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California Water Resilience Portfolio and Channel Islands

California Water Resilience Portfolio and Channel Islands

By Sheryl Hamlin An Executive Order (EO) signed in April 2019 by Governor Newsom directed State agencies to recommend a suite of priorities and actions to build a climate-resilient water system and ensure healthy waterways. The official website is: http://waterresilience.ca.gov On September 12, 2019, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) spent three […]

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

STILL There: Oxnard’s Most Remote “Homeless” Encampments By the Sea

By George Miller, David Scrivner & Abraham Mendez Ormond Beach, Oxnard, CA     We recently visited the numerous, remote, persistent and illegal Oxnard beach encampments and have some news to report to you (most photos were taken on 9-7-19). In summary: The encampments are far from being “cleared out” as we had been told and […]

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Sites/Schedule- Sept. 21, 2019

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Sites/Schedule- Sept. 21, 2019

Be one of the 60,000 people across all of California in the upcoming 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21st, 2019 from 9 am to noon!  Volunteer just 3 hours of your Saturday morning to remove debris from beaches, creeks, rivers, and parks to protect wildlife from harm while taking care of our environment. We have 26 […]

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

By George Miller The local homeless situation, encampments and resulting environmental damage, panhandling, petty crime and resultant quality of life issues are prompting the city to take action. Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Eric Sonstegard said that California Proposition 47 and 57, AB109 and the Boise court ruling (people can sleep on public land unless there […]

Update on Water Quality in Channel Islands Harbor

Update on Water Quality in Channel Islands Harbor

Submitted by Sheryl Hamlin 10. Update on water quality in Channel Islands Harbor, including results of water quality monitoring and the function of the Ventura County MS4 Permit and Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands. (The Board may provide input to staff; however, no action or voting will take place […]

Oxnard Council Back in Session: North Shore Development Pollution Allegations; Sympathy for Non-Conforming Clinicas Project

Oxnard Council Back in Session: North Shore Development Pollution Allegations; Sympathy for Non-Conforming Clinicas Project

By George Miller After a month off from meetings, the Oxnard Council returned on Tuesday, September 3, with the session dominated by conflict on the North Shore project. Public comments were overwhelmingly opposed to letting the development of 200 homes on Harbor and 5th proceed, due to objections over benzene and dioxin pollutants in the […]

Oxnard Police Confirm Sustained Ormond Beach Vagrant Policing Effort

Oxnard Police Confirm Sustained Ormond Beach Vagrant Policing Effort

From: Sonstegard, Eric Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:23 PM To: Cc: Ashley Golden; Emilio Ramirez; Alexander Nguyen; Scott Whitney; Lambert, Jeffrey Subject: Ormond Beach Good afternoon: I have seen a few email correspondences circulating around with inaccurate information about our current Ormond Beach efforts and I wanted to take a minute to address some of the concerns. We sent out two […]

Local Newswriter on John & Ken Show re: Ormond Beach Homeless Encampments

Local Newswriter on John & Ken Show re: Ormond Beach Homeless Encampments

By George Miller Hueneme Voice writer Christina Zubko was a guest on the John & Ken KFI 640 show this evening, on the subject of the homeless encampment problem at Ormond Beach, Oxnard. She got involved when it spilled over right into her Port Hueneme neighborhood. You should be able to access the on-demand podcast […]

Oxnard Planning Commission Nixes County Bid to Change Rules to Accommodate its Fishermans Wharf Redevelopment Proposal

Oxnard Planning Commission Nixes County Bid to Change Rules to Accommodate its Fishermans Wharf Redevelopment Proposal

By George Miller In a 5-1 vote, the Oxnard Planning Commission declined to approve a request by the county to change Oxnard’s Local Coastal Plan to allow a 400 apartment unit redevelopment plan for the faded icon Fisherman’s Wharf property in Channel Islands Harbor. Watch for details in our upcoming story on it. George Miller […]

Revive Community Church – Registration Open for the 5th Annual Community Resources Fair

Revive Community Church – Registration Open for the 5th Annual Community Resources Fair

Good morning community partners and friends It is with great excitement and anticipation to announce that registration is now open for our 5th Annual Resources Fair taking place on Saturday August 24th, 2019. Attached you will find a personalized letter from our lead pastor Misael Gurrola as well as the official registration form.    We couldn’t be more excited […]

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