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Santa Paula City Council Part Two: 2015/2016 Budget

Santa Paula City Council Part Two: 2015/2016 Budget

By Sheryl Hamlin In Part One covering the June 1, 2015 Santa Paula City Council meeting, three items were considered:  Street Repair, Delinquent Bills and Low-Cost Housing. In Part Two, the council discussion of the proposed 2015/2016 budget will be reviewed. Recall that the special March 21, 2015 council session was devoted to citizen input […]

Obama favorability below all living White House predecessors, poll shows

Obama favorability below all living White House predecessors, poll shows

President Obama’s favorability is now below that of all his other living predecessors in the White House, including former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, according to a new poll. Americans were split, 49 percent to 49 percent, on Mr. Obama, while 52 percent had a favorable opinion of Mr. Bush compared to 43 […]

CA Controller Finds Lack of Finance Authority Oversight by Association of Bay Area Governments: Possible misuse of funds

CA Controller Finds Lack of Finance Authority  Oversight by Association of Bay Area Governments: Possible misuse of funds

Editors Note: Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is Northern California’s equivalent to our governing body here, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced the results of her team’s review of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), finding that a lack of internal controls in administration of an […]

TSA chief ousted after airport security flunks test, misses most weapons, explosives

TSA chief ousted after airport security flunks test, misses most weapons, explosives

The acting chief of the Transportation Security Administration was ousted late Monday night after an embarrassing new report found that airport security officers badly failed a new test, viagra missing almost every firearm and explosive investigators tried to sneak by them. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the move, buy cialis saying Melvin Carraway had […]

T.O. Council vote so far: Jones, McCoy, Roundtree, Rasheed

T.O. Council vote so far: Jones, McCoy, Roundtree, Rasheed

Santa Paula City Council: Street Repair. Delinquent Bills, Low-Cost Housing and 2015/2016 Budget

Santa Paula City Council: Street Repair. Delinquent Bills, Low-Cost Housing and 2015/2016 Budget

By Sheryl Hamlin The June 1, 2015 Santa Paula City council meeting covered several disparate topics. This article is the first in a multi-part series about this meeting. Water and Sewer Renovation Combined with Street Repair Item F on the Consent Calendar was described as follows: Because of the large amount of the item, $341,509, […]

CA Senate votes to let undocumented immigrants buy health insurance

CA Senate votes to let undocumented immigrants buy health insurance

NSA phone program doomed as Senate passes USA Freedom Act

NSA phone program doomed as Senate passes USA Freedom Act

The National Security Agency’s phone-snooping program is on its last legs after senators approved the USA Freedom Act Tuesday, rewriting the sweeping Patriot Act to ban bulk collection of Americans’ data and adding more transparency checks to the secret court that oversees intelligence gathering in the hopes of heading off future surprises.   Read more […]

Local beaches open- tar balls normal

Local beaches open- tar balls normal

By George Miller Since the Refugio oil spill, there have been millions of words written, alarms sounded, politicians moaning- and that’s good. We don’t want oil spills fouling our waters and wish to avoid recurrences. But, has this gone “overboard?” Although the spill was significant, even the largest in SoCal nearly a half century, it was […]

FBI keeps tabs on cellphones with aircraft despite Patriot Act expiration

FBI keeps tabs on cellphones with aircraft despite Patriot Act expiration

Not all surveillance tools were lost to the FBI after the expiration of the Patriot Act on Sunday. The national law enforcement agency still operates an air force of low-flying planes that can identify individuals thousands of feet below by the cellphones they carry, and all without a judge’s approval. The spy planes capture video, […]