Ex-rivals lead effort to split Oxnard in two

first_imgOXNARD – While they were campaigning against each other for seats on the Channel Islands Beach Community Services District three years ago, Jonathan Ziv and Keith Moore met at a local deli to talk about their ideas for the board and found they had more in common than they thought. “I happened to mention my vision for a new city, and he said he’d been thinking about the same thing,” Ziv said. “We hit it off from there.” Three years later, Ziv and Moore are the driving force behind a proposal to effectively split Oxnard – Ventura County’s most populous city – by creating a separate city called Channel Islands Beach that would include high-priced homes on the sand but also low-income south Oxnard neighborhoods. It’s a potentially divisive political battle that in some ways mirrors the San Fernando Valley’s unsuccessful 2002 secession bid from Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The common theme between (our effort) and the Valley secession is the desire for local control,” said Ziv, who lives in Hollywood Beach, has a dental practice in Agoura Hills and who, like Moore, has lived in Oxnard since the 1980s. But another similarity is the flurry of critical, sometimes derisive, rhetoric from cityhood opponents. “A lot of people see it as a group of affluent individuals attempting to create a pure, pristine, elitist community motivated by protecting their property values and driven by racial, ethnic and economic reasons and not much else,” Oxnard activist Armando Vazquez said. Critics say the new city would leave Oxnard with less than half of its current population of 185,000 and financially strapped public services. “I’m not sure it’s feasible to try to create a new city by diminishing an already existing city,” Oxnard City Councilman Andr s Herrera said. “What they say they’re offering is a sense of a better city and better representation. “But it seems to me that the only thing they’re really trying to do is create their own fiefdom.” Those behind the proposal, however, have moved to squelch that kind of criticism by including much of south Oxnard in the new boundaries. The predominantly low-income Latino community has a high poverty rate, large pockets of immigrants and a gang injunction. “The joke around here is that they decided they needed minorities in this (new) city, and they came after us,” said retired city worker Joe Avelar, a Latino community leader on the city’s south side. In essence, what Channel Islands Beach backers have done is trade some of their dream community’s exclusivity for political clout – the ever-growing Latino voter bloc they hope to attract if they are to get a vote on the issue. And their common ground is long-standing gripes about lack of representation at City Hall, which the new-city campaign is addressing with individual council districts, an attractive incentive to voters who currently elect council members at large. New city leaders are hoping Latinos in the proposed Channel Islands Beach, as well as in Oxnard as a whole, will be like Avelar, who will be attracted to the idea of electing his own council representative. “If we could get (single-member) districts, I would vote for the new city, problems and all,” said Avelar, chairman of the Lemonwood Neighborhood Council in south Oxnard. The proposed city would stretch from Oxnard’s wealthiest areas in Mandalay Bay and River Ridge to its working-class neighborhoods of Southwinds and Lemonwood into south Oxnard. It also would include the unincorporated communities of Hollywood Beach, Hollywood by the Sea and Silver Strand. “What has motivated us is bringing forth new leadership into the community,” said Moore, an emissions technology engineer. “One of the things that I think was learned from the Valley secession was that, although it failed, it resulted in changes. The city (of Los Angeles) had to listen to the complaints that led to the secession attempt and to take a look at itself.” Ziv is even more direct in saying what he thinks is the problem in the current present city. “It’s an issue of local control,” he said. “The city of Oxnard is not exactly an example of local control as many people would like. My belief is that people in south Oxnard are no happier about local control than the people in other communities.” The phenomenon of poor community helping rich community is not lost on California Lutheran University political science professor Herbert Gooch, a longtime observer of Ventura County politics. “They are indeed very different kinds of groups, and single-member districts may be a great incentive for voting for the new city,” he said. “The irony is that by adding south Oxnard, the new city would grow to 121,000 people, and Oxnard would be left a smaller rump city but with industrialized areas and split up services. “My own sense is, it would be a stretch to create this new city. It’s a long, complicated process, and I think it would be very difficult.” The process would require a series of consultants, studies, evaluations and approval by county agencies, gathering 8,750 signatures – about 25percent of registered voters in the proposed city – and, ultimately, elections before both voters in the proposed city and Oxnard. It also would cost an estimated $300,000, new-city proponents said, for an election they concede could not take place before 2010. Critics call all of it a pipe dream. Oxnard City Manager Ed Sotelo said he is concerned about how the new city would pay for police, fire and other government services. Ziv and Moore maintain their city would provide more police, fire protection and other services without higher taxes – something they say they could do by focusing on existing sales, property and hotel taxes. Gooch said he thinks the cityhood issue in Oxnard is symptomatic of it becoming the fastest-growing city in the county. “You might describe Oxnard as the 800-pound gorilla of the county,” he said. “As there has been a big development of business and the economy, a number of areas feel left out and are feeling somewhat ignored.” The Oxnard City Council has not taken an official position on the proposal. But any doubt about where officials stand might have been erased by the director of development services, Matt Winegar, who accused new-city leaders of gerrymandering boundaries. “It’s a map,” Winegar said, “that would make a New Jersey politician proud.” The only certainty at the moment is that the issue is not going away, and some say it will likely gain steam as Ziv and Moore become politically shrewd in how they present their idea, particularly in south Oxnard. To that end, Vazquez said he is certain the new-city issue will soon become a topic of discussion and debate at his Caf on A Street, which works with at-risk Latino youths. “This began as a prima facie racist, economic mercenary idea,” he said. “There was a racial divide, an economic divide, and it was all quite political what they’ve done in including south Oxnard. “And what it’s all saying is that a lot of people on the City Council are not listening to the voices of the people.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Turkish ad wins hearts

