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VC Supervisor meets with paddlers at Oxnard’s Kiddie Beach on watercraft ban

VC Supervisor meets with paddlers at Oxnard’s Kiddie Beach on watercraft ban

By George Miller Watercraft/paddling ban is now being enforced at Kiddie Beach, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard Meetings with Ventura County Harbor Department, which has jurisdiction in lower harbor, have been inconclusive for many months Paddling organizations have proposed a 25-30′ strip of land on north end of beach be used for launchings/landings Beach is nearly […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency awards 2017 Employees of the Year

Ventura County Public Works Agency awards 2017 Employees of the Year

Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) awarded three veteran personnel with Employee of the Year awards at the Public Works Week resolution on May 23. Mariann Kovats, a Supervising Accounting Technician who works in the Central Services Department; John Bryson, a Public Works Maintenance Worker III in the Transportation Department; and Matt Ehret, Project Director […]

Ventura County’s 2017-18 Taxable Assessment Roll Increases to a record $ 129.1 Billion

Ventura County’s 2017-18 Taxable Assessment Roll Increases to a record $ 129.1 Billion

County Assessor Dan Goodwin announced certification and delivery of Ventura County’s 2017-18 Assessment Roll to Ventura County’s Auditor-Controller Jeff Burgh today. It will be the basis of computations for more than $1.3 billion paid by taxpayers to run local government in the year ahead. This year’s Roll has a total taxable assessed value of $ […]

Simi Man to be Sentenced to 71 years to life for Murder of his wife

Simi Man to be Sentenced to 71 years to life for Murder of his wife

Jaime Paredes (DOB 01/24/1979), of Simi Valley, pled guilty to first-degree premeditated and deliberate murder for killing Mariella Paredes, his wife and the mother of his child, and admitted using a firearm to do so.  Paredes also pled guilty to three counts of premeditated and deliberate attempted murder for shooting three of Mariella’s co-workers.  On […]

Lunch with VCTA and CEO Mike Powers for Ventura County

Lunch with VCTA and CEO Mike Powers for Ventura County

Make plans now to join VCTA and County Executive Officer Mike Powers for lunch on July 27 when he will deliver a “State of the County Address”. Tickets are $40. The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard and will begin at 1130. Reservations can be made by credit card or […]

CitizensJournal.us celebrates 4th anniversary!

CitizensJournal.us celebrates 4th anniversary!

By George Miller Hard to believe that we’ve already been in operation four years since starting publication of Citizens Journal- Ventura County, AKA CitizensJournal.us, AKA CJ, on June 21, 2013. So, we celebrated that on our Summer solstice anniversary at La Dolce Vita (an advertiser), in historic Heritage Square in Oxnard. CJ was founded to […]

Ventura County teachers invited to third annual STEMposium Institute

Ventura County teachers invited to third annual STEMposium Institute

Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers in Ventura County are invited to attend a free, 4 1/2 days Summer STEM Institute June 26 through 30th. Called STEMposium, it is aimed at supporting teachers in successfully implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and in integrating science and engineering instruction with math, language arts and technology. STEM […]

Sheriff arrests suspect in Oak View Drive-by Shooting

Sheriff arrests suspect in Oak View Drive-by Shooting

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On 06/19/2017, at approximately 4:10 PM, Ojai Patrol Deputies and Ojai Detectives responded to a call of a residential drive-by shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Larmier Avenue. This is the unincorporated area of Ventura County commonly known as Oak View. A resident at the location reported that […]

County to host job and career fair

County to host job and career fair

The County of Ventura Human Resources Department will be hosting a job and career fair on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for entrance or parking. The career fair will be held in the main courtyard of the Ventura County Government Center, between the Hall […]

Heat Advisory for Ventura County

Heat Advisory for Ventura County

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a “Heat Advisory” for various local regions, including Ventura County mountain areas, from 11AM Saturday through 9PM Wednesday. Temperatures in the mountains of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, mainly below 5000 feet, are expected to be between 100 and 105. A Heat Advisory means […]