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Oxnard Homeless Programs Status- Ormond Beach Again Overrun; Commission Advocates $34 million “Navigation Center”/Homeless Shelter and More

Oxnard Homeless Programs Status- Ormond Beach Again Overrun; Commission Advocates $34 million “Navigation Center”/Homeless Shelter and More

By Lang Martinez & George Miller Ormond Beach/Halaco again being overrun by squatters Homeless Commission votes to approve $34 million “navigation center” to shelter, service, up to 110 homeless Community Action center still closed- solution sought Most “at -risk” county homeless still housed in hotels Oxnard and many other jurisdictions have long struggled with seemingly […]

Ormond Beach: Perkins Island Photos Beg Hard Questions for Oxnard Officials and Residents

Ormond Beach: Perkins Island Photos Beg Hard Questions for Oxnard Officials and Residents

By Christina Zubko . These photos of the Ormond Island canal and the end of Perkins Road were taken today.  Last fall, the Oxnard Police Department (OPD) did their part and removed the homeless from this area, so the trash in these photos can not be blamed on the homeless.   After the OPD removed […]

Ormond Beach: Violence Again and Volunteers Direct Anger at Oxnard and Halaco Slag Pile Owners

Ormond Beach: Violence Again and Volunteers Direct Anger at Oxnard and Halaco Slag Pile Owners

By Christina Zubko In January and February, volunteers picked up over 16,000 pounds of trash on Ormond Beach and on February 29, 2020, they had cleared the entire length of Ormond Beach–from Hueneme Pier to Arnold Road–of trash that came from the homeless encampments that were finally removed at the end of 2019.    March […]

Ormond Beach: Illegal Off-Roading Nearly Decimates First Snowy Plover Clutch

Ormond Beach: Illegal Off-Roading Nearly Decimates First Snowy Plover Clutch

      By Christina Zubko, March 26, 2020 March brought concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, which has touched all facets of life, including the environment. Ormond Beach historically has been rife with problems, but with the recent attention the beach cleanups drew at the beginning of the year, progress was being made toward making […]

State Coastal Conservancy Board Tour Ormond Beach

State Coastal Conservancy Board Tour Ormond Beach

By Tom Dunn On February 6, 2020, the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) Board toured Ormond Beach, which had not been done for some time. Chris Kroll from the SSC and his board met with Cynthia Hartley of Ventura Audubon Society (VAS), Peter Dixon of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), members from the California Coastal Commission, Oxnard […]

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Clean-up – Volunteers Make a Powerful Statement

COMMUNITY | Ormond Beach Clean-up – Volunteers Make a Powerful Statement

by Christina Zubko “I couldn’t believe the amount of focus and dedication,” was how Ventura County Surfrider’s Chair, Laura Oergel characterized the first of several planned beach clean ups.  On Saturday, January 11, 2020, the city of Oxnard hosted its first major Ormond Beach cleanup of the year.  Close to 200 volunteers showed up to […]

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 […]

First Hueneme Beach Cleanup 2020 crew

First Hueneme Beach Cleanup 2020 crew

 Join in!  Here is the 2020 schedule: Ormond Beach, Oxnard Jan.-Feb. 2020 clean-up schedule Source: Hueneme Voice Tom Dunn is the publisher of Hueneme Voice Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Ormond Beach, Oxnard Jan.-Feb. 2020 clean-up schedule

Ormond Beach, Oxnard Jan.-Feb. 2020 clean-up schedule

We have a lot of clean up work to do as quite a bit of the trash is in the dunes and the endangered Snowy Plover and Least Tern nesting season starts soon. This incredibly beautiful, precious beach and wetlands area is home to more than 200 species of birds that call Ormond home and […]

Photograph Commentary | This is Ormond Beach

Photograph Commentary | This is Ormond Beach

This is on Oxnard’s side of the beach.  I’m here right now with at least 15 other volunteers picking up the trash on the beach.  Hueneme paid for three dumpsters and a tractor to haul sea the junk. Steven Gama and Andrew Salinas are spearheading this effort.  Some Saturday morning you should come down here.  […]

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