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Obamacare enrollment sets record with younger, healthier customers

Obamacare enrollment sets record with younger, healthier customers

The administration declared victory for Obamacare on Monday, saying the third year of sign-ups on the health care exchanges went smoothly and set an enrollment record, with customers younger and healthier than they have been in the past. While final numbers were still being tallied, the administration said enrollment avoided the kinds of problems that […]

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

By George Miller There wasn’t a huge amount of rain over the weekend, but it was significant. In fact, it was enough to increase the Santa Clara river flow to break through the sandbar at the river mouth. This drained the lagoon which has been flooding the park facilities, rendering them unusable and damaging them.  Thanks to photographer Donna Hendricks […]

Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

Gale hits Oxnard/Ventura

By George  Miller For the last couple of days, gale force winds and waves  have buffeted Oxnard, Ventura and other coastal areas. Winds of up to 55 mph accompanied by at times heavy rain tore up trees, blew trash cans, furniture and small boats around. Blowing sand stung faces and eyes in beach areas. There was only […]

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

By George Miller High drama tonight 1-26-16. The council voted 3-2 to reject the huge proposed rate increases for wastewater and water, with Mayor Flynn, Council Members Perello and MacDonald all voting against the increase. Surprising everyone, including City Attorney Stephen Fischer and perhaps himself, it was Mayor Flynn who led a coup to stop […]

Oxnard water and solid waste rate increases voted down!

Oxnard water and solid waste rate increases voted down!

Full Story to follow. Released– go here: http://citizensjournal.us/oxnard-nixes-huge-water-and-solid-waste-utility-rate-hikes-amid-strong-opposition-council-second-thoughts/ Previous article:  Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up ____________________________________________ George Miller is Publisher of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE  *Scroll down to post a comment

Ventura County’s newest Hi-Tech Harrington Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Ventura County’s newest Hi-Tech Harrington Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

By George Miller The new Norma Harrington Elementary School is open for business, as was announced at this 1-21-16 event.  Actually, teachers, conscripted relatives (including this reporter) and staff moved their stuff into the new building in December then classes started right after the Christmas holiday shutdown. But this was the official opening. Why a new school? […]

The Plight of Camarillo: City Hall, City Employees and Peyton Place

The Plight of Camarillo: City Hall,  City Employees and Peyton Place

 By Tim Pompey Behind the scenes at Camarillo City Hall, there seems to be an ongoing struggle with city management, the city council, and their treatment of city employees. With the recent departure of Bruce Feng as city manager and rumors that the city is going to hire from within rather than do an outside […]

Oxnard PD to conduct bicycle/pedestrian safety enforcement – January 25th

Oxnard PD to conduct bicycle/pedestrian safety enforcement – January 25th

On Monday, January 25, 2016, between 7:00 a.m. and 11 a.m., the Oxnard Police Department will be deploying officers throughout the city limits to conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement. The Oxnard Police Department wants to make everyone aware of precautions that can be taken to reduce the number and severity of collisions involving pedestrians […]

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16, the Oxnard City Council approved the first reading of new policies and ordinances to increase utility rates for water, wastewater and solid waste disposal by a mind-boggling 60% or $750 annually for a typical residential customer, over the next few years. Future plans appear to be even more costly. The […]

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

by George Miller This is a shocker: Well-regarded CFO Joseph Lillio resigned after only a few months on the job. He was bedeviled with a very challenging situation of financial records which can’t even be reconciled by a high-powered team of his staff, outside consultants and auditors. At a recent meeting of the fiscal policy task […]

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