The Oxnard Journal for April 2003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Photo:  Old Saint Johns Hospital (Wilson Neighborhood) - corner F & Doris - is disappearing as playground for tags.

Displacement of mil chiques could boomerang .....

Ventura - Port Hueneme - Bardsdale - Camarillo - Somis - Saticoy - Sta. Paula - Fillmore - Piru -
Santa Clarita - Oak View
- and all points outside of the soon to possibly be enforced Anti-Gang Safety Zone
are concerned about a recent Ventura County DA and Oxnard PD plan to create a civil gang injunction.

Targeting one gang only in Oxnard - the city's original hometown crew is the sole group listed in the civil injunction - even though other names have been know to operate here. 

 The original intent of the plan was perceived to only be La Colonia area of downtown Oxnard....then the whole map came out publicly at a press conference and the next day in Ventura's Star (Oxnard Edition). 

Residents within the affected areas may feel a breath of relief based on the possible coming enforcement of this ZONE - but others are now putting out the defenses to protect from fear and concerns based on the potential coming reality.
Oxnard PD puts out the word - they set the boundaries which are as ragged and jagged as the spray of the tag.

Some areas outside of Oxnard's new Zone have concern about DISPLACEMENT of the gangs and their activity.  Neighborhood watches and residents need to rouse apathetic neighbors to pay more attention to their  'hood - especially if it is Outside of the Anti-Ganglia Safety Zone. 

Word goes out on the street and ¿ how do the COX§CH react?
They cool and chill-out as they have been. 

There is nothing yet visible as to the potential of the COX§CH and are we awaking a sleeping giant? 
In the past, a few individual raids on a few homes with the usual 7AM Hard Knock on the front door while officers stand drawn off the the sides would become a scene we're used to and one that we live with.  Are we sure of what we do in this hard-ball approach to a problem that has been played on a softball field?  Time and a judge's order will tell.  And the pitting of the colors against the blue may draw some real lines.  The police have already been busy and their approach and the reasons are seldom understood until 'after the fact'.  Signs of heightened enforcement by OxPD has been visible and with all officers briefed - especially on Federal Civil Rights - a new approach is coming.

So where are we going with this?  Some in the Colonia - Wilson -&- South Fremont Neighborhoods may remember the circa 1993 march of gang members from La Colonia across Oxnard Blvd, to Magnolia, Second and then down
B Street between First and Second to Second and to the Old Oxnard High School.  We watched in horror as over 100 young men marched down the street followed from behind by two black-n-white units.  That was it for Police work that day.  The result, the guys reached the High School where there was a minor melee -- they dispersed mostly down Fifth Street and hit some vehicles and took car radios, CD's and cell phones.  

---------- Just another fine day in Oxnard.

Who knows what the result of this enforcement zone will become.  It could come back with a snap or it could keep things subdued.  The next few weeks will tell as we wait for the Man in the Robe to approve or tell the City to take achill pill and don't push your problem outside of the bottle.

----------- Bill Winter ---



 . . . VITAL SIGNS - the Pulse of Oxnard


* Accidents 

* Murder / Violence

* Crime- Graffiti

* Too Much Traffic - Unsafe for pedestrians traveling.

* City lacks sufficient lighting for pedestrians and drivers.

  City is very dark @ night with multiple street lights out which 
   affects  residents and neighborhoods.

*   No to  LNG- Liquefied Natural Gas (Let's Not Gamble)

*   Not enough parking in neighborhood streets due to overcrowding of 
    people and cars. (Especially on weekends and holidays.)

*  Roads need repair. (Potholes can be found everywhere)

* High Cost of Housing - Low availability of affordable  homes

*Port of Hueneme / C.I. Harbor - Downtown - 101 FWY / P.C.H                 
* Oxnard College -  CSUCI          

* Oxnard Schools        

* Oxnard Airport

* Ormond Beach - Hueneme Rd. - Oxnard Beaches

* Gang Injunction vs. Colonia Chiques

* There is some retail in Oxnard and  very vibrant shopping centers- i.e. Fremont Shopping  Center(Doris/Ventura Rd.), Island Plaza Shopping Center(Saviers/C.I. Blvd.)

