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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 […]

Sheriff’s Office Requests Help in Identifying Murder Victims

Sheriff’s Office Requests Help in Identifying Murder Victims

Editor’s Note: Some readers may find the images at the end of this article disturbing  By Tim Pompey The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office called a press conference on Wednesday, September 30 at the Thousand Oaks Sheriff’s Station to ask the public’s assistance in identifying two female murder victims who were killed in Westlake Village (Ventura […]

Ventura County prepares for disaster

Ventura County prepares for disaster

By Debra Tash Today Ventura County staff was tasked with handling a “Storm Day” event.  Out in the field and at the government center, they were put through their paces in an exercise to hone their ability to deal with a natural disaster. With predictions high for an El Nino winter, Public Works Director Jeff […]

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood president, says videos were entrapment

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood president, says videos were entrapment

Planned Parenthood insisted it didn’t break any laws and was the subject of an effort to “entrap” it, but the organization’s president, Cecile Richards, struggled Tuesday to defend the need for hundreds of millions of dollars in new federal funding every year. Ms. Richards fiercely defended Planned Parenthood against accusations from Republicans on the House […]

McCarthy poised for House Speakership

McCarthy poised for House Speakership

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Approves Todd Road Jail Expansion Funding

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Approves Todd Road Jail Expansion Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin In 2014, the Ventura County Sheriff had applied for a grant to build an extension to the Todd Road Jail located just outside the city limits of Santa Paula, but was turned down due to an application error. Also in 2014, the sheriff hired a consultant to provide a Needs Assessment Analysis […]

Aiden Wright, 7, turns in $8K he found on playground

Aiden Wright, 7, turns in $8K he found on playground

A 7-year-old Massachusetts boy has found himself $100 richer after he did the right thing and turned in $8, healing 000 that he found Saturday at the top of a playground slide. Aiden Wright was playing at Memorial Park in Salem, Massachusetts, when he found the stack of $100 bills as he was going down […]