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Commentary: The debt ceiling debate: Was it lunacy?

Commentary: The debt ceiling debate: Was it lunacy?

By Boyd Lemon / Guest contributor Polls show that the vast majority of Americans were appalled this week at the debate over the debt ceiling that seemed to take the country to the edge of economic catastrophe. Did this debacle take place because current Washington politicians are evil, incompetent lunatics, unlike the patriotic legislators...
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LULAC charges mismanagement of Oxnard gang suppression grants

LULAC charges mismanagement of Oxnard gang suppression grants

The League of United Latin American Citizens is calling on the city of Oxnard to halt the practice of hiring former Oxnard Police Department Officials as “gang suppression” consultants and hire an external auditor to examine “perceived conflicts of interest,” the organization reported in a media release on Wednesday, Aug. 3. “…The City of...
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Oxnard City Council to consider Spanish-language broadcast at July 12 meeting

Oxnard City Council to consider Spanish-language broadcast at July 12 meeting

The Oxnard City Council will consider a policy to broadcast meetings of the city council with interpretation into Spanish during its next meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at the council chambers, 305 W. Third St., Oxnard. “LULAC believes this a a core tenet of the community’s ability to fully participate in the...
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Das Williams holding ‘State Budget Town Hall Meeting’ on July 8

Das Williams holding ‘State Budget Town Hall Meeting’ on July 8

Assemblymember Das Williams is presenting a State Budget Town Hall Meeting from 4 to to 6 p.m. Friday, July 8 at Oxnard High School, 3400 W. Gonzalez Road, in the Performing Arts Center. Click here for reservations and additional information.
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Das Williams states case for approved state budget

Das Williams states case for approved state budget

While not liking the recently-approved California state budget because of its deep levels of cuts, Assemblymember Das Williams said it is the only solution that “mathematically works” given early refusal by Republicans to let voters extend tax revenues. Democrats on Tuesday were able to pass the state budget on a majority vote based a...
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Supporters attend Zaragoza reelection breakfast

A group of more than 500 supporters, including local business owners, elected officials, labor representatives and community leaders joined together at Casa Lopez in Oxnard to celebrate the opening event to re-elect John Zaragoza to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, the supervisor’s office reported in a media release. “I am very pleased with...
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Groups present redistricting workshop on June 18

Groups present redistricting workshop on June 18

In preparation for the California Redistricting Commission public hearing, a redistricting workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Driffill Elementary School, 910 So. E St., Oxnard. The commission has submitted an initial proposal that would split Oxnard — the largest Latino population center in Ventura County — into...
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Capps reports new potential funding for region’s military bases

Capps reports new potential funding for region’s military bases

  Key federal funding for the construction of a new education center at Vandenberg Air Force Base and a training facility at Naval Base Ventura County was included in H.R. 2055, the Fiscal Year 2012 Military Construction-VA Appropriations bill that was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives June 14 by a vote of...
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Commentary: Das Williams says no to Ormond Beach project

Commentary: Das Williams says no to Ormond Beach project

Dear Friends, A proposed 1,500-unit housing project adjacent to Ormond Beach in South Oxnard will be before the City Council on Tuesday, June 14. I have strongly opposed this project and continue to do so, joining the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), CAUSE, the Ventura Sierra Club, UFW, the Saviers Road Design Team and the Environmental Coalition...
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

The proposed redistricting for California is a “Worst-Case Scenario” for Latinos in California, according to a news report on June 11 by New American Media. The first batch of political maps by California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission is having exactly the effect that government reformers intended — shaking up the political status quo by ignoring...
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Commentary: SouthShore development deserves a yes vote from Oxnard Council

Commentary: SouthShore development deserves a yes vote from Oxnard Council

By Maria Elena Cruz / Member LULAC District Board In a few days the Oxnard City Council will make a crucial decision — whether to approve or deny an important new proposed community development in South Oxnard. Your involvement as a leader is vital and we urge you to attend and participate. Background SouthShore...
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Updated: Zaragoza announces his bid for re-election

Updated: Zaragoza announces his bid for re-election

Ventura County Supervisor John C. Zaragoza has announced his bid for re-election at a media conference held Monday, June 6 at the Ventura County Government Center. “I am proud of my achievements as a County Supervisor. In a short time, we have been able to accomplish great things. It has been an honor and...
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Community urged to call in to fight Oxnard redistricting

Community urged to call in to fight Oxnard redistricting

Oxnard residents are being urged to call the California Redistricting Commission to voice their opposition to a proposal that would split Oxnard into two Assembly District. Half of Oxnard’s residents, as well as Santa Paula and Fillmore, would be split and go into Simi Valley’s 37th Assembly District, opponents reported. Half of Oxnard would also fall...
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

The Tequila Party is coming to a state near year. Latinos seeking to counter the influence on immigration policy by the tea party movement have launched the movement with the slogan “Your shot at change,” according to a report in The Wichita Eagle by writer Dion Lefler. The tequila party’s goal is to register...
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Das Williams: Bills garner bipartisan support on way to State Senate

Das Williams: Bills garner bipartisan support on way to State Senate

Assemblymember Das Williams on June 1 shepherded two bills off the Assembly floor and on to the State Senate. Both bills, AB 1303 and AB 178, passed with bipartisan support, Williams’ office reported in a media release. “I am pleased to see these bills advance through the legislative process, but what is even more...
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