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Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

By Barry Gabrielson .  Let’s address the facts regarding Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD)  Deputy Superintendent’s statement “Expects 7M in annual loss over the next 3 years”.  These facts are based on California Public Education and Districts reported numbers below:  . 1)      Received 187.1M Funding in 2016-17, Actuals of 181.7M, added reserve of 5.4M 2)      Reserve […]

Your guide to a Thanksgiving dinner without food waste

Your guide to a Thanksgiving dinner without food waste

Enjoy the day without killing the planet. Step one: buy fewer decorative gourds. Deposit Photos Even if you’ve spent the entire year cutting down on plastic, eating less red meat, and conserving water, you’re probably poised to have a wasteful Thanksgiving.

Whistleblowers in Oxnard: Triumph & Tragedy- Part 1

Whistleblowers in Oxnard: Triumph & Tragedy- Part 1

by Kevin Harris “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”… James A. Garfield We live in interesting and, some would say, exciting times. While national politics has taken bizarre, theatrical turns that few could have predicted even a few years ago, in the seaside city of Oxnard, the ongoing […]

People Believe That Government Wastes Money Because It Does

People Believe That Government Wastes Money Because It Does

By Jon Coupal According to a 2014 Gallup poll, see Americans believe that their state government wastes 42 cents of every tax dollar. However, here in California, the political elite dismiss citizens’ widespread concerns about waste and, instead, complain that the taxes they collect from beleaguered taxpayers are not enough. This complaint is hard to […]

Taxpayer Funded Voodoo Dolls

Taxpayer Funded Voodoo Dolls

Politically Incorrect Zone: CA Prop. 1/”Water Bond” is more pork than beef

Politically Incorrect Zone: CA Prop. 1/”Water Bond” is more pork than beef

By Kevin Harris With the Midterm Elections almost upon us, we Californians will soon be asked to fork over huge sums of additional dollars or future commitments of additional dollars, via bond measures, in order to make our lives better, safer or to solve one problem or another. Or, depending on your political perspective, to […]

Stop corporations from wasting precious water

Stop corporations from wasting precious water

      By Naomi Fisher Californians, we have to accept the fact that Southern California is primarily a semi-arid climate. Right now, that climate is in a disastrous drought. As many of you know, the first four basic needs to survive on this earth are: #1 Air, #2 Water, #3 Food, #4 Shelter. Presently, […]

Open letter to the Ventura Mayor, Council and City Manager–Quit wasting our money

Open letter to the Ventura Mayor, Council and City Manager–Quit wasting our money

Mayor, City Council and City Manager, I agree wholeheartedly with the Ventura Taxpayers Association that an oversight committee is needed for the Ventura Water Department given the level of planned capital expenditures ($451 million) and the recent Water Department/City missteps – specifically the $55 million Heal the Bay lawsuit related to the dumping of treated […]

Follow the Money — Down the Drain

Follow the Money — Down the Drain

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal What if you were told there is a corrupt dictatorship on the other side of the world where government officials are using US foreign aid to build palatial mansions for themselves, diverting money intended to feed poor children and spending billions with no oversight or accountability? Unfortunately, these examples are not […]