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Former Oxnard employee sentenced on 4 counts of Misappropriation of Public Funds

Former Oxnard employee sentenced on 4 counts of Misappropriation of Public Funds

William Reed (DOB 4/30/67) was sentenced after pleading guilty to four felony counts of misappropriation of public funds and destruction of public records in violation of Penal Code section 424. Reed was employed by the City of Oxnard Housing Department as head of their Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. The purpose of the program was […]

Oxnard City Council 2-2-16: Crime up 53%!; City repeats NRG opposition; who is Woman of the Year?

Oxnard City Council 2-2-16: Crime up 53%!; City repeats NRG opposition; who is Woman of the Year?

By George Miller Report of 2-2-16 Oxnard City Council meeting Woman of the Year Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams was proclaimed Woman of the year for State Assembly District 44 (that’s Oxnard and much of Ventura County) Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin’s aide announced the selection at the Tuesday Council meeting. The chief has been with the city 5 […]

Obamacare enrollment sets record with younger, healthier customers

Obamacare enrollment sets record with younger, healthier customers

The administration declared victory for Obamacare on Monday, case saying the third year of sign-ups on the health care exchanges went smoothly and set an enrollment record, erectile with customers younger and healthier than they have been in the past. While final numbers were still being tallied, the administration said enrollment avoided the kinds of […]

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

By George Miller There wasn’t a huge amount of rain over the weekend, but it was significant. In fact, it was enough to increase the Santa Clara river flow to break through the sandbar at the river mouth. This drained the lagoon which has been flooding the park facilities, rendering them unusable and damaging them.  Thanks to photographer Donna Hendricks […]

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