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Encyclopedia > Oxnard, California
Oxnard

Seal
Nickname: The City that Cares
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Coordinates: 34°11′29″N 119°10′57″W / 34.19139, -119.1825
Country United States
State California
County Ventura
Government
 - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden
Area
 - City  36.6 sq mi (94.8 km²)
 - Land  25.3 sq mi (65.6 km²)
 - Water  11.3 sq mi (29.2 km²)
Elevation  52 ft (16 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 200,000
 - Density 1,784.2/sq mi (689.0/km²)
 - Metro 800,000
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93030-93036
Area code(s) 805
FIPS code 06-54652
GNIS feature ID 1652766
Website: http://www.ci.oxnard.ca.us/

Oxnard is the largest city in Ventura County, California in terms of population. It is located at the western edge of the fertile Oxnard Plain, and is one of the world's most important agricultural centers, with its distinction as the strawberry and lima bean capital. Founded in 1903, it is home to more than 200,000 citizens and is the largest city in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metropolitan Area. Image File history File links Oxnard, California city logo/seal. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ventura County . ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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The city is home to two large U.S. Navy bases (Port Hueneme and Point Mugu). The Port of Hueneme is the busiest commercial port between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Oxnard is also a major transit hub in Southern California, with Amtrak, Union Pacific, Metrolink, Greyhound, Intercalifornias and many others stopping in Oxnard. Oxnard also has a regional airport called Oxnard Airport (OXR), but its only destination is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). There are ongoing discussions regarding future plans to build a major airport in the region. USN redirects here. ... Location of Port Hueneme, California Port Hueneme (IPA: [ËŒpoɹt waɪˈnimi]) is a small harbor city in Ventura County, California surrounded by Oxnard. ... Point Mugu is a town in Ventura County, California, near Port Hueneme. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a Regional rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... Oxnard Airport (IATA: OXR, ICAO: KOXR) is a public airport located 1 mile (1. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ...

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History

Downtown Oxnard, early-1900s.
Downtown Oxnard, early-1900s.

Before the arrival of Europeans, the area that is now Oxnard was inhabited by Chumash Indians. The first European to encounter the area was Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who claimed it for Spain in 1542. During the mission period, it was serviced by the Mission San Buenaventura, established in 1782. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1221x400, 92 KB) Oxnard, California in the 1900s. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1221x400, 92 KB) Oxnard, California in the 1900s. ... Rafael, a Chumash in the 1800s Pre-contact distribution of the Chumash The Chumash are a Native American tribe who historically inhabit mainly the southern coastal regions of California, in the vicinity of what is now Santa Barbara and Ventura, extending as far south as Malibu. ... Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, in Portuguese João Rodrigues Cabrilho, (ca 1499–January 3, 1543) was an explorer noted for his exploration of the west coast of North America while sailing for Spain. ... Events War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French. ... The Spanish missions in California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order between 1769 and 1823 to spread the Catholic faith among the local Native Americans. ... Mission San Buenaventura was founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782 by Father Junipero Serra, the ninth mission in the California mission chain. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Ranching began to take hold among Californio settlers, who lost their regional influence when California became a U.S. state in 1850. At about the same time, the area was settled by American farmers, who cultivated barley and lima beans. Languages Spanish Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Mediterranean Amerindian Mestizo The Californios were Spanish-speaking inhabitants of Alta California, first a part of New Spain, later of Mexico. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Barley (disambiguation). ...


Henry Oxnard, who operated a successful sugar beet factory with his three brothers (Ben, James, and Robert) in Chino, California, was enticed to build a two-million dollar factory on the plain inland from Port Hueneme. Shortly after the 1897 beet campaign, a new town soon emerged. Ironically, the Oxnard brothers never lived in their namesake city, and they sold both the Chino and the giant red-brick Oxnard factory with its landmark twin smokestacks in 1899 for nearly four-million dollars. The Oxnard factory operated from August 19, 1899 until October 26, 1959. Given the growth of the town of Oxnard, in the spring of 1898, a railroad station was built to service the plant, which attracted a population of Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican laborers and enough commerce to merit the designation of a town. Oxnard intended to name the settlement after the Greek word for "sugar"..."zachari", but frustrated by bureaucracy, named it after himself. Chino is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Port Hueneme (pron. ...

Oxnard, 1908. The public library is at the right.
Oxnard, 1908. The public library is at the right.

