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September 21, 2004 | Greg Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Oxnard police are investigating the deaths of two men in separate shootings over the weekend. Oscar Rosendo Ponce, 33, was found in the alley of the 3000 block of South G Street about 12:30 a.m. Sunday with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. About 4:30 a.m. Monday, the body of a 20-year-old Oxnard resident was found in the alley of the 600 block of South E Street. He had been shot in the head.
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August 7, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
With a Ventura County judge set next week to review Oxnard's recently imposed gang injunction, community activists are urging city leaders to scrap the court-ordered crackdown in favor of broader, more effective solutions to youth violence. A long line of speakers this week called on the Oxnard City Council to renounce the injunction imposed June 1 on the Colonia Chiques, labeled by authorities as the county's largest and most violent street gang. The temporary injunction establishes a 6.
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August 1, 2004 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
As a devoted fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Frank Cordova considered it a small sacrifice Saturday to rise at dawn, drive from Reseda to Oxnard, stake out a prime autograph-collecting spot along a sideline fence, and wait. "I got here two hours before practice started," said Cordova, 30, holding a miniature silver football in one hand and a miniature Cowboy helmet in the other. "It's dedication."
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July 28, 2004
A 23-year-old Oxnard man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run driving after his truck struck and killed a bicyclist, authorities said. Eduardo Figueroa was arrested Sunday shortly after the 3 p.m. incident on C Street in downtown Oxnard involving Pedro Urrutia, 71, police said. Urrutia was taken to St. John's Regional Medical Center where he died of major injuries.
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July 23, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Oxnard detectives are searching for the assailant who stabbed a man to death early Thursday in the Oxnard Shores area, police said. Responding to a 2 a.m. disturbance call, officers found Joseph M. Castro, 46, with stab wounds to his upper torso in his residence in the 4800 block of Oceanaire Street, said police spokesman David Keith. He was taken to St. John's Regional Medical Center, where he died a short time later, Keith said.
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June 17, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Trustees for the Rio School District have asked the Ventura County district attorney to review results of a financial assessment critical of the way proceeds from a 1997 voter-approved bond measure were spent. The assessment, presented Tuesday to the Oxnard-area school board, reviewed the expenditure of $20 million in bond money earmarked for construction of a new school and renovation and modernization of aging campuses in the 4,000-student district.
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June 4, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Oxnard City Clerk Daniel Martinez kicked off his reelection campaign Thursday night, drawing dozens of supporters to a downtown restaurant to launch a bid for a fourth term. The only no-show was the candidate. Called to active duty by the California Air National Guard, the 46-year-old public servant has been stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California since January and has been told to be ready to head to the Middle East in a few days.
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June 3, 2004 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Oxnard's Colonia Chiques have forfeited their right to challenge an injunction restricting their activities because they failed to formally respond to the civil lawsuit filed by the Ventura County district attorney's office, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Deputy Dist. Atty. Karen Wold said for the street gang to have proceeded with a challenge, it should have hired a lawyer and filed a written answer to the Superior Court lawsuit by last Friday.
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May 29, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
Three Oxnard activists are seeking an initiative that would increase the number of City Council members from five to nine and mandate that they be elected by district instead of at large. Martin Jones, Tony Grey and Bernardino Valencerina recently filed papers with the city clerk to launch a petition drive for the proposed ballot measure. As required, the city attorney filed a summary of the initiative May 20, starting the clock on the 180 days organizers have to complete their campaign.
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May 28, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Oxnard man who was shot and killed Saturday night was identified Thursday by authorities as Jose Garcia Rivera. Rivera, 27, was shot in the chest in the 200 block of East 5th Street about 9 p.m., Oxnard police said. The motive remained unknown and there had been no arrests as of Thursday. Authorities held off releasing Rivera's name until they notified relatives. On Wednesday, they found Rivera's sister in Texas.
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