first_imgFour young stars of Turkish Airlines’ new ad campaign have stolen the hearts of millions and are enjoying their fame according to the Dailysabah.com.**See the full video below**Apparently their lives and dreams have been completely transformed, but they are not complaining about the attention according to Dailysabah.com reporter Ozlem Sakin.Ozlem takes up the story.The ad campaign first aired for National Sovereignty and Children’s Day celebrated in Turkey on April 23 immediately become a hit as it charmed a nation and even led to a tear or two. While Turkish Airlines’ previous campaigns included prominent names such as Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi and U.S. basketball player Kobe Bryant, this time children were the stars. The shooting took place at Imecik, a village in Mediterranean Antalya, lasting three months and was shot by the talented advertising director and winner of the prestigious 25th Crystal Apple Awards in Turkey, Bahadir Karatas. The village children were photographed and four of them – three boys and a girl – were chosen to star in the campaign that is now one of the most watched videos online.Kerim Ardic, known as “Shorty” among his friends, is seen saluting an airplane. He told TV reporters and journalists who visited the village after the ad aired, he now wants to become a pilot when he grows up and added, “I have to attend my classes and do my homework first.” He also noted his friends at school congratulated him on the ad and he is happy to be on TV.His father, who makes a living out of stock breeding in the village, said Ardic’s classes are suffering as a result of the shoots, so they will ensure that he focuses more on school.Similar to Ardic, Oguzhan Yavuz also said he now wants to become a pilot. “We went to Istanbul for the shooting and it was the first time I got on a plane. I loved it and I also got to talk to the pilots,” said Oguzhan.To read the full story click here.last_img read more

Yahoo Is Discontinuing Its Hadoop Distribution to Focus on Apache Hadoop

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… HDFS-1052 – Federation, the ability to support much more storage per Hadoop cluster.HADOOP-6728 – A the new metrics frameworkMAPREDUCE-1220 – Optimizations for small jobsCloudera has remained an active contributor to Apache Hadoop. We haven’t heard back from Cloudera yet, but we don’t expect Yahoo’s announcement to change anything there.Also of interest is Baldeschwieler’s history of Yahoo’s involvement in Hadoop. Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Yesterday Yahoo announced that it will discontinue The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop and refocus its development efforts on the main Apache Hadoop distribution. In a blog post, Yahoo VP of Software Engineering Eric Baldeschwieler writes that Yahoo will work more closely with Apache in the future. This leaves only two major distributions of Hadoop: Apache Hadoop and Cloudera’s enterprise-focused Hadoop.“Unfortunately, Apache is no longer the obvious place to go for Hadoop releases,” writes Baldeschwieler. “The Yahoo! team wants to return to a world where anyone can download and directly use releases of Hadoop from Apache.”This begins a long process of contributing Yahoo’s Hadoop code back into the main project. Baldeschwieler writes that Yahoo is in the process of contributing much of its work to the branch hadoop/common/branches/branch-0.20-security. Yahoo has proposed this be released as Apache Hadoop 20.100.Yahoo has created another branch called Hadoop-future, a place for its proposed new features, including: klint finley Tags:#Big Data#hack Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Be more humane, Minister urges J&K police

