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Frosted Thoughts


 Chris Frost

  Chris Frost

Oxnard–I hope everyone had a great week. I keep rolling along, generally with no time to just relax and take it easy.

MY adjustment to this new salt-free diet the doctors placed me on continues to be challenging. There are a few things that I’m trying to deal with; first, I miss salt, and no matter what spice I try to add, it never takes the place of sodium. Discovery number two is how much salt is in everyday items you buy at the store. I can’t have dark soda because of the phosphorus content, so I must move forward without Dr. Pepper, my long-time favorite. Fruit has flavor, sure, but I’m not the biggest fan.

I’m considered a well-managed Diabetic, but after almost 34 years, it eventually gets to your body and causes issues that need to be addressed.

Reporting on news and community events continues to be the passion that drives me forward. A good example of this happened at the Oxnard Eagles, which held a benefit for the Children’s Fund that benefits the Ventura County Medical Center NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care unit).

Dinner featured a homemade Irish stew with bread, and the event continues with the Eagles’ tradition of being a group of people helping people. Prizes and baskets were donated and auctioned off, and Eagles members, dressed in Green to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, made the evening special because it helps babies that face a challenging start fun.

I got up early Sunday morning to visit and do a story about the car event at Antique Adventures in Ventura. It’s not a new story, but I enjoy classic cars and the sense of community at the event. I also enjoy a nice cup of coffee with friendly, engaging people. If I have the time, someday, I’m going to buy a 1978 AMC Concord, restore it, and keep it. It was the first car I bought after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, and it holds some great memories. I’ll own one again someday. It’s a goal.

One news story that caught my eye this week is the Military Equipment acquisition by the Oxnard Police Department coming up at the Community Services, Public Housing, Housing & Development Committee meeting. That will probably generate plenty of community input.

The Public Works and Transportation Committee is doing an agreement for maintenance services at the Blending Stations 3, 4, and 5, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF), and Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station, which is an ideal opportunity to keep residents informed.

I always find it interesting when people talk negatively about the City, looking for confirmation. I have opinions, as written in my editorials, but my job is to report on both sides of an issue without bias. If you’re looking for biased news, you’re looking in the wrong place.

God Bless my kids, The Sarge, and the First Responder that carefully watches over me and all the people who protect us and keep us safe. Make your week memorable.

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