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SoCal Beachgoing on July 4, 2020

SoCal Beachgoing on July 4, 2020

    By George Miller What could be more American than a beach party and frolicking in the surf on the 4th of July- America’s Independence Day- the most patriotic of all our holidays? Well, it was illegal this year. Both Ventura County and Oxnard (and many other jurisdictions) completely closed the beaches for the […]

Workshop on Mandalay Power Plant

Workshop on Mandalay Power Plant

By George Miller Yes, still another California Energy Commission workshop on the proposed “Puente Power Project” replacement for the NRG Mandalay power plant- this time to hear more environmental/flooding objections. It may push out the schedule. It will be held on March 28, 11AM at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, at 800 Hobson Way. CEC […]

Enjoy a Relaxing Thanksgiving Dinner by the Sea!

Enjoy a Relaxing Thanksgiving Dinner by the Sea!

New Director of Sales and Marketing at Mandalay Beach Hotel

New Director of Sales and Marketing at Mandalay Beach Hotel

Local beaches open- tar balls normal

Local beaches open- tar balls normal

By George Miller Since the Refugio oil spill, there have been millions of words written, alarms sounded, politicians moaning- and that’s good. We don’t want oil spills fouling our waters and wish to avoid recurrences. But, has this gone “overboard?” Although the spill was significant, even the largest in SoCal nearly a half century, it was […]

California Public Utilities Commission Approves NRG Energy’s Carlsbad Energy Center

—Fast start plant to help ensure reliability while integrating renewables— Editor’s note: This is locally significant because this project is larger than the “Puente Project” proposed by NRG to replace the Oxnard Mandalay Beach plant , CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the SDG&E Power Purchase […]

NRG files application to build Oxnard power plant

NRG files application to build Oxnard power plant

By George Miller NRG, which operates the Oxnard Mandalay and Ormond Beach electric power generating plants, has filed an application to build a new, hi-tech, low footprint, low emission plant at the Mandalay Beach site. This would replace three current, obsolete 5+ decade-old plants providing peak generation capacity of nearly 2ooo megawatts, with a much smaller 267 […]

Friday the 13th beach & harbor scenes

Friday the 13th beach & harbor scenes

By George Miller Great weather predicted for Presidents’ Day weekend. Come on down to the beach!    http://www.findabeachhome.com/info/ventura-county-public-beaches.html      See: http://www.californiasbestbeaches.com/oxnard/oxnard_directions_mob.html Missing from this map is Ormond Beach   Oxnard Beaches Mandalay Beach Harbor Blvd. and 5th St., Oxnard 94-acre dunes and beach Open 7:00 AM to sunset No facilities, no dogs allowed Oxnard Beach […]

Mandalay Beach (Oxnard): water rescue that wasn’t

Mandalay Beach (Oxnard): water rescue that wasn’t

By George Miller Oxnard Fire Dept executed a textbook response to a call reporting a jet skiier in distress in the surf near Oxnard Beach Park (Mandalay Beach)  about 1:45 PM today. We saw a large procession of vehicles, from hook & ladder trucks down to a pickup truck on steroids with a surboard on top. In […]

Good Morning Oxnard TV show 12-17-14: Pro Boxer Hugo Centeno; NRG power plant controversy; CERT program grads

Good Morning Oxnard TV show 12-17-14: Pro Boxer Hugo Centeno; NRG power plant controversy; CERT program grads

By George Miller This week’s show (12-17-14) personalities: Peter Godinez, Host and George Miller, Publisher, Citizensjournal.us, cover the Christmas season festivities, City Council business, including the ongoing power plant replacement controversy, public housing, new library systems, gang injunction prosecution. KADYTV also video recorded today’s school assembly moderated by OHS teacher Mr. Marcell Brickey, featuring the undefeated professional boxing sensation, […]

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