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|The Oxnard Journal - June 22, 2005 -- Oxnard, Calif. -- Fireworks will cost you $1000.oo per pop|
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Ox - Jo Feedback: Bill: --- Good job!
I especially like the embedded maps/aerial photos. Great layout ...I concur with virtually all of the salient points in your editorial regarding traffic issues - oh yes, the Rice yield sign!
Take care, W. Smith
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All Democrats and their family, friends and neighbors are invited to enjoy a special summer day at a beach party to be held at Silver Strand Beach, next to Channel Islands Harbor, at the very end of South Victoria Avenue , Oxnard where the Pacific Ocean meets the sand.
Come join all of us at "An Afternoon by the Sea with Congresswoman Lois Capps" on Saturday, August 6 from 2 - 5 PM sponsored by the Greater Oxnard Order of Democrats
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This is our Democrat "kick-off the campaign" fundraiser and tickets are required to properly plan for refreshments crowd control. We anticipate a large gathering of exited and energetic Democrats who like to party. Ticket price TBA.
This party site is right on the beach with a spectacular view of the surf, islands, sailboats and wildlife. The harbor entrance is only a short walk on the sand; and hats and sunscreen are recommended. This promises to be a memorable event for Ventura County Democrats.
Signs will point out the party location at the big, beautiful house at the far end of Silver Strand Beach on Ocean Blvd. Parking is permitted on the nearby streets.
This letter posted June 13th - the day before Council heard more 'stuff' from BIGLEAGUEDREAMS
OPEN LETTER TO OXNARD RESIDENTS FROM MAYOR
I was as surprised as anyone regarding the agenda item. Council did not ask for and I am not prepared to sign an agreement with BLD at this point. We have received a great deal of information, but I thought I made it clear to staff that more dialogue would have to take place before I was comfortable deciding on BLD. At this point we have not even discussed the funding proposal for College Park improvements. My position has been to develop College park in it's entirety. Once we have determined how to build College Park, we would consider BLD as an operating entity for the baseball portion. I was expecting this meeting to be a study session to discuss the financing of College Park build out for the entire master plan. This is what I am prepared to discuss Tuesday. Unfortunately, this recommendation from staff does give the impression that an agreement is going to result Tuesday, and I am just as frustrated by this staff action.
Although I did not know ahead of time that this agenda was going to be worded in the manner it was, I apologize for the message it sends. Staff is now very aware of the compromising position it put myself and council in. I trust you will find my comments on Tuesday consistent with this message.
Sincerely, -- Mayor Tom Holden
Oxnard Police Department - under the New Leadership of Chief Crombach -
reacts to Citizen's concerns regarding
the relentless release of fireworks ---- Read the new proposed ordinance raising
the fine from $100.oo to $1,000.oo
for shooting off fireworks in Oxnard Residential Neighborhoods.
-- See the Council Resolution here..... (.pdf file)
City Council decided to continue the issue of allowing
|Centex homes would like to Build 153 homes
corner of Oxnard Blvd. and Gonzalez. Currently it's
zoned for a Sports Park.
It will take a general plan amendment to re-zone the area for residential use. Please join us at city hall on Tuesday to oppose Centex Plans' and the project. This is a pre-application, if given the green light, the developer will continue his plan to build houses.
We need all the people concerned about this to attend the next council meeting so they can see for themselves that residents will not support additional housing on that site.
West Village Chairman
CENTEX Homes purchases the former Sports Park property
........................................................................at the Corner of Gonzo and Oxnard Blvd.
Neighborhood Meetings with Centex held - More planned....West Village approached Thurs.
June 9th - More to see the presentation......one concerned citizen writes...............
|Is Oxnard ready for an Olympic
size swimming pool at the cost of 153 new homes?
This question will be answered at the next Council meeting on June 14th 7pm Oxnard City Hall.
The developer (Centex Homes) will present their plan to city council on the best use of the empty property located on the corner of Oxnard Blvd. and Gonzalez Road.
According to the city’s 20 / 20 plan which specifically outlines what will be built in the city, the plan designates the area as a sports park.
For years residents have been fighting off developers who want
to build apartments or homes and pressing city council members to build a
sports park at that location.
Initially it may sound great, but let’s
not forget the small details. For one, the neighborhoods in that area have
had an increased amount of traffic that is now evident from the over
development of homes in what is termed the "West Village" Neighborhood.
More homes, less
resources, this does not make the City of Oxnard a friendly place to live.
