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Oxnard Council Warns of $10MM Deficit; Approves Underfunded $437MM Capital Plan; Mandalay Bay Residents Sound the Alarm on City Seawalls; Housing Dept. Capital Plan Approved

Oxnard Council Warns of $10MM Deficit; Approves Underfunded $437MM Capital Plan; Mandalay Bay Residents Sound the Alarm on City Seawalls; Housing Dept. Capital Plan Approved

By George Miller On April 2, 2019, the Oxnard Council tried to get its arms around a massive five year $437 million capital capital spending plan assembled by Public Works, Finance and other departments. While there seemed to be agreement on the needs, it was clear that there wasn’t consensus on priorities and that it […]

FBI Wraps Up Its Investigation and It Still Has No Idea Why Las Vegas Shooter Did It

FBI Wraps Up Its Investigation and It Still Has No Idea Why Las Vegas Shooter Did It

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Stephen Paddock killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history for “infamy,” but FBI investigators could not uncover any motive beyond that, the FBI told the Associated Press. “It wasn’t about MGM, Mandalay Bay or a specific casino or venue,” FBI special agent Aaron Rouse, who […]

Oxnard Councilman Perello Pursues Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Solution

Oxnard Councilman Perello Pursues Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Solution

By George Miller For over a half century, Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor water cleanliness was enhanced  by the massive water cooling pumps of the NRG power plant, which was shut down in March, after prolonged opposition from environmentalists and NIMBY’s. Many millions of gallons daily were drawn out of the harbor to cool the half-gigawatt […]

Assuring grid reliability in California — a view from Commissioner Randolph

Assuring grid reliability in California — a view from Commissioner Randolph

    By Liane M. Randolph The following is a viewpoint by Commissioner Liane M. Randolph of the California Public Utilities Commission. On Feb. 28, 2018, my fellow Commissioners and I received a letter from NRG California South, which operates 11 natural-gas fired power plants in the state. The letter stated that NRG intended to “shut down and […]

Area Christmas lights

Area Christmas lights

By George Miller                       Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights By George Miller- Every year on the second Saturday in December, the most motivated local boaters compete in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Parade of Lights, a pageant of decorated, lighted boats of all sizes. This year’s […]

Major $60MM Oxnard seawall repair project still underway

Major $60MM Oxnard seawall repair project still underway

By George Miller Seawalls built in the 1970’s have required major repairs once before. Now, more work is needed, so a major project is in progress which will cost an estimated $60-80 million. The seawalls are actually owned by Oxnard, which says that homewowners should pay, so negotiations have been “interesting.” ____________________________________________________ George Miller is […]

Oxnard City Council 4-9-13: Soccer, Homeless, Class Warfare- Oh, My!

Oxnard City Council 4-9-13: Soccer, Homeless, Class Warfare- Oh, My!

Above: Council: Ramirez, (Mayor) Flynn, McDonald, Padilla By George Miller, Citizens Journal Oxnard, CA 4-10-13 Oxnard City Council http://www.ci.oxnard.ca.us/ Info: Agenda Video minutes later here: http://oxnard.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=46 Nearly 200 people packed the council chamber and much of the hallway on Tuesday night, as a (too) busy agenda of activities unfolded. Soccer advocates laid out the shortage […]