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Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

By Alicia Percell, Professional Registered Parliamentarian Editor’s note: At the 1-24-17 Oxnard City Council meeting, Alicia Percell voiced her objections to how the Utility Rate Advisory Council (URAP)  (which is supposed to assist in the rate-setting process) is being managed by City staff. Those who were observing during the last rate-setting exercise know that according to most […]

County thinks “Public” means “Public Employee”

County thinks “Public” means “Public Employee”

    Pathetic Attempt to Pack the VCERA Board For most of us in the taxpaying private sector, when we think of the “public”, it is probably a near certainty that most of us are not thinking of someone who is a government employee. Not so it seems when it comes to the County of Ventura.  […]

Reflections on Inauguration Day and the March

Reflections on Inauguration Day and the March

    By Naomi Fisher President Trump’s speech gave me so much hope. Those were the words with which he started his campaign, i.e. Bring the Nation back to the people. Make it our country. Make us proud of it again. Give us work. Stop sending jobs overseas and leaving our people jobless and hungry. […]

America First

America First

    By Leo G. Alvarez President Trump’s inaugural speech was probably not given a title by its author.  It obviously evolved, as do all speeches, first in thought then in words, then in edits.  And it is well that it did. It was made clear that there is great need to change the status […]

Inauguration best wishes

Inauguration best wishes

Congratulations, newly inaugurated President Donald. J. Trump. Our prayers for success and and a better situation for all Americans. We pray you can really help make America Great Again. But that will only work with a great plan and cooperation of many great Americans to make it work. Read inaugural address.   Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free […]

Ventura Tries to Chain Grannies With Second Units to their Properties

Ventura Tries to Chain Grannies With Second Units to their Properties

    By Camille Harris Venturans already live in fear of being caught in one of Ventura’s minefield of unenforceable codes, and it’s just about to become more stressful for those who have second units on their properties or plan to build them. When unenforceable codes are occasionally enforced due to a complaint caused by a […]

Vladimir Putin tried to influence election

Vladimir Putin tried to influence election

The nation’s intelligence agencies – the CIA, the FBI, even the National Security Agency, have discovered that the Russians are doing naughty things. Heaven forfend! Thank heaven for the nation’s intelligence agencies. Someone should bank the fire and put out the cat. We can all sleep better tonight. The spooks and their fans in Congress […]

Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

    By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed.                                    Oxnard is poised to be one of the most innovative, creative and active art cities of California. All we need is to create the critical mass needed to move the community to […]

Obamacare — may it rest in peace

Obamacare — may it rest in peace

  The first order of business for the new Congress is the repeal of Obamacare. The American people demand it. The only people who seem to be happy with Obama’s signature achievement are those who are rich or getting it for free, or nearly free. Dig a little deeper and you will find that the […]