first_imgLauding the role of the Jammu and Kashmir police in meeting various challenges, Revenue and Relief Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri on Saturday asked the force to adopt a more humanitarian approach while dealing with people.Addressing the Police Commemoration Day Parade function here, Mr. Veeri said the police force was “one of the best” in the country. “You have taken on many roles successfully and people have a lot of expectation from you. You should adopt a [more] humanitarian approach when dealing with common people,” he said at the function skipped by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.Mr. Veeri, chief guest at the parade, said Ms. Mufti could not attend as she was not well. Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Minister of State Mir Zahoor, civil administration and police officers attended the parade.Mr. Veeri recalled the role of the police in disaster management, saying their rescue operations during the 2014 floods were “appreciated by one and all”.DGP S.P. Vaid said the police force was always ready to meet any challenge. Later, they paid floral tributes to the fallen personnel at the police martyrs’ memorial.last_img read more

Day 8: Commonwealth Games schedule for October 10

first_imgARCHERYMORNING: 9 am to 10.55 amWomen: Individual recurve (quarters & semis); individual recurve (bronze medal match); individual recurve (final)AFTERNOON: 2pm to 3.55pmMen: Individual recurve (quarters & semis); recurve (bronze); recurve individual (final)ATHLETICSEVENING: 5.30pm to 8.25pmMen: Discus throw (final); 200m (semis), 400m hurdles (final); 800m (final); 200m (final)Women: 100m hurdles (heats); pole vault (qualifying); high jump (final); 200m (semis); long jump (final); 400m hurdles (final); discus throw (qualifying); 800m (semis); 200m (final)BADMINTONAFTERNOON: 9am to 10.00pmPreliminary: Men’s & women’s singles & doublesBOXINGAFTERNOON: 1pm to 3.30pm Men’s: Flyweight (52kg); lightweight (60kg); welterweight (69 kg)EVENING: 5.30pm to 8.00pm Men’s: Welterweight (69kg); light heavyweight (81kg); super heavyweight (plus 91kg)CYCLING ROAD EVENTSMORNING: 9am to 12.30pmWomen: 100-km road race (final)AFTERNOON: 12pm to 6pmMen: 167-km road race (final)DIVINGMORNING: 9.30am to 3pmMen’s: 1m springboard (heats)Women’s: 3m springboard synchronised (final)EVENING 4pm to 6pmMen’s: 1m springboard (final) Women’s: Platform synchronised (final)HOCKEYAFTERNOON: 12pm to 3.30pmMen’s: England vs South Africa; New Zealand vs CanadaEVENING: 5pm to 8.30pmMen’s: Australia vs Malaysia; India vs PakistanNETBALLMORNING: 9.30am to 12.30pmPreliminary: England vs Papua New Guinea, Jamaica vs IndiaAFTERNOON: 2pm to 9.30pmPreliminary: New Zealand vs Barbados, Malawi vs Samoa, South Africa vs Cook Island, Australia vs T&TSHOOTINGCLAY TARGETMORNING: 10am to 4.30pmMen’s: Trap singles stage 2 (qualification); trap singles (final)PISTOL & SMALL BOREMORNING: 9am to 2.30pmMen’s: 25m centre fire pistol singles (final)Women’s: 10m air rifle singles (qualification); 10m air rifle (final)FULL BOREMORNING: 10am to 1.30pm500 yards pairs (stage 2); 500 yards singles (stage 1); 500 yards singles (stage 2)advertisementSQUASHMORNING: 11am to 3pmMen’s: Doubles (pool), mixed doubles (pool)EVENING: 5pm to 9pmMen’s: Doubles (pool), mixed doubles (pool)TABLE TENNISMORNING: 9.30am to 2.30pmMen’s: Singles qualifying, Mixed doubles qualifyingEVENING: 4.30pm to 9.30pmMixed doubles qualifying Men’s: Singles (Rd 1); doubles (Rd 1) Women’s: Doubles qualifying; singles qualifyingTENNISEVENING: 5pm to 10pmMen’s: Singles (bronze medal match); singles (final) Women’s: Doubles (bronze medal match); doubles (final)WEIGHTLIFTINGAFTERNOON: 2pm to 4.30pmWomen’s: 75+ kg categoryEVENING: 6.30pm to 9pmMen’s: 105kg categoryWRESTLINGEVENING: 4pm to 7.30pmMen’s freestyle: 55kg, 66kg, 84kg, 120kg – repechage (finals)STAR TO WATCH OUT FOR — Matthew MitchamCountry: AustraliaEvent: Diving- Gold in 10m platform diving 2008 Beijing Olympics- bronze in 1m springboard diving at the 2009 World ChampionshipsTODAY’S MEDAL HUNT  – 84ARCHERYWomen’s: Individual recurve Men’s: Individual recurveATHLETICSMen’s: Discus throw; 400m hurdles; 800m; 200mWomen’s: High jump; long jump; 400m hurdles; 200mCYCLING ROAD EVENTSMen’s: 167-km road race Women’s: 100-km road raceDIVINGMen’s: 1m springboardWomen’s: 3m springboard synchronisedWomen’s: Platform synchronisedLAWN BOWLSMen’s: TriplesWomen’s: TriplesSHOOTINGCLAY TARGETMen’s: Trap singlesPISTOL & SMALL BOREMen’s: 25m centrefire pistol singlesWomen’s: 10m air rifleTENNISMen’s: SinglesWomen’s: DoublesWEIGHTLIFTINGMen’s: 105kg category Women’s: 75+ kg categoryWRESTLINGMen’s freestyle: 55kg, 66kg, 84kg, 120kg – repechage (finals)last_img read more

