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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 […]

Open Letter on Ormond Beach Public Access

Open Letter on Ormond Beach Public Access

To Whom It May Concern, As a former President of the Surfside III Condominium Owners’ Association in Port Hueneme, and co-founder of the Ormond Beach Task Force, I wish to give a sincere thanks to the “Project Partners” who include The City of Oxnard, The State Coastal Conservancy, and The Nature Conservancy, who commissioned the […]

Local Coastal Program Update for Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas

Local Coastal Program Update for Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas

The County of Ventura Planning Division is currently drafting amendments to the Local Coastal Program (LCP) whose components include the Coastal Area Plan and Coastal Zoning Ordinance. Proposed changes to the LCP have been processed in phases, with Phase 1, 2A, and 2B now complete. We are now processing the final amendment package, Phase 2C, which […]

How many times can California violate the law? At least 231.

How many times can California violate the law? At least 231.

By Wen Fa The government doesn’t usually admit that it has failed to follow the law. Yet the California Department of Fish and Wildlife did just that, and acknowledged that it has failed to conduct status reviews of 231 species listed as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. The Act requires the […]

California’s drought and wildfires threaten endangered frog

California’s drought and wildfires threaten endangered frog

   A half-century ago, buy hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. Today, fewer than 400 of the endangered frogs are holed up in five hard-to-reach streams, all of them reduced to ribbons of shrinking […]

Ordinance aimed at protecting Ormond Beach plant and wildlife habitat goes into effect July 7, 2016

Ordinance aimed at protecting Ormond Beach plant and wildlife habitat goes into effect July 7, 2016

Watch Your Step! A New Species of Scorpion Emerges in California

Watch Your Step! A New Species of Scorpion Emerges in California

The state of California is full of biodiversity thanks to its wide variety of habitats. Its temperate coastal scrublands, viagra dosage cool redwood forests, unhealthy high-elevation conifer forests, vialis 40mg and lush grasslands all provide a home to an equally diverse variety of plants and animals. And yes, even bugs are included in that long […]

United Water Conservation District to receive $750,000 Fed Grant for Species Habitat

United Water Conservation District to receive $750,000 Fed Grant for Species Habitat

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

by Nina Danza A levee project along the Santa Clara River is proposed by the County Watershed Protection District (Ventura County) to contain storm water for the sole purpose of reducing flood insurance requirements to neighborhoods in Oxnard. The levees would be built from about Hwy 101 for 2 miles downstream mostly on the south […]