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VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, together with personnel from the Ventura County Fire Department and United States Coast Guard, rescued two divers off the West side of Anacapa Island. Around 10:20 AM, Ventura County Fire Dispatch requested Air Squad 9 respond to the waters off Anacapa Island.  […]

Fertilizer Spill On Gonzales Rd. in Oxnard

Fertilizer Spill On Gonzales Rd. in Oxnard

Santa Paula Council: Pets, Pot and Public Safety

Santa Paula Council: Pets, Pot and Public Safety

By Sheryl Hamlin The January 19th 2016 Santa Paula council meeting took the city one month into the second half of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2016. Why is this significant? This is significant because the council should expect to hear a mid-year financial report from the Finance Director soon. Highlights of the […]

Santa Paula City Council: Back to Work in 2016

Santa Paula City Council: Back to Work in 2016

By Sheryl Hamlin Keeping the wheels of government rolling, the City Council and city staff of Santa Paula opened the year with a full plate of past and future action items. To read the agenda and staff reports, please click here. To view the 105 minute meeting, click here. Communications City Manager Fontes wished everyone […]

Santa Paula Council: Fire Department Funding (10E)

Santa Paula Council: Fire Department Funding (10E)

By Sheryl Hamlin Recognizing that the city could not fund itself forever on grants and that the timeframe for the expected windfall from East Area One was elusive at best, a group of citizens formed a committee to fund and promote a council approved sales tax measure on the November 2014 ballot. Measure F failed […]

Oxnard City Council passes $359+ million budget, big cuts; Perello’s surprise

Oxnard City Council passes $359+ million budget, big cuts; Perello’s surprise

By George Miller The Oxnard budget passed Tuesday night, 6-23-15, right on schedule, along with those for many assessment districts and supplemental property taxes. It was clear that the Council had been moving moving toward a consensus, even with strong opposition from the public safety unions and many members of the public. The alternative was insolvency, leading […]

Oxnard Police/Fire Dept unions distrust city financials- hiring own auditor

Oxnard Police/Fire Dept unions distrust city financials- hiring own auditor

By George Miller The heads of the Oxnard fire and police unions recently told CitizensJournal.us that they did not believe the financial numbers produced by city staff and an outside auditor (formally announced today), so they have hired their own auditor to challenge them and to provide better transparency and accountability. Jeff Donabedian is the Oxnard Firefighters […]

Oxnard budget omission?

Oxnard budget omission?

By Phil Molina   Even before the Council approves the proposed budget for next year, the staff has  already  found a three quarters of a million dollar mistake that they missed. They forgot to fund half a year for 12 firefighters.  I won’t do a “I told you so”, even though this would have or should […]

Accountant/former mayoral candidate proposes Oxnard spending changes

Accountant/former mayoral candidate proposes Oxnard spending changes

Budget Crunch is here: Oxnard City Fire Station Closures

Budget Crunch is here: Oxnard City Fire Station Closures
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