An Ocean Away, Oxnard Native Serves in U.S. Navy
8/9/2018 7:48:08 PM

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian T. Glunt Navy Office of Community Outreach   ROTA, Spain—A 2015 Channel Islands High School graduate and Oxnard, California, native is serving our country in the Navy, living on the coast of Spain, and participating in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney. Petty Officer 2nd Class Francis Juliano is a gunner's mate aboard one of the four advanced warships forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, a small village on the country’s southwest...

It's Great to Be Back
8/9/2018 7:44:38 PM

By Chris Frost Tri County Sentry Editor   I have to tell you, I have been amazed by the great welcome I have received from the people in the City of Oxnard since my arrival last week. This is my second time in the state, as I used to report on the goings-on in Compton back in 2011. I am excited to be part of the Tri County Sentry and will work hard every day to make this the paper of choice in Oxnard. My last stop was in a small town in the central time zone where everyone told me when I arrived that they were the friendliest people anywhere.  With that...

Oxnard Police Department Responds to Serious Assault
8/9/2018 7:40:17 PM

OXNARD—On Aug. 6, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to an assault victim at El Tenampa Catina, 1300 block of South Oxnard Blvd. Officers discovered that one of the victims had been assaulted during a physical altercation had been knocked unconscious and was suffering from numerous facial injuries.  That victim was transported to Ventura County Medical Center and is currently in critical but stable condition from the assault.  Two additional victims were treated at the crime scene for minor injuries and released....

Judge Frederick H. Bysshe Retires
8/9/2018 7:38:33 PM

VENTURA—Judge Frederick H. Bysshe retired on July 31, 2018, after more than 17 years on the Ventura Superior Court bench. During his career, he presided over a wide range of civil and criminal assignments, and served on the court’s appellate division. He also led the civil division for two years as Supervising Civil Judge, and for the past four years has been the court’s Chief Settlement Judge. In 2010, he was named Judge of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. Judge Bysshe was appointed to the Ventura Superior Court bench by Governor Gray Davis...

Felony Suspect Captured with Help from Police Dog
8/9/2018 7:31:01 PM

On Aug. 4, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit and K-9 Unit attempted the apprehension of a felony wanted subject at a residence in the 1800 block of San Gorgonio Avenue. Upon arrival, suspect Steve Alcazar tried to flee out a window at which point he was met by additional officers including K-9 Officer Moses Martinez and his dog “Leo.” Suspect Alcazar ignored surrender commands and was taken into custody with the use of the K-9. Suspect Alcazar was medically cleared for his minor injuries and booked into...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Offer Fifth Grade Transportation Throughout Conejo & Las Virgenes School Districts
8/9/2018 7:29:11 PM

AGOURA HILLS—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking registrations for • reliable after school van transportation to five local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Conejo & Las Virgenes school districts. Parents can choose from the Club closest to their residence:   • Anderson Youth Center (Los Cerritos)• 1980 E.Avenida de las Flores • Thousand Oaks,CA 91362 • (805) 493-2917 picks up from elementary schools: Bridges Charter School, Ladera, Lang Ranch & Weathersfield.  Picks up from high schools: ...

I Think I Now Know How Noah Felt
8/2/2018 8:41:31 PM

Dr. James L. Snyder   Looking out the living room window the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage sighed very deeply and said, “When will this stinking rain stop?” I chuckled to myself very carefully not to let it come up to the surface of my face to let on to anybody in the room. She turned around and said to me, “I am just about done with all this rain.” With a fake grimace on my face I said, “I don’t know, but I’m done with it too.” I had to walk away at that point because I could not control the chuckles that...

Disney's The Little Mermaid JR opening this Friday
8/2/2018 8:28:17 PM

OJAI—When Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR opens at the Ojai Art Center Theater this Friday, it will be just one part of the Art Center that is presenting an aquatic-themed August. The Art Gallery will display works inspired by the ocean and beach. Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.is an enchanting look...

Input Needed: Oxnard Seeks Participation from Businesses, Institutions in Broadband Internet Survey
8/2/2018 8:26:44 PM

OXNARD—How is broadband internet access working for you? The City of Oxnard wants to know. It is inviting businesses, institutions and other commercial organizations in Oxnard, Port Hueneme and the surrounding area to complete a broadband survey in order to ensure everyone has the high-speed Internet services they need to participate in today’s economy. The survey is available in English and Spanish. The survey should be completed by the person within the organization who selects and/or pays for internet services. Ideally, organizations should complete the survey...

Appeal Challenges Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon
8/2/2018 8:21:50 PM

By Staff Reports VENTURA—Three conservation groups today appealed a decision by a Ventura County Superior Court judge allowing 19 new oil wells and continued operation of 17 existing wells along the Santa Paula Canyon Trail, a popular hiking trail that serves as a gateway to waterfalls, swimming holes, backcountry campsites and endangered species habitat in the Los Padres National Forest. Despite objections from nearly 1,000 hikers and local residents, as well as overwhelming expert scientific testimony, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the oil wells on a 3-2...