SAFE FAMILY WORKSHOP ADVISES KIDS TO SAY NO
9/21/2018 9:58:30 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Crime(1): The Safe Family Workshop drew a capacity crowd. (Photo by Chris Frost)   The conversation about family safety picks up with Detective Tenille Chacon, who focused on uncomfortable situations for children. She said one in ten children are sexually abused by their 18th birthday. “By the time your kid is 5, you should talk to them about their body, and safe parts of their body,” she said. “A way to do that is to speak to them and tell them your body is your body.” Chacon...

OPD steps up for the children
9/13/2018 7:59:01 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Protecting children was the theme during a seminar at the W. 3rd Street Conference room, Sept. 6, as representatives from the Oxnard Police Department, Ventura County Children and Family Services and Ventura County Safe Harbor discussed how to keep children safe and happy. The seminar also had the Oxnard Police Department Explorer Troop 9286 fingerprinting children for their safety. Safe Harbor Nurse Gina D’Aquilla led off the seminar and focused on preventable child injuries. “Some of the common injuries we...

Millican named Interim CFO in Oxnard
9/13/2018 7:54:36 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   On a 3-2 vote, the Oxnard City Council approved David Millican as its Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) during their Sept. 11, meeting. City documents report the finance department faced severe, on-going challenges in the last few years, including staff tenure, workload demands, conflicts in work priorities, interruptions due to ad hoc report requests, training and development of new staff, an inefficient working environment, and an outdated finance system.  Assistant City Manager Jesus Nava said the council is...

JACQUI IRWIN HONORED BY CITY COUNCIL
9/13/2018 7:46:07 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   The Oxnard City Council gave Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin a special commendation for her work in the community over the past 12 months during the Sept. 11, meeting. Mayor Tim Flynn said it’s not often someone like Irwin visits the council, and in the current political environment things don’t get done because of opinion differences. “Assemblywoman Irwin has been able to transcend that and do some great things for Oxnard,” Flynn said. Irwin obtained $9.5 million in state funding for emergency...

Traffic Accident Claims Two Lives, Remains Under Investigation
9/6/2018 9:56:23 PM

On Sept. 3, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to an injury traffic collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Wooley Road. When officers arrived, they located a red 1991 Pontiac Firebird south of the intersection. The driver of the vehicle, 19-year old Oxnard resident Juan Cruz, suffered significant injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. A female passenger, 20-year-old Port Hueneme resident Karisa Serrato, was ejected from the...

Police Investigate Homicide
8/30/2018 7:26:23 PM

On Aug. 13, 2018, at approximately 10:22 p.m., Oxnard Police Officers responded to a call for service regarding a shooting victim in the 5300 block of South J Street. When officers arrived, they located Mr. Juan Cerda who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound to his head. Mr. Cerda was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where he underwent surgery. At the time, he was in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit. On Aug. 24, 2018, Mr. Cerda passed away from complications due to the injuries he sustained on August 13th, despite the lifesaving efforts of the medical...

Student Summit Inspires Campus Leaders
8/30/2018 11:07:53 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   CAMARILLO—The Ventura County Community College District Associated Student Leadership Summit, Aug. 24, was a powerful event that both cultivated and inspired the student body through a series of exercises that encouraged them to use their voices to the betterment of their education and the education of their fellow students. The Associated Students of Ventura College from the Oxnard, Ventura and Moorpark campuses gathered in the district office in Camarillo, shared ideas and engaged the leaders of the college who were...

Is Trump Looking Out for American Workers?
8/29/2018 10:34:16 PM

By Bill Fletcher, Jr.   This may seem strange, but there are apparently unions that feel that President Donald Trump’s policies on trade are in the interests of workers in the United States. I am a bit perplexed. If you leave aside for a moment the horrendous assaults that Trump and his Republican allies have been conducting against American workers and their unions, it is still difficult to see how Trump’s views on trade are helping American workers. Let’s look at the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for a moment. Trump has repeatedly...

Community Examines the Future of Gang Injunctions
8/29/2018 9:57:15 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   OXNARD—The Oxnard Community Relations Commission had a lively meeting, Aug. 20, as the Oxnard Police Department used the agenda as a venue to get resident feedback about gang injunctions within the City of Oxnard. The event brought a wide range of residents to the forefront, as residents applauded the presentation by the police while others refuted the report and said it doesn’t do enough. A gang injunction is a court order that deems a gang a public nuisance and spells out behavior limits for people served...

Prepping for Flu Season: CHLA Reactivating Wing to Accommodate Increased Patient Volume
8/29/2018 9:18:09 PM

LOS ANGELES—Last winter, the United States experienced one of the worst influenza (flu) seasons in nearly a decade. Thousands of children ended up in hospitals across the country, including at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), which set new records for inpatient census—the total number of patients admitted on a given day—during this period. In preparation for the upcoming 2018-2019 flu season, and to help manage patient admissions that continue to increase every year, CHLA has greenlighted a short-term construction project to renovate and reactivate 17...