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Santa Barbara County oil spill prompts Oxnard protest
Santa Barbara County oil spill prompts Oxnard protest

Dozens of Ventura County residents were expected to gather Saturday for an interfaith blessing of the ocean and to protest against oil drilling and fracking.  The gathering near Mandalay County Park in Oxnard was planned amid reports of tar balls appearing on the coast as far south as Manhattan Beach following the May 19 oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara. Tomás Morales Rebecchi, one of the organizers for the event, said tar balls has also been found on Oxnard Beach but authorities have not directly traced them back to the spill.  "It seems too coincidental for it not to be related," he said, noting that an oil-slicked dolphin also...

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