Oxnard is a mostly Latino town with an Anglo name.

On the outside Oxnard is a large commuter town whose middle-class inhabitants constantly move going to work, home, or out to consume..

…but the heart and core of Oxnard is the working-class inhabitants who give life and culture to an otherwise “dead” city. On one end you have Mexicans and Chicanos who had previously been segregated in areas such as Colonia & El Rio, and at the other end you have those with a military background, from the men and women who work at Hueneme and Point Mugu base, to the Military Brats who terrorize the streets. Military families have added more to cultural the mix in such a highly Latino city bringing people here from all over the place. (Most notably the Ilocano Filipino community in South side) Most people growing up in this area have a damn good understanding of diversity.

Oxnard’s working-class identity at times, transcend mainstream understandings, producing many underground scenes that are epic yet extremely quite from the Narcore punk scene in the early eighties, to the early House scene, and of course the always constant underground hip-hop scene. The city is a microcosm of influences that never really is definite.

Being a working class town produces a wide variety of politically conscious people from Liberal Idealist to Straight up Anarchist. Central to the border debate, many people in Oxnard are angered by the very idea that Native American People (Mixteco folk) are considered “Illegal Aliens” many of whom we see working the fields of Oxnard. The political scene can be very polarized and organizers have yet to achieve their abstract goals, yet most activist in Oxnard see more positive days in the future. Most folks don’t really take part in any of the organizing, but many people do take the time to support local businesses, eating at the nearest taqueria or grubbin it up at Wins/A Burger/ Buddy Burger.

The people of Oxnard can’t always easily be defined. Of course you have the average hipster who fully embody brand name, pre-manufactured bullshit. But those who take the time to make things happen change Oxnard around constantly, pushing peoples understandings of community beyond what they identify with.

"Oxnard is not just a commuter town, its not just a city you blindly drive away from as you head to work. And despite the alienating effects of urban sprawl and segregation, Oxnard is more live than anyone person may conceive. Consisting of those who have more spirit, inginuity and understanding than any major city can produce. Its a town lost in the mass cultures of Los Angeles and out glitzed by the likes of Santa Barbara. The underdog of anything happening in Southern California. And those who take pride within such potential will in turn, transform this place into a venue of faith similar to that of Mecca and Medina!"
by Bobby Paisano March 29, 2008
Formerly sleepy agricultural centerpoint of Ventura County, now sleepy suburban centerpoint of Ventura County. Big mix of races, social classes, and citizenship status.
Going home to Oxnard is like going home to anywhere else in southern California, except I'm more likely to be characterized as a poor person. Even though I live in a big house on a golf course.
by justagirl February 04, 2005
A hamster from the show series "Hamtaro."

More recently used as an endearing nickname to a best friend. <3
Oxnard was always there for me, even when we're 446 miles apart.
by that anonymouse May 26, 2014
Slang for nards or testicles. Used in the singular form as an insult.
After a swift kick to the oxnards, Doug fell to the ground writhing in pain.
by Eli Burke October 25, 2006
1. a small city in California.
2. the genitals of a large, clumsy, male bovine.
3. just another word you can call someone to insult him.
1. Oxnard is near Los Angeles, at least when compared to San Francisco.
2. check out that dude! he's hung like an oxnard.
3. dude, you scratched the paint on my '87 prelude! now i've got to spend the day at MAACO! you fuckin' oxnard!
by earpuller November 18, 2010
Sleepy little city 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on the California coast.
I'm not going to Oxnard, you go ahead.
by Buzz Cola September 07, 2003
The part of ventura county that is home to all the illegal aliens and spics. a shame to live there unless its silverstrand.
Man you live in oxnard with all the beaners?
by BBBBBBBBBBB October 04, 2007

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