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14 min ago | Reason Foundation

Pension Reform Newsletter - August 2014

This newsletter highlights articles, research, opinion, and other information related to public pension problems and reform efforts across the nation.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, August, CA, Retirement, Santa Clara County, CA, Gilroy, CA

4 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Navy Contractor Accused of Retaliatory Firing

A former employee of a military contractor whose malfunctioning drone struck and caused $30 million in damage to a Navy guided missile cruiser says he was fired for refusing illegal orders from a supervisor.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Point Mugu

8 hrs ago |

Optimism reigns on planned Thousand Oaks bowling center

The 17,000-square-foot store in the east Ventura County city of Thousand Oaks is the designated spot for a new bowling center.


10 hrs ago | Roll Call

California Freshman Airs First Ad in Competitive House Race

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., went up Friday with her first ad of the cycle, touting her commitment to women's issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Julia Brownley, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

13 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Trucks, under tightened security, create traffic jams at Navy base

Big rig trucks have been snarling morning traffic in recent months at one entrance to Naval Base Ventura County, the county's largest employer.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme, CA

17 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

California Is 'Woefully Unprepared' For Sea Level Rise, Says A New Report

California is facing a possible loss of billions to its economy thanks to sea level rise - an outcome for which it is "woefully unprepared" according to a new report from the state's legislature.


Related Topix: California, Oxnard, CA, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Reason Foundation

Ventura's Pension Reform Setback

On August 4, 2014, California Judge Kent Kellegrew took the unusual step of removing a citizen's initiative from the ballot that would have dramatically reformed pensions for all future employees in Ventura County, California by moving them from a defined benefit pension to a defined contribution retirement.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California, August, CA, Pacific Grove, CA, Sacramento, CA

Pacific Business Times

In their own words: Spirit of Small Business 2014 winners

The Pacific Coast Business Times' 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business winners were honored at an awards luncheon on Aug. 14, 2014 following the publication of a special edition on July 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Ventura, CA

The Fresno Bee

Young immigrants would get $3 million in legal help under California bill

Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles demand the Mexican government protect of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014.


Related Topix: California, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Ventura County Court System Family Law Destroys the Lives of Children

For all of the women and men that have been through the family court system in Ventura County, they can understand how the system instead of protecting children creates even more trauma for them.


Related Topix: Parenting

Calif. Man Killed in Mobile Home Blaze

Aug. 20--OAK VIEW, Calif. -- A man was found dead after a mobile home was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday in Oak View.


Related Topix: Oak View, CA, Fire

My Mother Lode

Woman dies after fall from cliff near Big Sur

Monterey County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday that 18-year-old Brianna Victoria Stevens was rock climbing with relatives near the Mill Creek Day Use Area when she fell.


Related Topix: Monterey County, CA, Big Sur, CA

Most Insurance Exchanges Just Got Bigger. Covered California Is Getting Smaller.

Every one of those state insurance exchanges added new carriers in preparation for Obamacare's second open enrollment period this fall.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Fillmore Gazette

New School Year, New Superintendent

The first day of Fillmore Unified School District 2014/2015 school year was Thursday, August 14th and according to the new Superintendent all FUSD schools are in tip-top shape with special attention paid to the landscaping and other safety issues.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

MMA Weekly

War Machine Won't Fight Extradition; Attorney Claims He is a Good Guy Painted as a Monster

War Machine , formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, was arrested last Friday in California on a felony charge of being a fugitive from justice in relation to an attack on his ex-girlfriend and her friend on Aug. 8 in Las Vegas.


Related Topix: Simi Valley, CA

Daily Mail

MMA star War Machine 'threatened to rape ex-girlfriend as he...

'Spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim they are innocents': Brave mother of beheaded American journalist calls on ISIS to cease killing as she pays tribute to her 'extraordinary son' 'I will not leave Berlin without having sex with you.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

News & Notes

Modesto's interim Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department director is leaving to become general manager of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District in Ventura County.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Riverbank, CA, Stanislaus County, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Pacific Business Times

Ventura County Credit Union purchases former Affinity Group campus

Ventura County Credit Union has purchased the property at 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive in Ventura for its new headquarters.


Related Topix: Ventura, CA

Reason Foundation

Pension Reforms Have Record of Success

Government worker unions are leery of pension reform, but it is an idea whose time has come for cities, counties and states around the nation, including Ventura County.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Home, Mortgage

Hotel Interactive

Delano Las Vegas Debuts Della's Kitchen, Where The Farm Meets The City

Historic farmhouse meets urban eatery at Della's Kitchen, blending responsibly sourced ingredients with a chic, industrial aesthetic.


Related Topix: Dining, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Fruits, Vegetables, Baked Goods, Bread