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Official: White House didn't want to tell seniors not to fly
3/12/2020 12:13:38 PM

By Mike Stobbe   NEW YORK (AP)—The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official told The Associated Press. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention submitted the plan as a way of trying to control the virus, but White House officials ordered the air travel recommendation be removed, said the official who had direct knowledge of the plan. Trump administration officials have since suggested certain people...

HPC offers a female touch in a friendly spot
3/11/2020 5:49:12 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Port Hueneme--The Hueneme Patient Collective (HPC), is the only female-owned cannabis dispensary in Ventura County, and while others look to get started, they lead the way in customer service and client retention.   The dispensary is located on the green mile and offers service that is second to none for the patient.   Additionally, they are integral members of the community. While some companies do good things and get rewarded at tax time with a write-off, HPC does the good work because they want to be a good...

Laurie Jordan-Schiffmann is an Angel Among Us
3/11/2020 4:06:10 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com EDITOR'S NOTE-- Each month, the Tri County Sentry will feature an angel from our community, who makes their community and the people in the community a better place.   Port Hueneme--Dedication to her community and her love of Hueneme Beach drives local resident Laurie Jordan-Schiffmann to make her little corner of the world a better place.   If she feels good, Laurie sets her sights on making a difference and goes to the beach and cleans what she can, so the beach looks beautiful.   Although Port...

Anacapa View residents forced to pay for years of neglect
3/9/2020 10:18:24 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Port Hueneme-- Residents at Anacapa View Condos held a critical meeting at the development's clubhouse, Feb. 29, to discuss a $32,300 assessment that will be placed on each unit.   The crowded meeting all agreed that few people could afford the assessment, and some people are worried that the action will force them into foreclosure.    A tour of the facility revealed broken railings and stairs, along with the most glaring issue, a second floor that was held up by temporary metal poles, and dry rot on a lot...

Public Works & Transportation receives five-year wastewater diversion CIP update
3/5/2020 6:34:21 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard-- The Public Works and Transportation Committee received an update on the capital improvement project for the Wastewater Diversion Project on Feb. 25.   In 2014, the Public Works Department looked at a comprehensive master plan that looked at the water, wastewater and recycle systems, and the committee reviewed the wastewater portion of the project.   The presentation reviewed the existing facilities, design, and construction.   Wastewater Division Manager Jan Hauser presented the item to the...

Nursing home outbreak spotlights Coronavirus risk in elder care facilities
3/5/2020 2:18:51 PM

By JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News   KIRKLAND, WA—An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities, where residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions. The emergence of the novel contagious illness at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, has left one resident dead and four others hospitalized, with three in critical condition, local health officials said...

OUT TO PASTOR In my humble opinion
3/5/2020 10:57:36 AM

Dr. James L. Snyder   It was a busy week last week. I was chasing my tail so much, I thought I would actually catch it. What I would do after I caught it is beyond my imagination. However, I was quite busy, and then the mail came. Whenever the mail comes, I’m always expecting “the check.” Rarely do I get it, but my expectation is that I will get a $10,000 check. I don’t know from whom. “What are you going to the mailbox for?” The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage would ask. “Are you looking for your $10,000...

83-year-old might have been longest-lived heart transplant patient
3/5/2020 10:53:02 AM

By Andy Tsubasa Field   BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)—Two years ago, an Iowa man whom Guinness World Records had named the longest-surviving heart transplant patient died 34 years after receiving his new heart. Records like this cause friends of Richard Gullickson, of rural Center, to believe he might be one of the longest-surviving heart transplant patients alive today, reported the Bismarck Tribune. Gullickson, who turned 83 this month, received his life-saving surgery 29 years ago at the University of Minnesota's Health Transplant Care facility—the same...

Oxnard Navigation Center meeting goes off the rails, but recovers
3/4/2020 7:43:48 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard-- All Saints Todos Los Santos United Methodist Church was the location for the second community outreach meeting for the proposed new shelter at 241 West Second Street.   The property will be six stories tall and have 14,500 feet of navigation services and shelter space. The current site has 10,000 square feet of navigation and shelter space.    The site will include 12,500 feet for office and support services for navigation, counseling, mental health, and substance abuse...

Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez advance to District Five Runoff and Measure B passes easily
3/4/2020 7:24:28 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard-- Super Tuesday is history in California, and the hotly contested Ventura County District Five Supervisor Seat is still up for grabs.   Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn and Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez were the top two vote-getters, and since neither scored 50 percent of the electorate, the duo will go against each other in the Nov. 5, election.   The unofficial results at press time are Flynn, 3,254, Ramirez, 2,284, Independent Jeff Burum, 1,390, Oxnard Board of Trustees Member Veronica Robles-Solis, 1,318, and Harbor...

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