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Oxnard City Manager Greg Nyhoff’s first city council meeting

Oxnard City Manager Greg Nyhoff’s first city council meeting

By Bob Jeffreys These were taken by photo journalist Bob Jeffreys while CJ’s Oxnard reporter was working in Miami. Mr. Nyhoff was sworn in at the June 17th meeting. See more from this event: http://great805photos.smugmug.com/Oxnrd-City-Council-Mtg-Greg/ Bob Jeffreys – Photo Journalist  My EVENT Photos Alphabetically Listed in Galleries at:    http://great805photos.smugmug.com/browse __________________________________________________ Citizensjournal.us BULLETINS. Please patronize our advertisers […]

Oxnard: Ormond Beach movement makes further progress

Oxnard: Ormond Beach movement makes further progress

By George Miller On June 17, the Oxnard City Council appointed Walter Fuller as Ormond Beach’s first-ever official Caretaker. He will upgrade his living quarters from a 20′ cargo container to a trailer purchased for him, which will be installed on site around July 1st. A previous $50,000 city appropriation financed this and several other […]

Oxnard: Budget still not approved- try again June 24, Street repair plan advanced

Oxnard: Budget still not approved- try again June 24, Street repair plan advanced

By George Miller Budget The debate goes on over shortcomings of the $358 million proposed budget, which was not approved as planned  (agenda item K-2) last Tuesday.  Finance Director James Cameron  presented the latest iteration, not much different from other recent ones. Two council  members were very uncomfortable with the proposed budget, as it stands. […]

Greg Nyhoff sworn in as new Oxnard City Manager

Greg Nyhoff sworn in as new Oxnard City Manager

By George Miller Oxnard finally has its new City Manager, after two years and a long executive search, winnowing down 50 candidates to 6, then two and finally one. Mr Nyhoff actually started officially early this month and attended his first City Council meeting on June 3.  So far, he shows every sign of being […]

Oxnard: Gang injunctions re-emphasized, budget nearly ready, recycling facility takeover doing well

Oxnard: Gang injunctions re-emphasized, budget nearly ready, recycling facility takeover doing well

By George Miller City Council wants a renewed emphasis on the gang injunction program, which has tapered off somewhat, even as gang-related crime has been on the increase. The city’s anti-gang strategy/program has had broad public support and a fair degree of success, based on arrests, crimes statistics, and perceived improved city livability. A decade […]

Central American Newspapers Encouraging Minors to Enter US Illegally–Mentions a Naval Base in California

Central American Newspapers Encouraging Minors to Enter US Illegally–Mentions a Naval Base in California

Thousands of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S.-Mexico border are overwhelming federal resources and facilities. Word-of-mouth and news reports that U.S. Border Patrol agents are giving perceived amnesty to children migrants has apparently spread in Central America and may be prompting more hopefuls to make the dangerous journey north.  La Prensa, a popular newspaper in Honduras with a circulation […]

Local authorities unaware of plans to house illegal immigrants at Naval Base Ventura County

Local authorities unaware of plans to house illegal immigrants at Naval Base Ventura County

By George Miller Sources claim that the Commander of Naval Base Ventura County did not inform City of Port Hueneme City Officials of plans to house hundreds of illegal immigrant children on base. This is being done by the U.S.  Dept of Health and Human Services. It is possible that the children will be sent […]

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (most of Ventura County) solicits your input

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (most of Ventura County) solicits your input

Water supply is an existential issue and needs your attention & input …. . Greetings, FCGMA_Draft_List_of_Issues_Table (click and download) is compiled from stakeholders and Agency staff and presented to the FCGMA Board at the May 28, 2014 regular Board meeting. The Board directed staff to release this draft list for public input. Following public input, staff […]

Oxnard Budgeting process grinds closer to approval

Oxnard Budgeting process grinds closer to approval

By George Miller The City Council further sharpened budget spending priorities at the June 3 meeting (Agenda item K-1). The $358 million total was pared down from initial projections and is now actually 2% lower than last year’s.  Mayor Tim Flynn outlined 10 priorities in a letter he presented, which he said incorporated thoughts of […]

Oxnard Peace Officers Assoc. comes through for local high schooler

Oxnard Peace Officers Assoc. comes through for local high schooler

The Oxnard Peace Officers’ Association (OPOA) donated $1,400 to Cristian Ayala, a sophomore at Pacifica High School in Oxnard.  The OPOA learned that Ayala was short of being able to finance his upcoming trips to two national competitions that he previously qualified for.  His coach and teacher, Adrian Barragan began to brainstorm on how he […]