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Celebrating Completion of the R.U.F.F. Road Training Program and the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training Program and Dog Adoption

Celebrating Completion of the R.U.F.F. Road Training Program and the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training Program and Dog Adoption

Inmates at Todd Road Jail Facility and the youth at the Juvenile Facilities celebrated their dogs’ completion of training through the 16-week obedience program referred to as R.U.F.F. Road (Rehabilitation Utilizing Furry Friends) at Todd Road Jail and Pawsitive Steps at the Juvenile Facilities. The programs commenced in February 2017 and were completed with a […]

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 […]

10-Year-old Boy Invents Device That Will Save Children From Hot Cars

10-Year-old Boy Invents Device That Will Save Children From Hot Cars

It’s officially summertime – and with the rising temperatures, comes an abundance of preventable hot car deaths. But not if Bishop Curry IV can help it. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> 10-year-old Bishop has invented his very own device capable of saving hundreds of children from heat stroke. The invention, which he calls Oasis, is a tiny […]

Members of local family granted audience with the Pope

Members of local family granted audience with the Pope

By Gloria Massey-Chinea GOD Is GREAT!!!! HE always is! The Shawver Chinea visit to Italy has culminated in having a audience with Pope Francis for Sofia Rose Shawver Chinea, our oldest grandchild. She had made a drawing for the Pope and was selected to be closer to him! Look at the pictures… it’s a story […]

Summer Can Make You More Cranky, Science Says

Summer Can Make You More Cranky, Science Says

Summer is unbearable. The fiery rays of the sun, those sweat-soaked shirts and the chafing between your legs all make it hard to be chipper on those 100-degree days. Thankfully, science is on your side with a new study that says hot weather can be blamed for your bad attitude. Read: Is There A Divorce […]

90-Year-Old Man Serenades Love of His Life on 70th Wedding Anniversary

90-Year-Old Man Serenades Love of His Life on 70th Wedding Anniversary

After getting married on his 20th birthday, an Arkansas man is still making his bride swoon 70 years later. 90-Year-old Paul Miller sang a romantic rendition of Bing Crosby’s “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” at a ceremony where he and his wife renewed their vows and celebrated the anniversary with 60 family members. SWEET: 14 […]

92 Yorkies Found in Hoarder’s House All Adopted by New Loving Parents

92 Yorkies Found in Hoarder’s House All Adopted by New Loving Parents

These 92 pups were found living in filth, but they’ve been given forever homes as a result of their previous owners’ arrest. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> The hoard of Yorkshire terriers were found living in unsanitary conditions at a home near San Diego, California. After Humane Society officials seized the dogs back in January, the couple […]

Father Surprises Son With Birthday Gift From Beyond the Grave

Father Surprises Son With Birthday Gift From Beyond the Grave

This video of a teenager receiving a birthday gift from his late father is enough to turn any metalhead into mush. 16-year-old Johnny Crow has been grieving over his 49-year-old dad’s death since the heart attack struck in April. Johnny did not know until last week, however, that his father left behind something special that […]

Family Has Adopted 88 Special Needs Kids in the Past Four Decades

Family Has Adopted 88 Special Needs Kids in the Past Four Decades

If you ever feel like complaining about the multitude of difficulties when dealing with your family, just think about the Geraldi clan and the calamities through which they’ve persevered. Over the course of the last four decades, Michael and Camille Geraldi have become the legal guardians of 88 special needs children and adults. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ […]

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day! Leaning outside the viewing window on this Alaskan train allowed me to include some of the cars in the photo to give context to the rest of the scene. Shot with a Nokia Lumia 910. Stan Horaczek National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best […]