Oxnard was incorporated as a California city on June 30,1903, and the public library was opened in 1907, one of only three built west of the Mississippi river financed by Andrew Carnegie. Prior to and during World War II, the naval bases of Point Mugu and Port Hueneme were established in the area to take advantage of the only major navigable port on California's coast between the Port of Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay, and these encouraged the development of the defense-based aerospace and communications industries. Image File history File links Oxnard-1908. ... Image File history File links Oxnard-1908. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Point Mugu is a town in Ventura County, California, near Port Hueneme. ... Port Hueneme (pron. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In the mid-century Oxnard grew and developed the areas outside the downtown with homes, industry, retail, and a new harbor named Channel Islands Harbor. Martin V. ("Bud") Smith (1916-2001) became the most influential developer in the history of Oxnard during this time. Smith's first enterprise in 1941 was the Colonial House Restaurant (demolished 1988) and then the Wagon Wheel Junction in 1947. He was also involved in the development of the high-rise towers at the Topa Financial Plaza, the Channel Islands Harbor, Casa Sirena Resort, the Esplanade Shopping Mall, Fisherman's Wharf, the Carriage Square Shopping Center, the Maritime Museum, and many other major hotel, restaurant and retail projects.[citation needed] Martin V. Smith, also known as Bud Smith or simply Bud, born October 18, 1916 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was a prominent Oxnard, California developer and philantropist with properties from Los Angeles County to San Luis Obispo County. ... The Wagon Wheels neon sign visible from Highway 101. ...


In June 2004 the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff imposed a gang injunction over a 6.6 square-mile area of the central district of the city, in order to restrict gang activity.[1] The injunction was upheld in the Ventura County Superior Court and made a permanent law in 2005. A similar injunction was imposed in September, 2006 over a 4.26-square-mile area of the south side of the city. The Ventura County Sheriffs Department (VCSD) provides law enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Ventura County, California, USA, as well as several cities within the county. ... A gang injunction is a court-issued restraining order prohibiting gang members from participating in certain activities. ...


Geography

Oxnard is located at 34°11′29″N, 119°10′57″W (34.191292, -119.182497)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 94.8 km² (36.6 mi²). 65.6 km² (25.3 mi²) of it is land and 29.2 km² (11.3 mi²) of it (30.83%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Oxnard is located on the Oxnard Plain, an area with fertile soil. With its beaches, dunes, wetlands, creeks and the Santa Clara River, the area contains a number of important biological communities. Native plant communities include: coastal sage scrub, California Annual Grassland, and Coastal Dune Scrub species; however, most native plants have been eliminated from within the city limits to make way for agriculture and urban and industrial development. Also native to the region is the endangered Ventura Marsh Milkvetch, and the last self-sustaining population is in Oxnard in the center of a recently approved high-end housing development. [1] Santa Clara River may refer to: The Santa Clara River in southern California in the United States. ... Coastal sage scrub is a low scrubland plant community found in the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion of California and northern Baja California. ...


Geology

Like the rest of California, Oxnard is subject to earthquakes due to its location near the San Andreas Fault. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... View of the San Andreas Fault on the Carrizo Plain in central California, 35°07N, 119°39W The San Andreas Fault is a geological fault that runs a length of roughly 800 miles (1300 kilometres) through western and southern California in the United States. ...


One active fault line that transverses Oxnard is the Oak Ridge Fault, which straddles the Santa Clara River Valley westward from the Santa Susana Mountains, crosses the Oxnard Plain through Oxnard, and extends into the Santa Barbara Channel. The Santa Clara River Valley is a rural region of Ventura County in California. ... The Santa Susana Mountains are a transverse range of mountains in southern California, north of the city of Los Angeles, in the United States. ... The Oxnard Plain The Oxnard Plain is a large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains to the east, the Topatopa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. ... Looking south-southwest, across the Santa Barbara Channel; the Channel Islands are in the distance. ...


The fault has proven to be a significant contributor to seismic activity in the Oxnard region and beyond. The Northridge Earthquake, a devastating magnitude 6.7 temblor that occurred on January 17, 1994, is believed to have occurred in the Santa Clarita extension of the Oak Ridge Fault. Landslides and ridge-top shattering resulting from the Northridge Earthquake were observed above Moorpark, a city just east of Oxnard. [2] Seismology (from the Greek seismos = earthquake and logos = word) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth. ... The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in the city of Los Angeles, California. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Santa Clarita can refer to: Santa Clarita, California Santa Clarita Valley This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Landslide of soil and regolith in Pakistan A landslide is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows. ... The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Moorpark is a city located in Ventura County, California. ...


