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City of Oxnard wins 2016 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for City Corps youth partnership

City of Oxnard wins 2016 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for City Corps youth partnership

OhmConnect and Schneider Electric Announce Partnership To Replace Power Plants Affected by Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Closure

OhmConnect and Schneider Electric Announce Partnership To Replace Power Plants Affected by Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Closure

Combination of innovative technologies creates a ‘virtual power plant’ by paying Southern California residents to automatically save energy once per week SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In June, the California Public Utility Commission approved $56.28M in spending for energy solutions to help alleviate grid strain in Southern California Edison (SCE) territory, plus an […]

Oxnard staff received massages at City Hall

Oxnard staff received massages at City Hall

By George Miller No, we’re not making this up. No, nothing untoward occurred, we’re told- and no, the city did not pay for it, we were also told. Persistent rumors that city employees were receiving free massages at Oxnard City Hall date back to July. They finally bubbled up to a public confrontation, when Councilman Bert […]

Kaine Interrupted Pence Over 70 Times During The Debate

Kaine Interrupted Pence Over 70 Times During The Debate

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine interrupted Republican VP challenger Mike Pence over 70 times throughout the course of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, and people largely agree it didn’t go over well. CBS focus group going very negative on Kaine right now “he came across as a jerk,” says a likely Clinton voter. – Abby […]

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

By George Miller The Oxnard Downtown Improvement District sponsored this event, to showcase Mayoral and Council candidates to the public. The forum questions tended to emphasize downtown concerns. We didn’t see an official count, but there seemed to be about 175+ people there, which would make it the biggest Oxnard candidate forum of the year. […]

Port Signs Agreement with Ventura County Air Pollution Control District for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Port Signs Agreement with Ventura County Air Pollution Control District for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Port Hueneme, CA – The Port of Hueneme recently was awarded a $14,000 Grant from the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District to install two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use at two locations within the Port’s jurisdiction (one in front of the District headquarters building at 333 Ponoma Street and one in front […]

Now Available to Read Online: 2016 Ventura County Education Report to the Community

Now Available to Read Online:  2016 Ventura County  Education Report to the Community

Santa Paula Council Revisits Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Contract

Santa Paula Council Revisits Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Contract

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula City Council October 3, 2016 Item 11.D Public Works Director Brian Yanez returned with an enhanced report comparing the three bids for the new Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract for the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Note that this item was discussed previously here. Since late Wednesday evening, some excellent questions and […]

VA Suicide Hotline Reform Unanimously Passes House, Harry Reid Crushes It In Senate

VA Suicide Hotline Reform Unanimously Passes House, Harry Reid Crushes It In Senate

A bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs suicide hotline sailed unanimously through the House last week, until Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid blocked the legislation and refused to let it come to the floor for a voice vote. The House approved GOP Rep. David Young’s bill last Monday by a vote of […]

Santa Paula Housing Authority: Were Powers Granted Transparently?

Santa Paula Housing Authority: Were Powers Granted Transparently?

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 11 A of the October 3, 2016 Santa Paula Council meeting brought a coalition of speakers claiming a June 16, 2014 resolution directing the Santa Paula Housing Authority (SPHA) to administer the in lieu fees from East Area 1 was irregular and without transparency in that there were no other organizations […]