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State Treasurer refinances state bond debt, saves taxpayers $270 million

State Treasurer refinances state bond debt, saves taxpayers $270 million

. The State of California has found a way to save $270 million — without budget cuts or raising taxes. State Treasurer John Chiang recently announced that his office had completed the sale of $1.93 billion in general obligation bonds, which will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars of savings to taxpayers. Like homeowners refinancing […]

Camarillo – State of the City 2015

Camarillo – State of the City 2015

By Logan McFadden Mayor Bill Little spoke on a wide range of topics at the Camarillo City Hall on Tuesday, September 22nd. Bottom line, the city is meeting its water conservation goal set by Governor Brown’s Executive Order, growing through new residential and commercial projects, and maintaining a strong financial position. The Mayor led off […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Cuts Red Tape in Permitting Solar Systems

Santa Paula Planning Commission: Cuts Red Tape in Permitting Solar Systems

By Sheryl Hamlin  Solar Permitting Process At the September 22, 2015 Santa Paula Planning Commission, the agenda included an ordinance to bring the citys permitting process in compliance with AB2188 (Murastachi 2014): A summary and background of the measure can be read here. During the discussion, the commissioners asked several important questions: Commission Sommer asked […]

Santa Paula East Area One Becomes Master Planned Community

Santa Paula East Area One Becomes Master Planned Community

By Sheryl Hamlin  On the city council agenda for Monday, September 21st, item number 11 described modifications to the East Area One Specific Plan. The Specific Plan was approved earlier this year. Notices were mailed per legal requirements. Such a notice means that the council will take an action to modify a previously approved action […]

Oxnard Council- coastal plan update funding, gang prevention program, budget

Oxnard Council- coastal plan update funding, gang prevention program, budget

By George Miller Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting September 15, 2015 06h 06m Agenda Minutes Video Coastal Plan The Council approved up to $383,358 for Rincon Consultants for preparation of the Comprehensive Local Coastal Program update. It was mentioned that Planner Chris Williamson, who has been critical to the city’s efforts here, […]

Take Back America Presidential Candidate Forum videos

Take Back America Presidential Candidate Forum videos

Mexican, Central American immigrants slower to assimilate in U.S.

Mexican, Central American immigrants slower to assimilate in U.S.

Immigrants overall do rather well at assimilating into the U.S., see but there are major differences – particularly for poor Mexican and Central American immigrants, whose families lag behind the kind of integration the U.S. has prided itself on for decades, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said in a report Monday. Immigrants […]

Sacramento sends Brown sweeping medical pot regulations

Sacramento sends Brown sweeping medical pot regulations

. Marking the end of one era and the start of a new one, Sacramento lawmakers sent legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would revolutionize California’s approach to legal medical marijuana. Together, Assembly Bills 266 and 243, along with Senate Bill 643, were dubbed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act — the culmination of an unprecedented effort to “draft […]

A Former Oxnard Finance Director disputes retiree honors

A Former Oxnard Finance Director disputes retiree honors

 Editor’s note: This email to about 30 people is published with permission of Phil Molina, former Oxnard Finance Director (left 1999), whistleblower, who was fired, harassed, sued the city, won a substantial settlement on multiple appeals in federal court. He added to us that he is not singling out Grace Hoffman, but that she is the last […]

Illegal immigrant detention centers rife with abuses, U.S. Civil Rights Commission report finds

Illegal immigrant detention centers rife with abuses, U.S. Civil Rights Commission report finds

  The way the government detains illegal immigrants often breaks fundamental constitutional guarantees, drugs and holding whole families in detention is a particularly harsh abuse of human rights, find the U.S. Civil Rights Commission said in a controversial new report Thursday, abortion wading deeply into the immigration debate. Some detention facilities – both government-run and […]