Demographics

A May 1, 2006 California Department of Finance estimate shows the city's population right at 200,000, with the Oxnard Metro at roughly 800,000 people. As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 170,358 people, 43,576 households, and 34,947 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,598.8/km² (6,729.7/mi²). There were 45,166 housing units at an average density of 689.0/km² (1,784.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.08% White, 3.78% African American, 1.26% Native American, 7.39% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 40.36% from other races, and 4.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 66.22% of the population. is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA is the metropolitan designation given to the Ventura County Area by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 43,576 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.85 and the average family size was 4.16. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $48,603, and the median income for a family was $49,150. Males had a median income of $30,643 versus $25,381 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,288. About 11.4% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

The economy of Oxnard is driven by international trade, agriculture, manufacturing, defense, and tourism. Oxnard is one of the key manufacturing centers in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Port of Hueneme is the busiest and only deep-harbor commercial port between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is vital to trade with the Pacific Rim economies. Companies utilizing the Port include DelMonte, Chiquita, BMW, Land Rover, and Jaguar. Other key industries driving Oxnard's existence include finance, transportation and the high tech industry. International trade is the exchange of goods and services across international boundaries or territories. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ... “Tourist” redirects here. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group along with ships from Australia, Chile, Japan, Canada, and Korea speed towards Honolulu in RIMPAC 2000. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ...


Some of the major companies headquartered in Oxnard are Haas Automation, Vivitar, Seminis, Raypak, Drum Workshop, and Boss Audio. Procter & Gamble and Sysco maintain their West Coast operations in Oxnard. Founded in 1983, Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in North America. ... Vivitar Corporation is a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of photographic and optical equipment, based in Oxnard, Calif. ... Seminis is the largest developer, grower and marketer of fruit and vegetable seeds in the world. ... It has been suggested that Pacific Drums and Percussion be merged into this article or section. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... SYSCO Corporation NYSE: SYY is the largest foodservice distributor in North America. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


The Dallas Cowboys had their pre-season training camp in Oxnard from 2004-2006, but are returning to San Antonio in 2007 [3]. In the past, the Cowboys have also had training camps in nearby Ventura and Thousand Oaks. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... Ventura is the name of several places in the United States of America: Ventura, California Ventura, Iowa Ventura County, California Ventura may also refer to one of the following people: Charlie Ventura, American band leader Jean-Baptiste Ventura (ca. ... Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Ventura Settled 1875 Incorporated September 29, 1964 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Andrew P. Fox  - City manager Scott Mitnick Area [1]  - City  55. ...


Agriculture

According to the Camarillo General Plan PDF: "The areas studied showed a high percentage of Group I soils, primarily located on the relatively flat Oxnard Plain. The Oxnard Plain, because of these high-quality agricultural soils, coupled with a favorable climate, is considered one of the most fertile areas in the world." The Oxnard Plain The Oxnard Plain is a large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains to the east, the Topatopa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. ... The Oxnard Plain The Oxnard Plain is a large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains to the east, the Topatopa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. ...


Oxnard has been known for several different crops over the years, including: sugar beets, lima beans, Stock (the cut flower), and strawberries. In the years of Oxnard's growth during the 70's and 80's, many farms and ranches were annexed for development, and many new development plans threatened much of the plain's farmland. In 1995, a grassroots effort known as SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) was initiated by farmers, ranchers and citizens of Ventura County in an effort to save the vast agricultural asset of the Oxnard Plain. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Oxnard Plain The Oxnard Plain is a large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains to the east, the Topatopa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. ...


Oxnard Strawberries

The Oxnard Plain is well-known for its strawberries. According to the USDA, Oxnard is California’s largest strawberry producer, supplying about one-third of the State's annual strawberry volume [4]. From the end of September through the end of October, strawberries are planted and harvesting occurs from mid-December through mid-July in Oxnard. The peak harvesting season in California runs from April through June, when up to 10 million pint baskets of strawberries are shipped daily [5]. The state of California supplies over 85 percent of U.S. strawberries, with the U.S. supplying for a quarter of total world production of strawberries. The Oxnard Plain The Oxnard Plain is a large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains to the east, the Topatopa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. ... For other uses, see Strawberry (disambiguation). ... “USDA” redirects here. ...


