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BEST PLACES TO SEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN OXNARD

BEST PLACES TO SEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN OXNARD

    Dash on down to Oxnard for some of the best holiday light displays in Ventura County! The holidays are fast approaching, so be sure to bundle up, order a cocoa to-go and hit these not-to-be-missed yuletide festivities! | Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard When: Dec 6th, 2019, through Jan 2nd, 2020 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM […]

Oxnard Council: Homeless Shelter Tentatively Approved; Ormond Beach Power Plant May Stay Open

Oxnard Council: Homeless Shelter Tentatively Approved;  Ormond Beach Power Plant May Stay Open

By George Miller At the 11-19-19 Oxnard Council meeting, The council approved a lease for a permanent homeless shelter on 1258 Saviers Road, subject to a very short 90 day contingency and public outreach period. City Manager Nguyen announced his intention to negotiate an extension in operations of the  Ormond Beach power plant in exchange […]

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

By George Miller (Bulletin only- Full story follows later) On 11-7-19, the Oxnard City Council voted 6-1 (Madrigal dissenting) to approve a staff (and 6-0 Planning Commission) recommendation to reject a proposal to modify its Local Coastal Plan (LCP). This would have helped to allow a highly nonconforming project to redevelop the Fisherman’s Wharf (FW) […]

Harbor Director to Extend ERN on the Fisherman’s Wharf Project

Harbor Director to Extend ERN on the Fisherman’s Wharf Project

Audrey Keller, Nextdoor.com   Supervisors Meeting: Tuesday, November  5, 2019 11:00 AM Ventura County Supervisors Board 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, Hall of Administration Attend and Speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting to voice your opinion regarding giving the Fisherman’s Wharf developer ANOTHER YEAR of the exclusive right to negotiate (ERN). If the […]

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 […]

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