The Ox Jo is
2004 ~ 2000
The Oxnard Journal is devoted to bringing you News
around and about Oxnard. -- in the same manner the former
Oxnard Press-Courier did - except the Ox Jo
on the Inter-mesh.
February 2005 ..................
January 2005 Ox Jo
DESK OF AVIE GUERRA
MEETS WEEKLY Tuesday, 8:30AM
@ Carrows on Oxnard Blvd. (next to McDonald's)
Who is ONC?
A resource / exchange-collaborative group of 25 to 30 social service,
public/private agencies, representatives and business individuals from the
private sector dedicated to community service since 1997.
Our GOAL IS TO
THE QUALITY OF LIFE
IN OUR COMMUNITY.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R
LA COLONIA COALITION
Vicky Gonzalez, 857.9838.
Neighborhood cleanup and Kids Day coming in March. Cesar Chavez annual
march through Colonia is being organized by Saul Medina, more information
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
- Day Labor/Farmworker Community Information Distribution March 1,
2005. Meet at 4:30 am at the Colonia Police storefront, corner of
Grant/Cooper Road. Any information to be distributed must reach the Police
storefront by 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to distribution of materials.
Police Chief Art Lopez is retiring as Oxnard’s Police Chief February 5.
SOUTH OXNARD DESIGN TEAM
Ormand Beach & Wetlands preservation is one of this group's major goals
and concerns of this group. Also educating the community about the dangers
LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS -
Please Note: new location:
IHOPS on Channel Islands Blvd at 6:30pm. You can get first hand info why
the LNG is bad. New LNG website with excellent information is www.fnnc.org/lng.html
or Call Bobbi Micali 986-1270 for more information. Other projects
include: Keeping College Park a public park.
CCR Commission on Community
Relations: City of Oxnard. Bobbi Micali 986-1270 meets monthly. Meetings
are televised. Good place to make public service announcements.
Cabrillo Economic Development,
Sigfredo Santiago, 659-6868 X 34.
CED has formed collaboration with Affinity Bank. He reported about free
education programs on home ownership; he spoke about loan program 5.95%
interest, 30-year fix; funding has been made available through foundations
to assist families with special funds for second mortgages, and in some
cases down payment assistance programs. The public needs to be aware of
the predatory lenders to avoid foreclosures of homes. New workshops are
being held at the Rain Project, Salvation Army and Casa Merced.
Prototypes – Pilar Santamaria, 382-6296, recovery
and treatment programs for women and their children. Women are referred to
other program by their families, other social service agencies, and by the
courts. Women may also refer themselves. Founded in 1986. In Ventura
County the center has operated since 1992. Client fees are determined on a
SAFE HARBOR, 339-2507
Susan Becker. From the Ventura County, District Attorney's Office. Offers
Forensic interviews examinations and has an advocacy center for children
and adults who have been sexually assaulted or physically abused.
workers' Project – March 1st meeting at the Colonia storefront at
4:30 am. Please let Susan Becker know if you have any information to
distribute. Bag stuffing on Monday at noon. Susan Becker (805) 339-2507
cell (805) 947-8158. First distribution for 2005 is March 1st.
Ventura County Homeless Program, Anna Chavez 987-8353. Regardless
of legal status, program assist persons build a life towards self
sufficiency, on an on going process, RAIN project in Camarillo has spaces
for 8 to 9 family members, one adult must be have the ability to work.
Ventura County Human Services 385-8669 Edwin Sabio, from
the Vanguard Office reported on going programs, public assistance for
food, medi-cal Programs, and other services. These program services are
available regardless of residency status. Note of Information the
agricultural and construction workers were lost employment during the
recent heavy rains.
Crime Victims ASSITANCE Program, Sandra Avila 654-3622, Offers the victims
of crime many free services; i.e. free domestic violence restraining order
workshops at the Hall of Justice Victim Services-Room 311, 800 South
Victoria Ventura Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:30a.m. (English). For the
Spanish speaking public workshops on restraining orders are held Mondays
at 8:30 a.m.
VENTURA COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR Safe families, Pat Mages announced
the February 10, 8am to 4:30 workshop, at El Rio Adventist Church, 2627
Alvarado St, El Rio, topic is on Enhancing Collaboration: Increasing
Action in Preventing domestic Violence in California, A workshop for
Domestic Violence Advocates and Faith Community Leaders Co-facilitators:
Rev. Jackie Holland, Spiritual Living Center, 484.1137 and Pat Mages,
Interface Children and Family Services. Or call 677.5403 for more
Ventura County Public Health, Communicable
Disease Office, Kimberly Kandarian, MSN, PHN, RN. 981.5201 and
Marina Castro are available to do workshops on Communicable Diseases
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, and the
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS is holding a forum on Liquefied Natural Gas,
LNG at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, (PAC) on March 1, at 7:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. Information tables are welcomed FREE EVENT
International Association of Benefits, (IAB)
Martin Del Villar, 818.7181570 or www.iabweb.net/md23439, 800 347-74.7415.
This an alternative for Health Benefits, you can supplement your existing
Health Plan with Dental, Vision, Prescriptions and Chiropractor, for
individuals, families, businesses, pre-existing conditions approved.
Monthly fees range from $149.95 to $39.95. Enrollment Fee is $100.
