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Oxnard's Best Strawberries:  See Vanessa y Melissa of Great Berry /  just past 5th on Victoria
See Downtown Windshield Tour - Sunday AM - 03 Julio

.See June 27th Issue of the Ox JO

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Ventura County Grand Jury -
3rd Strike against the City of Oxnard's Management of River Ridge Golf Course .

   Read the Grand Jury Report (14-page .pdf file)

Martin Jones, Oxnard resident, member of the College Park Neighborhood Council and concerned citizen provided boxes of documents to the Ventura County Grand Jury in the Jury's request for information the City of Oxnard was not forthright in coming forward with.    Jones provided his take on the Grand Jury Report which you can read in the column to the right. 

Jones has been active in keeping an eye on the Council and City management and reminiscent of the spirit which Roy Lockwood possessed, we are fortunate to have people like Martin and our former Roy who look after the things that most people would never even know about, let alone pay attention too.

Another resident, Larry Stein is a City Watchdog when it comes to all things accountable.  A bean-counting accountant, Stein will look at a spreadsheet and find that the columns and rows don't match up or make sense.  He will frequently go to the City Council to ask about reports and financial statements that need further review.

The Grand Jury report can be read over the internet. 
By all means read it.  - It is bizarre to the point of disbelief.  Keeping in mind there is literally millions of dollars unaccounted for since 1993.
RESPONSE OF MARTIN JONES................................
I did indeed file the original complaint with the Grand Jury for the simple reason that statements to the public were misleading or a complete fabrication that the municipal golf course, River Ridge, was profitable.

In well established fact River Ridge golf course has lost money every year since 1993. The golf course as an enterprise fund was supposed to make money and deposit the money, all money, in the city treasury. The statements by the staff to the Grand Jury and Councilman Herreras' statements to the Star are so bizarre that one must consider that staff and Mr. Herreras' statements can only indicate that they have taken up residence with Alice in wonder land.

Since 1993 the taxpayers have subsidized the municipal, taxpayer owned River Ridge golf course, approximately ten million dollars. The Grand Jury report must be read in its entirety and ponder why further action of a criminal nature to bring those responsible to the bar of justice.

Millions of dollars of revenue have not been accounted for, commingling, conversion and the appointed overseers duty in accordance with state law and the duties of the appointing authority the Oxnard City Treasurer have not been complied with. In my view this matter should have been investigated by District Attorney Totten for further action.

Martin Jones

Tempest in a Princess Pot..............

Oxnard's recent Filipino Fiesta held at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) has created a stir.  A letter to the Editor in the Star has stirred the passions of the Fiesta's founder and the unspoken silent concerns of some who felt having a Muslim Princess as the star of the show, a bit much.....

From the founder of the Filipino Fiesta Dr. Sito.
Do whatever needs to be done to get the public well informed.
Only a public well informed can understand and not make rash judgments.
Only a public well informed cannot be rushed into People Powern instigated by power brokers.
Only a well informed public can make their vote count to elect the candidate of their choice into office.
FF-2005 just demonstrated that our diversity is not a stumbling block to our working together in harmony.
Our individual attitude, our mind set, which is highly infectious is the stumbling block to our harmony.
The infectiousness of such attitudes is made more virulent by the media that lambasts us constantly.
That also includes the common unwritten old tsis-media which is influencing to a great extent the modern media.
Since some Fil-Ams also feel as Mr. Lehrer does, and not many of them have access to the Oxnard Journal
maybe the Kapitbahay can have the article in question and both letters printed in the July-August issue.

Your letters: West countyVentura County Star

June 23, 2005

Bad 'princess' choice

Re: your June 13 article, "Princess tells of struggles of Muslims in the Philippines":

I live in Ventura with my wife, a Filipina. We are amazed at the lack of judgment of the Philippine community in choosing this "princess" as a spokeswoman for its recent event.

First, she is denying that she is a Filipina, so, as she said, she has nothing to celebrate. Second, being a Muslim and from a section of the country notorious for terrorism, she is hardly a role model for that country or for the United States.

What were they thinking of?

-- Bernard Lehrer,



Marianne Ratcliff
Opinion Page Editor
The Star

Dear Ms. Ratcliff,

This is in response to Mr. Bernard Lehrer’s letter “Bad ‘princess’ choice”, 6/23/05.

