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S VOL. XXII The Tri County’s Only Multicultural Newspaper TRI COUNTY ENTRY NO. 22 BGCOP Youth of the Year Takes Top Honor at Coastal Area Council Youth Competition See Around the Tri-Counties - Page 2A Safe Groups Seeks to Help Victims of Sexual Assault Dr. Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly has recently founded Safe Groups, a new private discussions forum designed to help adult victims of sexual assault. (Photo Credit: Tim Pompey) By Tim Pompey history professor for the To combat the devas- University of La Verne at tating effects of sexual their Pt. Mugu campus. assault, a new nonprofit Safe Groups will provide forum called Safe Groups private discussion meethas been founded by Dr. ings for both civilians and Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly, military personnel impacted Navy veteran, author, and SAFE, See page 12A Hip Hop Stars Raise Awareness of Child Cruelty, Abuse, and Neglect Saturday, March 29, 2014, was all about the youth of Children’s Wall of Tears. Husband and wife dynamic duo, Keyi and Silky, a.k.a. KNS ROCKSTAR, took the stage as an excited young audience gathered around to enjoy the entertainers. The fun high energy show included free T-shirts, CDs, posters and Six Flag Magic Mountain tickets. One of the highlights was the dance contest. Contestants joined KNS ROCKSTAR on the dance floor and four winners took home movie tickets from County Schools Federal Credit KNS, See page 14A FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 Publish Your Change of Name for $120 Call (805) 983-0015 R&B Bombers at Yolies in Ventura See Community Calendar - Page 12B NAACP Protests City Manager Hiring Process By Tim Pompey Just as the City of Oxnard is on the verge of hiring a new city manager, the Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP has raised concerns about the transparency of the process as well as the city’s treatment of Interim City Manager Karen Burnham. Calling it “odd” that there seemed to be little or no consideration of Burnham as a viable local candidate, Regina Crawford, First Vice President for the Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP, suggested that the process has not been transparent and open to community input and that one of the announced finalists, Modesto City Manager Grey Nyhoff, will actually end up being hired by default. “We’re not questioning whether he’s qualified or a good candidate,” said Crawford, “but will he be a good manager for the City of Oxnard?” Requesting that the decision about hiring a new city manager be pushed back until at least after the upcoming elections in November, the NAACP’s recommendation would delay a hiring that has already been more than two years in the Pictured are (l. to r., Back) Johnny Carter, Asst. Pastor, Miracle Center, Torrence Nivens, Pastor, Evangelistic Missionary Baptist Church, Lonnie McCowan, Pastor, Miracle Center, Byron Ward, Chairman, Community Advocacy Coalition; (Front) Angela Mitchell, VC Chapter of the NAACP, John Hatcher, President, VC Chapter of the NAACP, Ralph James, Pastor, Overcomers Community Outreach Ministries, Regina Crawford, First Vice President, VC Chapter of the NAACP (Photo Credit: Tim Pompey) making. After former City Manager Ed Sotelo was put on administrative leave in January 2012, Assistant City Manager Burnham was asked to serve as an interim in his absence. Forced to wait until Sotelo’s contract expired in February 2013, the City of Oxnard began its search last December when it put out bids on a contract to solicit a recruiting firm. NAACP, See page 15A Assemblymember Das Williams at a community open house for the new Franklin Service Center services to any community, in an unused classroom at so we are very fortunate to the school, including Calhave this new center avail- Fresh, Domestic Violence able to Eastside families.” Solutions, Planned ParentCommunity organiza- hood, Santa Barbara City tions and services will College, and many others. hold regular office hours The open house served as the official ribbon cutting and featured Assemblymember Williams, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara City Council member Cathy Murillo, Franklin Elementary School Principal Casie Killgore, and several members of the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board. The Franklin Service Center also includes vital community services that are located on the same block as the school, including the Eastside Library and the City of Santa Barbara’s Franklin Neighborhood Center, which also hosts office hours for services, such as the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, WILLIAMS, See page 12A Assemblymember Das Williams and Franklin Elementary School Bring New Services to the Eastside SANTA BARBARA — Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) and Franklin Elementary School hosted a community open house on Saturday, April 5th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM to introduce the community to the new Franklin Service Center. The Franklin Service Center includes organizations that have long-served the Eastside community as well as new services that will be located at Franklin Elementary School. “Having been an Eastside resident for many years, I understand the need to have critical services located in a central location for easy access,” Assemblymember Williams said. “These are vital

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