Author: Chris O'Neal

PROFILING PARANOIA | Local Japanese survivors give stories of time spent in WWII internment camps to CSU project

It’s a part of American history not often spoken of: over 100,000 Japanese Americans forced to leave everything behind and take residence in U.S. government-sponsored internment camps, victims of World War II-era paranoia. Now, the California State University system, including Camarillo’s CSU, Channel Islands, has collaborated to archive and digitize oral histories, artifacts and photographs belonging to survivors of the early 1940s camps in hopes of preserving the legacy for future generations and researchers alike. Beginning in 1942, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed by the U.S. government from Oregon, Washington, California and parts of Arizona, two-thirds of them...

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Ventura Harbor offers a reprieve from the heat

805 Bar and Grilled Cheese 1575 Spinnaker Drive Ventura 642-9463 Brophy Bros. Restaurant and Clam Bar 1559 Spinnaker Drive Ventura 639-0865 If you’re one of the lucky ones to live at or near the coast, the heat hasn’t been so bad. But consider this: When one is used to temperatures in the 60s, the 90s can feel like living hell. So it is that we turned to fruity, refreshing beverages at the Ventura Harbor on a muggy Friday evening. First, we took to dinner with a sandwich at 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese. To pair, we had a slew...

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OXNARD DRAMA CONTINUES | Accusations fly as state reviews city’s auditing firm

When Oxnard City Manager Greg Nyhoff instigated audits of the city’s finances in 2014, little did he know that the process would take so long that an audit of the auditors would commence. California State Controller Betty Yee on Tuesday, July 12, issued a statement saying that her office would conduct a “quality control review” of the city’s independent auditors beginning in August. The city’s independent auditors had failed to meet the March deadline to file the single audit, filing instead in July, which put them in the spotlight for scrutiny. The review gives Oxnard the distinction of being...

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In Brief | July 21, 2016

Charges filed in hit and run death of Ventura teen The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office filed charges on Thursday, July 14, against Hermin Martin Henderson, 51, of Ventura, of felony hit and run, for a collision that led to the death of Jonathan Hernandez, 14, on Feb. 18. Henderson has also been charged with misdemeanor concealing evidence. Hernandez had been attempting to cross against a red light on Telegraph Road from Saticoy Road when Henderson, who was driving his tow truck at the time, struck and killed him. Henderson has pleaded not guilty and will return to court for a preliminary hearing on July 27. In late June, the Hernandez family filed a civil suit against Henderson and his company, Double R Towing. Hueneme Councilman penalized for vote California Fair Political Practices Commission will vote during its regular meeting on Thursday, July 21, on the proposed penalty for Port Hueneme City Councilman Jonathan Sharkey, for the decisions he made during the Nov. 9, 2015, Council meeting. During that meeting, Sharkey voted to approve the 2015-2016 city budget and Capital Improvement Program, which included funding for park improvements at two parks located within 500 feet of Sharkey’s residence, in violation of Government Code, section 87100. The proposed penalty is $3,000. “I was operating on an old standard that no longer applies,” Sharkey said. “I was advised improperly. The agreement...

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Poke Land, Go!

Poke Land1780 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura 289-1588 $8.75-$15    By now you’ve surely heard of the poke craze gripping the nation. Everyone is scouring the county, traveling from far and away places, lining up and hoping to “eat ’em all” as the long sought-after fish salad bowl finally hits Ventura. Oh, I’m sorry, what poke did you think we were referring to?  Poke Land, in the bustling Montalvo Square shopping center off Victoria Road sandwiched between Q&Q Hawaiian Barbecue and Jimmy John’s, is Ventura’s latest edition in trendsetting fast-casual restaurants. You might not find a rare Pokémon at the counter,...

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