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Oxnard 4th of July parade photos

By George Miller One of the many Channel Islands Harbor July 4 events, along with the fireworks show, booths, food, kiddie games, etc., was the parade. Kenny Backer, professional photographer and harbor resident, sent us some nice photos of it to use …         More parade photos http://kennybacker.smugmug.com/ Kenny Backer Photography specializes […]

VA Investigators Withholding Yet Another Report From Congress

Conclusions of the latest investigation on the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office will not reach the public, Department of Veterans Affairs officials say. According to officials, releasing the report would violate due process rights of any troublesome employees mentioned in connection with bad behavior, Philly.com reports. Republished with permission–The Daily Caller Foundation: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/ But some members of Congress protested […]

Aaron Starr presented 2 initiatives at Oxnard City Council meeting, on business taxes and streets

Aaron Starr presented 2 initiatives at Oxnard City Council meeting, on business taxes and streets

By George Miller (Update 10:30 p.m.- these were presented tonight)…Two ballot measures/initiatives will be presented tonight by Aaron Starr of Moving Oxnard Forward, including: – Attracting Businesses and Jobs to Oxnard Act. This would greatly reduce the burden of business taxes and encourage more businesses to relocate here and existing ones to stay and/or expand. (needs 1500 […]

Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

  The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its […]

Kathryn Steinle killing fuels outrage over Democrats’ deportation opposition

Kathryn Steinle killing fuels outrage over Democrats’ deportation opposition

The Democratic campaign to relax national, advice state and local deportation policies is fueling outrage ignited by the shocking slaying of a woman in San Francisco by an oft-deported illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte slammed the Obama administration for turning federal requests to detain illegal immigrants into “something […]

CA tech doubles down on driverless cars

CA tech doubles down on driverless cars

By James Poulos . Despite a spate of media attention surrounding a narrowly missed collision between two self-driving prototype vehicles, California companies fielding driverless cars forged ahead, insisting that the developing technology was safe and getting safer. An unexpected trial Both cars in the incident “were equipped with similar technology, including lasers, radar, cameras and computer systems enabling the cars to […]

US Fighter Jets Intercepted Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers On July 4

US Fighter Jets Intercepted Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers On July 4

The Air Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept two pairs of long-range Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons off the coast of Alaska and California Saturday. At 10:30 a.m. EST July 4, the Air Force scrambled two F-22 jets from Alaska to intercept two Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers flying off the coast, reported Fox News. […]

GREECE: 99% of Votes Counted, ‘No’ Vote Set to Win By 61-39

GREECE: 99% of Votes Counted, ‘No’ Vote Set to Win By 61-39

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

The Harbor Department/Ventura Board of Supervisors sneaked a controversial project onto the Tuesday, July 7, 2015 meeting agenda in the confusion of the long 4th of July holiday weekend (when lots of people are on vacation), in an attempt to avoid public scrutiny, says Mike Mercadante of CICA (Channel Islands Community Association).  Read his letter […]

Coming to California? Oregon launches program to tax drivers by the mile: ‘I haven’t been paying my fair share’

Coming to California? Oregon launches program to tax drivers by the mile: ‘I haven’t been paying my fair share’

Oregon is using an experimental program to become the first state to tax drivers based on the miles they travel on state roads rather than the gas they purchase. The voluntary program, called OReGo, is designed to capture taxes from hybrid and electric car drivers who have been able to skirt gas taxes. Oregon’s Department […]