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Open letter to the Ventura Mayor, Council and City Manager–Quit wasting our money

Open letter to the Ventura Mayor, Council and City Manager–Quit wasting our money

Mayor, City Council and City Manager, I agree wholeheartedly with the Ventura Taxpayers Association that an oversight committee is needed for the Ventura Water Department given the level of planned capital expenditures ($451 million) and the recent Water Department/City missteps – specifically the $55 million Heal the Bay lawsuit related to the dumping of treated […]

Possible DUI–car crashes into Ruby’s Cafe at Oxnard Blvd. and 4th St.

Possible DUI–car crashes into Ruby’s Cafe at Oxnard Blvd. and 4th St.

Suspect arrested for attempted murder–Oxnard

Suspect arrested for attempted murder–Oxnard

3:09 PM, rx Oxnard Police Officers responded to a call of a stabbing victim and a possible traffic collision in the 4500 block of Reeder Avenue. When officers arrived, sale they contacted the victim, a 27 year old Oxnard resident. The victim had been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and […]

Hollywood Comics come to Thousand Oaks–April 5th

Hollywood Comics come to Thousand Oaks–April 5th

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Some of Hollywood’s funniest headlining comics will be presenting an evening of entertainment on Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, located at 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks.  The evening features seven comedians in an hour and a half show offered in an intimate […]

ALERT – Common Core – Smarter Balance Pilot Test Coming to your School in a few short days

ALERT  –  Common Core – Smarter Balance Pilot Test Coming to your School in a few short days

By Tony Dolz If you have not yet filled out and submitted your Opt Out form to protect your child’s privacy, your time has come. Parents are receiving a cheerful letter from school principals describing an “exciting” computer administered Smarter Balance assessment (pilot) test to be given in the few short days. If you have […]

Court decision dooms countless wild animals to painful deaths

Court decision dooms countless wild animals to painful deaths

. . . . Editor’s Note: In the last rainstorm approximately 95,000 acre feet of water was lost due to the court decision giving the Delta Smelt.  This would have been enough supply to support the needs of half the inhabitants of San Diego for one year. This coyote and millions of other animals like […]

Mideast Policy by way of Common Core

Mideast Policy by way of Common Core

Editor’s Note: This came to us from a reader who has been in the battle against Common Core (the new Federal curriculum) from the beginning.  The message sent regarding its origin: “A lady with a daughter in the LAUSD (San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks) who is Jewish sent this to me. Her daughter is in […]

The Gala for Peace Luncheon brought two distant and distinct cities together

The Gala for Peace Luncheon brought two distant and distinct cities together

By Debra Tash February 27th, 2014: The Gala for Peace Luncheon was held at the Lake Sherwood Country Club as the City of Thousand Oaks welcomed its new sister city from China, Shibei District, Qingdao. To start the festivities T.O.’s mayor, Andy Fox and the mayor (his alternate title, Director) of Qingdao, Zhang Jie, participated […]

Moorpark Council hear presentation on drought

Moorpark Council hear presentation on drought

by Debra Tash Moorpark City Council Meeting February 19th 2014: Susan Mulligan, General Manager at Calleguas Mutual Water District, updated the Council on the drought.  Conditions haven’t much improved since her presentation to the Simi Valley Council in  January. Calleguas wholesales water to all of the County’s major cities with the exception of the city […]

Santa Paula – Limoneira Gateway Project closer to breaking ground

Santa Paula – Limoneira Gateway Project closer to breaking ground

By Debra Tash Santa Paula City Council Meeting:  At their 2/18/2014 meeting Limoneira, the agricultural/corporate giant, presented its Gateway Project. The company hopes to break ground by January of next year.  They are planning for 1500 dwelling units from apartments to condos and single family homes on the 501 acre ranch (now annexed into Santa […]