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Oxnard Mayor Flynn, Mayor Pro-Tem Ramirez Steamroll Opponents + Other Council Races

Oxnard Mayor Flynn, Mayor Pro-Tem Ramirez Steamroll Opponents + Other Council Races

By George Miller Mayor: Incumbent Tim Flynn (51.97%) once again crushed all opponents, including three time Council candidate and thorn in his side Aaron Starr (29.67%) and Mario Quintana. He has had to work overtime at it, as the Mayor only has a two-year term and he had the additional challenge of fending off a […]

Ventura County and Nearby Areas Congress/Assembly Race Status

Ventura County and Nearby Areas Congress/Assembly Race Status

By George Miller CD 26 third term incumbent, former State Senator and teacher Julia Brownley is handily defeating (59.5%- 40.5%) opponent actor/model Antonio Sabato Jr. so far. Sabato barely edged out Republican opponent, disabled war vet, USAF Major, war college professor and retired CPA Jeff Burum in the primary, although supported by key party elite, […]

Control of Conejo Unified School Board Shifts

Control of Conejo Unified School Board Shifts

By George Miller In a hotly competitive race, new candidates took over the Conejo Valley Unified School Board. Incumbent Mike Dunn, who pushed parental control and was censured for pressuring a left wing blogger opponent, is out, after many years. Cindy Goldberg (20.21%), Jenny Fitzgerald (18.42%) and and Bill Gorback (17.14%) are ahead so far.  […]

Oxnard Rams Through New Committee Management System & 100% Clean Power “Default” Option

Oxnard Rams Through New Committee Management System & 100% Clean Power “Default” Option

By George Miller At the October 23, 2018 Oxnard City Council meeting, an alliance of City Council and staff members pushed through a new committee management structure/system, which they said would result in shorter meetings (disputed) , more public participation (disputed) and streamlined approval of votes- but also much less content/detail in regular council meetings.  […]

County Govt Center Displays Controversial Political Art Exhibition in Election Season

County Govt Center Displays Controversial Political Art Exhibition in Election Season

By George Miller We received four complaints (in a section later in this article) in a 24 hour period about a new Ventura County Arts Council  exhibit at the Ventura County Government Center, at 800 South Victoria Avenue in Ventura. The material in contention was displayed on the ground and third floor atrium in the […]

Oxnard Debates, approves $275K More for Homeless Shelter and Encampments “Abatement”

Oxnard Debates, approves $275K More for Homeless Shelter and Encampments “Abatement”

By George Miller Meeting AGENDA (Video will follow) E. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR 1. SUBJECT: Presentation of a Proclamation Designating the Month of October, 2018 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in the City of Oxnard. Olga Medina and Sgt Dave Walker accepted a proclamation on this. 2. SUBJECT: Presentation of a Commendation to Pablo Ortiz for His […]

Election 2018: The Mysterious Judiciary

Election 2018: The Mysterious Judiciary

By George Miller I thought I knew about our election candidates, at least until my ballot just came in the mail with all of these totally unknown (to me) judicial candidates:   Carol Corrigan- Associate  Justice Supreme Court Leondra Kruger- Associate  Justice Supreme Court Victoria Chaney- Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, 2nd Apel. Dist., Div […]

CA Bail Elimination Experiment to Begin- Local Officials Comment

CA Bail Elimination Experiment to Begin- Local Officials Comment

By George Miller Hundreds of years of use of the cash bail system for defendants is about to be ended in California by legislative action.   The system of posting bail for release for criminal charges pending trial dates back to at least 1677, with the English Habeas Corpus Act. The English Bill of Rights […]

Oxnard District 1-2 Council and Mayoral Candidates Face off

Oxnard District 1-2 Council and Mayoral Candidates Face off

By Michael Hernandez & George Miller OXNARD- A candidates forum was held for nine Oxnard District 1-2 and mayoral candidates on Thursday, September 24. It took place in City Council chambers and was moderated by David Maron, for the League of Women Voters. Participants quickly differentiated themselves via their relative mastery of the issues, positions […]

LA Water Quality Control Board Shoots Down Pumping Permit Extension While C.I. Harbor Stagnates

LA Water Quality Control Board Shoots Down Pumping Permit Extension While C.I. Harbor Stagnates

By George Miller Actually, the city helped to cause this water quality problem in its headlong rush to stop NRG, without suficient regard to the many consequences of tax revenues, jobs, backup power, civic improvements and oh, yeah, harbor water circulation. We warned the Council, staff and residents repeatedly, to no avail. Now, Channel Islands […]

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