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Mar, 2018

Compare Three Thomas Fire Mudslide Risk Maps

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With another storm coming, the Ventura County Peace and Justice Network is offering three mudslide risk maps for our readers to compare. This might help you make the difficult decision to evacuate, or at least pick up extra sandbags. US Geological Survey Debris Flow Hazard Map The US Geological Survey (USGS) provides the most extensive background on how it gets its information. The map pays special attention to river flows and explains how being beneath a creek during a rain might affect your safety. It is detailed. For example, it classifies […]

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Jul, 2017

Oxnard’s Power Plants

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A Long Haul The city of Oxnard (population 186,000) has a whole lot of power plants. Now there are plans to build another. Energy consultants argue that California has more than enough power. So why build another? Environmental justice groups like CAUSE have carefully reminded the public about the stakes when one less economically advantaged city takes up the power burden. Oxnard posses a place called Ormond Beach, home to Halaco, a superfund site, and an obsolete power plant that sits on otherwise gorgeous beach. This is more than just […]

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