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New Year 2018 | DcD: Despair and Determination, Two Sides to a Coin

New Year 2018 | DcD: Despair and Determination, Two Sides to a Coin

  By Deborah Baber Savalla Two recent headlines cause despair but also give rise to determination to act. The two headlines are Six Insane California Laws That Go Into Effect Monday by Jared Sichel (Daily Wire, December 29) and one headline published New Year’s Day in Gateway Pundit entitled Video: CNN Reporter Holds Joints, Lights […]

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 […]

Fiduciary Leadership in 2018 or Oxnard’s’ Successor Agency Continued Boondoggle?

Fiduciary Leadership in 2018 or Oxnard’s’ Successor Agency Continued Boondoggle?

By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed., Executive Director, The Foundation, EERD Imagine the State of California dressed as a Santa Claus, and in a magnanimous gesture of civic good will and fairness, it decides  to give  Oxnard a once in a lifetime “gift”: the full and total fiduciary disposal authority of 39 buildings/properties that the city of Oxnard Successor […]

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

By Barry Gabrielson .  Let’s address the facts regarding Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD)  Deputy Superintendent’s statement “Expects 7M in annual loss over the next 3 years”.  These facts are based on California Public Education and Districts reported numbers below:  . 1)      Received 187.1M Funding in 2016-17, Actuals of 181.7M, added reserve of 5.4M 2)      Reserve […]

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. […]

“Merry Christmas” or “Bah Humbug”? Select Your Season’s Greeting!

“Merry Christmas” or “Bah Humbug”? Select Your Season’s Greeting!

By Deborah Baber-Savalla   On November 8, 2016 millions of Americans rejoiced at the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Millions of other Americans reviled the choice of DJT as President. President Trump has been in office for eleven months now and it is the Christmas season. For […]

Fairness Prevails on Conejo Valley Unified School District Book Controversy

Fairness Prevails on Conejo Valley Unified School District Book Controversy

    By Tony Dolz Conejo Valley Unified School District president, Mike Dunn, a many times re-elected trustee, closed his one year school board presidency by bringing peace to factions warring over core literature books.  A group of literature teachers and parents strongly advocate for students 15-17 years old in grades nine – 12, to read […]

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 […]