California Strawberry Festival

Each year Oxnard hosts the California Strawberry Festival during the summer at Oxnard College, featuring vendors as well as food items based on the fruit such as strawberry nachos, strawberry pizza, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry sundaes, and strawberry champagne.[6] Oxnard College is a California-state funded community college located in Oxnard, California. ...


Education

The City of Oxnard is served by 54 public school campuses which provide education to more than 53,000 students in grades K-12. If all Oxnard public school districts were unified into one district, similar to cities such as New York and Los Angeles, it would be the 71st largest school district in the United States. [7]


Elementary & Junior High Schools

The City of Oxnard and surrounding communities are served by four different school districts which oversee education for students grades K-8. They are:

  • Hueneme School District: Serves 7,600 students at 9 campuses in South Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Oxnard beach neighborhoods.
  • Oxnard School District: Serves 18,000 students at 21 campuses throughout Oxnard.
  • Oceanview School District: Serves 3,000 students at 6 campuses in South Oxnard.
  • Rio School District: Serves 5,000 students at 8 campuses in North Oxnard and El Rio.

High Schools

All public high schools in Oxnard are operated by the Oxnard Union High School District, which provides high school education to 20,000 students at 10 campuses in three cities (Oxnard, Camarillo and Port Hueneme) as well as the unicorporated areas of El Rio, Somis and Channel Islands. OUHSD oversees Adolfo Camarillo High School, Channel Islands High School, Hueneme High School, Oxnard High School, Pacifica High School and Rio Mesa High School, as well as the continuation high schools Frontier, Oxnard Adult, Pacific View and Puente. Santa Clara High School is a private Catholic high school. Oxnard Union High School District is a high school district for public schools in Oxnard, California that also serves the surrounding unincorporated areas of El Rio, Channel Islands and Somis as well as the cities of Port Hueneme and Camarillo Founded in 1905, the district is over 100 years old... Motto: The People are the City Location of Camarillo Country United States State California County Ventura Settled 1898 Incorporated (city) 1964 City Manager Jerry Bankston Area    - City 49. ... Location of Port Hueneme, California Port Hueneme (IPA: [ËŒpoɹt waɪˈnimi]) is a small harbor city in Ventura County, California surrounded by Oxnard. ... El Rio is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... Somis is an unincorporated area of Ventura County, California, just north of the Camarillo city limits. ... Channel Islands Beach is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... Oxnard Union High School District is a high school district for public schools in Oxnard, California that also serves the surrounding unincorporated areas of El Rio, Channel Islands and Somis as well as the cities of Port Hueneme and Camarillo Founded in 1905, the district is over 100 years old... Adolfo Camarillo High School Adolfo Camarillo High School is a high school located in Camarillo, California. ... Channel Islands High School Channel Islands High School (CIHS), is a secondary school located in Oxnard, California. ... Hueneme High School Hueneme High School, or HHS as it is more often referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Oxnard High School Oxnard High School, or OHS as it is commonly referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Pacifica High School, commonly referred to as PHS, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Rio Mesa High School   Rio Mesa High School is located in Oxnard, California and is within the Oxnard Union High School District. ... Santa Clara High School is a comprehensive, co-educational, public high school located in Santa Clara, California, United States. ...


Colleges

Oxnard is served on the collegiate level by Oxnard College and nearby California State University, Channel Islands. Additionally, California Lutheran University, California State University, Northridge, ITT, University of Phoenix and University of California, Santa Barbara all have satellite campuses in Oxnard. Oxnard College is a California-state funded community college located in Oxnard, California. ... California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) is located in Camarillo, California, in Californias Ventura County. ... California Lutheran University (CLU also known as Cal Lutheran) is a university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Thousand Oaks, California. ... California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge, or C-Sun) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California, USA. Part of the California State University system, CSUN was founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, California, USA. It is one out of 10 campuses of the University of California. ...


