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“DON’T Send Your Child Back to School”?  New VUSD Superintendent Receives Explosive Report and Debate Invite at First Board Meeting

“DON’T Send Your Child Back to School”?   New VUSD Superintendent Receives Explosive  Report and Debate Invite at First Board Meeting

by CJ Staff David Creswell no doubt expected a strong welcome to Ventura at his first Ventura Unified School Board meeting on August 8. But the message delivered to the new superintendent by the meeting’s first speaker was totally unanticipated, stunning the Board and audience into silence. Paul White, a member of community organization QOL-Ventura.org, forcefully […]

Opinion: Gutting of LAUSD’s suspension policy threatens teachers and education

Opinion: Gutting of LAUSD’s suspension policy threatens teachers and education

By Paul White, 4-3-17   Los Angeles, 05-17-13 “F – k You, you stupid b_ – ch! You can’t make me do sh_ _; we both know it, and if you don’t get out of my face, you’ll wish you had.” Don’t be alarmed or offended. Students talking to teachers in this vulgar, threatening way […]

Emergency: Ca Orovile dam spillway near failure, evacuations ordered

Emergency: Ca Orovile dam spillway near failure, evacuations ordered

The California Department of Water Resources issued a sudden evacuation order shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday for residents near the Oroville Dam in northern California, warning that the dam’s emergency spillway would fail in the next 60 minutes. The Oroville Dam is the highest in the nation. An emergency alert issued on Facebook stated: “EMERGENCY […]

Cap and Trade Auction DOWN 98% in August—Brown Continues Failure

Cap and Trade Auction DOWN 98% in August—Brown Continues Failure

Oxnard fails to commemorate (as required by agreement) bystander slain by police

Oxnard fails to commemorate (as required by agreement) bystander slain by police

by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo, 10-14-15 Editor’s note: This is reproduced in its entirety, because it is newsworthy. The opinions therein are not presented as factual. VC STAR: OXNARD FAILS TO COMMEMORATE BYSTANDER SLAIN BY POLICE OXNARD, Calif. – Oxnard officials failed to recognize an anti-violence day Tuesday as required by a settlement with the […]

California Will Give Free High School Diplomas To Kids Who Flunked Out

California Will Give Free High School Diplomas To Kids Who Flunked Out

The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the requirement to pass a high school exit exam. The California High School Exit Exam (CASHEE) was created in 2004, and is intended to make sure that students have a rudimentary grasp of English […]

A Fascinating Being

A Fascinating Being

FBI admits Patriot Act snooping powers didn’t crack any major terrorism cases

FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the […]