CONGRADULATIONS TO XAVIER MONTES, Santa Paula’s CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, by
the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce
February Sierra Club meeting at the Oxnard Library meeting room B at 6:30
February 9, Channel Islands Marine Sanctuaries Lecture Series at the
Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at 1901 Spinnaker Drive In Ventura
Harbor, Lecture Series: Santa Cruz Island descendant John Gherini will
share his childhood memories of the Scorpion sheep ranch and highlight key
events in the Island’s rich and captivating history. Mr. Gherini’s family
owned the eastern ten-percent of Santa Cruz Island from 1926 until 1996.
February 10, Domestic Violence Forum, Ventura County Partnership for Safe
Families, Forum at Church, Alvarado, El Rio
February 16, Oxnard South Revitalization meeting at the South Oxnard
Center, 200 East Bard Road, speaker will be Matthew Winegar, Oxnard’s
Development Services Director.
February 24, The Community Leaders conference, by the Ventura County
Behavioral Health Department, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Residence Inn
by Marriott, at River Ridge 2101 West Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, A community
Partnership for Responsible alcohol Policies & Practices for further
Information contact Kathy Staples, VC Behavioral Health Department-
652.6096 or Dan Hicks, social Science Research Center, C.S.U.F. 258.7880
Or visit www.venturacountylimits.org
February 26, Mixteco Indigenous Community Organizing Project, Monthly
meeting at Harrington School, 2501 Gisler Ave, Oxnard contact Catalina &
Nicolasa 385-8662 Food give always, community information and activities
for children. The Mixteco Indigenous Community is from Mexico, they speak
their own languages, not Spanish. This is a unique community that needs
community service information.
MARCH 1: LNG Forum at the Oxnard PAC, League of Women Voters and Channel
Islands Marine Sanctuary, location is corner of Hobson Way, and 8th street
Oxnard. For further information contact Sara Mc Williams at 805 884.1469.
April 2, EARTH DAY AT DOWNTOWN Oxnard Plaza Park 11am to 4pm, contact
Trish Honigsberg 385-7928 or fax 385.79365 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 2, 2005 DE COLORES, ART FESTIVAL in SANTA PAULA see
www.decoloresartgroup.org, contacts Xavier Montes BigX@XavierMontes.com,
telephone 525-8961 or Carmen Guerrero, at Oxnard College 9865800.
JULY 30-31, SALSA FESTIVAL, DOWNTOWN OXNARD PLAZA PARK
OCTOBER 1, 1OTH ANNUAL MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL, DOWNTOWN OXNARD PLAZA
PARK, CONTACT Martha Guillen, 385-7434
"Good friends are like stars......You don't always see them, but you know
they are always there."
Oxnard, California 93033
JCSGO - Oxnard Family
Jesus Christ Saves Global Outreach - Home Church - Manila,
Communion Message --- 06 FEB 05
John 15 - 13Greater love
hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Acts 2 -
22Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus
of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders
and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves
being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God,
ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
JESUS OFFERED HIMSELF AS
OUR SACRIFICE AND WE REMEMBER THIS
EACH TIME WE PARTICIPATE
IN COMMUNION – WE REMEMBER THE BODY CHRIST --- AS SEEN IN THE
UN-LEAVENED BREAD THAT IS BROKEN AND TAKEN IN -----
WE SEE THE PRECIOUS
BLOOD, LIQUID AND FLUID AS SYMBOLIZED IN THE JUICE OF THE GRAPE ---
CRUSHED AND SQUEEZED FOR THE JUICE OF LIFE IT OFFERS.
THESE TWO ELEMENTS –
THE BREAD AND WINE --- REPRESENTED THE BASIC LIFE ELEMENTS OF THE TIME
JESUS WAS ON EARTH.
BREAD IN ALL CULTURES IS THE ONE ITEM THAT SEPARATES US FROM FAMINE
AND STARVATION --- FOR IT IS BREAD THAT WE SEEK TO FILL OUR SELVES….
SO IT IS WITH THIS BREAD OF LIFE – THAT WE AGAIN FILL OUR SPIRIT-MAN.
THE WINE, FRUIT OF THE
VINE -- BROUGHT REFRESHMENT AND JOY TO THE PEOPLES OF JESUS’ TIME.
JESUS USED THE SIMPLE
ELEMENTS OF DAILY LIFE TO REVEAL HIMSELF.
THE WRITERS OF THE NEW
TESTAMENT – USED COMMON KOINE GREEK TO WRITE THE WORDS THAT WOULD
FOREVER CHANGE THIS WORLD.
GOD USES THE COMMON IN
OUR LIVES TO REVEAL HIS GREATNESS.
THE HIGH AND COMPLEX
PEOPLE ONLY BAFFLE AND CONFUSE AS THEY TRY TO WEAVE A MESSAGE FILLED
WITH THEIR OWN CONCEPTS AND CRAZED IDEAS……GOD USES HIS ONLY SON, A
LOAF OF BREAD AND A CHALICE OF WINE TO REVEAL HIS GLORIOUS PLAN OF
And as they were
eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to
the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
And he took the cup,
and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood
of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of
But I say unto you, I
will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day
when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
~~~~~~~ • The
Bread ~~~~ • The Wine ~~~~~~~~
JCSGO - Oxnard
at 11am / Best Western Inn Meeting Room - @ 5-Points - South Oxnard
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