Neighborhoods

Map showing Oxnard Neighborhoods
Customized street sign in Oxnard. Such designs are used for nearly every street sign in the city.
Customized street sign in Oxnard. Such designs are used for nearly every street sign in the city.
  • Del Norte District
  • Central District/Downtown Oxnard
    • Bartolo Square North
    • Bartolo Square South
    • Cal Giesler
    • Durley/Kamala Park
    • Five Points Northwest
    • Fremont South
    • Hill Street
    • Hobson Park East
    • Hobson Park West
    • La Colonia
    • Wilson
  • Northeast District
    • East Village
    • Rio Lindo
    • Rose Park
    • West Village
  • Northwest District
    • Cabrillo
    • Carriage Square
    • Fremont North
    • Golf Course
    • Orchard Park
    • River Ridge
    • Sierra Linda
    • South Bank
    • Teal Club
    • Wagon Wheel
    • Windsor North
  • Southcentral District
    • Blackstock North
    • Blackstock South
    • Bryce Canyon North
    • Bryce Canyon South
    • Cypress
    • Ormond Beach (North)
    • Pleasant Valley Estates
    • Pleasant Valley Village
    • Redwood
    • Southwinds
  • Southeast District
    • Diamond Bar
    • College Estates
    • College Park
    • Lemonwood/Eastmont
    • Mar Vista
    • Ormond Beach (South)
    • Oxnard Pacific
    • Terrace Estates
    • Tierra Vista
    • Villa Capri
  • Southwest District

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Beaches

The City of Oxnard is home to over 20 miles of scenic, relatively uncrowded coastline. The beaches in Oxnard are large and the sand is exceptionally soft. The sand dunes in Oxnard, which were once much more extensive, have been used to recreate Middle-Eastern desert dunes in many movies, the first being The Sheik with Rudolph Valentino. There are very few rocks or driftwood piles at most beaches, but Oxnard is known to have dangerous rip-currents at certain beaches. Oxnard is home to world-class surf, although its best surf is inaccessible to the general public because it breaks at the beach inside the Navy base at Point Mugu. Only those with access to the base can surf its fast-moving (and at times up to 15 foot) break. Silver Strand has excellent surf, but territorial locals tend to make outsiders feel unwelcome. The traditional Middle East and the G8s Greater Middle East. ... The Sheik was a 1921 silent movie produced by Paramount, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres and Adolphe Menjou. ... Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ... Point Mugu is a town in Ventura County, California, near Port Hueneme. ...


Beaches in Oxnard include: Mugu Rock State Beach, Ormond Beach, Hueneme Beach, Silver Strand Beach, Hollywood Beach, Hollywood-By-the-Sea, Mandalay Beach, Oxnard State Beach, Oxnard Shores, 5th Street Beach, McGrath State Beach and Rivermouth Beach. Map of Silverstrand Beach (area inside the red lines). ... McGrath State Beach is a protected beach in California. ...


Port

The Port of Hueneme is the only deep water port between the Port of Long Beach and the Port of San Francisco, and the only military deep water port between San Diego Bay and Puget Sound. It is operated jointly by the United States Navy and the Oxnard Harbor District. The port is a shipping and receiving point for a wide variety of goods destined for the Los Angeles Basin, and beyond including automobiles, pineapples, and bananas. Agricultural products such as onions, strawberries, and flowers are shipped. For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ... The Port of San Francisco lies on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay at the Golden Gate. ... San Diego Bay and Coronado Bridge at night San Diego Bay is a natural harbor adjacent to San Diego, California. ... Puget Sound For the university in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... USN redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Basin is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between the peninsular and transverse ranges in southern California in the United States containing the central part of the city of Los Angeles. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... For other uses, see Pineapple (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Strawberry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Flower (disambiguation). ...


The United States Navy maintains a facility at Port Hueneme, in support of the naval air station at Point Mugu to the south, with which it comprises Naval Base Ventura County. Port Hueneme is the West Coast home of the Construction Battalion, the "Seabees," as well as a link in the coastal radar system. USN redirects here. ... Point Mugu is a geographical promontory on the Pacific coast in Ventura County, California, near the cities of Port Hueneme and Oxnard. ... Port Hueneme (pron. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... The official motto of the Seabees, the United States Navy Construction Battalions, is Construimus, Batuimus—We Build, We Fight. ...


Harbors

Oxnard is home to one harbor: Channel Islands Harbor, with Ventura Harbor located in adjacent Ventura. Channel Islands Harbor is located on the south shore of Oxnard and is nicknamed the "Gateway to the Channel Islands" because of the high number of operations that sail to the islands out of the harbor. Both harbors are vital fishing industry harbors. Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ... Salmon for sale at a marketplace The Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ...


Climate

The city is situated in a Mediterranean, or dry subtropical climate zone, experiencing mild winters that are warmer than average, and mild summers that are cooler than average. Onshore breezes keep the communities of Oxnard cooler in summer and warmer in winter than those further inland. The average mean temperature is 60 degrees. Average minimum temperature is 52.4 degrees and the average maximum temperature is 70 degrees. Generally the weather is cool and dry, with 354 days of sunshine a year. The last recorded snow fall was in January of 1942. The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ...


