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Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

By George  Miller For the last couple of days, gale force winds and waves  have buffeted Oxnard, Ventura and other coastal areas. Winds of up to 55 mph accompanied by at times heavy rain tore up trees, blew trash cans, furniture and small boats around. Blowing sand stung faces and eyes in beach areas. There was only […]

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

By George Miller High drama tonight 1-26-16. The council voted 3-2 to reject the huge proposed rate increases for wastewater and water, with Mayor Flynn, Council Members Perello and MacDonald all voting against the increase. Surprising everyone, including City Attorney Stephen Fischer and perhaps himself, it was Mayor Flynn who led a coup to stop […]

Oxnard water and solid waste rate increases voted down!

Oxnard water and solid waste rate increases voted down!

Ventura County’s newest Hi-Tech Harrington Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Ventura County’s newest Hi-Tech Harrington Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

By George Miller The new Norma Harrington Elementary School is open for business, as was announced at this 1-21-16 event.  Actually, teachers, conscripted relatives (including this reporter) and staff moved their stuff into the new building in December then classes started right after the Christmas holiday shutdown. But this was the official opening. Why a new school? […]

The Plight of Camarillo: City Hall, City Employees and Peyton Place

The Plight of Camarillo: City Hall,  City Employees and Peyton Place

Oxnard PD to conduct bicycle/pedestrian safety enforcement – January 25th

Oxnard PD to conduct bicycle/pedestrian safety enforcement – January 25th

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16, the Oxnard City Council approved the first reading of new policies and ordinances to increase utility rates for water, wastewater and solid waste disposal by a mind-boggling 60% or $750 annually for a typical residential customer, over the next few years. Future plans appear to be even more costly. The […]

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

by George Miller This is a shocker: Well-regarded CFO Joseph Lillio resigned after only a few months on the job. He was bedeviled with a very challenging situation of financial records which can’t even be reconciled by a high-powered team of his staff, outside consultants and auditors. At a recent meeting of the fiscal policy task […]

The Plight of Camarillo: City Hall Vs. City Employees

The Plight of Camarillo: City Hall Vs. City Employees

Behind the scenes at Camarillo City Hall, there seems to be an ongoing struggle with city management, the city council, and their treatment of city employees. With the recent departure of Bruce Feng as city manager and rumors that the city is going to hire from within rather than do an outside search for a […]

Tall Ships to welcome visitors at Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor- Oxnard

Tall Ships to welcome visitors at Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor- Oxnard

VENTURA: Evening sails also added to schedule A movie star tall ship and her companion return to Ventura in January for more than three weeks of sailing adventures, cannon battles, and educational programs for young people. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to arrive at Ventura Harbor Village Jan. 15 and stay through Feb. […]