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Good Morning Oxnard TV show 12-17-14: Pro Boxer Hugo Centeno; NRG power plant controversy; CERT program grads

Good Morning Oxnard TV show 12-17-14: Pro Boxer Hugo Centeno; NRG power plant controversy; CERT program grads

By George Miller This week’s show (12-17-14) personalities: Peter Godinez, Host and George Miller, Publisher, Citizensjournal.us, cover the Christmas season festivities, City Council business, including the ongoing power plant replacement controversy, public housing, new library systems, gang injunction prosecution. KADYTV also video recorded today’s school assembly moderated by OHS teacher Mr. Marcell Brickey, featuring the undefeated professional boxing sensation, […]

NRG wins SCE contract to build power plant at Mandalay Beach, Oxnard

NRG wins SCE contract to build power plant at Mandalay Beach, Oxnard

By George Miller The contract  award by Southern California Edison (SCE) doesn’t necessarily mean that  NRG will be building the power plant- only that their bid to do so has been accepted. It would have to go through other approvals.  The California Energy Commission has final authority on any decision to build or operate a power plant […]

Oxnard Council passes moratorium on new power plants

Oxnard Council passes moratorium on new power plants

By George Miller The City Council voted unanimously to impose a 45 day moratorium (renewable twice up to two years total) on new power plant development, even though the California Energy Commission can do what it wants in that regard. The logic was that they don’t usually override the will of communities and also that […]

Oxnard: status quo budget approved 4-3; residents discuss power plant proposal

Oxnard: status quo budget approved 4-3; residents discuss power plant proposal

  By George Miller After months of debate and criticism, the Oxnard City Council on Tuesday approved a budget very similar to last year’s. The vote was 4-3. with Council members Perello, Padilla and Housing Commissioner Vega dissenting.  Even some voting for it conceded its shortcomings, but were worried about the public and bond raters’ […]

Oxnard: Debates coastal power plant proposal

Oxnard:  Debates coastal power plant proposal

By George Miller NRG, the largest independent electric power generation company in the nation and owner/operator of the Mandalay and Ormond Beach power plants, wants to build another one, on the existing Mandalay site and eventually tear down the existing ones. At this point, the city and operator both agree that the old plants are […]

Oxnard Secures $2.8 Million FEMA Grant For New Backup Generator at City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility

Oxnard Secures $2.8 Million FEMA Grant For New Backup Generator at City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility

OXNARD, Calif. – The City of Oxnard applied for and won a $2.8 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which helps local communities significantly reduce or eliminate future risk to lives and property from natural hazards such as flooding, tsunamis, and earthquakes. The grant money will […]

The Latino Art Museum of Oxnard – Now is the Time

The Latino Art Museum of Oxnard – Now is the Time

By Armando Vazquez   The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers. — James Baldwin So artistically and culturally, the questions are, where, how and with whom do we go from here Oxnard? In the past 10 years the city of Oxnard has lost the Children’s […]

Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez Receives 2020 Environmental Justice Decision Maker Award

Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez Receives 2020 Environmental Justice Decision Maker Award

OXNARD, Calif. – Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez was awarded the 2020 Environmental Justice Decision Maker Award by the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) for her work fighting for environmental justice and protecting residents in the City of Oxnard. “I’m honored to be recognized by CEJA, a vital community-led alliance addressing environmental and social justice […]

Oxnard: Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs; a Sell Job on $45 Million Sales Tax Increase and More to Finance Budget Spending

Oxnard: Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs; a Sell Job on $45 Million Sales Tax Increase and More to Finance Budget Spending

By George Miller On June 16, the Oxnard City Council cleared away some of the last obstacles for the new Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs. The Developer promised to break ground on the project this year. The 430 acre site is the last remaining large undeveloped parcel in the city and a […]

Huge Increases in Oxnard Development Fees Approved; Drones Watching You

Huge Increases in Oxnard Development Fees Approved; Drones Watching You

By George Miller At the Tuesday, May 19, 2020 meeting, the Oxnard City Council voted huge increases in development fees, nearly doubling, with increases up to 2687%. New fee structure in total will add $28,000-$36,000 to the cost of a new home. Some fees hadn’t been increased since the 1970’s to 1990’s. However, the Council […]