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Oxnard wastewater rate battle: what are the REAL costs? What SHOULD the rates be?

Oxnard wastewater rate battle: what are the REAL costs? What SHOULD the rates be?

By George Miller Background Oxnard recently approved a 88% increase in wastewater rates over a four year period. There has been much controversy over this. Some believe that the increase is unjustified and that the City’s accounting system is so bad that they don’t even know what it really costs. But, it is fairly certain that […]

U.S. Customs, Coast Guard, testing & training in county

U.S. Customs, Coast Guard, testing & training in county

By George Miller Today we saw US Customs and Coast Guard testing and training activities offshore near Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. The U.S. Customs and Border protection was testing a chase boat which crew members confirmed is intended to be used for drug interdiction. They said it was brought here from Florida for testing in West […]

Santa Paula: Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 60th New Home

Santa Paula: Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 60th New Home

By Sheryl Hamlin About 80 people attended the dedication of two new homes built and financed by Habitat for Humanity Ventura County. Pastor Jenny Crosswhite (below) of First Christian Church of Santa Paula gave the Blessing, in which she reminded the attendees that we are all Inter-connected. Ms. Crosswhite is also the Vice Mayor of […]

Xerox sales executive addresses Saint Bonaventure High athletes

Xerox sales executive addresses Saint Bonaventure High athletes

By George Miller Peter Godinez, a sales executive for Xerox, for government/education sector accounts in the region, addressed some Saint Bonaventure HS student-athletes this week in Ventura. He encouraged them to find something you’re really good at, that you have a passion for, then “follow your passion.” He remarked that many jobs no longer exist, that […]

Phoenix PD Chief semi-finalists include Oxnard Chief Jeri Williams

Phoenix PD Chief semi-finalists include Oxnard Chief Jeri Williams

Ten semi-finalists for the position of Phoenix Police Chief were announced by the City Manager’s office. Included is our very own Oxnard PD Chef Jeri Williams. While we’re happy for her, it would be Oxnard’s loss if she wins it. Fortunately she would be leaving the department with multiple qualified potential successors, See also: https://citizensjournal.us/oxnard-police-chief-jeri-williams-to-leave-for-phoenix/   […]

Aaron Starr 2, Oxnard 1, in utility rate battle

Aaron Starr 2, Oxnard 1, in utility rate battle

By George Miller Starr obtains expedited hearing date for Starr v City of Oxnard case to get rate rollback on the ballot Local Oxnard business executive, civic activist and City Council candidate Aaron Starr and his Moving Oxnard Forward (MOF) grassroot activist organization have pressured the city to lower business and permit fees, as well as make it easier […]

Oxnard to invite State Controller to examine the books, agree on action?

Oxnard to invite State Controller to examine the books, agree on action?

By George Miller Calling in State Controller At today’s Oxnard Fiscal Policy Task Force special meeting, the group reached consensus to recommend to City Council to invite the State Controller’s office in to examine the books in detail. The state has already inquired as why the the 2014-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is so late and submitted […]

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams to leave for Phoenix?

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams to leave for Phoenix?

By George Miller Reliable sources told Councilman Bert Perello that police sources in Phoenix revealed that Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams is a finalist for a position there. What we were told was: “Jeri Williams was notified today that she is one of 10 finalists for the chief’s job in Phoenix. The position will be filled in […]

Santa Paula Council: First East Area 1 Schedule and Mello-Roos Funding

Santa Paula Council: First East Area 1 Schedule and Mello-Roos Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin Limoneira was the major force in three items on the April 4, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting: The Mission Rock Energy Center, where they have agreed to provide recycled water, as previously reported here. The East Area 1 (EA1) Schedule (Item 10A starting at 00:22:58 on the video) The Mello-Roos Implementation […]

Global Bond Yields Reach All-Time Low

Global Bond Yields Reach All-Time Low

STOCKMAN’S CORNER Chart Of The Day: Global Bond Yields Reach All-Time Low . A third of the world’s developed-market sovereign debt now has negative yields, based on Bloomberg bond indexes. Read on→  More: http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/chart-of-the-day-global-bond-yields-reach-all-time-low/ Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE