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The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

By George Miller Oxnard had horrible financial records. This is not just a matter of opinion, but is documented by multiple outside financial and operational auditors, as well as statements by the City Manager and key staff.  Based on a recent audit, things are much better now, but there are still major problems. The Treasurers’s election race last […]

2 Malibu property owners fined $5.1 million for blocking access to public beach

2 Malibu property owners fined $5.1 million for blocking access to public beach

LOS ANGELES — For decades, patient some Malibu property owners have made it hard for the public to reach public beaches. This week, check the California Coastal Commission fined two of those property owners more than $5.1 million for denying surfers, sand castle builders, kite flyers, sun bathers, yoga enthusiasts and other beachgoers access to […]

Apple opposes order to help FBI unlock phone belonging to San Bernardino shooter

Apple opposes order to help FBI unlock phone belonging to San Bernardino shooter

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will resist a federal judge’s order to access encrypted data hidden on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino last year. In a statement released early Wednesday, Cook said that such a move would undermine encryption by creating a […]

IRS botches computer security, risks taxpayer info: audit

IRS botches computer security, risks taxpayer info: audit

Photo by: Susan Walsh The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)   The IRS sometimes uses old software without key security patches that leave its computer systems vulnerable and could endanger taxpayers’ private information, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday. GAO investigators raised […]

Is “Net Neutrality” neutral or not?- Responses to Phil Erwin column

Is “Net Neutrality” neutral or not?- Responses to Phil Erwin column

By George Miller  . Phil Erwin wrote an article here attacking the FCC “Net Neutrality” proposal. He believes it is not really “neutral” at all and has other, more sinister implications. Many believe such regulation would be unconstitutional, as the FCC is an agency attempting to write law, instead of Congress. Article I of the U.S. Constitution says Congress exclusively […]

Kaiku Visa® Prepaid Card Launches Rebrand Geared to Empower Millennials

Kaiku Visa® Prepaid Card Launches Rebrand Geared to Empower Millennials

Kaiku Finance LLC has launched a complete rebrand of its company, drugs positioning the Kaiku Visa® Prepaid Card to resonate dynamically with the emerging millennial demographic. In a marketplace with hundreds of prepaid cards, Kaiku hits the streets with a fresh contemporary brand, visual identity, and compelling messaging underscoring its new slogan “A New Way […]