Oxnard

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Installed more than 000 smoke alarms

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Oxnard is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California. It is the 19th most populous city in California and the most populous in Ventura County. The city lies approximately 30 miles west of the Los Angeles city limits, and is part of the larger Greater Los Angeles area. The population of Oxnard is 203,585 as of the 2012 Financial Report. Oxnard is the most populous city in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is listed as one of the wealthiest areas in America, with its residents making well above the average national income. In 2013, Oxnard was ranked as one of the safest cities in America with violent crime rates well below the national average.

Oxnard was incorporated in 1903. It is located at the western edge of the fertile Oxnard Plain, sitting adjacent to an agricultural center of strawberries and lima beans. Oxnard is also a major transportation hub in Southern California, with Amtrak, Union Pacific, Metrolink, Greyhound, and Intercalifornia stopping in Oxnard. Oxnard also has a small regional airport called Oxnard Airport (OXR). Oxnard is also the location of the National Weather Service forecast office that serves the Los Angeles area.

The town’s name derives from “Cathedral Canyon” to the south of the town, so named in 1850 by Colonel Henry Washington because its rock formations were reminiscent of a cathedral. The city itself started as a housing subdivision in 1925, but was not incorporated until 1981. The city grew in population several times over during the past 35 years.

Population and area: 52, 595 residents and 21.8 square miles.

Cathedral City’s population growth and suburban sprawl was based on recent waves of immigration and minority groups purchased homes and apartments. According to the 2006 United States Census estimates, about half (50.0%) of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. But a 2006 study by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce puts the city’s Latino percentage at over 60%. The largest ethnicity represented are Mexican and Mexican-American/Chicano, with additional large numbers of Colombians and Central American nationalities.

Major hazards: Extreme heat and related illnesses (heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat syncope, heat rash, and heat cramps), fires, floods, storms and winter storms, and landslides.

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Regional Leadership

Andrea E. Davis

Chair

Andrea is the Director of Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity for The Walt Disney Company where she oversees an enterprise-wide department that is responsible for all-hazards emergency planning and testing for Disney and its affiliates world-wide.

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Bruce Bunker Daly

Vice Chair

Bruce Bunker Daly is a Principal with Deloitte & Touche’s Enterprise Risk Services group in Los Angeles and has been with the company for approximately two decades.

Javier Angulo

Director of Community Affairs

Javier Angulo joined Walmart in 2011 as Director of Community Affairs and is responsible for public affairs and government relations in Los Angeles County.

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