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Santa Barbara City Council Sets Sights on Workforce Housing at Downtown Site

Santa Barbara City Council Sets Sights on Workforce Housing at Downtown Site

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Santa Barbara is making a choice. They are getting rid of a parking lot. They will not build a homeless shelter in the downtown area. Instead they will build housing for middle income workers. What is the definition of a middle income worker in Santa Barbara? […]

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 […]

Camarillo Old Town Association’s 4th Annual Beer March Pairs Over 20 Craft Breweries with Downtown Businesses on March 10th

Camarillo Old Town Association’s 4th Annual Beer March Pairs Over 20 Craft Breweries with Downtown Businesses on March 10th

WHAT:  The Camarillo Old Town Association’s (COTA) 4th Annual Beer March will feature over 20 craft breweries that will partner with local downtown businesses and also offer a fun community day of live entertainment for family and friends who will get their ‘Irish on’. Beer drinkers, 21 years of age and over, will receive a […]

Oxnard: Millions in SB1 gas tax fees spent; OX HS Aces Academic Decathlon; Arts Hub Plan Advances

Oxnard: Millions in SB1 gas tax fees spent; OX HS Aces Academic Decathlon; Arts Hub Plan Advances

By George Miller At the 4-17-18 Oxnard City Council Meeting: Road paving plan to spend SB1 gas tax money on road work was approved, will be $3.4 million+ /year. It took an hour and a half to present and discuss the interesting downtown arts hub 5 year rough plan, some rules and approve it. Council […]

Oxnard Recall Debate TV/Video coverage announced

Oxnard Recall Debate TV/Video coverage announced

By Oxnard Revelations Alliance (ORA)       Press Release March 12, 2018 Oxnard Revelations Alliance (ORA) George Miller – [email protected] Alex Rey Rivera- Manager, Corner Pocket Billiards, [email protected]   The ad hoc “Oxnard Revelations Alliance” (ORA) announced the TV/Video coverage plan for Thursday’s (March 15) Special Recall Election debate:   Keep in mind that there are […]

Oxnard Boulevard as a successful walking and shopping street

Oxnard Boulevard as a successful walking and shopping street

  By Roy Prince Oxnard Boulevard as a successful walking and shopping street – 10 minutes to learn how to make this happen:  .    The video shows 7 examples [including Lancaster, CA] to assist us to understand how effective a few simple but thoughtful changes can be to bring a street alive.     […]

Venturans for Responsible and Efficient Government — Will Ventura City Government Ever Learn?

Venturans for Responsible and Efficient Government — Will Ventura City Government Ever Learn?

“ONLY THE MEDIOCRE ARE ALWAYS AT THEIR BEST” —Jean Giroudoux It’s déjâ vu all over again. Once again the past rears its ugly head. Only this time will the City Council be wise enough to learn from its past mistakes? There are some things this Council and this city staff are not qualified to evaluate fully.  Among the first issues […]

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

By George Miller The Oxnard Downtown Improvement District sponsored this event, to showcase Mayoral and Council candidates to the public. The forum questions tended to emphasize downtown concerns. We didn’t see an official count, but there seemed to be about 175+ people there, which would make it the biggest Oxnard candidate forum of the year. […]

Program for Oxnard Mayor/Council candidates forum- Wednesday, 9-28-16

Program for Oxnard Mayor/Council candidates forum- Wednesday, 9-28-16

      CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES’ FORUM AND MAYORAL DEBATE Focus on Downtown Issues Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Casa Lopez 325 South A Street SESSION A: CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES (Alpha Order by First Name) 1 Aaron Starr 2 Al Velasquez 3 Bryan MacDonald 4 David Albanese 5 Daniel Chavez 6 […]

Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market Celebrates 30 Years, Saturday, June 4, 2016

Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market Celebrates 30 Years, Saturday, June 4, 2016
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