Culture and the arts

Oxnard offers several cultural institutions. These include the Carnegie Art Museum, founded in 1907 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie; the Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife, founded by the late Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler, which housed the largest collection of rare and vintage automobiles in the nation until the contents were auctioned off following Chandler's death in 2006; the Murphy Auto Museum, founded by neurosurgeon Dan Murphy; The Heritage Square, a collection of restored Victorian and Craftsman houses which were once owned by Oxnard ’s pioneer families (Heritage Square is also home to the Petit Playhouse and Oxnard ’s award-winning Elite Theatre Company; the Ventura County Maritme Museum; The Gull Wings Children's Museum; The Henry T. Oxnard Historic District; the Herzog Winery and wine cellar, the nation's largest collection of fine kosher wines; the Seabee Museum and the The Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, home to the New West Symphony. It is also home to the award winning Oxnard Independent Film Festival. Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Andrew Carnegie (last name pronounced , )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... The Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlfe, more commonly referred to as The Vintage Museum or The Chandler Museum is the primary showcase for the collections of Otis Chandler since its foundation in 1987. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Otis Chandler (November 23, 1927–February 27, 2006) was best known as the publisher of the Los Angeles Times between 1960 and 1980. ... Dan Murphy (born Daniel Murphy, on July 12, 1962 in Duluth, Minnesota) is best known as the guitarist for the band Soul Asylum. ... Heritage Square is a Storybook Victorian theme park shopping village at Golden, Colorado. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... This subject should not be confused with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. ... Heritage Square is a Storybook Victorian theme park shopping village at Golden, Colorado. ... This article is about the Seabee naval unit. ...


Music

Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Infamous Dr. Know Girl Logo by Jaime Hernandez Dr. Know is a punk band which began as a Nardcore band and now has roots in Los Angeles, CA, They are one of the founding figures of the Nardcore punk movement from Oxnard, CA. The band was started by Kyle... The Best of Agression album cover featuring the logo Agression was a Nardcore punk band from Oxnard, California, and considered one of the founding bands of the Nardcore scene. ... Scared Straight was a Nardcore Punk band from Simi Valley, California. ... Album cover of What Happens Next 12 Album cover of most recent album entitled LIVE out now on LET THEM EAT RECORDS Ill Repute was a Nardcore Punk band from Oxnard, California. ... False Confession was a hardcore punk band in the early 1980s that emerged in the Oxnard, California area. ... Habeas Corpus, 1986 Habeas Corpus was a punk/hardcore band that emerged from the Nardcore (Oxnard, California Hardcore) scene in the early 1980s. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Famous people from Oxnard

Political/Cultural

  • Cesar Chavez: Farm worker, political activist and union leader, lived in the La Colonia Barrio of Oxnard during his childhood. Several streets and schools in the Oxnard area and surrounding areas bear his name.
  • Lupe Anguiano: Former nun and civil rights activist known for her work on women's rights, the rights of the poor, and the protection of the environment.
  • William D. Soo Hoo: William `Bill" Soo Hoo was born in Oxnard in 1924, attended Oxnard schools and joined the U.S. Army in 1943. Upon his return to Oxnard at the end of the war, Soo Hoo began a career of community service serving on the Grand Jury, the Oxnard City Council in 1962, and was elected mayor of Oxnard in 1966. He was the first Asian to serve as mayor in Southern California.

2003 USPS stamp featuring Chávez and the fields that were so important to him César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader, and activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. ... La Colonia Barrio is a neighborhood located in the central portion of the city of Oxnard, California. ... Lupe Anguiano (b. ...

Business People

  • Martin V. ("Bud") Smith: Developer and philanthropist. Built the Financial Plaza Towers and financed construction of CSUCI's school of business and economics.

Martin V. Smith, also known as Bud Smith or simply Bud, born October 18, 1916 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was a prominent Oxnard, California developer and philantropist with properties from Los Angeles County to San Luis Obispo County. ... California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) is located in Camarillo, California, in Californias Ventura County. ...

