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U.S. Rep. Brownley (CA-26) visits Oxnard to brave constituents’ questions

U.S. Rep. Brownley (CA-26) visits Oxnard to brave constituents’ questions

By George Miller Oxnard, 8-22-13- Most Congresspersons are cowards this year, when it comes to meeting with constituents during the summer recess. Stories and videos of past fiascoes, where embarrassing questions/issues were raised, scared most of them away this year- but not Brownley, who braved tough questions unflinchingly. Granted that her venue could not possibly […]

U.S. Rep. Brownley (CA-26) to meet with constituents this week

U.S. Rep. Brownley (CA-26) to meet with constituents this week

OFFICE OF U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JULIA BROWNLEY For Immediate Release Monday, August 19, 2013 Contact: Jason Pitt (202) 308- 4184   BROWNLEY TO HOST CONGRESS ON YOUR CORNER EVENTS IN OXNARD AND VENTURA   THOUSAND OAKS, CA—This week, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will launch a series of Congress on Your Corner events to meet with […]

Representative Brownley To Visit Health Centers Across Ventura County

Representative Brownley To Visit Health Centers Across  Ventura County

To mark National Health Center Week, Representative Julia Brownley plans to visit three area clinics.  National Health Center Week recognizes the efforts of over 8200 clinics across the nation that offer services to their communities regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.  You can read the Health Center FAQ sheet on their website: http://www.nachc.com/client/documents/America%27s_Health_Centers_2013.pdf Their […]

East Village Park Is A Go With Oxnard And Rio

East Village Park Is A Go With Oxnard And Rio

  By Dan Pinedo July 30, no rx 2013 – Oxnard City Council Chambers- In 1996 the Rio School District entered into an agreement with the city of Oxnard on a Joint Use School/Park Lease Agreement for the Acquisition, sales Maintenance, and Operation and Use of the Rio Rosales Elementary School and the East Village […]

“GREAT Water” analysis explained

“GREAT Water” analysis explained

By Larry Stein    Editor’s note: Mr. Steins’s analysis shows that water rates will increase greatly and the costs may be imposed unequally on various constituencies. On the good side, the city had the foresight to help ensure that future water needs in this very dry state will be met in Oxnard. 20 years ago, a […]

Oxnard City Council debates what to do about money-eating city golf course

Oxnard City Council debates what to do about money-eating city golf course

By Dan Pinedo July 30, 2013 Editor’s note: This article goes into more detail than the original Citizens Journal report on the 7/23/13 meeting. July 23, 2013 – Oxnard Council Chambers Oxnard City Council received a presentation on the restructuring on the Golf Fund which is running into the red. According to city Finance Director […]

Letter from Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn: Priority-based budgeting, metrics, some specific goals

Letter from Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn: Priority-based budgeting, metrics, some specific goals

                        Mayor Flynn, who has been in office more than a half year, is finding his footing and has defined some desired priorities and approaches for the council. This letter from him was attached to tonight’s City Council Meeting agenda:         […]

Oxnard $364 MM 2013-14 and $426 MM 2014-15 Budgets Approved

Oxnard $364 MM 2013-14 and $426 MM 2014-15 Budgets Approved

By George Miller July 21, 2013 July 16 City Council meeting summary: Budgets approved 4-1; Measure “O” sales tax increase results, priorities dissected, new $5 million appropriation; Golf Fund restructuring debated; low income housing subsidies refinancing approved; fracking discussed by members of the public. Ref: City Council Meeting July 16, 2013 05h 58m Agenda Minutes Video […]

Oxnard budget not approved, large low income housing advanced, controversy over key city staff “evaluation”

Oxnard budget not approved, large low income housing advanced, controversy over key city staff “evaluation”

By George Miller July 15, 2013   Editor’s Note:  The following is a summary of the Oxnard City Council meeting of Tuesday, July 9th:   The $364 million (2013-14) and $426 million (2014-15) proposed budgets were not approved by the City Council because of excessive disagreements on priorities, missing items and questions about funding sources. Financial […]

Ventura County Fourth of July Celebrations- 2013

Ventura County Fourth of July Celebrations- 2013

This Channel Islands fireworks show scene looks more like an abstract painting (all event photos by George Miller) Above: Scenes from 2103 Channel Islands Harbor fireworks show, 7/4/13 July 4 celebrations were held around the county.  The Channel Islands show is noted for its harbor scenes alone.  The show has been cut back over the […]