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UPDATE–Oxnard Police asking for help finding elderly man missing since 8 am 4/23/2014

UPDATE–Oxnard Police asking for help finding elderly man missing since 8 am 4/23/2014

UPDATE: Mr. Frutoz was located in the 1900 Block of Saviers Road by an alert citizen.  He was returned to his family; he appeared to be in good health.  Thank you to everyone who assisted us in this search.  The Oxnard Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 81-year old Manuel Frutoz. […]

Suspect arrested for fraudulent credit cards and fraudulently collecting State benefits

Suspect arrested for fraudulent credit cards and fraudulently collecting State benefits

At noon today detectives from the Oxnard Narcotic Street team conducted a probation search at a residence in the 900 block of Cheyenne Way. Once at the location, detectives contacted several subjects inside. They contacted suspect Jose Armando Navarro who is also the renter if the location. After further investigation, detectives learned that Navarro had […]

Oxnard High teacher arrested for misdemeanor child annoyance

Oxnard High teacher arrested for misdemeanor child annoyance

Today at 4:30pm, detectives from the Oxnard Police Department Family Protection Unit arrested Jorge Arellano at his home in Oxnard after the completion of a six month criminal investigation. The police department began the investigation in October of 2013 after receiving information of alleged misconduct with a student who attended Oxnard High School. Mr. Arellano […]

Serious Injury Traffic Collision involving a motorcyclist in Oxnard

Serious Injury Traffic Collision  involving a motorcyclist in Oxnard

12:30 A.M this morning officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to the 1800 block of MacArthur Place in reference to an injury traffic collision involving a motorcyclist.  Responding officers conducted the preliminary investigation and it was determined that the motorcycle, driven by Jermaine Parrilla, was traveling eastbound on MacArthur Place at […]

Oxnard Council approves contract for new City Manager Greg Nyhoff

Oxnard Council approves contract for new City Manager Greg Nyhoff

By George Miller On Tuesday night, in one of the most important decisions of the year (see previous CJ article), the Oxnard City Council approved a contract to engage Greg Nyhoff as the new City Manager. He held a similar position in Modesto. It was a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Perello strongly dissenting on contractual […]

Oxnard: Council meeting to cover new City Manager compensation

Oxnard: Council meeting to cover new City Manager compensation

Council will consider approval of contract/compensation for newly recruited City Manager Greg Nyhoff at the meeting starting at 6 PM at City Hall. An article in the Ventura County Star and the draft contract mentioned  a base salary of $265,000. Total compensation is estimated at approximately $362,000, with all fringes considered.  We have heard estimates of […]

Las Posas Valley-Somis Area water system to be upgraded

Las Posas Valley-Somis Area water system to be upgraded

By Debra Tash Venutra County Waterworks District 19 was awarded a five million dollar, low interest loan from the U.S. Agricultural Department (USDA) to improve water quality and upgrade its delivery to its 1900 customers. The system, once held privately, is over 80 years old.  Its cast iron pipes are deteriorating making breaks and poor […]

Oxnard public to council: move ahead on City Manager recruitment

Oxnard public to council: move ahead on City Manager recruitment

By George Miller A special City Council public meeting,  attended by about 130 people, was held on April 3 to present the two finalists (photos- below) for the City Manager recruitment. What was supposed to be a candidate “meet and greet” event turned more into public expression of dissatisfaction with the recruitment process, although candidates later […]

Oxnard state of the city address by Mayor Tim Flynn

Oxnard state of the city address by Mayor Tim Flynn

3-19-14 This video is from Dan Pinedo’s youtube channel. Dan is an Oxnard civic activist.

NAACP objects to Oxnard City Manager recruiting process, demands postponement to January.

NAACP objects to Oxnard City Manager recruiting process, demands postponement to January.

By George Miller The Ventura County NAACP has made multiple objections at City Council meetings to the City Manager hiring process in past months. They scheduled and held a press conference on April 1 outside of City Hall to discuss it and take questions. Spokeswoman Regina Crawford, 1st Vice President, said that they have not […]