• February 2018
  • January 2018
  • Courageous, Quiet Marine From Oxnard on the Cusp of Gaining Medal of Honor

    By Tom Kisken Originally published in the VC Star The company captain lay sprawled on the ground with wounds that threatened his life. More than 120 Marines, most of them teenagers, were pinned in a muddy ditch by machine gun fire coming from two directions outside of Hue, Vietnam. Gunnery Sgt. John Canley, a quiet, tall […]

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  • December 2017
  • Vice President Pence Meets with California Lawmakers About Massive Fires

    By Sarah Wire of the Los Angeles Times A handful of California representatives discussed the federal response to their state’s wildfires Tuesday with Vice President Mike Pence. Attending the West Wing meeting were House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) and Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Corona), Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and […]

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  • Senators Include Telemedicine in New Bill to Modernize the VA

    By Eric Wicklund of mHealthIntelligence December 05, 2017 – A new bill that seeks to modernize the oft-criticized Department of Veterans Affairs includes a provision allowing VA doctors to treat veterans via telemedicine no matter where they live. The 125-page Veterans Community Care and Access Act of 2017, filed this week by Sens. John McCain […]

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  • November 2017
  • Lawmakers Propose Making Franchising Cheaper for Vets

    By Natalie Gross The Military Times story here. A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are teaming up to try to make franchising opportunities more accessible to veterans. U.S. Reps. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., and Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., on Tuesday introduced the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act of 2017 — legislation that would create a tax credit to cover 25 […]

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  • NC3 Investigates: V.A. admits mistake that left a Ventura Vet homeless

    By C.J. Ward The KEYT story here.  VENTURA, Calif. – In May, NewsChannel 3’s investigative unit exposed a potential problem at the Veterans Administration that even the V.A. apparently didn’t know about until the top brass in Washington, D.C. saw our story. Harold Boons greeted us near the boat he’s been living on in Ventura […]

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  • NC3 Investigates: V.A. Admits Mistake That Left a Ventura Vet Homeless

    By C.J. Ward KEYT story here. VENTURA, Calif. – In May, NewsChannel 3’s investigative unit exposed a potential problem at the Veterans Administration that even the V.A. apparently didn’t know about until the top brass in Washington, D.C. saw our story. Harold Boons greeted us near the boat he’s been living on in Ventura Harbor […]

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  • Bill By South Coast Congresswoman To Improve Telemedicine For Veterans Passed By House

    By Lance Orozco The KCLU story here.  The House of Representatives passed a bill co-authored by a Ventura County congresswoman intended to improve healthcare for veterans. HR 2123 would give Veterans Administration credentialed health care professionals the ability to practice telemedicine across state boarders, without having to get a new license in that state. The […]

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  • House passes bill taking VA telehealth across state lines

    By Nikki Wentling The Stars and Stripes story here.  WASHINGTON – Cameras attached to the monitor of psychologist Harrison Weinstein’s computer projects his image to patients far from his office on the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Salt Lake City. Weinstein, who’s part of a post-traumatic stress disorder team in Salt Lake City, as […]

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  • House Passes Bill Taking VA Telehealth Across State Lines

    By Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes story here. WASHINGTON – Cameras attached to the monitor of psychologist Harrison Weinstein’s computer projects his image to patients far from his office on the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Salt Lake City. Weinstein, who’s part of a post-traumatic stress disorder team in Salt Lake City, as well […]

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  • Bill By South Coast Congresswoman To Improve Telemedicine For Veterans Passed By House

    By Lance Orozco, KCLU story here. The House of Representatives passed a bill co-authored by a Ventura County congresswoman intended to improve healthcare for veterans. HR 2123 would give Veterans Administration credentialed health care professionals the ability to practice telemedicine across state boarders, without having to get a new license in that state. The idea […]

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  • October 2017
  • Ventura County Congresswoman Authors Bill To Help Undocumented Residents Who Are Crime Victims

    By Lance Orozco  The KCLU story here. A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to protect more victims of serious crimes from deportation. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village authored the “Protect Victims of Crime Act.” Brownley says without protection, undocumented residents are afraid to report things like domestic violence over fear […]

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  • Ventura County Congresswoman Authors Bill To Help Undocumented Residents Who Are Crime Victims

    By Lance Orozco KCLU story here. A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to protect more victims of serious crimes from deportation. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village authored the “Protect Victims of Crime Act.” Brownley says without protection, undocumented residents are afraid to report things like domestic violence over fear they […]

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  • Ojai Valley couple honored as ‘Angels in Adoption’

    By Alexa D’Angelo The Ventura County Star story here.  When Cathi Nye found out a little boy with cerebral palsy in her special education class would have to leave because he was being shuffled to a different group home, she knew she had to do something. She went home and talked to her husband, Jim Nye, […]

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  • Ventura County Students Learn How To Code To Create Their Own Apps

    By Debra Greene The KCLU story here.  Ventura County students interested in computer science took part in a workshop over the weekend to learn how to code to create their own apps. The event called “Hack-A-Thon” was hosted by Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office and was held on Saturday at Pacifica High School in Oxnard. Ten-year-old […]

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  • America the Bilingual

    By Steve Leveen The Medium story here.  Episode 15: Sealed con un Beso He was rich, persuasive — and wrong. But Ron Unz succeeded in leading our most populous state down a dark path in the history of language education. Fortunately, his very success planted the seeds of change that are yielding a harvest of good in the nation […]

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  • Camarillo, Simi Valley, T.O. awarded $1.3 million in federal HUD grants

    By Mike Harris  The Ventura County Star story here.  Camarillo, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks have been awarded more than $1.3 million in community development grants from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The cities say they will use the money to fund social service programs that benefit seniors, the homeless, special needs residents, […]

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  • September 2017
  • Brownley Announces $3.7 Million Grant for Camarillo Airport to Expand Aircraft Parking

    The Ventura County News Channel story here.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has announced more than $3.7 million in federal grant funding for the Camarillo Airport to expand aircraft parking, which will better enable it to support Ventura County’s robust local economy. “The Camarillo Airport plays an essential role in our region’s […]

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