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Oxnard mismanagement of “assessment districts” causes furor

Oxnard mismanagement of “assessment districts” causes furor

By George Miller Oxnard’s West Village Neighborhood Council met to complain, scope out and plan response to problems with assessment districts in their neighborhood. Mike Gleason, Phil Molina, Phil Durante, Nancy Kobashigawa, Jann Correll and others were present, including a CitizensJournal.us reporter. Larger map than above: oxnard maps of assessment distScan0079 Over the years, there have been disputes […]

Anti-vax referendum push falls short

Anti-vax referendum push falls short

By James Poulos . The drive to restore California’s vaccination exemptions through the state referendum process has failed. At stake was Senate Bill 277, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on a wave of concern that “herd immunity” among California children was compromised by a growing anti-vaccination trend. Coauthored by state Sens. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, and Ben Allen, D-Redondo […]

Poll: Voters hesitant on potential 2016 tax hike initiatives

Poll: Voters hesitant on potential 2016 tax hike initiatives

Chris Mintz, heroic vet, speaks after being shot 7 times: ‘I just hope everyone else is ok’

Chris Mintz, heroic vet, speaks after being shot 7 times: ‘I just hope everyone else is ok’

Chris Mintz, the Army veteran and Umpqua Community College student who charged the shooter at the Oregon college, is awake and recovering at a hospital after having seven bullets removed from his body. “I just hope that everyone else is OK,” Mr. Mintz, 30, told ABC News on Friday morning. “I’m just worried about everyone […]

Oxnard Multicultural Festival lives up to its name

Oxnard Multicultural Festival lives up to its name

By George Miller This year’s festival offered crafts, food, music, dancing, service organizations, business and national exhibits, which were mostly staffed by ethnic locals.  We have amazing diversity in Oxnard, so no problem finding enthusiastic volunteers. The festival was held at College Park on Rose Ave. The good news is that it was in a population […]

Stalled Unemployment Spells Bad News For The Economy

Stalled Unemployment Spells Bad News For The Economy

Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

. Redevelopment is back in California. Four years after Governor Jerry Brown led the effort to eliminate redevelopment agencies, the governor has changed his mind, signing legislation to restore the controversial institutions and their power to use eminent domain. Earlier this month, Gov. Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2, which grants local governments the power […]

Record 95 Million Americans Not in Labor Force: Participation rate lowest in 38 years

Record 95 Million Americans Not in Labor Force: Participation rate lowest in 38 years

News report courtesy of CNSNews.com A record 94, malady 610,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — an increase of 579,000 from August — and the labor force participation rate reached its lowest point in 38 years, with 62.4 percent of the U.S. population either holding a job or actively seeking […]

Oregon shooting: Obama demands action on guns, blames Washington for ‘routine’ mass shootings

Oregon shooting: Obama demands action on guns, blames Washington for ‘routine’ mass shootings

A visibly shaken and angry President Obama on Thursday attacked the American gun lobby, treat scolded the media and demanded that Congress take concrete action to stop the rash of recent mass shootings, ed which he said have “become routine” and are the pure result of inaction by lawmakers in Washington. Speaking in the briefing […]

CA asset forfeiture reform fails

CA asset forfeiture reform fails

. After passing the state Senate overwhelmingly, California’s bipartisan attempt to reform asset forfeiture laws ran aground in the Assembly, victim of a powerful lobbying campaign conducted by law enforcement and its allies. Golden State cops teamed with prosecutors to sink the legislation once it became clear that the Senate vote had made it a viable […]