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Battle over Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment being fought out in the shadows

Battle over Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment being fought out in the shadows

By George Miller Oxnard’s Fisherman’s Wharf was developed decades ago, under the auspices of Ventura County, which claims ownership of the lower Chanel Islands Harbor, where it is situated. An idyllic representation of a New England fishing village, it contains a working fishing wharf/processing facility, a lighthouse and shops/restaurants in a New England architectural style, […]

Come Laugh With Us! Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fundraiser

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a nonprofit with a branch located at Naval Base Ventura County, on Port Hueneme, that, in partnership with the Navy & Marine Corps, provides financial, educational and other needs-based assistance to active-duty and retired Sailors & Marines, their eligible family members and survivors. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Founded in […]

Local musicians host new CD party on its release date

Local musicians host new CD party on its release date

By George Miller Local singer Teresa Russell is an institution. She’s everywhere- at clubs, restaurants, concerts-in-the-park, music festivals, charity events, or wherever. She’s versatile, too- blues, rock, jazz, Zydeco and more. Her collaboration with “CocoBilli” led to numerous gigs and new songs- and now The Blues is Real” – another CD album (cover depicted below). […]

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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. […]