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Oxnard special election mayoral race

Oxnard special election mayoral race

By George Miller   With vote by mail ballots shortly going out for the Oxnard May 1 recall election, it’s decision time for voters. They should be asking themselves, are we better off than we were 2, 4, or 6 years ago?  If the answer is no, it may be time for a change. But […]

Oxnard residents question Mayor’s motives in attempting to take Council Member Bert Perello off the Fiscal Policy Task Force

Oxnard residents question Mayor’s motives in attempting to take Council Member Bert Perello off the Fiscal Policy Task Force

. By Dan Pinedo Editor’s note: at the 2-28-17 Oxnard City Council meeting (Agenda item F-1), Mayor Flynn was attempting to remove Councilman Bert Perello from the Fiscal Policy Task Force, a committee charged with looking into City finances and record keeping systems and helping oversee action to improve them. Bert Perello and Chair Bryan MacDonald […]

Funeral for Julie Flynn, wife of Oxnard Mayor Flynn

Funeral for Julie Flynn, wife of Oxnard Mayor Flynn

By George Miller Oxnard’s equivalent of a state funeral was held for Julie Flynn, dearly departed wife of Mayor Flynn, on Saturday. About 500 attended at the Santa Clara Church on E Street. It was a beautiful, majestic, thoughtful, spiritual and emotional event. The Catholic Church really knows how to do this right, with pomp, […]

Oxnard FD CERT program produces nearly 50 more grads- Next session starts Jan. 15

Oxnard FD CERT program produces nearly 50 more grads- Next session starts Jan. 15

By George Miller (originally published 12/17/14) The formerly moribund Oxnard CERT (Civilian Emergency Response Team) was revived on the initiative of Fire Dept Chief Williams. Last year he recruited Oxnard Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Susan Duenas, who has reactivated the program and instituted a training regimen.  Mayor Flynn presented  a proclamation hailing the program and celebrating the […]

Oxnard: Council meeting to cover new City Manager compensation

Oxnard: Council meeting to cover new City Manager compensation

Council will consider approval of contract/compensation for newly recruited City Manager Greg Nyhoff at the meeting starting at 6 PM at City Hall. An article in the Ventura County Star and the draft contract mentioned  a base salary of $265,000. Total compensation is estimated at approximately $362,000, with all fringes considered.  We have heard estimates of […]

Another Questionable Solid Waste Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Another Questionable Solid Waste Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Viewpoint By David Grau   Supervisors Long and Foy,   Ventura County Taxpayers Association is concerned about developments between City of Oxnard and its solid waste contract.  Recently Oxnard proposed additional changes to Waste Management’s contract and asked Chiquita Canyon Landfill to show how it might offer a better deal.   The approved solid waste […]