I take the blame for the writer’s reaction as well as the many others who feel offended by Bai Emraida Kiram or Princess Emraida Kiram’s appeal for understanding. She was not chosen as a spokesperson of the Filipino American community here in Ventura County or of the Philippines. She was chosen like the other two speakers to show in the spoken word the many diverse cultures of the Philippines. Hopefully, by doing so, we could accomplish the theme of our Fiesta, “Harmony in Diversity”. She did not come here as a role model or even thought of becoming one.

Apparently, it is going to take a long time before the calm follows the storm. Mr. Lehrer epitomized the general perception that the Philippines especially Mindanao is one place to stay away from. The tragedy of 9/11 that rocked the “civilized” world has created aftershocks in Mindanao and other very poor regions of the third world.

Poverty attracts criminality like a vacuum. But the many ethnic cultures of Mindanao, the native warriors like the Maranaos or “people of the lake”, the Tausogs or “people of the tide”, the Maguindanaos, the Mandayas, the Subanens, the Higaonons, the Bagobos, and many more continue to fight for their rights, resisting foreign incursions into their ancestral domains. And these resisting tribes are not all Muslims.

But they are fighting against all odds including time, military strategists, and most especially the media. Imperial Manila systematically exploited the natural resources of Mindanao without returning any benefits back; keeping them poor, cutting off their power source, undermine their economy, and other strategies like linking them to the al-Qaida and Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists and sending the Armed Forces of the Philippines to attack them dropping bombs indiscriminately to make sure the world powers focus their guns on Mindanao in order to overcome their stubborn resistance to become assimilated into a domineering culture of Imperial Manila.

Allow me to emphasize here that Mindanao is not all Muslim as America is not all Christian, that not all terrorists are Muslims as there are many terrorists who are Christians and non-Muslims.

Their worst enemy is the media. The fact that bad news like pornography sells the media capitalizes on bad news. It looks like Mr. Lehrer was another victim of the media assault. He reacted to the media report and not to the Princess’s talk. He probably was not at the forum after which the reporter literally kidnapped the Princess to be interviewed outside the lecture room depriving her listeners from asking questions. The reporter did not care what happened to the Q-A Open Forum that should have followed as long as he got the Princess and the media report for all its worth.

He was probably not there when this media act of terrorism occurred, and like everybody else who listened to her, did not know what actually happened. He was not there to hear the Princess express congratulations from her nation for the 107thPhilippine Independence Day that their nation preceded hundreds of years before. He was not there when the Princess felt betrayed by a government exploiting them mercilessly by utilizing their natural resources without giving some benefits back, cutting them off politically yet embracing their ethnic cultures only for display in their festivities especially with foreign dignitaries. He was not their when the Princess expressed grave concern that when she dies she would not have a piece of ancestral land to be buried in.

With that let me rest in peace.

Very truly,

Sito Serate,
Lecture Forum Coordinator
Fiestas Filipinas 2005
Filipino American Council of Ventura County, Inc.

Dear Neighborhood Chairs:


The 2005 INCF is reaching the mid-way mark in the year and we are doing well.  By-Laws were submitted to the City Attorney last month and we are expecting the by-Laws ready for presentation and debate by September as active debate for the by-Laws may take a couple of months for General Membership comments on the by-Law  review. 


I’d like to get these by-Laws approved and I know the by-Law review committee did the best job to change the by-Laws enough to address our past concerns – now we may have some additional concerns.  The issue of allowing Vice Chairs to run for the INCF was left for Chair membership only.  I feel it would be good to invite the Vice Chairs of each Neighborhood to actively seek a seat, other than that of the Chair, for any of the four Vice Chair positions on the INCF.   You may have something you want to see in the by-Laws that may not appear in them presently; this is your opportunity to see if the General Membership agrees with your suggestion.   I would like your entire Neighborhood Councils, (all members) to be involved in the review.  Copies for the Councils will be available as soon as the City Attorney review is complete.  I am proud of the volunteers who came to the fore to be members of the by-Law review committee. 


As for the INCF, we are making in-roads by our correct approach to work with the City of Oxnard instead of vice / contra – or otherwise appearing to be against the City all the time.  We are at a crossroads in the City of Oxnard as things that are being done by the City to make our lives better are perhaps misunderstood,  Oft times the City’s intentions go against the desires of residents who want to keep things the way they are and put a halt to all the radical changes. 


In response to all the Neighborhood Councils who feel things are happening in their Neighborhoods way too fast and without enough neighborhood input the INCF will be seeking input from all the Neighborhood Councils regarding new projects and proposals.  The INCF will accept input from the Neighborhood Councils to support them in their fight against any projects proposed to alter their way of life and the local landscape or to support the Neighborhood’s stand in support of any project or proposal.


