The Oxnard Journal
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Change ---- Vote Bill Winter for Mayor
For Real --- For
People First - Oxnard First
needs a fresh start, not a flashback in leadership.
face crucial decisions regarding our traffic, the overgrowth of housing
and a serious lack of attention to our Downtown, youth, oceanfront, and
our overall quality of life.
As Mayor, my first goal would
be to change the negative perception Oxnard has endured for the past
Oxnard is the Tri-County's
largest city and is destined to become the most progressive and
prosperous community. The Mayor does much to influence city
affairs. I ask for two years as your Mayor to start the
turnover the new council will see. We need bold leadership
that says "No" to uncontrolled development.
As Mayor, I will revitalize
the Downtown by listening to existing businesses and rebuilding the
will support all mentorship programs and extra-curricular activities
for kids and create new venues for our youth.
I have a heart for the city
and for the people of Oxnard. I’m not afraid getting into the
trenches with you, hearing your concerns, and meeting you face-to-face.
Wilson Neighborhood Council
Oxnard Neighborhood Council
Forum member -- a strong desire to serve you and all of
/s/ Bill Winter
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Bill Winter has edited the
Oxnard Journal for the world on the WWW since 1995.
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Bad timing for pay raise
by Bill Winter
in a letter to the
Ventura County Star
Re: your July 22 article,
"City Council gives itself 133% raise":
the recent pay increase, that many residents felt the Oxnard City
Council deserved, it struck me that, for the past 19 years, Mayor
Manny Lopez has been a fixture and faithful council member. I also
noted that Mayor Lopez, along with Councilman John Zaragoza, both
voted against the increase.
The biggest negative of
the pay issue was not the striking 133 percent increase, but that
of appearance. With the state and county making hard budget cuts,
here is Oxnard doing the opposite. Oxnard increases its utility
fees, double-taxes its downtown property owners, assesses
homeowners for bushes along the road and now this: extra money out
the till for next year's council members.
It also strikes me that
Bedford Pinkard, who is pushing to have his spouse take over his
seat, in essence will benefit from the pay raise if his wife wins
Criticizing The Star from
the council side will not change the overall effect of what the
Oxnard City Council did. It is all a matter of appearance. So,
when the council next asks the citizens of Oxnard to pay out more
taxes, fees or assessments for whatever pea-brained project the
council proposes, we may do well to come back to them at public
comment and remind them of their pay raise and ask them for 133
percent better service to the city of Oxnard.
[Winter is a mayoral candidate for
( Aug. 7 & 8) gathering signatures for
the Council Districts petition
was held in front of Vons on Ventura Rd. at Fifth Street.
An estimated 4300 signatures are
collected and the petition drivers
are receiving more each day.
spoke at public comment at
last Tuesday's council
meeting and extolled the council to accept what is coming, i.e. council
districts. We can have better representation for all Oxnard
Our petition is being signed by 9 out of 10 of the people we ask to
Most give the excuse that they don't vote or can't vote yet because of
their citizenship status. Only a handful have refused on grounds
they do not agree that council districts is the way to have better
government in Oxnard.
Please keep up the efforts to collect
Did you notice how the Star put Holden
first on their list of Mayor Candidates in Tuesday's
(8/10) Election Story --- Tom and Star go way back......the Star even Features
Tommy on their THIS IS OXNARD webpage. as the
First Oxnard resident worth noting.
[ Beware - the Star Requires
Registration - the Ox Jo doesn't ]
|Around Town. . . .
Candy Go Round......
Guess a change of heart, intention, or ""whatever""
got into the craw of local lawyer - Dedee Frank --
she originally took out papers
for City Council - a four year commitment - looks like DeeDee changed heart
and opted for the non-supersized option
of a two-year seat as Mayor. Ms. Frank trashed
her council application and took out a new set of papers to qualify for
Mayor with just one day remaining to get it done. If you see her -
sign her nomination papers - she needs 20 good signatures by tomorrow.
Saul Medina, "on his third-time-is the charm try" has qualified for the City
Council Ballot. Saul qualified on Tuesday 10 August.
Al Duff ---- One for the Duffer.....
Perennial Planning Board Godfather - Al Duff qualified for the ballot and
has his sights set on reaching the top of the stream and spawning.
Crap and Water Taxes Go up ----
is Basura next . . . .
Seems it didn't take long for the Oxnard City Council to send it's real
reason for going on hiatus.
The Real Reason came in the mail for August Oxnard Property Owners.
5 & 10 per Cent increases in Water - Sewer -&- the ever favorite "Refuse the
With the Oxnard City Council on recuperation
vaccination, we the citizens must remain with a voice in the public arena --
that voice is the INCF* - it meets next on August 11th and then again on
*Inter-Neighborhood Council Forum
Candidates Line Up................:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
For Mayor - in order of
taking out papers to file:
Bill Winter (para
Alcalde) Q-8/6/04 -- Winter announced in May 2004 his intent for the
center seat. Winter wants the voter to know that << You Don't Have
To Vote For Holden >> as this is a race for the heart for the City and
the Future Oxnard faces and forms. Winter is a familiar name for
voters as he ran for Mayor in 1998 and placed second on the Absentee Ballot.
