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Thousand Oaks Man Sentenced to 1 Year for Felony ‘Sextortion’ Scheme

Thousand Oaks Man Sentenced to 1 Year for Felony ‘Sextortion’ Scheme

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that on July 6, 2017, Superior Court Judge Bruce A. Young sentenced Sean Anthony Melford (DOB 02/15/94), of Thousand Oaks, to serve 365 days in jail for attempting to extort two women into sending him intimate photographs and for possessing child pornography.  In May 2017, Melford pleaded guilty to […]

Conejo Schools Foundation selected as Nonprofit of the Year

Conejo Schools Foundation selected as Nonprofit of the Year

Local nonprofit will be honored by the California Association of Nonprofits Conejo Schools Foundation (CSF), a Conejo Valley-based nonprofit organization created in 2004 to assist with challenges associated with the education budget, was recognized by California Association of Nonprofits as one of its “Nonprofits of the Year,” at the association’s second California Nonprofits Day hosted […]

Hesitant TO City Council Opens Door for Medicinal Pot Dispensary Testing Facility During June 27 Meeting

Hesitant TO City Council Opens Door for Medicinal Pot Dispensary Testing Facility During June 27 Meeting

By Kevin Harris Thousand Oaks’ anti-pot City Council took their first baby steps Tuesday night to honor the will of state and local voters, by allowing a medicinal marijuana dispensary and a marijuana testing lab within city limits. During the exhaustive, 5-hour City Council meeting, however, held on June 27, the Council made it clear […]

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 […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Newest Member to Board of Governors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Newest Member to Board of Governors

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is pleased to announce a new member to its Board of Governors, Alissa Morton. Morton worked at Morton Capital Management for 28 years.  During that time, she volunteered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.  In 2015, she decided to leave the company […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announce Winners of Annual Essay Contest

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announce Winners of Annual Essay Contest

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are pleased to announce the winners of the annual Essay Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Conejo Valley.  Logan Cary took first place and received $200.  Runner-ups were Stefan Rosu and Logan Eby, winning $100 each.  Some 35 members submitted essays for the contest that […]

T.O. 14 Year Old lured by Social Media: Extradition of Sex Assault Suspect from El Paso Texas

T.O. 14 Year Old lured by Social Media: Extradition of Sex Assault Suspect from El Paso Texas

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release In December of 2016, a deputy assigned to the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a call for service where the victim’s mother had discovered her 14 year old daughter had been communicating with a 27 year old adult male. The victim’s mother also discovered the adult  male had driven […]

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announces the Resignation of its CEO/President, Mark Elswick

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announces the Resignation of its CEO/President, Mark Elswick

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announces the resignation of its CEO/President, Mark Elswick.  Elswick submitted his resignation on May 5, 2017 to pursue new ventures in his career. When Elswick joined the Boys & Girls Clubs in 2008, the organization had four clubs and 1,379 registered members.  Since then, the Boys […]

IWOSC/SPAWN meeting. June’s speaker is editor Naomi Eagleson

IWOSC/SPAWN meeting. June’s speaker is editor Naomi Eagleson

Now meeting at the Newbury Park Library JUNE MEETING Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 pm OUR SPEAKER Naomi Long Eagleson Editor and president of The Artful Editor How to Proofread Your Book Like a Pro   Before you hit “publish,” you will need to proofread your book. I will show you how to proofread like a professional […]

New Guest House Regs and the New City Budget Dominated Tuesday’s TO Council Meeting

New Guest House Regs and the New City Budget Dominated Tuesday’s TO Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council tried to balance complying with new state laws for Accessory Dwelling Units, and local homeowners not fond of change, Tuesday night,  5-30-17 in the midst of an important statewide housing issue. Later in the meeting, they received detailed information on the new, two-year operating budget for the city, […]