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Meeting at Kiddie Beach about the kayak/paddling ban

Meeting at Kiddie Beach about the kayak/paddling ban

The Ventura County Harbor Dept shut down Kiddie Beach (in Oxnard) to Kayakers and paddlers last year. They’ve posted signs and the lifeguards or harbor patrol chase us away and threaten citations. People in the neighborhood have been wheeling their kayaks and launching from Kiddie Beach for years and years with no problems.  We were […]

Budget Approval Raises Measure O Questions at June 12 Ventura City Council Meeting

Budget Approval Raises Measure O Questions at June 12 Ventura City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council unanimously approved its latest city budget during its  meeting on June 12, 2017.   The 2017-18 operating budget stands at $278 million, but with another $9 million or so set to be made available from Measure O – approved by voters last November, within weeks. Measure O adds […]

Surfin’ SoCal/VC

Surfin’ SoCal/VC

Here are movies with lots of familiar scenes by Norwell9. Local tourist bureaus should be using these. Scenes surfers/kayaers/boaters might recognize in Oxnard, Port Hueneme/Silverstrand, Ventura, Rincon and more!     By Norwell9 I just hit record, the real stars are in the water and on the beach! Filmed on a Sony PXW-Z100 in 4K. […]

Ventura Council Tackles Golf Course Woes; Meeting Ends With Minor Progress and More Questions

Ventura Council Tackles Golf Course Woes; Meeting Ends With Minor Progress and More Questions

by Kevin Harris During Monday’s seemingly endless meeting, the Ventura City Council tried to resolve the area’s long standing issue with its debt-riddled public golf courses, on June 5, 2017. By the end of the meeting, a loosely-worded motion barely passed a Council vote, 4-3, which was still being edited after the vote was done.  […]

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

    By Kevin Harris In May, 2016, Louisiana became the first state to make attacking police officers (and firefighters) a hate crime. Since then, 13 more states, most of them Republican-led, have passed “penalty enhancements” for crimes against police, with more on the way.  Once you get past the irony of Republicans pushing through […]

Trash Rates; Street Lights, Adult Businesses… Council Meeting Fun in Ventura Monday Night

Trash Rates; Street Lights, Adult Businesses… Council Meeting Fun in Ventura Monday Night

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council approved a trash service increase, will keep the same outdated streetlights, and extended its contract for legal services dealing with adult businesses Monday night. Trash and Recycling Rate Increase Item number 10 during Monday’s City Council meeting was a Public Hearing on the proposed increase to the E.J. […]

Heart and Soul of Channel Islands Harbor

Heart and Soul of Channel Islands Harbor

. . .  By Dotty Pringle  . Let’s have the Fisherman’s Wharf in Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard) that we can all enjoy: Here is a collection of suggestions/ideas from over 6,500 people who stated this is what they would enjoy spending their money on at the CI Harbor…I have curated below for you. . How […]

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

    Higher gas taxes and car registration fees are not the answer We can fix roads without taking more money from hard-working families   Please take a moment to watch this short video on the $52 billion transportation tax increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders. Later this week the Legislature is […]

Trump troops tramping victorious in Ventura today

Trump troops tramping victorious in Ventura today

By George Miller Why were hundreds of people rallying for President Donald Trump in front of the busy Pacific View Mall in the seaside City of Ventura at Main St. and Mills today? Isn’t the election over? Will the campaign ever end? I asked myself those questions while driving there to see what was going […]

Reel Guppy Outdoors fishing expedition at Ventura Pier

Reel Guppy Outdoors fishing expedition at Ventura Pier

By Kevin Brannon Wonderful day today on the Ventura Pier today. Started with Panera Bread donating breakfast for helpers. New trailer loaded with gear and a new cart to transport it. Perfect Weather, you could see the all the way to the green vegetation growing on the front side of the East End of Santa […]