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Nguyen introduces housing first model to council
4/20/2019 9:24:02 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard—The city of Oxnard took its first step towards eradicating homelessness in the city, as City Manager Alex Nguyen introduced his housing first model to address the homeless crisis in the city.   The report required no formal action, but he wanted feedback from the council.   The issue will not be a quick fix, and Nguyen said it requires 10 years of effort to make a difference.   “While it’s not of our choosing, homelessness is one of the most important issues that we, as a city,...

Wastewater rate increase raises concerns over another recall vote
4/20/2019 9:15:27 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com  Oxnard— The Oxnard City Council’s Public Works and Transportation Committee discussed a potential increase for wastewater rates in the future, April 9, as rising costs and cutbacks in supply is on the horizon.    Oxnard Water Utility Manager Omar Castro presented the city’s water resource management plan, financial plan and rate study to the committee and said the city’s resources are combined with 40-50 percent of state water it gets from the Metropolitan Water District via...

Oxnard Pow Wow is a proud event
4/20/2019 9:02:23 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard— The First Annual Native American Peoples Intertribal Pow Wow, April 13 and 14, filled Oxnard Beach Park and offered a chance for everyone to learn about the group’s culture while demonstrating a sense of community pride.   The event honored the groups' Elders and Veterans as Native Americans danced to honor the two groups and led attendees in a friendship dance that got everyone involved.   Leading the event was Master of Ceremonies Bobby WhiteBird from the Southern Cheyenne Nation who...

Council designates April as Donate Life Month
4/20/2019 8:42:38 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard— Robert Thompson, ambassador of One Legacy Donate Life, was honored by the Oxnard City Council for his work in the community  at the city council meeting and said April 15, is a bittersweet day for him as his brother would have been 49 years old, but he passed away when he was 15. “The family was able to donate his organs, and thanks to that, eight people received his organs and were able to continue life,” he said. “Every year on April 15, I celebrate, and in his honor, I donate a pint of blood,...

Earth Day celebration packs Plaza Park
4/20/2019 8:27:21 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard— Earth Day 2019 came to Oxnard’s Plaza Park, April 13, as the celebration encouraged people to think globally, take care of the planet, and was a perfect afternoon for a celebration.   The day featured music by the MiniDriver Band, great food, community engagement and special recognition from State Senator Hanna Beth Jackson, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza.   The event, sponsored by the City of Oxnard, followed the theme that every day is Earth Day and...

Oxnard Job Fair brings employees and employers together
4/20/2019 8:19:13 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard— The Oxnard Job Fair had a massive crowd of eager beavers of all ages at the college, April 12, all looking to cash in on their drive and energy, capture some opportunity and turn it into their next big adventure.   The event, sponsored by the City of Oxnard, the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and Oxnard College, brought eager employers and employees together that made the day a win-win day for everyone.   Potential employees got the opportunity to pick-and-choose what direction they wanted to pursue, as...

For many 'Thrones' fans, season 8 is just the first ending
4/18/2019 5:03:12 PM

By Andrew Dalton   LOS ANGELES (AP)—Devoted “Game of Thrones” fans who've watched and re-watched all 73 episodes of the HBO series, and read and reread all 4,000 pages of the books by George R.R. Martin, will at long last get the ending they've craved with the series' eighth and final season that starts Sunday. But will it be the “real” ending?  The plotlines of the show have long since shot past what's in Martin's books, whose own finale may be many years away. While the endings will likely be similar, Martin, the...

Moorpark College holding auditions for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
4/18/2019 5:02:20 PM

The Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department announces auditions for its upcoming 2019 Summer production of “Little Shop of Horrors” Preliminary musical auditions will be held on Monday, May 6th from 3:30-6:00pm and Tuesday May 7th from 6:00-10:00pm with callbacks on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Auditions will be held in the studio theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the Moorpark College campus. Anyone interested in auditioning should bring 30 bars of sheet music for an up-tempo song and be prepared to dance and read from the script. An accompanist will be...

Tiger Woods’ Win Could Have Golf Industry Roaring Back
4/18/2019 5:00:26 PM

Tiger Woods’ win at the Masters could revitalize the golf industry, which has struggled in the past decade while the game’s biggest star was hobbled by issues on and off the course. Bridgestone Golf, whose logo was on the golf balls Woods used, says its website traffic soared after the Sunday win. PGA Tour Superstore, which sells golf equipment online, says sales were up over the weekend by 50% from a year ago. And shares of Nike, the sponsor that stood by Woods after his 2009 car crash and reports of extramarital affairs, rose Monday, as did the stocks of other golf...

As Autism Prevalence Rises, Diagnosis Gap Remains Between Socioeconomic Groups Recognizing the signs and talking with physicians can help narrow the disparity
4/18/2019 4:52:15 PM

By Staff Reports   According to a recent study led by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), about 1.5 million U.S. children—or 1 in 40—have been diagnosed or are living with autism1, a developmental disorder characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior. As prevalence of autism continues to grow, so does the diagnosis gap between children from different socioeconomic backgrounds. According to a report based on data from the National Survey of Children’s...