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Cancer strikes mother of four just when she thought life couldn’t get any better

Cancer strikes mother of four just when she thought life couldn’t get any better

This time last year, Jennifer Davis, known to her friends and family as Jenn, was living a happy life as a mother of four.  After years of struggling with alcoholism she was at peace. Jenn looked forward to planning summer activities for her little girl Dallas, her youngest child who had just turned one. That […]

60 CERT graduates gained valuable skills

60 CERT graduates gained valuable skills

By George Miller A record bumper crop of nearly 60 Oxnard CERT grads participated in the final exam exercise on 2-21-15 at Fire Station #1 on K Street. The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) approach has been implemented nationwide as an auxiliary civilian resource, when Police and Fire teams can’t cope with large-scale emergency situations, such as […]

Santa Paula: Candidates Forum—The Race for City Council

Santa Paula: Candidates Forum—The Race for City Council

By Sheryl Hamlin The Candidate Forum was hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Chamber. Barbara Doyle gave a history of the organization which dates from the 1920’s after the XIX Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote. David Maron was the moderator. The six candidates were: Jenny Crosswhite (Ordained Minister), […]

Beloved Ormond Beach caretaker receives Recognition Award for his work

Beloved Ormond Beach caretaker receives Recognition Award for his work

 By Steve Nash Walter Fuller, the recipient of the Community Recognition Award, 2014 Outstanding Senior, presented by the City of Oxnard’s Community Relations Commission, sat down and chatted about what led him to his current pastime as steward and docent of Ormond Beach, Oxnard’s beautiful stretch of California coastline running from the Hueneme Pier to […]

A Day at the Ventura County Fair: First Impressions of Opening Day

A Day at the Ventura County Fair: First Impressions of Opening Day

By Tim Pompey

What can NRG do for our community?

What can NRG do for our community?

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What citizens can do on their own to help the environment

What citizens can do on their own to help the environment

    . Kate Neiswender. The Obama administration has announced a carbon cap program to try to roll back greenhouse gases, and potentially save the human race.  It is a small drop in the carbon bucket, but we have to start somewhere.  Even the Fox Network is in the game now: the re-boot of Carl […]

Drones over Ventura County!

Drones over Ventura County!

By George Miller Ventura County, CA is ground zero for “drones,” a common vernacular term for what are actually “UAV’s” (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or “UAS’s” (Unmanned Aerial Systems).  An astonishing 86% of all U.S.-made UAV’s are manufactured by AeroVironment, headquartered in Monrovia, with the main UAV manufacturing plant in Simi Valley (they don’t make the […]

Southland kayakers score in NoCal surfing contest

Southland kayakers score in NoCal surfing contest

By Mark Sanders, California Kayak Friends Production Plastic Open 1. Sean Morley Fairfax; 2. Shawn Hartje San Rafael; 3. Jack Brisley San Pedro; 4. Daniel Wells Santa Cruz Kayak Intermediate Open  1. Rick Wright, Bend, Ore.; 2. Mark Sanders, Costa Mesa; 3. Robert Frisbee, Oswego, Ore.; 4. Shelly Palmer, Carolina Beach, N.C.  . I don’t […]

Droughts cause floods at beloved McGrath State Beach

Droughts cause floods at beloved McGrath State Beach

By Tim Pompey There’s good news and bad news for McGrath State Beach, that popular vacation alcove tucked along the Oxnard coast. First, the good news. The berm in the Santa Clara River that has caused extensive flooding at the campsites for nearly eighteen months has finally broken. On Monday, February 10, the water rose […]