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The Human Jukebox: “Hard Work and Elbow Grease” Pay Off

The Human Jukebox:  “Hard Work and Elbow Grease” Pay Off

By Daniel Gelman Editor’s Note: Last August we brought you a story about local Baby Boom musician Jim Cathcart  keeping the spirit of his generation alive. Here’s a follow up on a peer across the country. We don’t often hear stories about the internet bringing joy and fulfillment to good people. We do hear plenty […]

Living large on a living barge–25: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–25: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 23d in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom explored the ruins ofAfter Lutzelbourg we surprised Mike and Tigre with a trip up the Arzviller […]

Memorial Day as seen through an artist’s lense

Memorial Day as seen through an artist’s lense

All photo and words are from award winning photographer, David Pu’u, we felt it’s good to always keep in mind what Memorial Day really means. Memorial Day Is… A culture which does not connect accurately, reverentially or beautifully with it’s past, is akin to a rudderless boat: doomed to be at the whim of waves […]

CitizensJournal.us- Letters to the Editor (Archived)

CitizensJournal.us- Letters to the Editor (Archived)

Since this is CITIZENS Journal, public opinion is especially important. We accept general letters here from the public, on varied topics in the form of comments, below. If you wish to respond to specific articles, scroll down to reader comments for the appropriate posting.  If you want them featured, include full name, address, phone number (the latter […]

Living large on a living barge–24: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–24: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 23d in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom was visiting the village of Mittelbergheim and stopped in the Albert Seltz winery

Wildfire Emergency Checklist

Wildfire Emergency Checklist

Proper Preparation Frequently clean roofs, gutters, yards and landscape to eliminate combustible material. Have a family communications plan in place. Keep a ladder that will reach the roof and high places in the house. Make sure you have at least 2 weeks supply of emergency foods, purified water and personal protection. * Keep An Emergency […]

Turnout Fine for Jazz/Wine

Turnout Fine for Jazz/Wine

By Daniel Gelman About 1,500 people attended the third annual California Jazz and Wine Festival at Conejo Creek (North) Park behind the Thousand Oaks Library on Sunday May 18, 2014. The Rotary Club (Sunrise) of Westlake Village sponsored the event. Rotary International is a service organization that promotes business, the work ethic, and charity. Proceeds […]

Santa Paula Fire Department cooks up burgers for local 4H

Santa Paula Fire Department cooks up burgers for local 4H

The Santa Paula Fire Department sponsored a BBQ for Briggs 4H. Five hundred tickets were sold and over $4,000 was raised. The money will benefit the 4H club and the Firefighters were glad to help out.  The department has been doing fundraisers like this for the past five years. They generated the funds for supplies […]

Nextdoor.com helps neighbors watch out for one another

Nextdoor.com helps neighbors watch out for one another

In this day and age it’s good to know your neighbors, even if it’s only through a digital network.  Nextdoor.com is the next best thing to going to that coffee clutch down the block. It keeps people in touch in their local area.  Whether it’s for a natural disaster, neighborhood watch or just information what […]

Santa Paula Fire Department: Beware–As weather warms rattlesnakes become active

Santa Paula Fire Department: Beware–As weather warms rattlesnakes become active