Kohli was good with his shot selection: Gambhir

first_imgLeading the side for the first time, India captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday lavished praise on centurion Virat Kohli for scripting a 40-run win over New Zealand in the first ODI, which also helped the hosts take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.”Virat batted exceptionally well today. After losing the toss, our plan was that someone needs to go and get a hundred and he did exactly the same. He was good with his shot selection. Overall, I am satisfied with the performance of the team,” said Gambhir, who also scored a quickfire 38 at the top to give the team a sound start.”Both batsmen and bowlers chipped in with useful contributions. R Ashwin bowled brilliantly, pacers Nehra and Sreesanth were equally good. Virat, Yuvraj and other batsmen were also good. We hope to continue the momentum in the fixtures ahead,” said the dashing opener.Asked about captaining the side in the absence of regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been rested for the series ahead of the tough tour of South Africa starting next month, Gambhir said, “Leading the side was a great feeling and I am happy to start with a win.”Man of the Match Kohli, fresh from his back-to-back centuries in Ranji Trophy, struck a neat and chanceless 105, an innings which was laced with 10 boundaries. This was his second consecutive and fourth overall one-day ton.The Delhi-lad said he has brought some changes to his aggressive style of batting and is now concentrating more on the singles and twos.advertisement”It feels good to get a century. I just want to make the most of my outing. After the Sri Lanka series bad patch, I got enough backing from the team and coach to deliver the goods and, these days, I am more into analysing my game.”I am concentrating on holding one end and let others do their bit. I am converting more singles and doubles these days. It’s good to score runs and help your team post a good total on the board,” he said.Meanwhile, New Zealand captain Ross Taylor said losing three-four wickets in the middle stage of the innings cost them the game.”Everything did not go right for us today. In the middle stage, we lost three-four wickets that made a lot of difference. It’s a disappointing result for us and we hope to pick up from here,” Taylor said.”We came pretty close in the end but overall efforts seemed to be little short. Virat batted well and took the game away from us. We hope to play better in the series ahead,” he added.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

San Diego County considers using vacant county building as migrant shelter

first_img January 28, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County Supervisors will consider a proposal on Tuesday to use an empty public building in Downtown San Diego as a shelter for migrant families.A coalition of non-profit groups, led by Jewish Family Service, asked the supervisors for help after learning it must leave the building where it is operating a shelter on February 15.The temporary shelter in the South Bay began operating last November after a change in federal policy for immigrant families who were allowed to enter the United States to begin the asylum process.The federal government used to assist the asylum seekers in finding transportation to family members and sponsors in other parts of the nation. However, the Department of Homeland Security terminated that practice in late October, and began to leave hundreds of families in Downtown San Diego without food, shelter or money for transportation.Since that time, a coalition of non-profit groups, called the San Diego Rapid Response Network, have operated a temporary shelter where families typically stay for one to three days. Those families receive health screenings and caseworkers assist with travel arrangements to reunite the migrant families with relatives.According to Kate Clark of Jewish Family Services,”We immediately allow the families to get into contact with their families across the United States to ensure their safety and then basically transport and travel them to their final destination.”In a meeting of the County Supervisors earlier this month, the Network asked the board to find unused county properties that could be used for a temporary shelter. Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox are proposing the now shuttered family courthouse at 6th and Cedar as a location for the new migrant shelter. “This location is scheduled to be demolished and turned into affordable housing. But we have flexibility in that construction is several years off,” Fletcher said.The non-profit groups will cover all the costs of running the shelter. The county will provide health screenings for the shelter occupants, but no other public money will be involved. Those who oppose the proposal said the county should be directing its resources to helping others, such as the men and women who are currently unsheltered and living on the street.However, Fletcher said doing nothing to help the migrant families may only add to the numbers of homeless people in San Diego.The proposal being considered at Tuesday’s meeting would give the shelter operators permission to use the vacant courthouse until December 31. Posted: January 28, 2019 Sasha Foo, San Diego County considers using vacant county building as migrant sheltercenter_img Updated: 7:18 PM Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