Athletes & Sportspeople

In alphabetical order by last name:

Robert Joseph (Bobby) Ayala (born July 8, 1969 in Ventura, California) was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... Rio Mesa High School   Rio Mesa High School is located in Oxnard, California and is within the Oxnard Union High School District. ... Lorenzo Booker (#28) in action in 2004 as a Florida State Seminole against the Miami Hurricanes Lorenzo Booker (born June 14, 1984 in Ventura, California) is a tailback with the Florida State University NCAA football team. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... Patrick Keary Jerel Colbert (born May 21, 1982 in Oxnard, California) was the Carolina Panthers second round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Hueneme High School Hueneme High School, or HHS as it is more often referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Jacob Cruz (born January 28, 1973 in Oxnard, California), is a professional baseball player who plays outfield in the Major Leagues from 1996-2005. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Channel Islands High School Channel Islands High School (CIHS), is a secondary school located in Oxnard, California. ... Tim Curran is one of the best surfers in the WCT, and is consistently in contention for the world championship. ... Oxnard High School Oxnard High School, or OHS as it is commonly referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Lou Cvijanovich was the boys basketball coach for Santa Clara High School in Oxnard, California from 1958-1999. ... Santa Clara High School Santa Clara High School, or SCHS as it is commonly referred to, is a private, Catholic four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Scott Anthony Fujita (born April 28, 1978 in Ventura, California) is an American football player who is currently a linebacker for the National Football Leagues New Orleans Saints. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rio Mesa High School   Rio Mesa High School is located in Oxnard, California and is within the Oxnard Union High School District. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Roberto Garcia Cortez, (born on January 29, 1975 in San Pedro, CA), was a professional boxer who trained at La Colonia Boxing Club in Oxnard, California, where he grew up and still resides. ... The International Boxing Federation, or IBF, is one of many organizations which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the WBA, WBC, WBO, and a dozen or so others. ... This is a chronological List of World Super Featherweight Boxing Champions, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in... Jim Hall is a programmer for the FreeDOS project and the original developer of the GNU Robots program. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... Ronney Jenkins (born May 25, 1977) is an American football player from Oxnard, California. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... “Chargers” redirects here. ... Hueneme High School Hueneme High School, or HHS as it is more often referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Whitney Lewis (born August 13, 1985, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American football wide receiver. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... The Glenn Davis Award is given out annually since 1987 by the Los Angeles Times to the best high school football player in the Los Angeles area. ... Carlos Mart nez can refer to a number of different people. ... Kristal Marshall (born November 11, 1983), better known simply as Kristal, is an American model and professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Paul Michael McAnulty (born 24th February, 1981 in Oxnard, California) is a baseball outfielder that plays for the San Diego Padres franchise. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Kenneth Lee (Ken) McMullen (born June 1, 1942 in Oxnard, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Professional Boxer, Victor Ortiz, in Oxnard, California. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... Oxnard High School Oxnard High School, or OHS as it is commonly referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (b. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Channel Islands High School Channel Islands High School (CIHS), is a secondary school located in Oxnard, California. ... Josh Pinkard (#36) tackles an Arkansas player during the 2006 season opener. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Hueneme High School Hueneme High School, or HHS as it is more often referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Jacob Rogers (born August 17, 1981) is an American football player who plays offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). ... Blaine Saipaia (born August 25, 1978) is an American football offensive guard for the Detroit Lions. ... City St. ... Channel Islands High School Channel Islands High School (CIHS), is a secondary school located in Oxnard, California. ... // Paul Francis Stankowski (born December 2, 1969) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. ... Oxnard High School Oxnard High School, or OHS as it is commonly referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Kevin Thomas is a cornerback who currentluy plays for the Buffalo Bills and went to UNLV. He is averaging 2 sacks per game. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Rio Mesa High School   Rio Mesa High School is located in Oxnard, California and is within the Oxnard Union High School District. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Hueneme High School Hueneme High School, or HHS as it is more often referred to, is a public four-year high school serving grades 9-12 in Oxnard, California. ... Oxnard College is a California-state funded community college located in Oxnard, California. ... Stephen Christopher Trachsel (born October 31, 1970 in Oxnard, California) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Fernando Vargas (born December 7, 1977 in Oxnard, California) is an American boxer and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Channel Islands High School Channel Islands High School (CIHS), is a secondary school located in Oxnard, California. ... Dmitri Dell Young (born October 11, 1973, Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames Nats, Nacionales (Spanish) Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005–present) Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977-2004) Jarry Park... Rio Mesa High School   Rio Mesa High School is located in Oxnard, California and is within the Oxnard Union High School District. ... Delmon Damarcus Young, (born September 14, 1985 in Montgomery, Alabama), the younger brother of Dmitri Young, is an outfielder on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and is arguably the top hitting prospect in baseball as of the end of the 2005 minor-league baseball season. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...

