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Aaron Starr initiates recall of 4 Oxnard Council members

Aaron Starr initiates recall of 4 Oxnard Council members

By George Miller Aaron Starr of activist group Moving Oxnard Forward vowed to start a recall process of any Oxnard City Council member who voted for the proposed wastewater rate increase of 5.25% per year for 5 years, in addition to the 35% increase already levied and upheld by a stay on the Measure M […]

Council to install elected officials, regulate marijuana, auditor-contract

Council to install elected officials, regulate marijuana, auditor-contract

By George Miller Tonight, 12-6-16, the Oxnard City Council will install/swear-in recently (re)elected officials: Phil Molina, as Treasurer; Michelle Ascencion as Clerk, Oscar Madrigal and Bryan MacDonald (re-elected) as Councilmen. They will also honor departing Council Member Dorina Padilla and long-time Clerk Daniel Martinez. The meeting agenda also includes an updated marijuana ordinance, External Auditor Contract […]

Oxnard: Council candidate Madrigal pulls ahead of Starr; Molina widens Treasurer lead

Oxnard: Council candidate Madrigal pulls ahead of Starr; Molina widens Treasurer lead

By Peter K. Godinez & George Miller In the continuing vote counting at Ventura County Elections headquarters, Oscar Madrigal has pulled ahead of Starr, while Phil Molina widened his lead over Larry Stein, the initial leader in the treasurer race. Election officials said that they expect to have the final results by December 5. But the […]

Oxnard Treasurer and Council races still close

Oxnard Treasurer and Council races still close

By Phil Molina Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. According to the County’s webpage as of late this afternoon, I remain in  the lead at this time by 481 votes. The Election Board staff had no update on the number of ballots remaining uncounted at 2:30, but said December 5 at 5:00 as the absolute […]

Oxnard Treasurer, Council races are tight

Oxnard Treasurer, Council races are tight

By George Miller & Peter K. Godinez The Oxnard Treasurer election race between leaders Phil Molina and Larry  (Lawrence Paul) Stein has been nearly neck and neck and candidatews exchanged the lead once, with Phil Molina now leading 16,986 ((37.28%) to 16,527 (36.27%)-  pulling ahead to a lead of 459 votes. But the big news […]

Oxnard Inter-Neighborhood Council debate of City Council candidates- 10-13-16

Oxnard Inter-Neighborhood Council debate of City Council candidates- 10-13-16

The Oxnard Inter Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO) sponsored an Oxnard City Council candidates forum on October 13, 2016 at the Oxnard Performing Art and Convention Center theater. Candidates fielded questions submitted to League of Women Voters moderator David Maron by the public and INCO. Event Video by Dan Pinedo Candidates participating were:  Aaron Starr, Al Velasquez, Bryan […]

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

By George Miller The Oxnard Downtown Improvement District sponsored this event, to showcase Mayoral and Council candidates to the public. The forum questions tended to emphasize downtown concerns. We didn’t see an official count, but there seemed to be about 175+ people there, which would make it the biggest Oxnard candidate forum of the year. […]

“Good Club” Oxnard candidates night

“Good Club” Oxnard candidates night

By George Miller and Dan Pinedo The local Oxnard Democratic Club, which calls itself “The Good Club,” presented most (18) of its local candidates for nine offices this week at the downtown “Cafe on A” at this well-organized event. Some other candidates didn’t make it, but it is clear that the majority of Oxnard office […]

Oscar Madrigal for Oxnard City Coucil

Oscar Madrigal for Oxnard City Coucil

Hello, my name is Oscar Madrigal and I am running for Oxnard City Council. Born and raised in Oxnard I have always wanted to give back to my community that gave so much to me. It takes a village to raise a child and I believe this city did a great job in helping me […]

Oxnard candidate forum- Council and Mayor- 10/1/14

Oxnard candidate forum- Council and Mayor- 10/1/14

By George Miller This forum was held at City Hall on 10-1-14, televised by the city and also produced by Dan Pinedo of OMAC, a Citizensjournal.us correspondent. It was sponsored by the Oxnard Inter-Neighborhood Council Forum, (INCF). The event was well-moderated by Ed Castillo, a supporter of Councilman Bert Perello, but he seemingly maintained a fair and […]