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Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

By George Miller The members of the California Kayak Friends club had used Kiddie Beach, inside the entrance to Channel Islands Harbor ,for decades to launch and land their kayaks.  It’s a nice little “pocket beach,” located close to the ocean where they usually paddle. With a nice parking lot, short walk to the beach, nearby restrooms, […]

Californians jeer state’s decision to extend drought restrictions

Californians jeer state’s decision to extend drought restrictions

California’s decision to extend drought restrictions despite historic rain and snow has met with splashback from some waterlogged residents. The State Water Resources Control Board voted to keep the cutbacks in place at its Feb. 8 meeting, much to the shock of Californians grappling with flooding, mudslides, flash floods, sinkholes and torrential downpours. “I’m imagining […]

Both sides of Mandalay shores short-term rental dispute court ruling claim victory

Both sides of Mandalay shores short-term rental dispute court ruling claim victory

By George Miller The battle over whether short-term residential rentals should be permitted is raging all along the California coast and has gotten far worse since on-line rental services have boomed. Investigations into feasibility of banning or severe restrictions by cities such as Oxnard have shown that the CA Coastal Commission has come down in […]

No Right to Rent? Cities barring property owners from renting out

No Right to Rent? Cities barring property owners from renting out

Editor’s note: This has also been a big regional issue, especially in the beach areas: Silverstrand & Hollywood Beaches, Mandalay Bay/Seabridge/Westport, Mandalay Shores and Pierpont Beach and of course Ojai, referenced in the linked article. Homeowners, beware. Property rights advocates say the right to rent is being threatened at the local government level, as cities across […]

Good news on several CA drought fronts

Good news on several CA drought fronts

By Chris Reed . State officials measured the Sierra Nevada snowpack for the second time in 2016 on Tuesday, and once again the news was good. Capital Public Radio has the details: The latest measurement …  showed that the “snowpack is growing quite nicely.” Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the […]

No Comments from the Peanut Gallery

No Comments from the Peanut Gallery

By Jon Coupal Some years ago, at a meeting of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, a controversial suggestion by one of the council members resulted in startled murmurs from the audience. Annoyed by this unsolicited feedback, the council member blurted out, “No comments from the Peanut Gallery.” For those younger than the baby […]