January Special!
What is your New Year’s resolution?
1/3/2019 8:28:52 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard— As we roll into 2019, the Tri County Sentry took to the streets to find out what you, our readers, want to accomplish in the new year. As the editor of the paper, I want to continue reporting on life in Ventura County and report on stories that celebrate life and at the same time be the watchdog that a good community newspaper should be.  Janis Frost My wife Janis wants to read more, shop more, love more, value her friends and family more and make sure she keeps me in line and healthy. Kenny...

Senior enjoy bingo at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
1/3/2019 11:34:37 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard— Big fun, camaraderie and the possibility of a nice payday were the ingredients for a great game of bingo, hosted by the Ventura County Council on Aging, Dec. 26. Residents armed with bingo kits filled the Oxnard Room at the Performing Arts and Convention Center (PACC), ready to have a good time and compete with each other. President Tom Carlisle said the game started at a senior center at the corner of Rose Ave and Pleasant Valley Road and was successful for about 35 years until they decided to move in...

Presley's 'Comeback Special' still relevant, 50 years later
12/31/2018 3:52:52 PM

By Adrian Sainz   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—Elvis Presley wanted an honest answer. Steve Binder gave him one. Presley was meeting Binder for the first time in Binder's office in Los Angeles in 1968. A music and television producer, Binder had been asked to put together an NBC television special featuring Presley, who had become more of a movie actor than a rock ‘n' roll singer in the 1960s when the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were dominating the rock world. Presley and Binder talked for about an hour about music and established a rapport, Binder...

Trump blames Democrats for migrant child deaths at U.S. border
12/31/2018 3:48:40 PM

By Staff Reports   YUMA, Ariz.—President Donald Trump deflected any blame from his administration for the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month in U.S. government custody as his Homeland Security chief visited Border Patrol medical officials amid promises of more thorough health screenings for migrant children. Instead, the president, whose administration has faced widespread criticism over the deaths, pointed the finger on Twitter at Democrats “and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our...

Congress cares more about securing Syria than securing the southern border
12/31/2018 3:46:33 PM

By Robert Romano   Congress apparently cares more about securing Syria than securing the U.S. southern border by building the wall. That’s about all that can be taken away from some of the Congressional outcry against President Donald Trump who has announced the U.S. will be withdrawing troops from Syria — something Congress never authorized in the first place. Trump in a tweet stated that U.S. objectives in Syria have been met: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” In another tweet, Trump...

Items not on my New Year's resolution list
12/31/2018 3:43:44 PM

Dr. James L. Snyder   It is typical this time of year to prepare a list of resolutions for the coming year. I believe this goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Adam said to Eve, "I think I'll turn over a new leaf this year." And so the tradition has come down to us today. Normally, people will make a list of all the things they will give up during the ensuing year. All kinds of bad habits find their way on the list like smoking, drinking and other nefarious activities. Of course, nobody actually plans to keep his New Year resolutions but the act...

Van stolen with puppy inside
12/30/2018 2:41:59 PM

On Dec.23, 2018, at around 1:30 p.m., the Oxnard Police Department received a call of a stolen vehicle from the parking lot of Saint John’s Hospital in Oxnard. The owner reported that earlier this date, at around 10:30 a.m., he parked his vehicle in the hospital parking lot and entered the facility to visit a patient. The owner left his puppy in the vehicle, with the doors secured and windows slightly ajar. At around 12:30 p.m., the owner returned to the parking lot to check on his puppy when he realized vehicle was missing, along with the puppy, described as a 7-month-old light...

Christmas Eve Brunch lifts the homeless up
12/30/2018 2:40:00 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard-- The spirit of giving is always prevalent during the holidays, but every once in a while, you run into an Angel that offers herself to a cause that benefits many people. Rachel Ziegler, who used to be a member of the homeless community in Oxnard is now running a group that wants to lift them up and offer them a taste of Christmas cheer. Ziegler ran the Fifth Annual Christmas Eve Brunch for those in need, Dec. 24, and provided a large crowd with a hearty lunch and necessities that many homeless people don't...

Magnavino Cellars releases sparkling wines
12/30/2018 2:37:40 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard— The celebration was on at Magnavino Cellars tasting room, Dec. 22, as the location, celebrated the release of three new sparkling wine varieties, Blanc de Blanc, Rose, and Brut. Attendees sampled the latest creations and enjoyed lively discussions about the venue and the great relationship they all have with the owner, Robert Wagner. “They are all from the Lodi Appellation Vineyard, which is way up north and we are excited about it,” Wagner said. “We’ve wanted to do a sparkling wine here...

Kiwanis Club plans a fun 2019
12/30/2018 2:35:52 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard— The Oxnard Kiwanis Club hosted a fun event at “The Collection at River Park” Dec. 20. As the group gathered at Settebello and hosted a social that introduced people to the excellent work it does throughout the community. Kiwanis was founded in 1915 and empowers community members to serve kids through an assortment of projects and fundraisers throughout the year. Spokesperson Marsha Cordes said the club holds different mixers in the area but has used Settebello many times. “This is an...