By allowing the developer to build one pool and more homes will not solve the city’s major park space problem. The city needs to invest in our youth and residents by building tennis courts, softball fields, soccer fields and a pool. This is what we were promised in the Sports Park which we've been waiting 15 years to happen - now we get more development......
This development will only provide more traffic and frustration for all. There is talk that Pacifica High school would like to use the pool, now is it really a community pool or the carrot to gain the support of the public? A bunch of kids will be drafted to come to council and ask for the pool, just like the kids in ball caps coming to ask for the Big League Dreams Stadium, use kids and hearts will melt.
I urge you to voice your concern and make the city
accountable for their actions. After all Oxnard is the City that Cares?
About what, I don’t know. Definitely not the residents.
Note all the homes slated for River Park in El Rio - add those cars from 7,000 families to the mix and thus............
VINEYARD EXIT @ THE 101 (South-bound) wins the Oxnard Journal O-W-T-S Award
|A lone pile driver pounds its
unseen load into the sandy loam banks of the Santa Clara River while
graffiti sparsely adorns any accessible concrete abutments on the new Santa
Clara River Bridge while several miles of ramps, roadways, and blocked exits
leading to the Oxnard Boulevard remain unused as the project which should be
a high priority sits almost apparently unattended.
............................................................................."Where are the workers?
You ask yourself this question every time you drive from Ventura's Victoria exit to the Rose Avenue exit and verse visa.
............................................................................."Why is this project not done?
With the Oxnard Blvd. exit closed, the one main exit to downtown Oxnard is the Vineyard exit which should be renamed "the incredible creeping vine exit" especially during afternoon drivetime. If you need parking for a half hour get on the Vineyard exit from the 101 South around 4:30 or 5:00pm.
Creep and crawl is also a snarling factor for any soul caught on Esplanade Drive heading anywhere out of Dodge afore Happy Hour....or what used to be the three martini lunch-cap, or the Dry Martini for any of MVS's cohorts and cronies. We miss Bud Smith and wish he were with us today...he may have a few things to say about this...
Extreme short distances from the 101 exits to Esplanade Drive along Vineyard along with a signal that has to accommodate Financial Plaza traffic and Big Box traffic while it mixes with a flow of vehicles to and from El Rio.
This One Interchange wins the OX JO award for Oxnard's Worst Traffic Scene (OWTS) - best in category for 2005.
What is the City's stance on this - well, not much - Cal-Trans is running project and owns Vineyard or State Route 232, from Oxnard to where 232 connects with the 118. Oxnard can only do so much, but we do have someone fighting for us.
Jason Samonte, Oxnard's traffic engineer, or for the old school, he is Joe Genevese.
Jason feels our pain as he tries to fight a bureaucracy that allowed the lowest bidder to do the work on the Santa Clara River Bridge for Cal-Trans. Samonte, a traffic engineer with experience designing LA's traffic control grid sees Oxnard as a unique project. He has a list of things that need to be done to complete the bridge and whenever he gets a projected completion date, he writes it in pencil. Dates change. Jason has provided Cal-Trans multiple and numerous suggestions to remedy the congestion at our #1 OWTS site of the year for Oxnard.
At Press-time, no return of call to Cal- Trans transpired - so the story must go on, they are welcome to reply.
Samonte has recommended lane marking changes, median modifications, signal order switches based on time and traffic flow, and even delineators, which you can see over at Rose and Gonzales. But, the whole poop in the final blow depends on how soon this contractor finishes the Bride as it still looks like nixville there.
What counts more than talk and design changes are the powers we, the collective people of Oxnard have, and what we can do with it in order to see this thing happen for us.....relief on the Vineyard exit by opening the Oxnard Blvd. exit.
Gone from this exit is the easy breezeway feel of easy access from the Boulevard onto the 101 - that grace of the former exit was devoured and replaced by a bizarre contraption of signals, turn lanes, stops, traffic and anything else that gets in the way of our quick and unrestricted immediate access to the 101 North we used to have at this interchange.
Anyone trying to by-pass the Vineyard congestion has few options in either Rice or Rose exits to battle.
Rice Road would be good if people exiting did not stop before proceeding right towards Point Mugu. There is a yield sign there, You can go ....go .... Go.... GO !!! Yet, every unsure or overly cautious driver STOPS and it pisses me off to deal with those drivers who don't understand you can merge there -- " Hello!" ...Go Goo GO go -...or else you must deal with the large tractor trailers truck that can't make that turn without going into the overflow from the Rice Road Bride and has to stop. By the way Rice Road Bridge is slated for replacement soon...
