ePilot Number 15



Beach Fest Impressions

Thursday

Anticipation

Friday

Ready to Go

Chloe the Wonder Dog Stands Guard

Saturday

Mayor Sylvia Muñoz-Schnopp on Opening Day

Over the Line!

Our Favorite Beach Babe

Bella Donna Channels the Mac

Filling the Seats

Sunday

Sand Sculpture is Back!

Looks Like a Winner!

Meanwhile, Floating Serenely Overhead…

Hard Work Pays off for Team RSL

Supervisor Candidate Mike Morgan Takes a Break from the Campaign Trail

Disco Inferno Burns Down the House

While Cathy Penprase and Cathy Thomasson Dance the Day Away

Los Amigos rock the Surfside Seafood Crowd with a Latin Beat

Sunday, 6:30 PM — Loading Out

Monday

And Then it Was Gone…

See you next year!


Supes to Examine Community Choice

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has decided to contribute $50,000 toward a study of Community Choice Aggregation.

Community Choice is a system for the direct purchase of electricity by local agencies instead of the Investor Owned Utilities such as Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric.

Ventura County was approached by a consortium of cities and Santa Barbara County that are looking at this option. 

The money will be used to study the feasibility of establishing a Community Choice structure in the two county area.

—Ed

Budget Proposal Available for Examination

The City of Port Hueneme’s proposed budget is available on the City’s website.
Cuts in State funding as well as emergency expenses related to beach erosion portend a $2M shortfall.
http://www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=958

Cancelled Meetings?

A Camarillo-based daily newspaper recently criticized Port Hueneme for a number of “cancelled” city council meetings.

Historically the city council has stood in recess during the month of August.
“Don’t they realize that most cities, the Board of Supervisors, and even the United States Congress are dark in August?” wondered Mayor Sylvia Muñoz-Schnopp.
—Ed.

Brick Wahl

The Real Campaign

“Obama still was able to convey a sense of progressiveness and realness that was nonetheless very exciting. You don’t think of the middle as being an exciting place…”


Depends on your point of view.

Most candidates on the left of the Democratic party have been spinning essentially the same hackneyed ideas since Adlai Stevenson, just as those on the right of the GOP are still tossing the same raw meat that was tossed to their ancestors in the fifties.

Almost invariably new ideas come from the center, where workable plans have to be developed out of compromise.

On either end of the spectrum the candidates know there’s no real hope of attaining almost anything they promise, so they promise the moon because the audience out there loves it and, to be honest, doesn’t care if any of it ever passes or not — they’re just there for the show.

Only twice in the last hundred years has revolutionary reform been possible after an election: under FDR and then under Reagan.

After that you have various candidates pretending it’s 1932 and 1980 again respectively. Just like now, with Bernie Sanders on the Dem side making impossible to  implement proposals, and nearly all of the GOP cast of crazies on the other side promising to do exactly what Sam Brownback is doing to Kansas now.

It’s complete crap on both sides, but it’s good theater, and it sure gets Facebook worked up.

But you ask any of these Bernie Sanders fans just how his proposals will be implemented in real life they will not be able to answer — nor will they care. And it goes without saying that the GOP is the same.

This campaign is not about change, it’s about show biz. Once the press begins focusing on Bernie Sanders for viable explanations of how to pass, fund and implement his proposals, that’s when it gets hard. Right now he and all the GOP are playing to Facebook.

This is still recess. The real campaign hasn’t even started.


Read more Brick Wahl at http://brickwahl.com/

Briefs

Shooting Down Drones
The Navy practicing defense against unmanned aircraft off the coast of Point Mugu during Operation Black Dart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35jc7AHzqCI&feature=youtu.be&list=UUAdN9s9MrsX0BVdz4XZAhaA
UAV Regulators Face “a high tech Wild West”
Non-commercial use of “drones” is outstripping the regulations designed to control their use.
http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/how-faa-will-regulate-personal-drone-use-air/119315/


Navy Signs Massive Solar Power Deal
Eight Navy installations and six Marine Corps bases in California are scheduled to purchase power from a Sempra solar plant to be built west of Phoenix.

http://www.defensecommunities.org/headlines/navy-signs-massive-power-purchase-deal-for-14-california-bases/#


Hidden Track: “It Won’t be Long” — Deanna Bogart

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Port Hueneme, California 93041

J. Sharkey, Editor and Publisher

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