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S VOL. XXII Newsline In This Issue The Body-Mind Workout See Around VC - Page 2A Santa Paula volunteer cop suspended over video rant against cyclists See Lifestyle - Page 3A Community Advocate Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Succumbs See State - Page 6A Pregnant Woman Allegedly Put in Chokehold By NYPD Officer See National - Page 7A The Tri County’s Only Multicultural Newspaper TRI COUNTY ENTRY NO. 39 FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 Delta’s Movie Night See page 15A The Long, Slow Flow of Oxnard’s Wastewater By Tim Pompey When you wash dishes or take a shower, do you ever wonder where that water ends up? Probably not. Out of sight, out of mind as the saying goes. But the City of Oxnard is certainly thinking about it, and their public works department must deal with it 24/7. For Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, there are about 425 miles of sewer lines, an enormous multifunctional water treatment plant located off of Perkins and Hueneme Road in Oxnard, and a water pipeline that travels under Ormond Beach, stretches 6800 feet out into the ocean, and releases an average of 21 million gallons of treated water a day. These are only a few of the things that came to light during the City of Oxnard’s public tour of their wastewater treatment plant and advanced water purification facility on July 17 and 19. For Daniel Rydberg, the city’s public works utilities and engineering manager, talking to local water users about these and other details are part of his department’s goal—to help educate its customers about what goes into water treatment. As the tour demonstrated, it’s a massive hightech process that remains largely unnoticed by the The City of Oxnard’s Public Works Department offered a public tour of its wastewater treatment facility at 5700 Perkins Road in Oxnard on July 17 and 19. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Pompey) general public. “One of the reasons why we wanted to have the tour,” said Rydberg, “is to let everybody know what we have here and what it takes to treat our water.” Rydberg feels it’s important for the general public to have a better understanding of what it takes to run a large water treatment facility. “I think that the main thing to know is that there are a lot of facilities that are kind of out of view that are very important and in some cases very expensive and need maintenance and attention.” Currently, the department of public works is working with the city to help update the city’s gen- Psi Xi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., hosts 17th Annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament News from the D.A. See Local - Page 16A Third World at the Canyon See Community Calendar Page 12B In This Issue Charles Vivian, Charles White and Ron Greenwood present award to the winning team. (Photo Credit: Crittenden K. Ward) Oxnard, CA -- The Psi accordance with one of its individuals and businesses Xi Chapter of the Omega Cardinal Principles. Psi Xi in the local community Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chapter in Ventura County through their participation held its 17th Annual Me- awards scholarships to lo- and sponsorship. The golf play was a best morial Scholarship Golf cal area students to help toTournament on July 26, wards their college expens- ball format where each 2014. It was held at the es. These students must team member hits their tee River Ridge Golf Course. meet the qualifying crite- shot and then the best ball The Omega Psi Phi Frater- ria. This has been a highly position of the tee shots is nity, Inc., founded in 1911, successful event over the chosen for play. The next OMEGA, See page 14A promotes “Scholarship” in years due to support from eral master plan. As a part of that update, the public works department is evaluating its own water treatment plant and hoping at some point in the near future to do some much need updating, repair, and replacement of some of its older and more outdated facilities. An example of this includes replacing the plant’s two cracked and leaking biotowers (built in 1955). As a result of reevaluating their own specific master plan, public works is currently evaluating their water treatment plans and putting together a list of projects along with cost estimates and a work schedule. WASTEWATER, See page 12A Hearing held in Pinnock Beating Assemblymembers Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Bonnie Lowenthal and Reginald Jones-Sawyer convene at Assembly Select Committee on Mental and Behavior Health in response to the July 1, 2014 CHP beating of pedestrian Marlene Pinnock. (Photo Credit: Kenneth D. Miller) Assemblymembers Se- Pinnock was held on Tuesbastian Ridley-Thomas and day, July 20, at Southern Reginald Jones-Sawyer Re- Missionary Baptist Church spond to Marlene Pinnock in West Los Angeles. Bakewell held a press CHP Freeway Beating conference several weeks By Kenneth D. Miller Special to the NNPA from ago requesting that an independent investigation the Los Angeles Sentinel Brotherhood Crusade into the July 1 beating of Chairman, Los Angeles the middle aged pedestrian Sentinel and Los Angeles whom the white CHP offiWatts Times Publisher Dan- cer pummeled. This week Assemblyny J. Bakewell, Sr.’s demand for an independent hearing members Sebastian Ridinto the California Highway ley-Thomas and Reginald Patrol officer Santa Monica Jones-Sawyer heard public PINNOCK, See page 12A Freeway beating of Marlene

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