March For Our Lives Rallies At Houston City Hall

first_imgPhoto provided by Caroline Ciccone from Precision StrategiesHouston City Hall was a gathering place for activists against gun violence on Sunday. That was the latest stop in the March For Our Lives: Road To Change bus tour. Student activists joined with other organizations, including Orange Generation, Mi Familia Vota, Students Demand Action, Moms Demand Action, Pantsuit Republic Houston, Texas Gun Sense, Black Lives Matter Houston, Fiel Houston, and Indivisible Houston.“It can no longer be acceptable for a kid to get shot on the street, or in school, or in a movie theater, or a place of worship, or anywhere!” said activist Emma Gonzalez, on the steps of Houston City Hall on Sunday. Gonzalez is one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors, in Parkland, Florida. The February 14 shooting left 17 students and staff members dead.Survivors and family members of the May school shooting in Santa Fe also joined protesters pushing for change.“I felt the weight of May 18 when I came to the realization that my last memories of high school were ones of fleeing, fear, and bloodshed,” said Bree Butler, a survivor of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Ten people were killed.The bus tour is also meant to be an opportunity to register and activate young voters – even if they don’t have the same views on gun control. Student activist David Hogg, also a Parkland shooting survivor, tweeted they have been reaching out to people with different views, as well. Y’all know that this happens basically everywhere we go the media just doesn’t like to cover it because it’s Americans working together which, isn’t great for ratings. Just wait until we vote together 😉 register at https://t.co/SrCltJsrBH https://t.co/cIVCznpWcc— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) July 9, 2018KHOU photojournalist Nathan Kvinge described how one interaction between people with different points of view appeared constructive.Student activist David Hogg and other students from Parkland HS in Houston for a #RoadtoChange rally at city hall took a moment to have a brief discussion with this gun rights counter-protester. It ended with each side basically thanking the other for hearing his concern. #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/49Eclk302X— Nathan Kvinge (@NathanKHOU) July 9, 2018March For Our LivesMarch For Our Lives activists having an open dialogue with “Open Carry Texas” activists in Houston, on July 9, 2018.On Sunday, members from the group, “Open Carry Texas,” organized across the street, at Tranquility Park, in a counter-protest.“We need to provide safety for students without trampling on the Second Amendment, which can be done,” David Trives told local TV station KPRC.Matt Deitsch, of Parkland, Florida, is travelling with the bus tour. He said he’s engaged with several counter-protesters nationwide, in an effort to educate and understand each other. “Even though we don’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of these issues… we do agree on solutions to gun violence that we know would work together, and we’d both be happy with,” said Deitsch. “I think it really shows why this political system is failing us right now. Because, if we could have this conversation, and it works, and we come to a solution, and we have the senate majority leaders saying that there are no solutions… they should be reaching out to us at these protests and ask us what we thing the right thing is to do. Because, we came up with these things together, through long conversations from different worlds.”STORY TIME:Incase you didn’t know I am one of the organizers for #RoadToChange and we are currently traveling through TX organizing youth meetings, rallies and town halls.These counter protests at our events are incredibly invited because they allow us to clarify our message. https://t.co/ng6bx9sMr0— Matt Deitsch (@MattxRed) July 8, 2018He explained the March For Our Lives group says it is pro-Second Amendment. “Because, we’re standing up to stop gun violence. We’re not trying to stop guns. We’re trying to stop these dangerous, violent people from having incredibly easy access to fire arms,” said Deitsch. “And so, we talk to people about that… and we just have a conversation with what the Second Amendment means right now, and what’s happening in the country…. And we really do break down these walls.”The next stop on the tour: San Antonio.  Sharelast_img read more