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Council approves Government Accountability and Ethics Act
10/17/2019 12:29:21 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard—The Oxnard City Council unanimously approved placing the Government Accounting and Ethics Act on the March. 3, 2020 election ballot during its Oct. 15 meeting.   The act would prohibit elected officials and planning commissioners from accepting gifts from lobbyists or city contractors, impose contribution limits to the Mayor, City Council and other candidates running for elected office for the first time in Oxnard; provide transparency by posting all expensive city contracts and monthly financial statements on the...

Ventura County Guide Dogs of America make a difference
10/17/2019 12:16:18 PM

Oxnard--- Dogs and their humans making a difference was one of the highlights of the 2019 Ponies by the Sea Car Show, Oct. 13, as the Ventura County Chapter of Guide Dogs of America was at the event and making a difference to people who are visually impaired.   Guide Dogs of America enables people who are blind and visually impaired to live life with more freedom, live a fuller life, and have a close friend.   The day is also a fundraiser for the organization and allows them the opportunity to continue their excellent work moving forward.   Area...

Windrow Dog Park Dedication honors Police K9s Jax and Rudy
10/17/2019 12:06:43 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard—Windrow Dog Park held a special event, Oct. 12, as the facility was named after Oxnard Police Department K9's Jax and Rudy in a simple, but a special ceremony.   The Oxnard Police Athletic League organized the event, (PAL), along with the Youth Directors Council (YDC) and the City of Oxnard.   Jax died suddenly on Jan. 17, 2018, after showing signs of illness during training. Rudy was killed in the line of duty. He was stabbed while chasing a suspect on Apr. 19, 2002.   Police Chief...

PACC and Hobson Park East join forces to beautify Oxnard
10/17/2019 11:59:14 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard—Lots of great things were happening at the Oxnard Performing Arts, and Convention Center (PACC), Oct. 12, as volunteers from the PACC and the Hobson Park East Neighborhood Council pooled their resources and cleaned up both locations.   The event drew a good-sized crowd of volunteers who policed the area and removed leftover trash, palm tree branches, and accumulated rubbish caused by vagrancy.   After the event, volunteers were treated to breakfast courtesy of the PACC because they appreciate...

Finance and Governance committee approves 2018-2019 workplan agreement
10/15/2019 7:56:30 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard—The Finance and Governance Committee for the City of Oxnard approved the 2018-2019 Workplan agreement with Price Paige & Company during its Oct. 8 meeting.   The council also requested the 2019-2020 Workplan return to the committee with more information.   The meeting sparked a lot of emotion as committee members agreed the city needs to be better stewards of the city's money.   The company did a city-wide risk assessment in Fiscal Year 2018 and developed a Targeted Workplan for...

Speaker series hosts Why Knots: The history of Sailor’s Knot Art
10/11/2019 9:43:55 AM

OXNARD—Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents the Third Wednesday Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct 16, 6:30-8:00 PM, “Why Knots: The History of Sailor’s Knot Art” by CIMM Volunteer, Marc Casebolt. The discussion includes the art form that is nautical knot tying. Including: History of knot tying in comparison with other early emerging technologies Innovations in knot tying developed during the age of sail Why those innovations occurred Why knot tying was raised to an art form by early mariners Why these skills are in danger of...

Groundbreaking actress Diahann Carroll dies at 84
10/11/2019 9:42:44 AM

By Stacy M. Brown   Diahann Carroll, the trailblazing actress and first Black woman to star in a non-servant role in a television series has died. She was 84. Carroll starred as nurse Julia Baker in “Julia,” the hit NBC show that aired from 1968 to 1971. The show represented the first time a Black person—man or woman—was cast as in the title role of a show, portraying a character that wasn’t a maid or other type of domestic worker. “For a hundred years we have been prevented from seeing accurate images of ourselves and...

Controversy stalks Nobel Peace, Literature prizes
10/11/2019 9:40:59 AM

By Mark Lewis   STAVANGER, Norway (AP)—Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel Literature prizes Thursday for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue about the #MeToo scandal that forced the institution to suspend the prize last year. And U.S. President Donald Trump has done his part to kindle intrigue about the 2019 Peace Prize winner, by simultaneously seeming to pitch himself for the prize...

Motown founder Berry Gordy retires
10/11/2019 9:39:36 AM

DETROIT—From the Miracles, Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, and the shaping of the original Little Steven, to being the genius behind the launch of the man that would become known as “the King of Pop,” Berry Gordy long ago indelibly cemented his place as one of the true legends of popular music. Known as “The Chairman,” Gordy is the founder and original architect of Motown Records—an American original that arguably featured the most exceptional assembly of talent in music history—has retired. He announced his retirement during the...

U.S. vaping illnesses top 1,000; death count is up to 18
10/11/2019 9:38:09 AM

By Mike Stobbe   NEW YORK (AP)—The number of vaping-related illnesses has surpassed 1,000, and there's no sign the outbreak is fading, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Doctors say the illnesses, which first appeared in March, resemble an inhalation injury. Symptoms include severe, shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain. Most who got sick said they vaped products containing THC, the marijuana ingredient that causes a high, but some said they vaped only nicotine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,080 confirmed and probable cases...