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Year-Round Homeless Shelter Planning at City Council

Year-Round Homeless Shelter Planning at City Council

By Lori Denman-Underhill Ventura is planning to open a year-round low barrier homeless shelter and its plans were discussed during the city council meeting on Monday, July 9. Prior to the shelter discussion, other small items were covered. City Council Communications The Ventura Music Festival starts this weekend. Go to VenturaMusicFestival.org to see the lineup. […]

Hopes of a Shelter Solving Homeless Vagrancy

Hopes of a Shelter Solving Homeless Vagrancy

By Lori Denman-Underhill Homeless advocates of Oxnard have been pleading  for a year-round shelter for years and their City Council just decided last week to approve seed money funds for its establishment. The shelter is planned to be low barrier. Citizens Journal discussed the meaning of low barrier in this previous article.  If the establishment of […]

Commentary | Ventura’s Homeless Problem

Commentary | Ventura’s Homeless Problem

    By Valerie E.  White On 6/18/18, the Ventura City Council approved a budget that includes Measure O funds. Under the approving eyes of many city-and county-employed bureaucrats for homeless projects and the supporters who are called to attend the meeting to influence the council’s decisions, the council approved over $1.5 million dollars to […]

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

By George Miller When the Oxnard City Council and various NGO’s scrambled to shut down Oxnard’s power plants, seemingly at any cost and blocked a state of the art clean gas plant replacement, something got lost in the shuffle. Unbeknownst to 99+% of local people, the old plant’s cooling system sucked millions of gallons of […]

Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor Water, Local Economy

Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor Water, Local Economy

By Charles McLaughlin I wrote to the VC Star on their Saturday articles on: “Harbor water turns brown over the past week” / “Flynn commits to economic efforts” I can address both of the above articles with one solution. Beg NRG to come back into negotiations. Now the art of the deal: Request that they take […]

Oxnard City Clerk to Hold Educational Sessions for Residents Interested in Running for City Council in November Election

Oxnard City Clerk to Hold Educational Sessions for Residents Interested in Running for City Council in November Election

Oxnard, California – The Oxnard City Clerk’s office will hold three upcoming educational sessions for residents interested in running for City Council seats within Districts 1, 2, 5 and 6 in the November 2018 election. “The sessions are an opportunity for anyone who may have thought about running for City Council but didn’t know what […]

Thomas Fire Victims Demand Answers from City Council

Thomas Fire Victims Demand Answers from City Council

By Lori Denman-Underhill Tears flowed like water as Thomas Fire victims asked City Council members for answers. Where was the water that evening? All city council members and mayor, who were in attendance for the Ventura City Council meeting on the evening of June 4. Ironically, the council showed a video about water to kick […]

Thousand Oaks | Town Square to SB 54 (4-1 to do nothing) — The Fix Was In

Thousand Oaks | Town Square to SB 54 (4-1 to do nothing) — The Fix Was In

By Debra Tash Before facing down, then punting, on the issue of SB 54 Sanctuary State, which the Thousand Oaks Council buried deep in their agenda (page 7 of item 9C), they heard the Downtown Core Master Plan RESOLUTION ENDORSING DOWNTOWN CORE MASTER PLAN RES. NO. 2018. It was cooked up by the Raimi team, a […]

Oxnard City Clerk to Hold Educational Sessions for Residents Interested in Running for City Council in November Election

Oxnard City Clerk to Hold Educational Sessions for Residents Interested in Running for City Council in November Election

The Oxnard City Clerk’s office will hold three upcoming educational sessions for residents interested in running for City Council seats within Districts 1, 2, 5 and 6 in the November 2018 election. “The sessions are an opportunity for anyone who may have thought about running for City Council but didn’t know what to expect or […]

Public tears into, defends, Oxnard Council on Measure M wastewater rate rollback court victory

Public tears into, defends, Oxnard Council on Measure M wastewater rate rollback court victory

By George Miller At the 5-29-18 special emergency  Oxnard City Council meeting, a two to one majority of two dozen speakers tore into the Oxnard Council for their actions leading to the Measure M wastewater rate rollback voter initiative and defeat of Council-ordered litigation against it and its author, local financial executive Aaron Starr. A […]

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