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Major $60MM Oxnard seawall repair project still underway

Major $60MM Oxnard seawall repair project still underway

By George Miller Seawalls built in the 1970’s have required major repairs once before. Now, more work is needed, so a major project is in progress which will cost an estimated $60-80 million. The seawalls are actually owned by Oxnard, which says that homewowners should pay, so negotiations have been “interesting.” ____________________________________________________ George Miller is […]

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 […]

Council directs staff: Better accounting for Camarillo Ranch Foundation–Possible moratorium on Development

Council directs staff: Better accounting for Camarillo Ranch Foundation–Possible moratorium on Development

By Logan McFadden The Camarillo City Council met on May 27, 2015. Councilmember Charlotte Craven was not present. Councilmember Jan McDonald stated that she had received several letters raising questions about the Camarillo Ranch historical site. She directed the staff to require the CPA to give more attention to the process of income and expense […]

More painful Oxnard budget hearings- prioritize and close deficit

More painful Oxnard budget hearings- prioritize and close deficit

By George Miller Difficult hearings on the coming year’s Oxnard City budget continued Thursday (May 28) afternoon/evening, with Library, Recreation, Human Resources,  Finance and Environmental (waste disposal) Departments presenting. Significantly, the Utilities and Streets presentations were pulled from the program at the last minute. City Manager Greg Nyhoff said they just weren’t ready, but would be […]

Camarillo Springs still Vulnerable

Camarillo Springs still Vulnerable

At the Camarillo City Council meeting on May 27, 2015, several Camarillo Springs homeowners expressed their concerns. Barbara Williams, HOA President, made a strong statement regarding the vulnerability of homes in the path of debris flows. It has been 5 ½ months since the last debris flow caused by heavy rains. Ms. Williams expressed the […]

Oxnard to work its way out of budget meltdown

Oxnard to work its way out of budget meltdown

Good Morning Oxnard Show- 5-20-15

Good Morning Oxnard Show- 5-20-15

By George Miller CitizensJournal.us News, NRG power plant; Pablo Ortiz,Oxnard Downtowners; Eileen Tracy of Family Engagement and Re-Entry Program On this segment (5-20-15) of the Good Morning Oxnard Show- Host Peter Godinez interviews George Miller, Publisher of CitizensJournal.us on Oxnard News, consisting of: Strawberry Festival review; Mandalay Power Plant moratorium extended; Hotel tax increased 33 1/3%; […]

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 […]

Oxnard extends power plant moratorium another year; NRG states its case on KADYTV

Oxnard extends power plant moratorium another year; NRG states its case on KADYTV

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council heard a staff report on the proposed power plant risks and options, debated the plant and what to do about the old plants to be shut down, at the 5-19-15 City Council meeting. The various factions rehashed the issues, which has been done at least a half dozen times before […]

World Trade Week at Port of Hueneme- May 20, 2015 Event

World Trade Week at Port of Hueneme- May 20, 2015 Event

The Port of Hueneme, in Ventura County, CA, is the only deep water cargo port between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It caters to some specialty niche markets such as fruit and vegetables, autos, and machinery. It brings a large amount of jobs and money into the local economy. The Port of Hueneme World Trade Week […]