College Park, the Sport Park at Gonzales & Oxnard Blvd. (near Triton’s Territory), the Casden project at Vineyard & Ventura Road, Ormond Beach, and the Lowe’s project @ Carriage Square are all projects which immediately come to mind for addressing by the INCF.  You may have one not on the list – we need to know what it is.


The INCF proposes to accept input on projects in your Neighborhoods.  We would like you to assist us in making a master list of the new proposals by the City that your Neighborhood supports and the ones that you are against.  It’s that simple.  We will be asking for this input in July and August and will work on our INCF report for the Planning Commission and City Council to be drafted by the INCF in September.  This is a priority and a way the INCF can better assist your work in the Neighborhoods.


I have also heard scuttlebutt about neighborhood flyers being misprinted, not delivered by City Corps, edited, or modified in some fashion that has caused you concern or consternation.  I feel your pain, plainly.   If you have a problem with editing of your flyer you need to ask Neighborhood Services for a draft to review before printing - if you feel your flyer is being edited,  you need to request a return e-mail or draft copy, which, if you don't have e-mail, you can review it at the counter on the 4th floor.  A pre-review should address or allay any concerns that your flyers are being mishandled.  Please remember that many flyers are translated into Spanish and this does take a little time.  If you have a problem with City Corps putting out your flyers, pick up the flyers yourself from the 4th floor when they are ready and distribute them yourselves.  I do my fair share of walking and it is good for you as Chair, to get out in your ‘hood and talk to people, so the Wilson Neighborhood executive board does the majority of its flyer distribution.  Steve Buratti, Vice Chair, does F & G Street, member-at-large Mel Swan does Beverly and Deodar, and I get to walk A Street, the downtown from Oxnard Blvd. to C Street and do the streets that volunteers can’t reach.  So get some help and do flyers yourself.  Kids in the afternoon have time and an interest in passing out flyers.  I’ve given kids a couple of bucks and off they go and do a whole street.  There are many ways you can do your flyers and it’s best if you take responsibility for the distribution of your own neighborhood’s flyers.   City Corps can do the job, but they also have many other tasks for the City and they have to prioritize what their workload is. 


The other concern I have about this scuttlebutt is that the Neighborhood Chairs are not reporting these problems directly to the INCF.   We have five people on the INCF, if you don’t like one, you have four others to talk to.  So please report your problems directly to any of us. We can’t work on just ‘hear-say’ as we need to hear it direct from the person having the concern.    I also have heard about issues involving personalities and people not liking other people who come to the INCF meetings and using that as a reason not to attend the INCF General Membership meeting.  Please remember, that you are there for your Neighborhood – you represent your Neighborhood – disregard anyone you don’t like, you can sit on the other side of Council chambers.  We need participation to be effective.  We will need your attendance at the INCF especially when the by-Laws come in and for this project of making a report to the Planning Commission and City Council about the new development and projects. 


Thank you for your time and attention. 



Bill Winter

2005 INCF Chair.



Coverage of the Filipino Fiesta in the Star....
                         Registration Required for the Star.

The e-mail to Lehrer that prompted him to consider the Fiesta and write his opinion letter to the Star.
They made a stupid choice as a spokesperson:
1) she doesn`t even claim to be a Filipino and therefore has nothing to celebrate.
2) Being a `Princess` and bowing to her in contrary to the concept of democracy and therefore a poor role model.
3) If anything her people are adversaries of the Filipino Government and have committed terrorist acts against the authorities and the people.
Princess tells of struggles of Muslims in the Philippines ????

Speech, parade, food, dancing part of Oxnard festivities ????





Tues., July 5, 6:00pm
Important BRAC Community Meeting, Impact of Base Realignment and Closure on Naval Base Ventura County for Base employees and county residents - recent developments and strategies - meeting to be held at Oxnard City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St.

If you are unable to attend, the event will be aired live on cable ch. 10 (No City Council meeting this week)

Wed., July 6, 6:30pm
 LNG Task Force, Oxnard Main Library, room B - Lots of new info. about environmental problems for both BHP Billiton and Crystal Energy and Governor's preference for Oxnard.
<< Attend LNG mtg. until 7:15 - then come over to INCF>>
Wed., July 6, 7:00pm
INCF (Inter-Neighborhood Council Forum), guest speaker: Nora Reyes, Senior Wastewater Environmental Specialist

Thurs., July 7, 7:00pm
Oxnard Planning Commission .

