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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. […]

Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

    By Deborah Baber Savalla I was not a Twitter-user before Donald J. Trump was elected our 45th President. I became one when I accepted I could not count on traditional media outlets to report fairly (or at all!) on the President’s work on behalf of the American people. My tweet-gem today comes from United […]

Protecting young minds when marijuana is legal

Protecting young minds when marijuana is legal

By Stan Mantooth & Dr. Robert Levin   On Jan. 1, marijuana – a substance that affects youth differently than adults — will become legal for retail sale in California. Although the federal government still classifies cannabis as illegal, California voters have elected to legalize it for adults age 21 and older. We write not to debate […]

Net neutrality: where do we go from here?

Net neutrality: where do we go from here?

The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality. What does that mean for us? Mignon Clyburn FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn gave a powerful message of dissension before the vote. FCC The Federal Communications Commission just voted to approve the Restoring Internet Freedom Act, which repeals the net neutrality rules that have been in place since 2015.

re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

By Tom Dunn Letter to VC Star editor re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th   . Pa for years has spoken on issues with wit, insight and humor but is sometimes less than factual. To state Port Hueneme is getting “so many medical marijuana dispensaries” is less than factual.  . The Star stopped covering city […]