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3 Month Investigation leads to arrest for dealing Meth and Heroin

3 Month Investigation leads to arrest for dealing Meth and Heroin

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release   On 05/18/18, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s West County Street Narcotics Team concluded a three month long narcotic investigation into the drug trafficking activities of 47 year old Ventura resident, Theresa Edwards. The investigation revealed Edwards was supplying methamphetamine and heroin to residents of Ventura County. On […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission Approves New Demolition and Excavation Business

Santa Paula Planning Commission Approves New Demolition and Excavation Business

By Sheryl Hamlin The Santa Paula Planning Commission approved the following action on Tuesday, May 22, 2018: A request for approval of Community Development Permit (Conditional Use Permit and Landscape Review) No. 2017-CDP-04 to allow 3-Bar Corporation to establish a new business operation for heavy equipment storage and related office and workshop uses at a […]

Oxnard man throws Incendiary objects into Pacific View Jewelry Store | Starts small fire

Oxnard man throws Incendiary objects into Pacific View Jewelry Store | Starts small fire

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release  On May 23rd at 11:06 AM, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from an employee of 4J Jewelers inside the Pacific View Mall, 3301 E. Main St., reporting that a subject, later identified as the suspect Oxnard resident, 39 year old Adrian Earkman, had thrown […]

Santa Paula Police Officer Injured arresting Parolee

Santa Paula Police Officer Injured arresting Parolee

Santa Paula Police Department – Incident Press Release   On Tuesday May 22, 2018 at approximately 5:05 pm Santa Paula Police officers responded to the 300 block of Laurie Lane for a report of a subject causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located a subject matching the description who was known to officers from prior police […]

California Beer Festival

California Beer Festival

     10 YEAR CELEBRATION!                                          The California Beer Festival’s 10 Year Anniversary!  Downtown Ventura, Plaza Park September 15 & 16  TWO Days Of Live Entertainment! Saturday Boots & Brews Country Concert (Artist To Be Announced […]

Ventura City Council Discusses City Improvements

Ventura City Council Discusses City Improvements

By Lori Denman-Underhill The Ventura City Council meeting on May 21 opened up with a positive video, which was provided by Ventura Unified School District’s “Character Development Program,” called “Mayor for a Moment.” The program asked a fifth grader, Holland Campbell, from Lincoln Elementary School to write an essay based on the May theme, “Self […]

CA Ventura County June 2018 Primary Election voting recommendations

CA Ventura County June 2018 Primary Election voting recommendations

By Debra Tash & George Miller   The electorate is so polarized that Citizens Journal will continue its tradition of listing voting recommendations from all over the political map  …. But first- who’s running and for what? June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election Candidate List – Local Offices June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election Candidate […]

Santa Paula: Measure T Status Report

Santa Paula: Measure T Status Report

By Sheryl Hamlin At the May 21, 2018 Santa Paula City Council meeting, José Luis Melgar, Vice-Chair of the Measure T Commission presented a status report including the following: -Status of Measure T Sales Tax Revenue for the Period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 -The Upcoming Annual Report -The 2018/2019 Allocation Recommendations The […]

Santa Paula | Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness

Santa Paula | Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness

By Sheryl Hamlin City Manager Rock explained that there have been escalating calls for services related to homeless to the Santa Paula Police Department. Recall that a group of citizens begged council for help at a recent council meeting. Read about that presentation here. SPPD spent hours on site giving tresspassing citations and packets of […]

Santa Paula: Fiscal Year 18-19 Budget Season Opens

Santa Paula: Fiscal Year 18-19 Budget Season Opens

By Sheryl Hamlin Although City Manager Rock opened the May 21, 2018 Special Session with the admonition “this is preliminary … not a line item budget”, there were nuggets of information about the financial picture of the city in the report during the one hour and 45 minute meeting. Presentation The presentation in the public […]

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