* We must work together to change the negative perceptive of  Oxnard which is a lie to undermine our potential.

* These issues affect our children, families, youth and community.
Sounding off the alarm

: Alejandro Rivera  -


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Celebration of the life and cause of a fieldworker. 
Cesar Chavez.


The sixth annual Cesar Chavez March will celebrate the life and work of this field worker and civil rights leader on
Sunday, April 18, 2004.

Our community will celebrate the fair contract after 17 years of struggle of the Pictsweet Mushroom Farm of Ventura, California.  This labor campaign has caught national attention for the brave effort of the Pictsweet workers’ and our community’s support of better working conditions and benefits. 

UFW President, Arturo Rodriguez will be present at the march and address the crowd at
Plaza Park.  Local field workers will be presented as well as political representatives.  Local music and dance groups will also celebrate the memory of Cesar Chavez.

During his life, Cesar Chavez lived and worked extensively in
Oxnard as a child and adult.  Cesar first started organizing field workers in the late 1950’s in Oxnard which is depicted in the book “Conquering Goliath” by Fred Ross.

Program Schedule:

 Sunday, April 18, 2004.

9:00 am - The march will start at
West Village Park adjacent to Brekke School on Cesar Chavez Drive at Rose Ave. and goes to Plaza Park, Oxnard.

10:30 am - Celebration of the life of Cesar Chavez in downtown Plaza Park (La Plazita), Oxnard.

Bus transportation will be made available from
Plaza Park to Brekke School starting at 8:30 am to 9:15 am.  Transportation back to West Village Park will start @ 11:30 and ending @ 1:15

Contact:  Cesar Chavez Celebration Committee, (805) 486-9674,(805) 407-1987, (805)444-7914 or (805)857-9838



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A letter to the Star editor sent last Saturday.  One the Star won't print.

. . . From the Pen of Martin Jones

Re: Councilmanic Districts

As reported in the Star on 3-20 Mr. Herrera feels there isn't any need for council districts because Hispanics are now adequately represented.  Possibly.  And Mr. Pinkard believes there is too much back scratching in council districts.  Possibly.  But the reason some citizens have come together to form council districts is to end the corruption at city hall.  Council districts would accomplish that end.

Mr. Pinkard on the Oxnard City Council is the swing voteand his back is always scratched.  Mr. Herrera was instrumental in dissolving the golf course commission ending citizen oversight of the operation at the City's golf course.  And after ten years of  city hall oversight there are millions of dollars unaccounted for all the while playing a shell game with the alleged profits

Corruption:  The city treasurer did not collect the revenue from the golf course as required by California law.  It is interesting how the Penal Code of California defines such a dereliction of duty.  The finance director cooperated with the city treasurers' dereliction.  The city manager knew of this inaction and did nothing or worse.  The present council knew all of this and did nothing.  Why?

I complained to the Grand Jury and their subsequent investigation validated my allegation.  In the City's response to the Grand Jury Report the city provided a document that was not true to the document on file in the city clerks office.  The official document of the City of Oxnard.   I believe that is being looked into.  The downtown theater and international market is even worse.  To bring the attention of this project  to the taxpayers of Oxnard  I have started a lawsuit  against the city  on the basis  the city violated the Brown Act  to secretly , behind  "closed doors", arrive at the worst project in the history of  the city.  Possibly the worst redevelopment project in the history of redevelopment  in California.

The lawsuit is scheduled for trial May 3rd.

/s/ Martin Jones




Divide and conquer is a famous quote that has no attribution, but dividing and conquering is what “Councilmatic” districts is all about.  Divide the city of Oxnard into districts and allow representatives who reside within those districts to conquer and represent their district on the City Council.  Oxnard has already conveniently divided the city into seven community council districts so the same formula can be followed to create these districts.


