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How Oxnard deals with street gangs

How Oxnard deals with street gangs

By George Miller, July 14, 2014   Editor’s note: This article was published 4 years ago. It is being re-released now because of all the discussion since enforcement was suspended and a modified version is to be considered after public meetings. Read about the discussion at the 7-17-18 Council meeting. Also read Armando Vazquez’s injunction […]

Oxnard releases Ramirez police death investigation results (READ HERE), schedules presentation

Oxnard releases Ramirez police death investigation results (READ HERE), schedules presentation

Oxnard Police Dept.   Following the June 23, 2012, in-custody death of Robert Ramirez, the Oxnard Police Department chose to have an independent firm (the Los Angeles-based Office of Independent Review) provide a comprehensive critique of the incident. With the legal proceedings finally concluded in the past few weeks, we are releasing the OIR report […]

Oxnard Police Dept. cuts loom

Oxnard Police Dept. cuts loom

By George Miller  This and other budget items will be discussed at June 9 City Council meeting at 4:30 PM Months ago, we were told that there might be  a  $2-3 million dollar Oxnard General Fund budget deficit. Over the succeeding months, that number kept growing and finally reached the headline number of $10.6 million. But in […]

Oxnard: Gang injunctions re-emphasized, budget nearly ready, recycling facility takeover doing well

Oxnard: Gang injunctions re-emphasized, budget nearly ready, recycling facility takeover doing well

By George Miller City Council wants a renewed emphasis on the gang injunction program, which has tapered off somewhat, even as gang-related crime has been on the increase. The city’s anti-gang strategy/program has had broad public support and a fair degree of success, based on arrests, crimes statistics, and perceived improved city livability. A decade […]