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Pt. Hueneme and Oxnard after school program claims superior results

Pt. Hueneme and Oxnard after school program claims superior results

By George Miller The Hueneme Elementary School District has run what they have reported as a very successful after school program for seven years. On Tuesday night, 9-22-15, they made their first formal report ever to the Oxnard City Council. They were there not only to report, but to secure acceptance of an $842,292 state grant, to continue to […]

Oxnard mismanagement of “assessment districts” causes furor

Oxnard mismanagement of “assessment districts” causes furor

By George Miller Oxnard’s West Village Neighborhood Council met to complain, scope out and plan response to problems with assessment districts in their neighborhood. Mike Gleason, Phil Molina, Phil Durante, Nancy Kobashigawa, Jann Correll and others were present, including a CitizensJournal.us reporter. Larger map than above: oxnard maps of assessment distScan0079 Over the years, there have been disputes […]

Very informative Fire Prevention & Disaster Preparedness Training Academy & Fair

Very informative Fire Prevention & Disaster Preparedness Training Academy & Fair

By George Miller The Oxnard Fire Dept. hosted a very useful event and open house on Saturday, October 3, at the shiny new $24 million Fire Station 8. It was intended to educate and inform residents about emergency risks and how to best deal with them. These risks included earthquakes, fires, floods, tsunamis, storms, health […]

Oxnard Multicultural Festival lives up to its name

Oxnard Multicultural Festival lives up to its name

By George Miller This year’s festival offered crafts, food, music, dancing, service organizations, business and national exhibits, which were mostly staffed by ethnic locals.  We have amazing diversity in Oxnard, so no problem finding enthusiastic volunteers. The festival was held at College Park on Rose Ave. The good news is that it was in a population […]

Ocean desalination coming to Ventura County?

Ocean desalination coming to Ventura County?

By George Miller Would you believe that a letter of intent was just signed between The Channel Islands Beach Community Services District (CIBCSD) and a small company named Blue Dolphin Environmental Resources, for the latter to build and operate a 5 million gallon per day (15.5 acre feet) local ocean water desalination plant for CIBCSD? Would you believe […]

DUI Driver Hits Parked Cars 

DUI Driver Hits Parked Cars 

September 26, 2015 Oxnard Police responded to a multiple car accident. A driver in a small pickup truck traveling north on the 400 block of North H Street hit three parked cars.  At about 8:15 p. m. a resident on the corner of Deodar Ave and H St in Oxnard said she “heard what sounded […]

Pt. Mugu Airshow today- More Sunday, too!

Pt. Mugu Airshow today- More Sunday, too!

By George Miller We saw part of the Blue Angels show from Hueneme Road this afternoon. The show looked great. Open on Sunday, too! (photos by CitizensJournal.us) Video clip             ______________________________________ George Miller is Publisher of Citizensjournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard. Get […]

Oxnard City Council approves new police cars & BMW motorcycles

Oxnard City Council approves new police cars & BMW motorcycles

By George Miller The council listened to city staff explain why they needed Ford Interceptor SUV’s and BMW motorcycles to start renewing the aged Police Department fleet. Some members of the public were outraged that the city wanted to spend nearly $30 thousand per motorcycle on the luxury BMW’s. But staff, including Police Chief Jeri Williams, explained […]

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

On September 21, 2015, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) hosted the third of three webinars to conclude the presentation of the draft SGMA Emergency Regulations. The implementation schedule of SGMA calls for these regulations to be approved by 2015 and in use by 2016.  Previous webinars were reported here and here. To see all […]

CA Energy Commission releases schedule for Oxnard Mandalay “Puente” power plant

CA Energy  Commission releases schedule for Oxnard Mandalay “Puente” power plant

By George Miller The Energy Commission, which has the final say on any replacement for the NRG Mandalay power plant in Oxnard, released a “Commission Schedule Order” of activity and date deadlines for NRG’s Application for Certification (CEC Docket No. 15-AFC-01). It calls for a number of activities, culminating in the final staff assessment by […]