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COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

By Chistina Zubko Wendy Leung, a staff writer for the Ventura County Star, in her article, “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project” (January 7, 2020), informs readers about Saturday’s beach clean-up on the Ormond Beach island, off of Perkins Road. She describes what the clean-up will entail and why the Ormond Beach wetlands […]

Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

    By Chistina Zubko Last summer, squatter encampments mushroomed across Oxnard’s Ormond Beach wetlands, increasing public concerns about the water quality in the lagoon–and for good reason.  According to the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Act Policy 30240 (a), “environmentally sensitive habitat areas shall be protected against any significant disruption of habitat values.”  Many insisted […]

Advisory | Dispose of all Romaine Lettuce – E. coli contamination

Advisory | Dispose of all Romaine Lettuce – E. coli contamination

Due to E. coli contamination from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma Arizona there is an advisory to dispose of all the lettuce, including chopped lettuce in packaged salad mixes.  The advisory has been extended to 16 states, including one case in Alaska, and has resulted in several kidney failures. No fatalities have been reported but […]