigated agriculture sector, the impact […]

Entertainment industry expert proves biblical/moral-friendly movies make more $$$

Entertainment industry expert proves biblical/moral-friendly movies make more $$$

By George Miller The 2013 Movieguide Report to the Entertainment Industry, 79 pages and covering 288 movies, offers hard, numerical proof that more movies with content supporting biblical and moral values do well at the box office than those which don’t, a remarkable statement given what we’re hearing and seeing. (photo: http://www.alltheragedecor.com/rentals/hollywood/gold-metal-movie-reel) When I saw this […]