June 14, 2005
-Statement to City Council

My name is Martin Jones and I live in the city that cares. Oxnard. I’m batting a thousand and the city that cares is
0 for three. What are those three? I filed the original complaint with the grand jury about the woeful lack of accounting. I informed the assessor and the tax collector my concerns of the possesory-interest tax not being paid by the golf course. Almost four hundred thousand dollars. The city that cares paid it for the golf course operator. So in the past approximately 18 months the taxpayers have subsidized the operator of our golf course one million and seven hundred thousand dollars. And the city that cares had to beg for enough money to build a library. And I sued the city that cares over the violation of the open government law of California. I proved in court my allegations were true and the city that cares violates the law of California. What did it cost the taxpayers of the city that cares to defend the indefensible? Something like six hundred thousand dollars. It was so easy. A sale is never a lease. The closed session agendas said sale. Those are the three. If there was a properly written warrant or check register the citizens of Oxnard would know how the government of the city that cares wastes their money. Shall we try for a fourth? If the city that cares, Oxnard, signs an agreement tonight, tomorrow or at some future time with any corporation or individual to give away public park land I will sue, again, the city that cares. You will not take from the people of Oxnard a public park or any part of a public park and give it to an operator for a corporation’s profit. But to be specific Big League Dreams. BLD has said cities in this county want them. I would like BLD to name just one and prove it. And I invite any citizen of Oxnard to join with me in the lawsuit I will file if the council gives one inch of any public park to any private corporation for profit. So I say to you please sign the contract with BLD. Do vote tonight and do it. Please do it. So I can see you in the courthouse. Once again.

Martin Jones

...........................................Warp Speed to 20-30 !
Oxnard prepares for the next 25 years.

The 2030 Plan is in the works.
City of Oxnard Mayor Tom Holden has directed that the 2030 Plan be started to realistically focus the City's view into the year 2030.  In review of the 2020 Plan that has served the city of Oxnard well, a Plan is only as good as it's readers adhere to it.  The 2020 plan with all it's vision and proposed planning for the future was modified to handle the changes that we now see.  The 2020 Plan provided Oxnard a blueprint for development - but anyone in printing knows how easy it is to redline a blue line and end up with no line.

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xnard Served Well by their 20-20 Plan.

Oxnard's 2020 Plan is a rather large document and is available at the Library for review. 
Currently, Oxnard City Planning Department is preparing for the 2030 Plan to be prepared through an outside consultant with City and public review and input.  The 2020 Plan, in the late 1980's, was developed and passed by the City Council in 1990.  As in the 80's, the new 2030 Plan will need citizen review and most likely the Mayor, with advice from the Council, will select certain residents to serve on a special Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) that will guide the work of creating the 2030 Plan. 

The INCF (Inter-Neighborhood Council Forum) will also serve the City in an advisory capacity using input and suggestions from the 40-plus Neighborhood Councils.  The INCF will be acting sooner than 2030.

In August, 2005 - the INCF will hold a meeting to discuss current Oxnard City developments that are of concern, and are of a  "major concern" to the Neighborhoods.  Every Neighborhood has an issue, a development, a quality of life issue - something that irks them enough to unite in support of, or in opposition to, a proposed change to their Neigbhorhood's  landscape and lifestyle..

Stay tuned for more as it happens......     KBCW - 2 - WDRF



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Big League Dreams has Big Deal Plans for Oxnard-Owned - "Public Property" aka College Park
The City of Oxnard wants to put a commercial alcohol facility at our public park..............................

City of Mansfield Texas (( View Here ))

The Whole Skinny on Topix.Net

Judicial Watch v. the City of Mansfield
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BIBLE GATEWAY ::::: topic - Worship .
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
A Shopper's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners
has written this guide to help you understand long-term
care and the insurance options that can help you pay for
long-term care services.

Visit:  LTC Shopper Guide (.pdf file)
<< Fere lebenter homines id quod volunt, credunt.>>
      Men  willingly believe   what    they wish.

The Gallic Wars,
"De Bello Gallico", III, 18

Caius Julius Caesar
(100-44 BC) = Roman general, statesman, historian.
Support the War - Draft young Republicans....
"Bernie Ward - KGO 810AM-SFO".

1,700+ Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines -
View the real numbers on I-Casualty .punto. org

Very Interesting - Birthday Indicator

Oxnard is mostly registered Democrat with four of its five council-members being registered Democrat.
An actual estimated population exists within city limits of upwards toward 200-thousand souls.
Oxnard is mostly recognized for it's strawberry harvest and Mediterranean climate.

