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Mighty Cash Cats Unplugged Sunday, April 14, 1 pm Ventura Harbor Village

Mighty Cash Cats Unplugged Sunday, April 14, 1 pm Ventura Harbor Village

Mighty Cash Cats take their unplugged show to Ventura Harbor Village on Sunday, April 14, 1 pm for a Free Outdoor Concert. In addition to their world renown Johnny Cash show, the band will play some classic rock, country music, blues and Americana music. This will be their final Ventura show before  embarking on their […]

Ventura County Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms on MLK Jr Weekend

Ventura County Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms on MLK Jr Weekend

Follow Safety Tips to Prevent a Fire in Your Home As part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, the Ventura County chapter is partnering with the Oxnard Fire Department to install free smoke alarms over the upcoming Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service weekend. After a home fire, a Red Cross […]

Oxnard’s 53rd Parade of Lights | Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

Oxnard’s 53rd Parade of Lights | Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

By Debra Tash From cartoon characters, floating Tiki bars, to patriotic displays, Oxnard’s annual Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights wowed crowds lined up on either side of the harbor and along the bridges spanning the water.  Here are just a few of the spectacular entries from last night’s show of holiday cheer. This is […]

Women Take Over Ventura City Council

Women Take Over Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman African-American Lorrie Brown will fill a seat of Ventura City Council.  Women are now in the majority on the council.  They will be sworn in on December 10th. Brown joins Sofia Rubalcava, a daughter of Mexican nationals. Proponents celebrated the pair’s elections.  Mounting a third campaign to attain a seat, Ms. Brown […]

Homeless Shelter May Allow Additional Car Sleeping

Homeless Shelter May Allow Additional Car Sleeping

By Lori Denman Top discussions for the Ventura City Council included the topic of the upcoming homeless shelter, the Amgen Tour for 2019 and water issues. Deputy Mayor LaVere opened up the Ventura City Council meeting of October 29 with the first special presentation, in which Mayor Neal Andrews was absent. As part of Ventura […]

So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman The Ventura City Council meeting on October 8 opened with a special presentation by Southern California Edison, who aimed at providing information of fires, their current and added technology and safety issues and advice. The presentation was by Rondi Gunthrie, Government Relations Manager of So Cal Edison, regarding “Wildfire and Emergency Procedures.” […]

Council Moves Forward with Homeless Shelters

Council Moves Forward with Homeless Shelters

By Lori Denman Ventura City Council voted for the city to move forward with planning and setting up a temporary foul weather shelter by December. A year-round shelter plan will also move forward. However, there was no discussion of the shelter’s status of being low barrier. Which means, no rules (as of yet) for clients […]

Local Businesses Encouraged to be Environmentally Aware

Local Businesses Encouraged to be Environmentally Aware

By Lori Denman The city turned green on the evening of the Ventura City Council meeting on September 17, as local environmentally conscious businesses were honored. Special Presentations The meeting that included all staff except for Mayor Andrews began by recognizing three local green businesses. The section of this City Council meeting was called “Green […]

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

By Lori Denman If anyone would like to learn about the difficulties of rebuilding a home following a fire, due to required permits (some understandable, many not), view the Ventura City Council meeting on September 10. The meeting on September 10 was started by Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere. Mayor Andrews was absent and Councilmember Mike […]

LA Water Quality Control Board Shoots Down Pumping Permit Extension While C.I. Harbor Stagnates

LA Water Quality Control Board Shoots Down Pumping Permit Extension While C.I. Harbor Stagnates

By George Miller Actually, the city helped to cause this water quality problem in its headlong rush to stop NRG, without suficient regard to the many consequences of tax revenues, jobs, backup power, civic improvements and oh, yeah, harbor water circulation. We warned the Council, staff and residents repeatedly, to no avail. Now, Channel Islands […]

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