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Good Morning Oxnard Show- 5-20-15

Good Morning Oxnard Show- 5-20-15

By George Miller CitizensJournal.us News, NRG power plant; Pablo Ortiz,Oxnard Downtowners; Eileen Tracy of Family Engagement and Re-Entry Program On this segment (5-20-15) of the Good Morning Oxnard Show- Host Peter Godinez interviews George Miller, Publisher of CitizensJournal.us on Oxnard News, consisting of: Strawberry Festival review; Mandalay Power Plant moratorium extended; Hotel tax increased 33 1/3%; […]

Good Morning Oxnard Show- 4-22-15 news segment

Good Morning Oxnard Show- 4-22-15 news segment

By George Miller On this segment (4-22-15) of the Good Morning Oxnard Show- George Miller, Publisher of CitizensJournal.us does Oxnard News, consisting of: Earth Day (00:30); Lowell Steward, Jr. of Tuskeegee Airmen honored (00:37); Arbor Day (01:42): NRG applied for license to build new Mandalay power plant (01:58);  City marks start of recycled water deliveries to […]

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 […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission Approves New Battery Storage Project

Santa Paula Planning Commission Approves New Battery Storage Project

By Sheryl Hamlin . A new project for the property at 132 N. 13th Street adjacent to the Edison (SCE) Wakefield substation has been approved by the Santa Paula Planning Commission during the September 29, 2020 meeting. History A previous BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) had been planned and approved for this location starting in […]

Oxnard: $79MM Wastewater Plan; COVID Economic & Safety Threats Reviewed; Homeless Shelter Budget Increased for Social Distancing

Oxnard: $79MM Wastewater Plan; COVID Economic & Safety Threats Reviewed; Homeless Shelter Budget Increased for Social Distancing

By George Miller COVID-19 Economic & Safety threats were the big topic of the Oxnard City Council 4-24-20 meeting. Discussions were on maintaining safety without totally destroying the economy, with the latter of these not going well at all so far. The budget impact will be enormous and far reaching. There are hopes for bailouts/grants. […]

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

By George Miller At the 9-17-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a package of several ordinances was proposed by staff- and approved by Council-  to deal with vagrant offenders, which they differentiated from merely being homeless, an important legal point, it turned out. What prompted this is an expanding and sometimes aggressive population of homeless people […]

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

By George Miller The May 7, 2019 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda was long (7 hours) and complex, with numerous items listed/acted upon, including another budget financial warning, new dog hotel; new single family residence tract,and next step approval to build “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADU’s or granny flats). The Senior Services Commission delivered a glowing […]

Oxnard Council Reviews Initial “Model” to Address Homelessness

Oxnard Council Reviews Initial “Model” to Address Homelessness

By George Miller At the April 16,.2019 Oxnard City Council meeting, the main act was City Manager Nguyen’s recommended “Housing First” concept  for dealing with the homeless crisis. This very ambitious approach would focus on getting people into stable, permanent living accommodations first, then providing services to support and move them along toward self-sustenance, where […]

Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

    Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News and Erika Fry, Fortune The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem […]