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ALERT: How to Opt Out of the “Clean Power Alliance” Which Will Otherwise be Forced Upon You Shortly

ALERT: How to Opt Out of the “Clean Power Alliance” Which Will Otherwise be Forced Upon You Shortly

  By George Miller   Californians: chances are your electric bill will go up- way up- in the future, not just because fuel prices, regulatory and other costs are going up, but because government has enacted still another program. What Is It? I had heard of the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) a while back. Authorized under […]

Eat Up! The Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs a Little Less This Year

Eat Up! The Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs a Little Less This Year

Hanna Bogorowski | Reporter . The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey on the price of traditional Thanksgiving foods revealed a drop in the average price of dinner for families. “Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton […]

Oxnard Measure M Wastewater Trial Fails to Finish on Schedule- next hearing 2-23-18

Oxnard Measure M Wastewater Trial Fails to Finish on Schedule- next hearing 2-23-18

By George Miller Friday, January 5, 2018 was supposed to be the last day of the City of Oxnard vs. Aaron Starr civil lawsuit challenging the legality of the Measure M voter initiative rescinding the 2016 88% wastewater rate increase. This has dragged on for a year. Judge Rocky Baio slapped an injunction on Measure […]

Ventura: The Average Cost of Water

Ventura: The Average Cost of Water

By Dan Cormode Certain responses from Ventura Water Staff to a request for public information cause one to question the quality and veracity of the results of the 2018 Ventura Water Rate Study for the Water and Wastewater Enterprise Funds currently under preparation by Ventura Water.  Ventura Water was requested to identify the estimated current […]

California’s ‘flex alert’ sends electricity prices skyrocketing. Was it necessary?

California’s ‘flex alert’ sends electricity prices skyrocketing. Was it necessary?

LOS ANGELES — As record-setting temperatures surged into the triple digits in parts of California this week, the manager of the state’s electrical grid put out an urgent plea: Turn down the AC and conserve power to avoid rotating outages. The two-day “flex alert” by the California Independent System Operator drew headlines from dozens of […]

Extra electricity, but no price relief

Extra electricity, but no price relief

By James Poulos Fueled by a dated system that does not always respond to market incentives or pressure, costs and surpluses of energy have both grown in California, raising pointed questions about what residents should expect from rates and regulations alike. “California has a big — and growing — glut of power,” as the Los Angeles Times announced […]

Ventura needs to hire Sheriff’s Department

Ventura needs to hire Sheriff’s Department

By Paul White   It’s time for Ventura Police Department officers to change uniforms. It’s time for Ventura residents to get effective, economical law enforcement leadership. It’s time for Ventura’s City Council to contract with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to police Ventura. This should not be a personal issue, because punishment and prevention of criminal […]

Trump Tweets: ‘Cancel Order’ For $4 Billion Air Force One Plane

Trump Tweets: ‘Cancel Order’ For $4 Billion Air Force One Plane

President-elect Donald Trump wants Boeing Co. to stop building the new plane Air Force One, drugs saying that the “costs are out of control” in a tweet Monday morning. Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, health but costs are out of control, store more than $4 billion. Cancel […]

Simi Valley Council passes Water Rate hikes over public protest

Simi Valley Council passes Water Rate hikes over public protest

By Debra Tash Many of those speaking against the proposed water rate hike in Simi Valley complained how they have conserved water, let their lawns turn to toast, and still have to pay an increase on their utility bills because revenues are down. Staff’s presentation outlined that 72% of the user’s bill is to cover […]

Buyer Beware: A Mammogram’s Price Can Vary By Nearly $1,000, Study Finds

Buyer Beware: A Mammogram’s Price Can Vary By Nearly $1,000, Study Finds
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