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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 […]

Simi Valley: Driver Arrested in Stolen Vehicle

Simi Valley: Driver Arrested in Stolen Vehicle

Simi Valley Police Department – Incident Press Release  . At about 4:11 p.m., Officers located a unoccupied stolen vehicle parked in the area of Ashland Avenue at Third Street. A surveillance was established on the vehicle and at about 5:46 p.m. a male later identified as Samuel Mejia, 44 years of Simi Valley, was observed driving […]

“Last Easy Budget” and Updated Simi Facts & Trends discussed at Simi City Council Meeting

“Last Easy Budget” and Updated Simi Facts & Trends discussed at Simi City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Simi City Council approved their “last easy budget” Monday night, after being updated on Ventura County’s latest important trends from the biennial “State of the Region Report,” during the June 12 City Council Meeting.  Money, Money, Money… Item 8A, “New Business,” had a formal title so long, it made one want […]

Habitat Partners with Local Businesses to Renovate Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Simi Valley

Habitat Partners with Local Businesses to Renovate Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Simi Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is leading the renovation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 on Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley during the month of June.  Habitat learned of the deteriorating state of the VFW Post and offered to be the general contractor for the renovations.  Habitat and the VFW Post have […]

Heroin Dealer Arrested in Simi Valley

Heroin Dealer Arrested in Simi Valley

Simi Valley Police Department – Incident Press Release On June 8, 2017, the Simi Valley Police Departments Narcotics Unit concluded a two month long investigation into a local Heroin and Methamphetamine dealer. Edwin Amiriyan, a 44 year old from Burbank, was arrested for violations of 11351 HS, 11352 HS, 11378 HS, and 11379 HS all related […]

Ed Garcia of Moorpark College recognized as a 2017 VC Innovates Pathfinder

Ed Garcia of Moorpark College recognized as a  2017 VC Innovates Pathfinder

  Moorpark College Ed Garcia, faculty, was recognized by VC Innovates as a 2017 VC Innovates Pathfinder of the Year honoree for his role in support of Career and Technical Education.  One of 25 recognized at the organization’s annual award luncheon recently held at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo, CA, this award celebrates […]

Road rage incident in Fillmore

Road rage incident in Fillmore

Fillmore Police Department – Incident Press Release On June 2, 2017, Fillmore patrol deputies responded to a call of a shooting of an occupied vehicle traveling on Highway 126. Deputies made contact with the victim who reported her vehicle was shot at while she was driving into the city of Fillmore. The victim was able […]

Simi Cajun/Blues Music Festival excellent (again)

Simi Cajun/Blues Music Festival excellent (again)

By George Miller Over the years, the Simi Cajun & Blues Festival has become one of the region’s top musical events. This year they maintained and enhanced their reputation. Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy were the Blues stage headliners. Having two sound stages, a kiddie park, lots of merchandise booths, […]

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

    By Kevin Harris In May, 2016, Louisiana became the first state to make attacking police officers (and firefighters) a hate crime. Since then, 13 more states, most of them Republican-led, have passed “penalty enhancements” for crimes against police, with more on the way.  Once you get past the irony of Republicans pushing through […]

Moorpark College computer science students win intercollegiate competitions

Moorpark College computer science students win intercollegiate competitions

Moorpark College Computer Science club, “The Enthusiastic Programmers,” won two intercollegiate competitions during the 2017 spring semester.  Moorpark College faculty and club advisor Esmaail Nikjeh reported the students placed first in the software engineering competition at Cal State LA’s ProgFest 2017.  Held annually at California State University, Los Angeles, ProgFest is a programming challenge that […]

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