Oxnard Off The Beaten Path

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    THE FORMER MIRA LOMA FLIGHT ACADEMY
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    MIRA LOMA CIRCLE
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    VISIT THE FORMER LYING-IN HOSPITAL

    by Rich62 Written Nov 12, 2005
    ONCE A HOSPITAL, NOW A HOME FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
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    At 838 West 5th Street in Oxnard, California, there stands a senior citizen housing complex today, called Casa Merced. However, in the early part of the 20th century it was a hospital with the strange name "Lying-In Hospital and Sanitorium." In the lobby of the present complex is a small but interesting museum fro which you can learn about the history of the building.

    The building is especially important to me. I was born there in 1944.

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    MIRA LOMA

    by Rich62 Updated Nov 12, 2005
    THE FORMER MIRA LOMA FLIGHT ACADEMY
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    The former Mira Loma Flight Academy, where rookie pilots began their training, was located on West 5th Street, just south of the Oxnard Airport. Today it is low-cost housing. A circular street called MIra Loma Circle marks the location.

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    Oxnard Fire Department-- Finest Kind

    by keida84 Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Don, my nephew, John & Terry

    The men and women OFD are the best at what they do. Recently the fire department was bestowed the honor of being one of the "most creative and innovative agencies in the United States", according to Harvard University's John F. Kennedy school of Government.

    For example, any new residential unit with more than 500 ft.² must have fire sprinklers and latest smoke detection technology. At the department's urging some developers and businesses have installed strobe light fire detectors that can pinpoint the location of a blaze using a computer. The electronic device also unlocks certain doors so firefighters can enter a burning structure more quickly.

    There are 6 stations in our city and a great group of people. I have enjoyed working with the department and extend my love and thanks to each and everyone of them for all their love and support.

    So I hope you never have the need to call OFD when visiting the Oxnard area, but if you do, you've called the right place.

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