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Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

By George Miller At the 1-21-20 meeting, the Oxnard City Council considered and approved a proposal that would keep the Ormond Beach power plant open for at least another two more years, in return for the operating company, Gen-On, to fund then demolish and remediate the soil it when  it finally closes (details in linked […]

In Surprise Move, Oxnard Council Adopts Starr Term Limits, BUT ….

In Surprise Move, Oxnard Council Adopts Starr Term Limits, BUT ….

By George Miller The Oxnard Council adopted Aaron Starr/Moving Oxnard Forward’s term limits ballot measure at the 1-21-20 meeting. Many anticipated that the council would also attempt to litigate this like they signaled they would with three other Starr initiatives at last week’s special meeting. But in a surprise maneuver, they actually adopted the initiative […]

Oxnard Deal to Keep Ormond Beach Power Plant Open in Return for Future Demolition/Remediation

Oxnard Deal to Keep Ormond Beach Power Plant Open in Return for Future Demolition/Remediation

    By George Miller A while back, we reported that Oxnard City Manager Alex Nguyen said they might negotiate a deal for Gen-On to demolish and remediate the Ormond Beach plant (formerly of NRG), in return for keeping it operational for a few more years. Well, it seems that the nanny state’s ambition to […]

Come to MLK Day 2020 Observance and Celebration, Monday, January 20

Come to MLK Day 2020 Observance and Celebration, Monday, January 20

Celebration moved to PAL gym this year. Starts with a march from Plaza Park to PAL Ventura County’s 34th Annual MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY “Dream, Believe, Act! We can do more together than apart.”   8:00 AM  “Freedom March” From: Plaza Park, 5th Street and C Street, Oxnard, CA To: Oxnard PAL Gymnasium (350 South K Street, […]

Oxnard Attempts to Spike Starr Initiatives; Ponders Electrical Supply

Oxnard Attempts to Spike Starr Initiatives; Ponders Electrical Supply

By George Miller A very contentious 1-15 -20 Oxnard Council special meeting featured mostly strong opposition to the Aaron Starr-led Moving Oxnard Forward voter initiatives. Open discussion was bracketed by before and after closed sessions to discuss and determine next steps on the Russ Branson consultant’s report on 3 of the 4  initiatives. The open […]

Oxnard to Sue Starr to Block Three Initiatives

Oxnard to Sue Starr to Block Three Initiatives

By George Miller At a contentions 6 hour meeting Tuesday night, after a closed session, the Oxnard City Council voted 6-1 to sue Aaron Starr, lead author of 5 voter initiatives, to block three of them from being put on the ballot. Story will follow.   George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” […]

Oxnard Together One Community Event Requests YOUR Personal Help for the Homeless

Oxnard Together One Community Event Requests YOUR Personal Help for the Homeless

    By George Miller The Interfaith Council and City of Oxnard put on a special event- Oxnard Together One Community–  to draw attention to the homeless situation and stimulate action- by the public. This was on 1-12-20 at Oxnard’s Plaza Park, a hangout for the homeless. Nine speakers from the faith community and the […]

Oxnard Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

Oxnard Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

By George Miller The first Oxnard City Council meeting of the year on January 7 had a fairly light, non-controversial agenda. The opioid crisis and homeless shelter were the two most notable items discussed. Off-agenda, City Mgr. Nguyen announced in the City Manager’s oral report the abandonment of the proposed homeless shelter/”Navigation Center,” as these […]

Carmen Ramirez- Candidate for District 5 VC Supervisor

Carmen Ramirez- Candidate for District 5 VC Supervisor

By Carmen Ramirez   Why I’m Running I believe that I can provide part of the leadership that our county needs in this difficult time.  After my decades of public service as a lawyer serving our community, I know what our residents are going through, trying to keep a roof over their heads, caring for […]

Stephen Blum for the 37th District of the California Assembly

Stephen Blum for the 37th District of the California Assembly

By Steve Blum I have the experience, resume, knowledge, and skill set to serve well in the California Assembly.  I served 12 years on the Ventura County Community College Board and have also served on the California Community College League State Board, and the Ventura County School Association Executive Board.  I was the teachers’ union […]

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