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Army, Marines chiefs say women should register for the draft

Army, Marines chiefs say women should register for the draft

The top officers in the Army and Marine Corps testified Tuesday that women should now be required to register for a potential military draft, as men now must at 18, because the Pentagon has opened all military combat roles to female service members. Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Gen. […]

El Niño: It’s One For the Books — But Not Behaving As Expected

El Niño: It’s One For the Books — But Not Behaving As Expected

By Daniel Swain, Stanford University  . The prospect of an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean always generates a stew of excitement, dread, and speculation in California. This largely stems from the fact that two of California’s wettest winters on record — 1982-1983 and 1997-1998 — occurred during the strongest El Niño years in […]

Obamacare enrollment sets record with younger, healthier customers

Obamacare enrollment sets record with younger, healthier customers

The administration declared victory for Obamacare on Monday, saying the third year of sign-ups on the health care exchanges went smoothly and set an enrollment record, with customers younger and healthier than they have been in the past. While final numbers were still being tallied, the administration said enrollment avoided the kinds of problems that […]

Cruz takes Iowa Republican caucus, Hillary claims Dem victory

Cruz takes Iowa Republican caucus, Hillary claims Dem victory

By George Miller In huge battles by both major parties in their respective Iowa caucuses in a hotly contested presidential race: Ted Cruz won with 27.7% of the vote, followed by Donald Trump at 24.3% and Marco Rubio at 23.1%. Totals dropped off quickly after that, with Ben Carson back at 9.3% and others much less. […]

Ted Cruz wins Iowa caucuses

Ted Cruz wins Iowa caucuses

BONDURANT, Iowa – Sen. Ted Cruz halted Donald Trump’s GOP presidential coronation, defeating the billionaire businessman in Iowa’s caucuses Monday night in a vote that showed just how dissatisfied rank-and-file Republicans are with their party’s establishment. Mr. Cruz held an insurmountable lead with 28 percent of the vote, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Mr. […]

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

By George Miller There wasn’t a huge amount of rain over the weekend, but it was significant. In fact, it was enough to increase the Santa Clara river flow to break through the sandbar at the river mouth. This drained the lagoon which has been flooding the park facilities, rendering them unusable and damaging them.  Thanks to photographer Donna Hendricks […]

Simi Valley Residents Protest Planned Opening of Residential Detox Facility

Simi Valley Residents Protest Planned Opening of Residential Detox Facility

By Tim Pompey Last December, when residents in a quiet section of Simi Valley known as the “Texas tracts” learned that a residential drug and alcohol detox facility was moving into their neighborhood, they were concerned and in some cases appalled that a for profit business could simply buy a house in a residential area, […]

Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

By George  Miller For the last couple of days, gale force winds and waves  have buffeted Oxnard, Ventura and other coastal areas. Winds of up to 55 mph accompanied by at times heavy rain tore up trees, blew trash cans, furniture and small boats around. Blowing sand stung faces and eyes in beach areas. There was only […]

Fraternal Order of Police asks FBI to investigate data breach

Fraternal Order of Police asks FBI to investigate data breach

The nation’s largest police union said on Thursday that it’s asked the FBI to investigate a computer breach that allowed hackers to steal hundreds of internal documents that have since been published online. Chuck Canterbury, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said in a statement posted on Facebook that hackers managed “a complete […]

State Department declares 22 Hillary Clinton emails ‘top secret’

State Department declares 22 Hillary Clinton emails ‘top secret’

The State Department said Friday it is withholding 22 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email account for containing “top secret” material, and another 18 messages she exchanged with President Obama, saying those are protected communications. Department spokesman John Kirby said the intelligence community said the emails contained that high level of sensitivity […]

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