Rose Avenue has it's own set of problems with the 'fluster cluck" of malls and big boxes plus a new proposed..."Ta-Dah"...Shopping Center at the vacant corner of Rose and Gonzo. Just what we needed, another food store, nail salon, and car wash...ugh!
The pre-Vineyard exit of Wagon Wheel is a real trip --- the cops should make this a dUI check point, because everyone would get pulled over trying to maneuver all those crazy detours. Smart Oxnard drivers have discovered this as an easy access to Ventura Road which makes their life pleasant, but try to turn left and head for the Buckaroo Maze of Detours - <<Yee-Hah>> ...you'll end up back on Esplanade unless you want to fight with Home Depot, In and Out, and BJ's to re-access the old Oxnard Blvd and do the 'dip'.
So while Oxnard battles to decide how many more houses they can cram into remaining in-fill, we as current residents have to ponder creative ways of getting from Point A to Point B without spending our family's future and inheritance stuck in traffic that has never, to date, been so bad and only promises to get worse.
Editor - Ox Jo
------------- If you've ever lived in Jersey...you'll appreciate this!!!
New Jersey is a peninsula
Highlands, Also know as "Atlantic Highlands" New Jersey has the highest
elevation along the entire eastern
seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.
New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
New Jersey has the highest property t axes in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to
as the "Diner Capital of the World."
New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not
Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and Italian
sausage w/peppers and onions.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with
seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
New Jersey has 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's most
famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long
Branch, Cape May.
New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for water quality control
than any other seaboard state in the entire country.
New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest
chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.
Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.
New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production
(and here you thought Massachusetts)?
Here's to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642, the first
brewery in America, opened in Hoboken.
New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body
electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US,
located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80 percent of what our nation imports comes
through Elizabeth Seaport first.
New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports (in Newark),
George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War
battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington.
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture
projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ, laboratory
We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ.
The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.
The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ.
New Jersey is home to the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City.
The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on its
playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.
And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world,
Not to mention salt water taffy,
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the
Middle East countries.
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung
New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!)
New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City.
The Pulaski Skyway, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway
NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson (Holland Tunnel).
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the
birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in
1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton).
The first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ, (but they're
all gone now)!
New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK'S" pro football teams! (Not
for long, Jets are leaving.)
The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.
The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Edwin
All New Jersey natives: Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson, Bruce
Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifah, Susan Sarandon,
Connie Francis, Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross,
Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg,
Norman Mailer, Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton,
Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Linda McElroy, Eileen Donnelly, Grover
Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Joyce
Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T, Nick Adams,
Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci, Joe
Piscopo, Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman
Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John
Travolta, Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint,
Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral
Wm. Halsey Jr., Dave Thomas (Wendy's), William Carlos Williams, Ray
Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson, Ernie Kovacs, Joseph
Macchia and, of course, Francis Albert Sinatra and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino,
The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic River, is the second
highest waterfall on the East Coast of the US.
You know you're from Jersey when....
You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges."
You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.
A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.
You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
You've eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 A.M.
You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen, and
you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
You know what a "jug handle" is.
You know that WaWa is a convenience store.
You know that the state isn't all farmland.
You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey--there's the
shore--and you don't go "to the shore," you go "down the shore" And when
you are there, you're not "at the shore"; you are "down the shore."
You know how to properly negotiate a circle.
You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving.
You know that this is the only "New" state that doesn't require "New" to
identify it (try... Mexico... York... Hampshire ~~ doesn't work,
You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND
a fast food sandwich.
You consider putting Mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege
You don't think "What exit?" is very funny.
You know that people from the 609 area code are "a little different."
Yes they are!
You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton--that's for
The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.
You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.
You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening
You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.
You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people
from Central Jersey go to Belmar, and people from South Jersey go to
Wildwood. It can be no other way.
You weren't raised in New Jersey--you were raised in either North
Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.
You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.
You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel, Grant's
Bamberger's and Orbach's.
You remember that the original name for Korvetts was
E. J. Korvetts
and it stood for
Eight Jewish Korean Veterans
You remember that
Two Guys from Harrison
You also remember Palisades Amusement Park.
You've had a boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.
You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
You've NEVER, NEVER pumped your own gas.
--- N. J. ---
The Garden State
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