Democrats have a Congressional Representative who serves us in the House of Representatives -
- The Honorable Lois Capps .......
An Afternoon by the Sea", and opportunity to meet and hear Congresswoman Lois Capps - on Saturday, August 6, 2005 from 2 - 5:00 PM @ a location, adjacent to Channel Islands Harbor at the very end of South Victoria Avenue, Oxnard

1. The price is $25 in advance: and $30 at the door on the date of event. Please make checks payable to "GOOD Club Event" and send to GOOD Club, P.O. Box 5673, Oxnard, CA 93031

Thanks for your help. Please contact me if any questions ...  An Afternoon by the Sea


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The new date for Centex pre-application of building
153 cluster homes on the corner of Oxnard Blvd and
Gonzalez Road is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2005

Thank You -- Oxnard Neighborhood Warrior (ONW).............................


Listen to 1340 AM - Santa Barbara - Aire Amerika

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
                                 ( GOOD Club ).
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.

Feedback to Mayor's Letter concerning BLD
Subject: Do not list my name on this matter
Bill:::::::Can we really trust our Mayor?  Mayor Holden didn't really tell the whole truth last Tuesday. According to this article Mansfield citizens voted to direct their City Council to send a resolution to the State to deny BLD the State's permit to sell alcohol
Monday June 27, 2005
6:30 to 8:30 pm
IHOP Restaurant
Channel Islands Blvd at Statham, Oxnard.

AGENDA -- 7 pm

Mark Pettit from Lauterbach & Assoc. Architects will present the plans for the Pacific Vehicle Processing (PVP) Edison Project on 17 acres at Ormond Beach.

LNG: Response to Governor's comments

"Regulation XI & XIV on pages 38-39 of the 2005 Rule Book make it clear that no alcohol or admission fees are permissible at a Little League event." Brent W. Stahlnecker, Western Regional Assistant Director, Little League Western Hdqrs., San Bernardino, CA

June 28th City Council meeting-Item I-2 Economic Development Corp. of Oxnard (EDCO) to continue economic development services for the City for 5 years

NO MEETING JULY 4TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!


        In loving memory of Bobbi, she will be missed.

Main Branch - Oxnard Library - A St @ 2/3
is open Mon-Thurs & Saturday - Come enjoy Biblioteca !

Letter to the Ox Jo from a New Jersey reader who read the Journal while on vacation in Pennsylvania....

    Interesting the fireworks should be so illegal as here in Pennsylvania lots of people buy them right at the supermarket and create their own display at night.  We saw a great display last night (Saturday, July 3rd) from one of the neighbors which almost rivaled the Allendale fireworks we used to watch.
    As far as I'm concerned, although I shot a few fireworks off myself in my younger years, I would think it's much safer to see them done professionally.
Doug from New Jersey


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)

Beware - the Nigerian Scam Letter......

Nigeria is not the only country, but the most prolific at writing letters, e-mails and faxes to anyone who would even reply to their query.  Known to the Feds as 419 SCAMS,
Postal Inspectors and Special Agents of the Government have their hands filled trying to protect the public against these......here is a sample of what these scams look like:

Dear Contractor,


From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with the Federal
Government of Nigeria, your name and company was discovered as next on the
list of the outstanding contractors who have not received their payments.

I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released
to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from my record
in my file your outstanding contract payment is US$69,000,000.00 Please re-confirm
to me if this is inline with what we have in your record and also re-confirm
to me the followings: {1)Your full name.{2) Phone, fax and mobile #.3) Company
name, position and address.{4) Profession, age and marital status.{5) Scanned
copy of int'l passport.

As soon as this information is received, your payment will be made to you
in a certified bank draft or wired to your bank account directly from Central
Bank of Nigeria and a copy will be given to you for you to take to your bank
and confirm it.

You must call me on my direct number as soon as you receive this letter for
a serious discussion with me and also get back to me.

+234 08-0 45461016.

Charles Soludo.
Director (CBN)



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Oxnard Economic Outlook  

Is Oxnard's Living Wage
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FRYs Electronix Coming to OX

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In Co-ordination with the Oxnard School District, OceanView School District,
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Your child in Grade 1 ~thru~ 8
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             E-mail the Ventura / Oxnard Center for Details

Coming Events:

The First & Third Tuesday 2005
      Oxnard Screenwriters meeting
      Borders Bookstore Cafe
      7-9 PM

PHIL ROCKWELL is the stalwart group leader of Oxnard Screenwriters,
he can be reached via e-mail for more info on .

Group meets every FIRST & THIRD Tuesday at Borders Books in the Esplanade.  Be on time for 7 o'clock start. -- bring a sample of your writing....

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