Author: Kimberly Rivers

EMERGENCY ORDINANCE PASSES | Ventura bans no-fault evictions through Jan. 1, 2020

Pictured: Ventura residents on Dec. 2, asking the Ventura City Council to pass an emergency ordinance prohibiting no-cause evictions. Photo by Lucas Zucker by Kimberly Rivers krivers@timespublications.com On Monday, Dec. 2, the Ventura City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance banning no-fault evictions between now and Jan. 1, 2020, when AB1482, deemed The Tenant Protection Act, takes effect. “The council directed my office to prepare an emergency ordinance,” said Gregory Diaz, Ventura City Attorney on Monday night at the public meeting. That direction came as a result of the Nov. 18 meeting, when several speakers reported evictions and fear...

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IN BRIEF | Dec. 5, 2019

PACC fate uncertain The fate of Oxnard’s Performing Arts and Convention Center (the PACC) hangs in the balance as a Dec. 17 funding deadline looms. PACC Director Carolyn Merino Mullin said a staff recommendation for action by the city council would be on the Dec. 17 agenda. In the meantime, the center has events scheduled through Dec. 21, including several performances of The Nutcracker. The city planned to close the center in July due to budget cuts, but decided instead to give the center $400,000 — enough to stay open through the end of the year — after a...

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LETTERS | December 2019

Dec. 5, 2019 More on mobile home parks In response to Mr. Trigo’s letter [“Seniors in mobile home parks,” Nov. 27, 2019]: I, too, am a senior, living in the Imperial Mobile Home Park — though you’d have a hard time identifying the park as the sign fell down and has never been repaired or replaced. The park went from family-owned to being owned by a faceless corporation. The corporation got rid of ALL park office staff — locked the office — we have no on-site manager or administration. And no regular maintenance. What was once our beautiful shuffleboard...

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HAPPENINGS | Dec. 5, 2019

Pictured: 12th ANNUAL TAMALE FESTIVAL Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Think you know tamales? Until you’ve strolled Tamale Boulevard you haven’t seen – or tasted – them all. Explore the variety in tamales from dozens of vendors including last year’s savory and sweet winning recipe and enjoy the holiday cheer of the Oxnard Christmas Parade at 10 a.m., as it loops around Plaza Park. Don’t miss out on the authentic, thick Mexican hot chocolate. FREE entry. Kid Zone. Plaza Park, 500 South C Street, Downtown Oxnard. www.oxnardtamalefestival.com. THURSDAY LEARN TO MAKE HOLIDAY TAMALES 6-8:30 p.m. With...

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Joyful lunch with a dash of Bollywood

PICTURED: Chicken vindaloo, basmati rice and navratan korma. Photo by Kimberly Rivers Indian Rasoi 421 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura 805-648-8969 Indianrasoiventura.com $2.50-$9.99 On mornings I can’t seem to get a bag lunch together, I’m on the hunt for great lunch spots that don’t exceed my weekly budget. Indian Rasoi is now on my short list of top options. With colorful umbrellas and joyful music, the casual and modest interior has just enough Bollywood flare to transport diners from Ventura’s Westside to a busy street on the other side of the globe. A perfunctory Google search tells me rasoi means...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    October 15 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 8:30 pm
  2. Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta

    November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
  3. Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art

    November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Erik Griffin Headlines Levity Live

    December 5 @ 8:00 pm - December 7 @ 8:30 pm
  5. The Mind-Altered Art of Tom Foxmarnick

    December 6 @ 1:00 pm - December 8 @ 6:00 pm
  6. Christmas Festival Concerts

    December 6 @ 7:30 pm - December 8 @ 4:00 pm
  7. Light Up A Life – Camarillo

    December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Fall Dance Showing

    December 7 @ 8:00 pm
  9. Second Sunday Art Market

    December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  10. Arianna String Quartet & Michele Levin, Pianist

    December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm