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Local authorities unaware of plans to house illegal immigrants at Naval Base Ventura County

Local authorities unaware of plans to house illegal immigrants at Naval Base Ventura County

By George Miller Sources claim that the Commander of Naval Base Ventura County did not inform City of Port Hueneme City Officials of plans to house hundreds of illegal immigrant children on base. This is being done by the U.S.  Dept of Health and Human Services. It is possible that the children will be sent […]

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (most of Ventura County) solicits your input

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (most of Ventura County) solicits your input

Water supply is an existential issue and needs your attention & input …. . Greetings, FCGMA_Draft_List_of_Issues_Table (click and download) is compiled from stakeholders and Agency staff and presented to the FCGMA Board at the May 28, 2014 regular Board meeting. The Board directed staff to release this draft list for public input. Following public input, staff […]

Oxnard Budgeting process grinds closer to approval

Oxnard Budgeting process grinds closer to approval

By George Miller The City Council further sharpened budget spending priorities at the June 3 meeting (Agenda item K-1). The $358 million total was pared down from initial projections and is now actually 2% lower than last year’s.  Mayor Tim Flynn outlined 10 priorities in a letter he presented, which he said incorporated thoughts of […]

Oxnard Peace Officers Assoc. comes through for local high schooler

Oxnard Peace Officers Assoc. comes through for local high schooler

The Oxnard Peace Officers’ Association (OPOA) donated $1,400 to Cristian Ayala, a sophomore at Pacifica High School in Oxnard.  The OPOA learned that Ayala was short of being able to finance his upcoming trips to two national competitions that he previously qualified for.  His coach and teacher, Adrian Barragan began to brainstorm on how he […]

Oxnard: New web tool will help inform public of crime in their neighborhoods

Oxnard: New web tool will help inform public of crime in their neighborhoods

Congressional District 26 primary candidate debate held- with one chair empty.

Congressional District 26 primary candidate debate held- with one chair empty.

By George Miller Four impressive candidates are running for the Congressional seat currently held by Democrat Julia Brownley, a former CA State Senator from Santa Monica who moved here to run for Congress in 2012, beating Tony Strickland and shattering a decades long Republican dynasty in Ventura County after Elton Gallegly retired. The debate was […]

Oxnard: We have to pass the budget so that you can find out what’s in it

Oxnard: We have to pass the budget so that you can find out what’s in it

By George Miller Similar words infuriated people on one side of the political divide and had many on the other side sadly shaking their heads in wonderment when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi applied them to the multi-thousand page health care bill four years ago.  While they weren’t uttered at at the City Council […]

Adapting to the drought- Landscaping

Adapting to the drought- Landscaping

By George Miller Southern California’s natural water supply is not adequate to support the many millions of people who live here, even in the best of times. So water is imported- from up north- Sacramento Delta, East from the Colorado River and other places- for Oxnard, 40% of consumption is now imported. During the current […]

Oxnard: More water crisis response

Oxnard: More water crisis response

By George Miller Name Date Agenda Video City Council Meeting 5/13/14 View Agenda View Event At the May 13, 2014 Oxnard City Council meeting, further action on the water/drought crisis was discussed, with a preliminary assessment and course of action recommended. Daniel Rydberg, who is running the water Dept since Mr. Emmert left, cited major […]

Port of Hueneme, Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors to get maintenance funds returned by Feds

Port of Hueneme, Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors to get maintenance funds returned by Feds

Ensuring adequate dredging and maintenance of our ports and harbors is a critical component of our regional economic success and prospects for job creation,” Congresswoman Brownley said about the Water Resources Reform and Development Act conference agreement (WRRDA, H.R. 3080) just passed in the House. “There are real and specific benefits to Ventura County in […]