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Suspicions of Corruption as City Council of Port Hueneme Elections Approach    

Suspicions of Corruption as City Council of Port Hueneme Elections Approach    

By Daniel Gelman “The city of Port Hueneme is corrupt and is greatly in need of a cleanup. Top management is allowed by the city council to use their positions for their personal advantage, and to engage in intimidation, retaliation, the denial of civil rights, and wrongful termination.” That’s what attorney Samuel F. Galici told […]

Pumpkin Pie and E-Verify: Local Company Purges Unauthorized Workers

Pumpkin Pie and E-Verify: Local Company Purges Unauthorized Workers

Thanksgiving is coming, site and it’s weighing on my conscience. Part of my personal code is to never stop renewing my gratitude for being born here. I realize that I won the “citizenship lottery,” so to speak through no merit of my own, but rather that of my grandparents. This fact makes me the envy […]

Politics and the Benefits of “Experience”

Politics and the Benefits of “Experience”

      Lately I’ve heard the popularization of the “I’m not a career politician” campaign slogan from local candidates and others around the country. I get the populist appeal of that marketing strategy, viagra 60mg and I think the concept has merit, but it’s not that simple. We’ve all heard that joke about one […]

Westlake Plaza’s Renovation–Upscale Eateries and Oak Tree removals

Westlake Plaza’s Renovation–Upscale Eateries and Oak Tree removals

By Daniel Gelman Westlake Plaza,(anchored by Sprouts Market), and the adjacent Gelsons and Vons shopping centers are undergoing extensive renovation construction. This is the town’s original shopping area developed in the late 1960’s at the corner of Westlake Blvd. and Agoura Rd. on the Ventura County side of town. Officially, it is in the City […]

The Human Jukebox: “Hard Work and Elbow Grease” Pay Off

The Human Jukebox:  “Hard Work and Elbow Grease” Pay Off

By Daniel Gelman Editor’s Note: Last August we brought you a story about local Baby Boom musician Jim Cathcart  keeping the spirit of his generation alive. Here’s a follow up on a peer across the country. We don’t often hear stories about the internet bringing joy and fulfillment to good people. We do hear plenty […]

Ventura County girl and others victim of man’s emotional meltdown

Ventura County girl and others victim of man’s emotional meltdown

By Daniel Gelman Reportedly Veronika Weiss, a 19 year old graduate of Westlake High School and student at U.C. Santa Barbara, was victimized this weekend by the irrational will of an emotionally disturbed young man. One of the many oddities of existence is the very real possibility that your life can end abruptly and violently […]

Turnout Fine for Jazz/Wine

Turnout Fine for Jazz/Wine

By Daniel Gelman About 1,500 people attended the third annual California Jazz and Wine Festival at Conejo Creek (North) Park behind the Thousand Oaks Library on Sunday May 18, 2014. The Rotary Club (Sunrise) of Westlake Village sponsored the event. Rotary International is a service organization that promotes business, the work ethic, and charity. Proceeds […]

More Affordable Housing coming to Thousand Oaks

More Affordable Housing coming to Thousand Oaks

The Clippers, Sterling and much to do about mean old men

The Clippers, Sterling and much to do about mean old men

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Insufficient Evidence Clears Ventura Police Officer in Shooting

Insufficient Evidence Clears Ventura Police Officer in Shooting

By Daniel Gelman The office of Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced on Monday, March 17, that they had completed their investigation of a police involved shooting in Ventura  from 2011. According to a report by the D.A.’s office, Jesus Farias, a parolee and gang member fled to Ventura from National City near […]

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