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New law lets cops confiscate guns without notice

New law lets cops confiscate guns without notice

Under a new law effective New Year’s Day, California cops can now seize guns from law-abiding Americans without charges and without giving any notice. And police can keep those firearms for 21 days under the law known as AB 1014. If family members believe a gun-owning individual is a danger to themselves or someone else, […]

New Mayor for Thousand Oaks

New Mayor for Thousand Oaks

“COUNCIL RECAP” December 1, 2015 – Highlight of City Council Action Mayor Adam announced Forum Theatre Council Seat Dedications to Eloise Cohen and Wyatt McCrea Special Presentations made to Outgoing Mayor Al Adam for his service as 2014-2015 Mayor Conducted City Council Reorganization: Joel Price selected Mayor and Claudia Bill-de la Peña selected Mayor Pro […]

VC Star writer Tim Herdt “moves on,” takes job with Sen. Fran Pavley

VC Star writer Tim Herdt “moves on,” takes job with Sen. Fran Pavley

By George Miller Longtime VC Star editorialist and columnist Tim Herdt announced today that it would be his last column after a 31 year run. He ruminated about the state and transition of newspapers to less influence, but touted their role in informing the community and bringing it together. His words: “People who get their news […]

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

By Sheryl Hamlim On September 21, 2015, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) hosted the third of three webinars to conclude the presentation of the draft SGMA Emergency Regulations. The implementation schedule of SGMA calls for these regulations to be approved by 2015 and in use by 2016.  Previous webinars were reported here and here. […]

New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released — California’s new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

New CAASPP Student Assessment Scores Released —  California’s new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Results to set Baseline for Future Progress The California Department of Education today released the results of new statewide student tests known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This is the first time results are available for the assessments which are aligned to California’s new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The […]

Thousand Oaks reduces water usage by 30% in August

Thousand Oaks reduces water usage by 30% in August

Those hot August nights, and days, didn’t deter the residents of Thousand Oaks from reducing their water usage by 30%.  The City is served by three water purveyors, The City of Thousand Oaks, Cal American and Cal Water.  The 30% figure was arrived by averaging the savings recorded by each of them: City 31%, Cal-Am […]

Protests of Planned Parenthood in Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Canoga Park, Santa Barbara and 347 nationwide

Protests of Planned Parenthood in Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Canoga Park, Santa Barbara and 347 nationwide

Feature By George Miller Pro-life advocates staged hundreds of rallies Saturday across the nation to protest Planned Parenthood’s (PP) abortion and baby-parts selling activities.  Included regionally were offices in Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Canoga Park and Santa Barbara PP offices. In Los Angeles, there was another event in Lawndale and more elsewhere in the L.A. metro […]

Protest in Thousand Oaks: Defund Planned Parenthood

Protest in Thousand Oaks: Defund Planned Parenthood

By Beau Akers More than 120 citizens rallied in Thousand Oaks to peacefully protest Planned Parenthood’s selling of aborted baby parts. The demonstration in Thousand Oaks was one of hundreds in the first nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood. The call for national protests occurred after a spate of undercover videos from the Center for Medical […]

Planned Parenthood to be protested Saturday

Planned Parenthood to be protested Saturday

By George Miller Longtime abortion opponents have now been joined by additional masses disgusted and outraged by the alleged revelations of the Center for Medical Progress videotapes of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress officials talking about selling baby parts from aborted fetuses, some claimed to be pulled out of wombs and cut up with hearts still beating- or sold intact. […]

Ventura County: The “bestest” place ever to be

Ventura County: The “bestest” place ever to be

By George Miller We saw in the Washington Post that Ventura County had been rated the #1 county in the U.S. to live.  But for what and how was it rated? Well it turns out that was derived from a government rating system based upon “natural amenities,” meaning weather and geography. Yeah, that’s why many of us […]

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