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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – Ventura County | An Open Letter

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – Ventura County | An Open Letter

  By Deborah Baber Savalla   Dear Honorable Members of the MLK Committee of Ventura County, Neighbors, Friends, and Fellow County Residents, I moved here four years ago to live full time after being in New York City for over 30 years.Yesterday was my first Martin Luther King Day celebration experience in Ventura County. It was […]

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

    by Ed Ring, California Policy Center  When speaking about pension burdens on California’s cities and counties, a perennial question is how much are the costs going to increase? In recent years, California’s biggest pension system, CalPERS, has offered “Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports” that purport to answer that question. Notwithstanding the fact that CalPERS […]

Tempest in a Teapot: A Sh*thole by any other name

Tempest in a Teapot: A Sh*thole by any other name

    By Girdis Eckstein That tempest line came to mind after listening to the news for the second day. Oh, my, how the little news-worms carried on. At first I thought the country had been covered with shameful, foul language that we should never live down. Then, what was the tempestuous event that had […]

Local News | One Reader’s Suggested Source

Local News | One Reader’s Suggested Source

 By Timothy Bond | Thousand Oaks As we move into 2018, I know a way folks can help “move the needle” in our communities towards more fair reporting. Support sources which try to give all viewpoints a chance to be assessed by the reader. I hope all of us try to filter the news better this year, […]

Marijuana – Washington Policy Makers Have It Wrong Again 

Marijuana – Washington Policy Makers Have It Wrong Again 

    By Dr. Kevin McNamee Marijuana legislation made it more available to our youth capturing their  hearts and minds during a critical time for brain and life-skill development. No longer do teens get their pleasure from getting good grades, learning a skill, helping others, hitting a baseball, reading a book. Their “feel good” comes from […]

Immigration Policy | One Reader’s Pragmatic Solution

Immigration Policy | One Reader’s Pragmatic Solution

  By Robert Hodson | Thousand Oaks   Immigration policy is daily news. I offer a pragmatic solution. 1.  Exercise the legal right and fundamental obligation of every nation to secure its borders. 2.  For persons brought illegally to this country as minor children (the so-called Dreamers  and DACA Recipients ), create a permanent resident status […]

Don’t Be Alarmed But China Could Be Building A Military Base In Pakistan

Don’t Be Alarmed But China Could Be Building A Military Base In Pakistan

  By LAWRENCE SELLIN, Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve | 3:30 PM 01/01/2018   In a mid-December op-ed at The Daily Caller, I questioned what appeared to be signs of Chinese militarization of Pakistan, in particular, and in the Indian Ocean, in general. . In the last few months, there have been persistent reports of […]

Trump Is Right About The FBI | CNN Contributor Rings In The 2018 New Year Weekend!

Trump Is Right About The FBI | CNN Contributor Rings In The 2018 New Year Weekend!

    By Deborah Baber-Savalla On December 27, 2017 CNN broadcast an interview with CNN legal analyst, Paul Callen. Towards the end of the interview at the 5:40 mark, the interviewer notes that viewers can read Paul Callen’s op-ed piece entitled Trump is right about the FBI at CNN’s website. However, according to the Conservative Treehouse the […]

How to Reduce the California State Budget by $40 Billion

How to Reduce the California State Budget by $40 Billion

by Ed Ring, California Policy Center | December 28, 2017   As of a few days ago, high-wage earners have a new reason to leave California: their state income taxes are no longer deductible on their federal income tax returns. Can California’s union-controlled state legislature adapt? Can they lower the top marginal tax rates to keep […]

Check Out Updated Citizens Journal Mobile App Today

Check Out Updated Citizens Journal Mobile App Today

Note from Citizens Journal, Ventura County’s REAL news More than 60% of our readers now access CitizensJournal.us (AKA Citizens Journal- Ventura County) via a mobile device- mostly phone or tablet. This is a huge increase over what we had originally when we started in 2013. We updated our Citizens Journal mobile app for improved usability/readability. […]

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