Actors

  • Walter Brennan died in Oxnard.
  • John Carradine lived in Oxnard for many years.
  • Jeffrey Combs was born in Oxnard.
  • Brandon Cruz, child actor and lead singer of the punk band Dr. Know, has family and a beach home in Oxnard.
  • John Curtis Holmes, the pornographic film phenomenon of the 1970s had his ashes scattered at sea off the coast of Oxnard in 1988.
  • Lee Van Cleef died in Oxnard.
  • Toay Lynn Foster Was Miss California USA 1994, competed in the Miss USA pageant.
  • Albert Paul Caballero Actor and part of rap group Teknodrome. Made famous by a cameo in 2Pac's "California Love" video.

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Authors

  • Carol A. Bidwell: Author of the 2002 book, "Oxnard, an Illustrated History of a Coastal Town (Hardcover)" ISBN 1-886483-59-0.
  • Gilbert Hernandez: co-creator of the black & white independent comic Love and Rockets (along with his brothers Jaime and Mario).
  • Jaime Hernandez: co-creator of the black & white independent comic Love and Rockets (along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario).
  • Gary L. McIntosh: Respected pastor and author with the Church Growth Institute. He is the author of the Practical Manual book series for pastors and church administrators.
  • Michele M. Serros: author of the 1998 short story and poetry collection "Chicana Falsa : And Other Stories of Death, Identity, & Oxnard" ISBN 1-57322-685-8 and the 2000 book "How To Be A Chicana Role Model" ISBN 1-57322-824-9

Also see: 2002 (number). ... Gilbert Hernandez (born February 1, 1957), also known as Gilberto Hernandez (pronounced /heel-bear-toe/) or simply Beto (pronounced /beh-toe/), is along with his brothers Jaime and Mario a co-creator of the black and white independent comic Love and Rockets, published by Fantagraphics Books. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Love and Rockets is a black and white comic book series by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez -- sometimes cited jointly as Los Bros. ... Jaime (sometimes spelled Xaime) Hernandez (born 1959) is the co-creator of the black & white independent comic Love and Rockets (along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario). ... Jaime (sometimes spelled Xaime) Hernandez (born 1959) is the co-creator of the black & white independent comic Love and Rockets (along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Love and Rockets is a black and white comic book series by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez -- sometimes cited jointly as Los Bros. ... Gilbert Hernandez (born February 1, 1957), also known as Gilberto Hernandez (pronounced /heel-bear-toe/) or simply Beto (pronounced /beh-toe/), is along with his brothers Jaime and Mario a co-creator of the black and white independent comic Love and Rockets, published by Fantagraphics Books. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

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DJ Babu (born Chris Oroc) is a Filipino-American DJ and is a member of the Beat Junkies, a crew of DJs which includes others such as Melo-D, Rhettmatic, and J-Rocc. ... The Filipino American (Fil-Am for short) community is the second largest Asian American group in the United States and the largest Southeast Asian American group. ... The (World Famous) Beat Junkies is a crew of 7 hip-hop DJs. ... Dilated Peoples is an underground hip hop group residing in California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lean Like a Cholo is the first single from Down AKA Kilo from his album Definition of an Ese. ... Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Sonny & Cher were an American rock & roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For the word game, see Mad Libs. ... Oh No (born Michael Jackson) is a hip hop artist from California. ... Stones Throw Records is a California-based hip hop independent record label. ... Michael Lee may refer to: Michael Lee, an Australian poltician Michael Lee, a Canadian field hockey player Michael Lee, A Korean American Student This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Rio Mesa High School   Rio Mesa High School is located in Oxnard, California and is within the Oxnard Union High School District. ...

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References

Hoad, Patricia; et al (Spring & Summer 2002). Oxnard at 100, The Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly. Ventura County Museum of History & Art, pages 6-49. ISSN 0042-3491. 


Maulhardt, Jeffrey W. (2005). Oxnard 1941-2004. Arcadia Publishing, pages 7,19,28,58,63,66,68,70,78,79,81. ISBN 978-0-7385-2953-0. 


Gutleben, Dan, The Oxnard Beet Sugar Factory, Oxnard, California, 1959 - Revised 1960, page 1, Book available at the Oxnard Public Library


Mitchell, John, Influential developer Martin 'Bud' Smith dies, Ventura County Star, November 20, 2001


Shepherd, Dirk, Save the Wagon Wheel, VC Reporter Newspaper article, Jan 11, 2007 link to article


Notes

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