Oil discarded improperly is a hazard to the community. The City of Oxnard’s Fire Department, Hazardous Materials Division team members have commented that even with all the free oil recycling opportunities available, they still find oil discarded on streets and alleyways.
Residents can have a positive impact on the local environment by properly handling and recycling used motor oil and vehicle fluids. Motor oil keeps cars, lawnmowers, and many other machines running smoothly, but once it’s used, it must be properly discarded.
Recycling used motor oil is easy and convenient, with 20 used oil collection centers located throughout Oxnard. Collection centers accept up to five gallons of oil, per person, per day, for free. When recycling, used oil must be placed in clean plastic containers and not mixed with any other fluids or materials. Some centers also accept used motor oil filters. Contact your nearest collection center for more details.
As well as being good for the environment, recycling used motor oil conserves natural resources. Improper disposal is illegal and may result in issuance of citations or penalties. Motor oil poured into the ground, into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container), can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and ocean.
Do the right thing and recycle used motor oil at any of the convenient collection centers located in Oxnard:
Aamco Transmissions, 531 E. Ventura Blvd. 983-8100 (oil & filters)
AutoZone, 150 W. Laurel St. 487-4883 (oil)
AutoZone, 600 N. Ventura Rd. 988-7550 (oil)
Channel Islands Harbor Fuel Dock, 3855 Pelican Way Boat 382-3007 (boat oil & filters)
Cuevas Automotive, 731 E. Date St. 486-1644 (oil & filters)
DCH Honda of Oxnard, 1500 E. Ventura Blvd. 973-1000 (oil)
DCH Toyota of Oxnard, 1631 Auto Center Drive, 988-2321 (oil)
Del Norte Recycling, 111 S. Del Norte Blvd. 278-8200 (oil & filters)
Dob’s Brake & Auto, 330 S. Oxnard Blvd. 483-4771 (oil & filters)
Hill’s Automotive, 1560 S. Oxnard Blvd. 486-3400 (oil & filters)
Ipatzi Auto Repair, 1535 S. Oxnard Blvd. 486-1056 (oil & filters)
Jiffy Lube, 101 W. Esplanade Dr. 278-9931 (oil & filters)
Jiffy Lube, 611 S. Rose Ave. 648-6457 (oil & filters)
Kragen Auto Parts, 151 W. Gonzales Rd. 485-6226 (oil & filters)
Kragen Auto Parts, 2706 Saviers Rd. 483-0194 (oil & filters)
Lister’s Autocare, 429 N. Oxnard Blvd. 483-2176 (oil & filters)
Pep Boys, 939 S. Oxnard Blvd. 486-6387 (oil & filters)
Sharp’s Auto Services, 5577 Saviers Rd. 488-3110 (oil & filters)
Tito’s Automotive, 1311 Commercial Ave. 486-9025 (oil & filters)
Walmart, 2001 N. Rose Ave. 981-0696 (oil & filters)
Outreach and Education Specialist
Outreach and Education Specialist
Get an up-close look at Oxnard’s Wastewater Treatment Plant!
Join the City of Oxnard’s Public Works Department and participate in a Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour to learn more about your utility system.
Flat, closed-toe shoes are required. Tours start promptly at the scheduled time; latecomers cannot be accommodated. Spanish interpretation is available.
Funds available for community organizations to combat drug abuse and divert gang activity
The Oxnard Police Department participates with outside agencies in the investigation and prosecution of narcotics related crimes. Assets seized are proportionately shared among the participating agencies. The California Health & Safety Code requires that a portion of the seized assets “shall be used for the sole purpose of funding programs designed to combat drug abuse and divert gang activity…It is the intent of the Legislature to cause the development and continuation of positive intervention programs for high-risk elementary and secondary school age students.”
The Oxnard Police Department invites community-based organizations interested in this funding to visit https://www.oxnardpd.org/community-affairs/asset-forfeiture-community-funds/ and complete an application for consideration and review. As the City of Oxnard continues to look for viable options to the gang lifestyle for our youth, the Oxnard Police Department is excited for this opportunity to work with the community to provide healthy and productive alternatives.
The deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
|SUBJECT:||Funds available for community organizations to combat drug abuse and divert gang activity|
|DATE/TIME:||March 30, 2017/10:00 a.m.|
|PREPARED BY:||Assistant Police Chief, Eric S. Sonstegard|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Eric S. Sonsteghard (805) 385-7801|
Community members had the chance to meet professional soccer players representing the Oxnard Guerreros FC, Oxnard’s first professional soccer club on Monday, March 27, 2017. Team players took photos with fans, autographed complimentary tickets and even played soccer with local kids.
The Oxnard Guerreros home games are played at Del Sol Stadium in Oxnard, 1800 Camino del Sol. Single game tickets are priced at $2 for kids under 14 who are dressed in soccer apparel; $5 for veterans, persons with disability and kids under 14; and $8 for adults. Season passes are $55 for adults and $35 for kids 13 and under. View the season schedule and buy tickets at www.oxnardguerrerosfc.com.
The City of Oxnard and the Oxnard Guerreros FC are holding a press conference and community meet and greet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Plaza Park, 500 S. C St. Community members are invited to attend to take photos with the players, get player autographs and run soccer drills with the team. The team will also hand out complimentary game tickets to the first 200 children and 100 adults in attendance. Click the image to the right to download the flyer in English and Spanish.
The Oxnard Guerreros FC is Ventura County’s newest professional soccer club. Located in one of the richest talent pools in the country, the Oxnard Guerreros FC helps local athletes transition from development and amateur clubs to professional soccer. The team competes in the National Premier Soccer League’s Southwest Conference. For more information about the Oxnard Guerreros, visit www.oxnardguerrerosfc.com.
Below is the 2017 season schedule for the Oxnard Guerreros FC. Click the images below to view the full-size flyers in English and Spanish.
The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at www.oxnard.org. Follow us on social media at www.twitter.com/CityofOxnard (@CityofOxnard), www.facebook.com/CityofOxnard and www.vimeo.com/cityofoxnard.
City of Oxnard presents proclamation to Dr. Irene Pinkard during Black History Month ceremony
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Community celebrates upcoming enhancements for Southwinds Park
On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, children, parents and friends joined City of Oxnard officials and staff for a special groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of upcoming improvements at Southwinds Park, 455 W. Clara St.
The $1.1 million enhancements are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program. The improvements are anticipated to be complete in fall 2017 and include:
- replacing the existing play areas
- resurfacing the jogging path
- renovating the restrooms, exercise stations and barbecue areas
- replacing the existing baseball field with a new lawn area
- adding new fencing and bollards
“It’s so important that people have open space,” said Mayor Tim Flynn. “This is what allows people to breathe; this is what allows families to come together; and this is what allows people, after a hard day of work, to come together and just recreate and relax and say, ‘Wow. Thank God we have this beautiful park right here in the middle of our neighborhood,’” Flynn continued.
The Southwinds Improvements Project was initiated in response to residents who voiced their concerns to the Oxnard City Council regarding quality of life issues in their neighborhood and specifically at their neighborhood park.
Quality of life is one of the City Council’s four strategic priorities, and parks have a direct impact on quality of life. Oxnard residents, the city council and staff worked together to move forward with the project.
During the ceremony, City Manager Greg Nyhoff thanked the City Council, City staff and Southwinds community member Celeste Gamino who have been actively involved with the project. “I am so honored and proud to be your city manager, for all of you who have come together to make this a safer place for this community,” said Nyhoff.
“I hope this is a beginning for south Oxnard for safety and empowerment for our community,” said Celeste Gamino who went on to explain that she and two other community members began surveying other Southwinds residents to share their concerns with the City of Oxnard. As an immigrant from Mexico, Gamino said she wanted to give a voice to other immigrants who may be afraid to report park issues.