Why do we need Councilmatic districts within Oxnard?  Well, fair representation is the main thrust.  At present four council-members who reside in exclusive north Oxnard make all the decisions for the entire city, the fifth council-member resides at the beach.  Tom Holden, should he become our next Mayor, will be closer to the heart of the city as he resides in downtown’s historic Wilson Neighborhood.  Mayor Holden , however, will not outweigh the need for Oxnard to have more fair and even representation on the council.


South Oxnard is always feeling left out.  Watch the city council on the Oxnard city TV and you will hear a parade of speakers ask the city for more attention to the “south-side”.


Watch what the city does!  River ridge has more new homes and suddenly all of Ventura Road has to be torn up to lay pipes for the affluent effluent.   Who represents all who reside south of 'Gonzo' Road when big issues like tearing up Ventura Road comes to the forefront?


Council-members from specific districts will hold specific allegiances and alliances to the people who put them there. 


The first issue is always voting and how do we select these Councilmatic Council-people?  Do we put the large slate of those running for their districts on one general election form or do we accept only votes for candidates by voting precinct?  How do we hold debates.  Mini debates in each council and allow the slate of candidates to fester and fuss in their district, or do we allow the entire slate of all the district candidates onto one giant stage and let them battle it out for their own little slice of Oxnard?  How do we pick the people who will represent us?  These individual district council people will surely be voting and making decisions about issues that affect the entire City of Oxnard.


The issue is probing and the Ventura County Star is looking into it with articles addressing the issue of councilmatic districts for Oxnard.  Oxnard is Ventura County’s largest metropolis and we need to step out and be bold in our city and in it’s government.  Districts, as a whole, is a good idea, while the concept of districts needs to be well thought out.   


/s/ Bill Winter

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The city of Oxnard has been loosing about one million dollars per year to the River Ridge Golf Course.  In another deep hole for money to sink into, the city is building a 12-screen theater complex.  For the theater, under the agreement the city has put to the developer, the city will guarantee the developer $1.6 million each year for the next 25 years.  Theaters don’t make much money on film showings so they will have to sell a whole lot of popcorn to make $1.6 million each year.


Another famous Oxnard sink-hole was the cellar at the former Sears at the old Esplanade mall.  Somehow, the city neglected to check and when the new Esplanade developer found out the Sears had a basement they had to fill for the big box stores, it cost the city about a million dollars to keep the deal going.


Then there was Cornell Corrections.  The halfway house was being planned for the Wilson Neighborhood, but active citizens and some city insiders got the deal squashed in the very last minute.  The City needed a scapegoat and that came in the form of Joyce Parker who was forced to leave her job with the city while the city, paid off by the city to settle what would be a nasty "Phil Molina-style" lawsuit while the city officials responsible for the mess up, kept their jobs.  Oh, and Oxnard ended up paying Cornell just under a million dollars to compensate for the lack of a special use permit and not allowing Cornell Corrections to put a half-way house in the downtown.


Who can be credited for all these wonderful uses of the city and citizen’s money?

Dr. Holden, who wants to be mayor, was on the council when these decisions were made.

John Zaragoza and Mayor Lopez, who want to be Supervisor, were both on the council and participated in these decisions.


Keep looking and you will see how the city of Oxnard hired a private attorney to sue the city of Ventura because Robinson-May and Sears wanted to leave Oxnard for the new Pacific View Mall in Ventura.  This cost the city and where did it get it?


Now, the new thing is “redevelopment” and this is overtaking the city and our taxes to be used for pet projects by certain favored developers.  Look at how the city handled the Petit house at heritage square.  Lopez and Zaragoza knew all about these bad deals and allowed them to happen.  Do they explain these things to the people?  No they don’t.


John Zaragoza is in real estate.  He should know about redevelopment.  Do we hear from him?  No. 


Redevelopment is the unknown government.  All it does is put the city in debt.  Chris Norby, a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors is coming to Oxnard on Wednesday, the 18th.  He will discuss redevelopment at the South Oxnard Center, 200 E. Bard Road at 7pm.  I hope the city council comes to hear about what they are not telling the citizens of Oxnard.  I hope more that the citizens of Oxnard wake up and smell the roses.


Ventura Fernandez

Fairborne Place, Oxnard, CA


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