The rumor tsunami continues to inundate the Fillmore scene about our new $9M firehouse and the new Rotorcraft Support, Inc. helicopter maintenance and repair business.

Rotorcraft, despite the lack of activity outside their large new building, is doing just fine. I hear its a little behind anticipated opening date, but still doing great. Phase 1 of the two-phase project is nearly complete with the construction of a 67,872 SF hangar, and parking spaces. A lot of inside work is being completed, and work remains to transfer equipment from their Van Nuys location. Rotorcraft employs 58 full time employees who will relocate to Fillmore.

Rotorcraft will be accompanied by a second business, The Guardian, which is organized to fight forest fires. The Guardian employs approximately 15 full time men who will be at fire sites nine months out of the year. Those employees will be training in Fillmore when not attending to fires.

Phase 2 consists of constructing a 45,066 SF hangar for a future undetermined tenant.

Progress on the new $8 million Fillmore FIRE STATION is not going well. It appears that final stages of construction have been halted due to union concerns. Repeated efforts to contact Glenn Berosettett, project manager, have been unsuccessful. The firehouse project is nearly a year over scheduled completion. I will continue to get some official information as soon as I can run the manager down.

I have heard nothing more on the infamous Malibu sand truck proposal. One issue I think I neglected to address is the RETURN TRIPS. If the Malibu Geologic Hazard Abatement District (not a government department) has its way, we can't forget that those 400 (per day) double belly-dump sand trucks must find their way back through Fillmore - so it's really 800 trucks per day - for at least 20 years. I still find it hard to believe that our Coastal Commission permitted this outrageous plan. This plan is so exceptionally bizarre it would make excellent material for a PhD thesis on how even absurd, utterly self-serving, anti-environmental proposals can win with the help of crooked government and a venal court system - in a time of hyper-sensitive Liberal awareness. In short, how Liberals breed hypocrisy.

A quick look at DRUDGE today sums-up America under siege, by itself. I have never seen our country so divided, politically, socially, and spiritually.

Republican Candidates Assaulted in Minnesota... "...two GOP candidates have been assaulted in suspected politically motivated attacks."

The first shot fired by representatives of the Democrat Party against the Republicans happened during the Judge Cavanaugh hearings. Under other circumstances, the Judge could have won treble damages against many of his false accusers in an action for defamation, what's called slander per-se. The calumny against the judge was absolutely unprecedented in the Democrat "the end justifies the means" strategy of the Democrat Party. Accusing the judge of rape!

How long does the DNP expect to walk away from vicious defamatory, and now actual, physical assaults? Count the days till the first defensive shot is fired by some Republican member. Steve Scalise has already suffered the near fatal attack by hate-provoked Democratic Party minions. "In addition to Scalise, who was in critical condition Wednesday night, the gunman shot a lobbyist, a congressional aide and a Capitol Police special agent who was a member of Scalise’s security detail.”

The Democrat Party has become a dangerous, now lethal, mob in the political mayhem it has produced to win the near mid-term election. I disagree with those who think the Dems will retake the House of Representatives in this election, now that the American people have seen who they really are.

To vote Democrat this year is to throw away all of the Trump administration achievements, foreign and domestic.