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Public comments kick up some dust
1/8/2020 10:45:23 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard— During public comments at the Jan. 7, Oxnard City Council meeting, resident Jo Ann Oliveras took the city council to task and harshly criticized them.   She told the council that she had a heavy heart and is angry with some of the council members.   "Over the past few months, I have heard so many negative things going on in our city," she said. "There are things going on within our city council and in the city itself. That responsibility lies upon all of you sitting at the...

Nguyen terminates Oxnard Navigation Center deal
1/8/2020 10:26:35 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard— In his report to the Oxnard City Council, Jani. 7, City Manager Alex Nguyen announced that he terminated the agreement for the proposed Oxnard Navigation Center and will look for a different location.   The center planned for 1258 Saviers Road in the Five Points area brought tremendous community concern as people lined up to express their dissatisfaction about the location. The majority of the people at the recent town hall meeting told horror stories about the area, and placing the navigation center in the middle...

Council receives Opioid update from the Oxnard Police
1/8/2020 9:57:15 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard-- The Oxnard City Council heard the latest update from the police department about reducing the number of opioid-related deaths within the city, Jan. 7.   Commander Sharon Giles presented the item to the council and said there is an opioid epidemic in the United States.   The latest statistics say 130 people a day die from overdosing on opioids in this country, and in 2016, 64,000 people died that year.   Opioids can be illegal drugs, but they can also be prescribed medications like oxycontin,...

Wii Bowling is competitive senior fun
1/8/2020 9:47:37 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard-The holidays may be over, but the fun never stops at the Wilson Center and Jan. 6, meant lots of scrabble, a good hearty lunch, and Wii Bowling for the competitive crowd.   The Wilson Senior Center Bowling Team took their fun seriously and was practicing hard.  The group encourages each other, and they get into the spirit of the game when they don their bowling shirts and compete.   Activities Leader Martha Jimenez said the Wilson Senior Center has five Wii Bowling Team members, and they just...

Championship Wrestling from Hollywood marks 10 years of excitement
1/8/2020 9:20:09 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Port Hueneme-- Professional wrestlers kicked off their 2020 season at the Oceanview Pavilion, Jan. 5, as Championship Wrestling from Hollywood opened its 10th season with a dynamite lineup that kept the crowd cheering.   The event featured man versus man, woman versus woman, tag team matches, and one three-way match that got the fans on their feet.   The event also had an unscheduled rumble, as one tag team got into a big fight after losing, which meant a big battle in the ring that had to be broken up by...

Oxnard City Council dedicates Jan. 20 as Martin Luther King Day
1/8/2020 9:03:56 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard— The Oxnard City Council took a couple of minutes out of its Jan. 7 meeting agenda to declare Jan. 20 as Dr. Martin Luther King Day in Oxnard.   Accepting the award was the Ventura County Martin Luther King Committee, which is a volunteer group that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Freedom March and ceremony each year.   The original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on Aug. 28, 1963, and was highlighted by Dr. King, making his "I have a dream" speech in...

Mayflower exhibit to open at Channel Islands Maritime Museum
1/2/2020 12:57:07 PM

OXNARD—2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage across the Atlantic. The Pilgrims arrived on the shores of what is now America in 1620 in hopes of making a better life for themselves and their children while being able to worship freely and in peace. Undoubtedly the most famous colonists in world history, their faith and fortitude are legendary. Their perseverance laid the cornerstone of a new Nation. The Pilgrims' courage, gratitude to God, and love for one another still inspire people today. The story of Mayflower and her tumultuous trans-Atlantic crossing,...

DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79
1/2/2020 12:55:51 PM

By David Bauder   NEW YORK (AP)—Radio personality Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died. He was 79. Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, according to a statement issued by his family. Deirdre, his wife of 25 years, and his son Wyatt, 21, were at his side, with his son Zachary Don Cates returning from military service...

Film explores Ronstadt's life, wide-ranging music career
1/2/2020 12:54:50 PM

By David Bauder   NEW YORK (AP)—Between the Kennedy Center Honors and a CNN documentary about her life debuting on television New Year's Day, Linda Ronstadt is taking a career victory lap. Ronstadt drew attention this month for a comment at a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by the State Department and Secretary Mike Pompeo. Ronstadt said she hadn't planned to mention the Trump administration but did so to show support for fellow honoree Sally Field. The actress had remarked about living in an era where the idea of truth was being challenged, Ronstadt...

Age limit now 21 across U.S. for cigarettes, tobacco products
1/2/2020 12:53:20 PM

By Linda A. Johnson   Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the U.S. The new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. The provision raising the legal limit from 18 to 21 nationwide was in a massive spending bill passed by Congress and signed by the president on Dec. 20. About one-third of states already had their own laws restricting tobacco sales to people 21 and older. “This is a major step in protecting the next...