Oxnard Police Chief Harold Hurtt will send round-the-clock foot patrols into the city's La Colonia district this weekend in response to retaliation against a family who donated space for a storefront police station in the barrio.
Arsonists set fire early Thursday to the La Paloma Loncheria in the 300 block of Cooper Road, less than 48 hours after the City Council agreed to establish a substation in a vacant building connected to the restaurant.
Police had no suspects Friday in the attack.
"We're going to let people know we're there," Hurtt said Friday, noting that extra patrols have been assigned indefinitely to La Colonia. "We want to establish a very high presence in the area."
Fulgencio and Consuelo Camberos, who have owned La Paloma for 13 years, offered the building earlier this week for use as a police storefront.