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Opinion: Proposal for Temporary Vehicle Parking on Hueneme and Perkins Roads Is Lipstick on a Pig

Opinion: Proposal for Temporary Vehicle Parking on Hueneme and Perkins Roads Is Lipstick on a Pig

    By Christina Zubko Yesterday, Congress passed an historic Bill that will go toward helping the environment without using taxpayer dollars: The Land and Water Conservation Fund. Environmentalists around the country cheered. . Today locals are wrestling with another environmental issue:  What to do about the Temporary Vehicle Parking Project proposed for the 34 […]

Ormond Beach: Perkins Island Photos Beg Hard Questions for Oxnard Officials and Residents

Ormond Beach: Perkins Island Photos Beg Hard Questions for Oxnard Officials and Residents

By Christina Zubko . These photos of the Ormond Island canal and the end of Perkins Road were taken today.  Last fall, the Oxnard Police Department (OPD) did their part and removed the homeless from this area, so the trash in these photos can not be blamed on the homeless.   After the OPD removed […]

Hueneme Beach Cleanups Resume, Volunteers Disturbed

Hueneme Beach Cleanups Resume, Volunteers Disturbed

By Christina Zubko On Saturday, Hueneme Beach re-opened after the city council eased  COVID-19 restrictions, which came as welcome news to locals. It also meant that Saturday morning beach cleanups could resume, provided that volunteers practiced social distancing. What should have been a celebratory day ended up being a disturbing one. No sooner had volunteers […]

Ormond Beach: Violence Again and Volunteers Direct Anger at Oxnard and Halaco Slag Pile Owners

Ormond Beach: Violence Again and Volunteers Direct Anger at Oxnard and Halaco Slag Pile Owners

By Christina Zubko In January and February, volunteers picked up over 16,000 pounds of trash on Ormond Beach and on February 29, 2020, they had cleared the entire length of Ormond Beach–from Hueneme Pier to Arnold Road–of trash that came from the homeless encampments that were finally removed at the end of 2019.    March […]

COVID-19: Oxnard’s Ormond Beach Remains Open and the Homeless Garthers

COVID-19: Oxnard’s Ormond Beach Remains Open and the Homeless Garthers

By Christina Zubko This week, in response to an expected surge of COVID-19 cases in the state,Ventura County CEO Mike Powers closed parks, trails, and county beaches to stop crowds from gathering. Silver Strand and Hollywood Beach, located in Ventura’s unincorporated areas are also closed. The cities of Ventura and Port Hueneme followed suit and […]

Ormond Beach: Illegal Off-Roading Nearly Decimates First Snowy Plover Clutch

Ormond Beach: Illegal Off-Roading Nearly Decimates First Snowy Plover Clutch

      By Christina Zubko, March 26, 2020 March brought concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, which has touched all facets of life, including the environment. Ormond Beach historically has been rife with problems, but with the recent attention the beach cleanups drew at the beginning of the year, progress was being made toward making […]

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Cleanups at Arnold Road: Need for Additional Cleanup Arises

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Cleanups at Arnold Road: Need for Additional Cleanup Arises

By Christina Zubko A Typical Beach Cleanup: On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the second of several Ormond Beach cleanups took place at the end of Arnold Road from 9:00 am to noon. The organizers, the Ventura Audubon Society (VAS) and the Ventura Surfrider Foundation, had one goal in mind: clean the beach in anticipation of […]

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Clean-up – Volunteers Make a Powerful Statement

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Clean-up – Volunteers Make a Powerful Statement

by Christina Zubko “I couldn’t believe the amount of focus and dedication,” was how Ventura County Surfrider’s Chair, Laura Oergel characterized the first of several planned beach clean ups.  On Saturday, January 11, 2020, the city of Oxnard hosted its first major Ormond Beach cleanup of the year.  Close to 200 volunteers showed up to […]

Photograph Commentary | This is Ormond Beach

Photograph Commentary | This is Ormond Beach

This is on Oxnard’s side of the beach.  I’m here right now with at least 15 other volunteers picking up the trash on the beach.  Hueneme paid for three dumpsters and a tractor to haul sea the junk. Steven Gama and Andrew Salinas are spearheading this effort.  Some Saturday morning you should come down here.  […]

Open Letter to Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez | Ormond Needs Attention

Open Letter to Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez | Ormond Needs Attention

I applaud Oxnard’s efforts to evict the squatters from both Oxnard and TNC properties.  Since September, when OPD and PHPD worked together to move out the squatters, the water quality in the Ormond Lagoon, while still high in E. coli and enterococcus bacteria, has improved.  This fact was documented by watershed scientist Tevin Schmitt of […]

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