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Trio arrested as Suspects in string of Ventura Residential Burglary

Trio arrested as Suspects in string of Ventura Residential Burglary

On June 21st at approximately 4:39 AM, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from an alarm company reporting a residential alarm being activated in the 6000 block of Loma Vista Rd. Relaying information through the alarm company’s dispatch, the homeowner reported that someone had broken into the residence and fled on foot […]

Santa Paula: A New Idea from Measure T

Santa Paula: A New Idea from Measure T

 By Sheryl Hamlin The five member citizen oversight commission for Santa Paula’s Measure T Sales Tax (2016) convened on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with a goal of establishing allocation recommendations for the new sales tax revenue, now estimated at about $2 million. Public Comments Five students spoke in public comments: Mireille Vargas, Mason Ramos Rodriquez, […]

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 […]

Ventura celebrates its 42nd July 4th Street Fair with a free parade, music, food, art sales & children’s activities

Ventura celebrates its 42nd July 4th Street Fair with a free parade, music, food, art sales & children’s activities

STREET FAIR: Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair continues a proud, 42 year tradition on Tuesday, July 4, from 10 am to 5 pm in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District. The Independence Day event draws 30,000 attendees for an arts & crafts showcase of 300 artisans along nine blocks of Main Street from Fir Street to […]

Ventura PD arrest Prowler

Ventura PD arrest Prowler

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On June 20th at 11:12PM an alert citizen called the Ventura Police Department to report a suspicious person possibly casing a house in the neighborhood. The suspect, later identified as Joe Osuna, 25-year-old Ventura resident, had parked a bike in front of a residence and then walked around […]

Budget Approval Raises Measure O Questions at June 12 Ventura City Council Meeting

Budget Approval Raises Measure O Questions at June 12 Ventura City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council unanimously approved its latest city budget during its  meeting on June 12, 2017.   The 2017-18 operating budget stands at $278 million, but with another $9 million or so set to be made available from Measure O – approved by voters last November, within weeks. Measure O adds […]

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin Property Taxes and Ventura County Fire Department The issue of annexation to the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD) moved forward with more numbers relating to property tax and the sharing of Santa Paula’s revenue with the VCFPD. A concept called ‘realized property tax revenues’, which consultant Mike Sedell had alluded to […]

Todd Howeth named as County Public Defender

Todd Howeth named as County Public Defender

By a unanimous vote on June 20, the Board of Supervisors accepted the recommendation of County Executive Officer Mike Powers to appoint Todd Howeth as the County’s new Chief Public Defender. He was selected following a national recruitment effort. Howeth is currently serving at the County’s Assistant Public Defender. “Todd is the right choice to […]

Santa Paula: Unsolvable Structural Deficit

Santa Paula: Unsolvable Structural Deficit

By Sheryl Hamlin The City Council of Santa Paula should not have been surprised when former Simi Valley City Manager Mike Sedell stated at the June 17, 2017 special Saturday meeting that there was a structural deficit. The previous consultant Dr. Gardner had told the council on two occasions there was a structural deficit: December […]

Santa Paula Concert Series Presentation: John Biggs—How He Sets Words to Music

Santa Paula Concert Series Presentation:  John Biggs—How He Sets Words to Music

The Santa Paula Concert Series hosts a presentation by Composer John Biggs of Ojai on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. John will share with us how he sets words to music with an entertaining presentation. Admission is $10 donation at the door, from the church office during office hours, or by PayPal on […]

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