Tom Holden -- former 12 year Councilman who dropped out of the City
Council in 2000 to clear his name from several bad decisions like
participating in the Oxnard City Council's Brown Act Violation, closing the
Downtown Boy's and Girl's Club, and voting to oust College Park's Rainbow
Woman's Recovery Center from their home and location on a small tip of the
Park. Holden evicted the woman's recovery center for replacement by an
old rusty Farm Implement Museum -- ( NOW newly discovered TO BECOME -
Oxnard's "Field of Screams" -- a city-subsidized baseball fiasco) ----
More closed door sessions
to sell off some prime Oxnard Real Estate to ""Mr. I'll
Scratch-Your-Back-If-You-Scratch-Mine""....watch for more on this
mess.....Anyway - Holden is Old News.....
Robert L. Sumpter - no one knows who this guy is --- will report as soon as
For Oxnard City Council - in
order of taking out papers to file:
Dr. Irene G. Pinkard
John C. Zaragoza -
Saul Medina -
Albert G. Duff, Sr. -
Dolly Villa -
Timothy B. Flynn -
Deirdre Frank -
Dale Belcher is running
un-opposed for Oxnard City Treasurer as is Daniel Martinez, for
Oxnard City Clerk. Daniel had one day, one chance and one opportunity to
file correctly according to County and State regulations and due to his
deployment over seas in the Middle East, in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom (OIF), Daniel had to fight bureaucratic horse-spit to get his
paperwork in and approved on time....but he did it.
Tax Payers - foot the cost for
the official City of Oxnard Website highlighting
TOM HOLDEN's HOUSE
See it for yourself...........
We have been awarded a contract by General Dynamics
OTS for procuring
and delivering 7.62 ammo for the Afghanistan army. We are currently
in the buying phase in Eastern Europe and will be shipping out and
arriving in Karachi within 30-45 days.
We need a team of experienced individuals to ride escort and prepare
to defend the trains loaded with ammo from Karachi to Kabul. There
will be several trains. There will not be a need for PSD work at
this time but that may change in the future.
We offer excellent pay and outstanding benefits. If interested
please email me at the address below.
I look forward to your reply.
David C. Penrod
PO Box 744
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Cellular: (319) 415-4126
Fax: (319) 266-2007
"It's only too late if you don't start now."
Things you can learn from a DOG
1. Always be happy to see those you love.
2. Approach each day and each new experience with enthusiasm (even a
3. Never underestimate the power of praise.
4. Play every chance you get.
5. Don’t be afraid to show your joy! When you are happy show it. Wiggle
6. Take lots of naps and always stretch and yawn before you get up.
7. Never turn down a car ride with someone you love.
8. Be loyal.
9. Lounge under a tree in the shade on a hot day.
10. Every once in a while put your head out the window and feel the air on
your face and hair.
11. Have a favorite toy.
12. Dont hold a grudge.
13. When someone is having a bad day nuzzle him gently.
14. If you feel like it, shake and let the drool fly.
15. Eat each meal with vigor and enjoy anything that’s offered.
16. Sleep in any position you find comfortable.
17. Scratch where it itches.
18. Protect and defend those you love.
19. What you look like doesn’t matter its what is in your heart (and the
way someone rubs your tummy).
20. Enjoy every day to its fullest even if you are sick, in pain, deaf,
blind, wheelchair (cart) bound or just not mentally all there.
21. Take pride in following the rules.
22. Accept praise and attention without giving excuses.
Cited from: "Souls of Animals" by Gary Kowalski.
The joke that got my buddy written out of his
Scottish grandfather's will (his grandmother urged him to tell it):
What's the difference between a Scotsman and a
A canoe can tip.
"I was trying to find stuff to talk about today, it
slow news day, so I found this. On this day in 1492,
Columbus set sail from Europe, looking for a sea route to
India - and ended up in America. And ironically, if you
make a call from Europe to a company in America today -
it's re-routed to India."
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a
few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving,
regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
August 1st 2004 Issue
Last July issue: 07 - 27 - 04
KERRY ------ BUSH
--- Be Happy
Oxnard --- Welcome to our
East Coast Justice - this 18 y.o. individual was apprehended for
stealing less than five gallons of gas.
Oxnard City Council
Joe Avelar is
running for City Council
-- he deserves your attention
S I L L Y - P U T T Y
A N D ID A T E S
wait for Kerry
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There's no end
to the Fun in Oxnard . . . .
the fart tube from Grace to Space - from Gilda to
T'is said the City is ready to roll over and allow
to come thru town
How many millions do you want for this ?
