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The Ziegfeld’s Last Picture Show

The Ziegfeld’s Last Picture Show

    By Joel Schlosberg The Ziegfeld, New York City’s most elaborate movie theater, shut its doors after final screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on January 28. Its sumptuous decor in the tradition of early-1900s movie palaces made it the go-to place for premieres. A throwback even when it opened in 1969, let […]

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

By Sheryl Hamlin At the September 22, 2015 Ventura County Supervisors meeting, agenda item 32 represented an important milestone in the General Plan update: The agenda item brought the supervisors to consider two alternatives to the Work Program for the General Plan Update. The work plans represent two extensive sets of tasks spread over two […]

Roll out that artificial turf: Governor signs bill for HOA’s to install it without fines

Roll out that artificial turf: Governor signs bill for HOA’s to install it without fines

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide homeowners governed by homeowner associations (HOAs) the freedom to install artificial turf to lower their water use without fear of fines. The bill was designated by an overwhelming margin of the Legislature to be an urgent matter, […]

Ventura County General Plan Update

Ventura County General Plan Update

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 28 on the agenda of the August 4th 2015 meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors revisited and refined the directives of the July 7th 2015 meeting where the Ventura County General Plan Update Project was launched. Christopher Stephens, Resource Management Agency Director, recapped the July 7th directives to the […]

Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out

Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out

By Stanley Kurtz . HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article preemptively defending the move appears in the Washington Post. The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary version of the rule promulgated in 2013. . AFFH is easily one […]

Ventura County Planning a General Plan Update

Ventura County Planning a General Plan Update

By Sheryl Hamlin On Tuesday, July 7, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors held a Joint Study Session with the County Planning Commission to “Receive and File a Presentation Regarding the Progress to Date on the Preliminary Work Tasks for the General Plan Update Work Program; and for the Board of Supervisors to Provide Direction […]

How Small is Too Small?

How Small is Too Small?

By Jennifer Felten A family in Chesterfield, Virginia has been evicted from their home, in part because it is too small. Homes of this type, known as “tiny homes,” are characterized by the size of less than 400 square feet and the fact that they are often on wheels. They have come into popularity as […]

Camarillo Springs Local Emergency Proclamation Extended

Camarillo Springs Local Emergency Proclamation Extended

by Logan McFadden The Council voted unanimously to extend the Proclamation of Local Emergency for the Camarillo Springs residential community. The community recently suffered major debris flow damage due to heavy rains. Another severe rain storm occurred before the construction project to shore up the hillside could commence on December 10, 2014. HERE What was […]

Simi Valley Council: A Wrong has been righted–Chickens rejoice!

Simi Valley Council: A Wrong has been righted–Chickens rejoice!

By Debra Tash At the July 21st 2014  Council Meeting a very articulate teen named Hannah Nandoor spoke during Public Comments.  You can find her comments at the 29 minute mark on the video of that meeting if you go the Simi website: HERE She wanted to do a 4H project and she choose one […]