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FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug
4/26/2019 12:14:17 PM

By Linda A. Johnson   U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK'd naloxone spray from Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals. Naloxone has been sold as a nasal spray in the U.S. since 2016 under the brand name Narcan. Pharmacists can dispense it without a prescription. It is also sold as a generic or brand-name drug in automatic injectors, prefilled syringes and vials. A pack of two Narcan nasal sprays cost about $130 to $150 without insurance....

Johnny Cash statue to replace Confederate figure on Capitol Hill
4/26/2019 12:12:15 PM

By Staff Reports   Statues of music legend Johnny Cash and civil rights icon Daisy Lee Gatson Bates will replace two Confederate figures on Capitol Hill. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) this month signed a law calling for the statues of Arkansas attorney Uriah Milton Rose and former Arkansas Gov. James Paul Clarke to be replaced in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. Hutchinson said in a weekly address that the change was being made “to update the statues with representatives of our more recent history.” The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which first...

'Jeffersons,' 'All in the Family' Rebooted for Live Special
4/26/2019 12:10:58 PM

By Lynn Elber   LOS ANGELES (AP)—“All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” are coming back to TV, live and for one night only. Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will star in re-creations of episodes from the influential sitcoms born in the 1970s. Norman Lear, who created “All in the Family” and its spinoff “The Jeffersons,” and Jimmy Kimmel are hosting the ABC prime-time special airing next month, the network said Thursday. Harrelson and Tomei will play Archie and Edith Bunker, with Foxx...

John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' Hospitalized with Stroke
4/26/2019 12:09:51 PM

By Staff Reports   NEW YORK (AP)—“Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton's family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and “under great medical care.” “On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital,” the statement reads. “We ask that privacy be...

Finance and governance explores investigation protocol
4/26/2019 1:20:43 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard-- The Oxnard Finance and Governance Committee received a report from City Auditor Price Paige & Company, April 23, about the protocol for investigating the City of Oxnard’s Management and elected officials.   The committee authorized presenting the item to the city council.   Certified Public Accountant Henry Oum reported on the whistleblower investigation of City of Oxnard Management personnel and said that City Manager Alex Nguyen raised a great point and asked what the protocol would be for the...

Housing first called a daunting plan but a step forward
4/26/2019 1:04:00 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard— The conversation about the housing first model proposed during the April 16, Oxnard City Council meetings continues with challenges to the vagrancy laws at the statehouse.   City Manager Alex Nguyen said Assembly Bill 109 in 2011, Proposition 47 in 2014 and Proposition 57 in 2016 reduced the state’s prison population by approximately 40,000 inmates.   “The downside of that is the alternatives to incarceration, the support programs that were promised, didn’t keep up and barely...

Finance and governance committee receives audit status update
4/26/2019 12:43:27 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com  Oxnard-- The Finance and Governance Committee for the City of Oxnard received a status update about its internal audit projects, April 24 and authorized the auditors to present the document to the city council. The report did not hold a lot of good news, but committee members appreciated the report and hoped to get more answers. Certified Public Accountant Henry Oum from Price Paige & Company gave the report and said in no particular order; the company is working on the city’s risk assessment audits. "About...

The Imagery lights up the Carnegie Art Museum
4/26/2019 12:33:31 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountrysentry.com Oxnard— Beautiful art that joins imagination and reality is on display and one of the featured attractions at the Carnegie Art Museum, as artists came together and contributed a fantastic collection of work to inspire thoughts and reflections about life.   The exhibit, a California Lutheran University Arts Initiative Event, features the work of Peter Adams, Benjamin Anderson, Nikita Budkof, Lani Emanuel, Sherry Loehr, Elizabeth McGhee, Paul Pitsker, and Adrienne Stein.   The exhibit started in March and ends...

Oxnard PAL Basketball teaches valuable skills
4/25/2019 11:33:31 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard-- A vast crowd jammed the Oxnard Police Athletic League, April 22, as signups for the Youth Basketball League brought ballers of all sizes to the location, ready to learn the sport and maybe be a superstar in the making.   The line also brought parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents to the venue who filled out paperwork, while children engaged in pickup basketball games in the gym.   The league will start playing games in July, but practices begin in June.   Program Coordinator Mark...

Nguyen introduces housing first model to council
4/20/2019 9:24:02 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Oxnard—The city of Oxnard took its first step towards eradicating homelessness in the city, as City Manager Alex Nguyen introduced his housing first model to address the homeless crisis in the city.   The report required no formal action, but he wanted feedback from the council.   The issue will not be a quick fix, and Nguyen said it requires 10 years of effort to make a difference.   “While it’s not of our choosing, homelessness is one of the most important issues that we, as a city,...