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Dallas Cowboys-Rams brawl in Oxnard practice

Dallas Cowboys-Rams brawl in Oxnard practice

The Dallas Cowboys training camp practice with the St. Louis Rams was canceled Tuesday after a violent brawl broke out. KTVT-TV reporter Keith Russell later tweeted out a video from the practice, saying the fights “resembled gang wars.” I think this practice is over!!! After 3 fights that resembled gang wars @CBS11Sports @CBSDFWpic.twitter.com/JGzNtBeZqz — keith […]

Water Wars: United Water opposes Oxnard recycled water shipments for Pleasant Valley Water District

Water Wars: United Water opposes Oxnard recycled water shipments for Pleasant Valley Water District

By George Miller The letter, below, from Lynn E. Maulhardt, President, United Water Conservation District’s outlines their rationale for fighting the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board ruling allowing Oxnard to transport GREAT project recycled water via United Water resources for use by Pleasant Valley County Water District, for agricultural purposes. As you can see in the letter, […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Sneak Peek at the Wings Over Camarillo air show

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Sneak Peek at the Wings Over Camarillo air show

By Donna Hendricks I had the privilege of getting to attend a sneak peek of the Wings Over Camarillo Air Show, which is coming up next weekend- 8/22-23 This year they will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. There were many WWII era planes, cars, and military vehicles.   It was great […]

Funeral for Julie Flynn, wife of Oxnard Mayor Flynn

Funeral for Julie Flynn, wife of Oxnard Mayor Flynn

By George Miller Oxnard’s equivalent of a state funeral was held for Julie Flynn, dearly departed wife of Mayor Flynn, on Saturday. About 500 attended at the Santa Clara Church on E Street. It was a beautiful, majestic, thoughtful, spiritual and emotional event. The Catholic Church really knows how to do this right, with pomp, […]

Oxnard utility rates to go sky-high?

Oxnard utility rates to go sky-high?

By George Miller For years, the Oxnard utilities staff has been warning us about shrinking water supplies, higher costs, extensive deferred maintenance, obsolescence and expanding demand for water, wastewater and stormwater services. These services are probably as important to the health and safety of residents as are the police and fire departments. After one year of […]

In Loving memory of Julie Flynn of Oxnard

In Loving memory of Julie Flynn of Oxnard

By George Miller Julie Flynn, beloved wife of Mayor Tim Flynn, passed away after a long illness. She was much loved by her family, friends and community. Arrangements will be announced when set. Please join us in offering our deepest sympathy to Oxnard’s First Family. Offer your prayers, if you will.   Official preliminary statement […]

Developers Confront Camarillo City Council over Water

Developers Confront Camarillo City Council over Water

The Camarillo City Council held a public hearing on July 22, 2015, to consider adoption of an Urgency Ordinance amending water conservation measures. Due to the current drought, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15 imposing unprecedented water restrictions on California’s water supply. As a result, the City is tasked with implementing strategies to comply with […]

Oxnard EDCO funding approved, but future uncertain

Oxnard EDCO funding approved, but future uncertain

By George Miller EDCO (Economic Development Corporation of Oxnard) was founded two decades ago as a private/public company to promote and facilitate industrial development, expansion and retention in Oxnard. In recent years, funding from the city has tapered off to around $150 thousand (approved last week) for this fiscal year. This is because the city […]

Oxnard to streamline solar and drought-tolerant landscaping permitting

Oxnard to streamline solar and drought-tolerant landscaping permitting

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council and staff vowed to streamline the permitting process to make the city more business-friendly, reduce delays and hassles for homeowners and cut the cost of running the Planning Department. Planning Division Manager Ashley Golden has been at work on this and has made progress. Presented at the July 14 meeting […]

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

By George Miller When “smart meters” were rolled out by utilities across the nation as part of the “smart grid” technology, there was much opposition. The “Smart Grid” was sold based on being able to monitor power usage much more closely, to identify trends, usage patterns, eventually implement time phased billing to encourage flattening of […]