Oxnard answers the call for help
11/15/2018 9:00:27 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard-- As compound disasters hit Ventura County Nov. 8 and 9, the City of Oxnard stepped up, did its part, and did what it could to help with the fire in Ventura County and shooting in Thousand Oaks. Police Chief Scott Whitney told the crowd at the Nov. 13, city council meeting that Ventura County had a tough and busy week, but he is inspired by how the county comes together during a crisis. “Everybody in the City of Oxnard should be proud of how the police and fire department responded,” he...

Succeeding Against the Odds
11/15/2018 7:24:40 PM

By Marian Edelman Wright After two years of divisive, hateful rhetoric from the highest levels of government, the profoundly inhumane treatment of immigrant families, and the placing of corporate profits ahead of the basic needs of children—the poorest age group in America—the results of Tuesday’s election instilled in many that most precious resource: hope. Change began sweeping across our country this week, bringing a new, diverse set of faces into the halls of Congress, governors’ mansions and statehouses. With them comes a new opportunity to improve the odds...

The Man Behind the ‘Blue Wave’ in Texas
11/15/2018 7:23:50 PM

By Jeffrey L. Boney The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone here in the great state of Texas, and all across Texas, especially in Harris County and Fort Bend County, Democrats faired extremely well. The results of many of the key county and statewide political races in Texas were a shock to many voters and political observers. Nearly every race that had a Democratic candidate in it was won by a Democrat. African American women faired extremely well as a result of this “blue wave” thanks in large part to a man who generated excitement all across the state of Texas...

Not Everything in Life Is Automatic
11/15/2018 7:22:31 PM

Dr. James L. Snyder   Two days in the year I don’t like. Somebody is thinking it is my wife’s birthday and our wedding anniversary. I worked that out a long time ago. My birthday is two days before the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and our anniversary is three weeks after our birthday. No way can I forget that. When my wife gives me a birthday card with some gift it reminds me that I have two days to reciprocate. And reciprocate, I do very well. I love it when a plan comes together. I remember my wife’s birthday and I remember our wedding...

OPD arrest four
11/15/2018 7:19:06 PM

On Oct. 28, 2018, homeowners residing in the 1500 block of Windshore Way, reported to the Oxnard Police Department that their home had been broken into and that several valuables (purses, jewelry, and electronics) were stolen.  The intruders entered the house through an open window that was only secured by a window screen. After receiving the report, burglary detectives partnered with patrol officers assigned to the neighborhood where the burglary occurred and quickly developed leads on whom the suspects were.  Being that the victim residence is located within a multi-unit...

Oxnard Public Library examines World War 1
11/15/2018 7:16:41 PM

By Chris Frost   The Oxnard Public Library celebrated the 100th anniversary of the armistice signing that ended World War I, Nov. 8, as American Legion Pot 48 Veterans Bill Winter and Dale Dean enlightened the crowd about the horrors of the war and its toll on human life. Dean told the audience the legion was the only group with origins from the United States Congress in 1919 and was set up to help World War I veterans primarily. He showed off a vintage World War I backpack but didn’t clean it up for the presentation. “I was told many times that when...

Veteran’s Day Parade is a star-spangled event
11/15/2018 7:15:07 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Strike up the band; the 2018 City of Oxnard Veteran’s Day Parade was a flag-waving tribute to service men and women, Nov. 11, who put aside their lives, so we can all be free. The parade kicked off at the intersection of 9th and C streets and proceeded to Plaza Park for the formal ceremony. The staging area took on a party-like atmosphere as groups gathered and displayed the unity that brought them out on a sunny morning in California and the military. Former Marine Lieutenant Wolfgang Burke served in the Marine...

Oxnard Veteran’s Day ceremony is a moving tribute
11/15/2018 7:11:56 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard--The Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Plaza Park in Oxnard, Nov. 11, was both a solemn and joyous event that moved the many people attending. Soldiers were treated to free lunches as residents approached them and thanked them for their service and wished them well in all their endeavors. Part of the presentation was a performance by the Rio Mesa High School Marching Band, along with placing a wreath at the Veterans Memorial at the park. Master of Ceremonies Gerald Reyes opened the program and said they considered...

Dia De Los Muertos celebrated at the Carnegie
11/8/2018 7:12:27 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   The Carnegie Museum in downtown Oxnard hosted a free family day, Nov. 2, as kids of all ages were treated to Dia De Los Muertos (the day of the dead) and its importance in Mexican culture. Attendees enjoyed terrific works of art and children got the opportunity to do some activities in the museum basement and spent the afternoon coloring, in addition to enjoying the day of the dead bread and delicious hot chocolate in the museum foyer. Martha Jimenez, the curator of education at the museum, said they'd had free days...

Monarch Festival supports local habitats
11/8/2018 2:44:20 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   The Huenemean Bohemian Artist Melting Pot Ministry played host to the Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival in Oxnard, Nov. 3, and was full of music, kite flying, art, and fun for everyone. The event supports monarch butterflies in the community, which used to be commonplace but are starting to disappear. Pastor Nancy Cozza said the wildfires had decreased the Monarch Butterfly population by a significant amount. “We normally have over 200 Monarchs flying around now,” she said. “We have two pair mating,...