I had read somewhere that some cars show the ignition signal as interference in the oxygen sensor signal when viewed on a scope. It turns out my 98 Mazda 626 is one of those applications:
Why does that happen and why doesn't it cause problems for the ECU / PCM?
Bonus Question: What are those occasional negative spikes?
EDIT Dec. 19th 2017
I found the source of my question, Shots in the Dark: Engine Misfire Diagnosis:
With some manufacturers, ignition system interference will be present in an O2 signal. This is not to be confused with O2 sensor hash. Ignition system interference is easily discernable from hash because it will occur with the frequency of each cylinder’s ignition event.
Another source, Measuring a zirconia lambda sensor:
Channel 1 (red) shows the signal from the zirconia lambda sensor and channel 2 (yellow) the duty cycle signal for the regulated heating. The sensor signal is toggling between a low and high signal voltage. This proves that the engine management system is adapting the amount of injected fuel to approach the ideal mixture. The sensor signal contains some interference from the ignition and other components. This interference has no influence on the performance of the engine management system because the ECU has filtered inputs.