Belgium - July 2004
Here is a pix of the
explosion in Belgium --- it was a small explosion in comparison
to what BHP would have
in store for us.......for the argument about Modern LNG Technology
than 1944's Ohio blast
--- May I remind you Europe and especially German engineering is
the best in the
world...................plus, Alice Madrid reminded me that the Space
To: Mr. Haynes - you
have my pledge to bring the petition signing to the neighborhoods this
Wednesday - August 4th
and I know we have several neighborhoods already that are ready to do this
--- I think the best work we can do
is back-work and set it up soon.
CALIFORNIE - POLICE PATCHES
FREMONT north NEIGHBORHOOD
Where are the old fashioned street lamps for
Friend of Ormond Beach
Nardcore - All Stars
LA - Oxnard NOAA - current
Review by OXNARD
A Competitor Site to the Ox Jo -- good pix....
Members attending the Oxnard Cancer Fundraiser
Gustavo on Oxnard Street
ANgRy GiRL of OxNaRd stReeT
RADAR IMAGE of OXNARD
ENCINO JUDO OXNARD
Cool License Plates
Oxnard - February 2001
Cream of the Crop
Captain Hooks hooks on
Oxnard By The Sea - a Cool Summer Night
Bus and Trolley Buses
Richard's RailRoad Photos =-=-=-=
H O L A - P H O T O - beach
O x NARD - M A R I NE
Oxnard Airport - Clear Approach - VFR -
Welcome to the OX
Body buds with Oxnard Connexion
Ceremony at the Embassy Suites, Oxnard, February 24, 1999
Airport - Parachute View
Watch me come.
Digs in Oxnard Shores
Oxnard Trained Flyer
re LEASE me
Oxnard - o san (Japon)
Ben Chavez, a police supervisor in Oxnard, Calif.
Mugu Rock - Gallery 1`0
MSS Reunion -
WEATHER ----- best internet site.
N A S A
L O V E S - Y O U
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2004 - Ox-Jo Archives
11 - 06 - 02
09 -19 02
08 - 02
|College Park --Debbie
Goes East ----Windtalkers: Ventura County Connection
||June Gloom Issue
Pt. Mugu Mystery
Molina Round 2
||• Missing in the ether
somewhere beyond the Rainbow Recovery but not suitable for the AG Museum
--- UGH !!!!
||•Point Mugu Mystery -
College Park Update - Golden Gate / Bay Bridge Live Cams - Gals on Your
||•ditching the "in the
year of Our Lord" part
||•Hibernation Issue ---
Editor going to East Coast....
||•Predictions for 2002
||•Letter to *CPAC - The
*College Park Mish-Mosh Design Committee -----
|•Very Strange indeed
|•Virus Alert - New
Oxnard High School / (prison design) /
Draws People to the Oxnard-Journal
AIR REALITY...........IS IT SAFE TO
FLY YET? ? -- Unfortunately, NO - Not Yet.
|•Cool Things to Do in
Oxnard --- Fred Schwartz Guest Column - Year 2002 Elections --- Open
Letter to Bush and his Advisors.--- Welcome Home NMCB-40 (multiple Links
- find them)
Rage Page Introduced - Humor - WELCOME HOME - NMCB-40 - CFC Time Again -
.eml virus warning
- 11 - 01---RAGE PAGE
Welcome Home - N.M.C.B.
- 40 - Battalion Linx ---- find them....
TO MOLINA VERDICT......read
Last Day of
Hot JOBS LInks for
shuffles to Kill the Concept of a "Citizen's Police Commission".
(OxJo Scoops the VCStar)
Debbie's first "Oxnard's Dirty Little Secret"
|•In Response to
Larry's Open Letter
More College Park
|•(it says July)
College Park -- NOW WHAT???
Inert Collection of Internet Graphics
WHAT CATS DO WHEN YOU ARE AT WORK
WOMAN AGAINST OCEAN
MAN LOOKING @ LOG
WOR - EARLY
PALISADES PARK - NEW JERSEY
Boxing / Boxeo
26 May 2001
- Kickin' it
Play TAMBOLA Link introduced
Energy Saving Web Sites
25 May 2001
Just Kickin' It Issue. . .
Tribute to Viet Nam Vets
CBC Federal Credit Union Ground Breaking
Traffic School - Watch for Camera Lights
08 May 2001
|•C A S I N O
05 May 2001
03 May 2001
(check out the FOUR linx)
-&- More Casino - More Often
|•Casino OPINION LETTER
|•Alan T. Wingo's
More Casino Linx & News
Mayor Lopez's Statement
Strawberry Festival Coverage
News from the Movie Set
|•Big Stinkin' Smokey
Mushroom Manure Fire
@ Pict-Sweet Farms
on Olivas Park Road
Interview with Saul Medina
On the Coming Elections
•DownTown Movie Theatre
•Measures and Candidate
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