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Commentary | On Ventura Unified School Superintendent’s Resignation

Commentary | On Ventura Unified School Superintendent’s Resignation

Editor’s Note:??David Creswell resigned over a 2016 sermon he gave as an elder at the?Redeemer Baptist Church in Riverside that referenced?LGBT individuals. This was given before he even came to serve as Ventura Unified’s?superintendent.? The opinion below is Mr. Dunn’s.? We don’t support it as much as don’t support spurious?attacks on various minorities.? What we […]

Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income

    By Jim Sullivan The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) came about primarily as a result of job losses caused by globalization and the automation of jobs through robotics.? In addition, we have the seemingly ever present and growing problems of homelessness and inequality in the United States. Several countries and some […]

A Historic, Monumental Victory to the Power of the People

A Historic, Monumental Victory to the Power of the People

    By Armando Vazquez? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? […]

Should the United States Support Saudi Arabia Despite the Murder of Mr. Kahoggi?

Should the United States Support Saudi Arabia Despite the Murder of Mr. Kahoggi?

    By Jim Sullivan Saudi Arabia’s murder of Mr. Kashoggi is a repugnant crime, and I wish something could be done to punish Prince bin Salman. ?However, realpolitik dictates continued U.S. support of Saudi Arabia for the following reasons: ?First and most generally, Middle East (ME) peace and stability are in the national interest […]

Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

    By Armando Vazquez I have two very different, eclectic friends I love dearly. One is a medical doctor and the other a world-renowned Ph.D. professor of education. The three of us are going on 70 and lately we seem to be talking about death. The former not long ago had a life-threatening heart […]

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Dead

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Dead

By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE? & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective?? October 18, 2018 ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Chiques Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) has learned from recent news reported in the […]

Commentary | Animal Agriculture vs Our Planet

Commentary | Animal Agriculture vs Our Planet

. . by Naomi Fisher Recently I watched a Netflix video “Cowspiracy”. What a shock that was. And yet it is so fully and carefully documented as to leave no doubt that its message is true. In a nutshell, the video proves that we cannot continue our eating habits. The world can no longer sustain […]

Final Chapter | Oxnard’s Civil ‘Gang’ Injunctions are Unconstitutional

Final Chapter | Oxnard’s Civil ‘Gang’ Injunctions are Unconstitutional

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE? & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? This is the final; and most important of my editorial series […]

?Oxnard PD Current “OPT-OUT” Conditions and the Recommendations Made by CORE

?Oxnard PD Current “OPT-OUT” Conditions and the Recommendations Made by CORE

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE? & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective? CORE, community members and the Oxnard Police Department (OPD) met on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the old Social Security building.? The Acuna Arts Collective has been utilizing the building as a temporary home, courtesy of the city […]

Trails, Schools, and Conservation Lands Could be Opened for Oil Drilling, Fracking in Ventura County

Trails, Schools, and Conservation Lands Could be Opened for Oil Drilling, Fracking in Ventura County

Ventura County, Calif. – The Trump Administration is seeking to open nearly 28,000 acres of federal land and mineral estate in the county to fracking and oil drilling, according to an analysis of official GIS data performed by the local nonprofit watchdog organization?Los Padres ForestWatch. The areas slated for drilling are part of a regional […]

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