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Update | Oxnard Installs Aerators in Channel Islands Harbor

Update | Oxnard Installs Aerators in Channel Islands Harbor

Oxnard, California – As part of Oxnard’s ongoing response to the recent water issues at the Channel Islands Harbor, six aerators were installed on the ocean floor at the northeast corner of the Seabridge Public Marina on July 26. The aerators will be continuously releasing compressed air into the area. From the shore, bubbles can be […]

Ventura | Homeless Vagrancy Issues Take Over City Council Meeting

Ventura | Homeless Vagrancy Issues Take Over City Council Meeting

By Lori Denman Since the murder of Anthony Mele on April 19 by a homeless person, many of Ventura’s residents have been emphasizing the importance of safety issues in their city. On the evening of July 23, City Council addressed these issues of crime committed by homeless vagrants. Police Chief Ken Corney gave statistics on this […]

Citizens Journal Business Section Has Arrived!

Citizens Journal Business Section Has Arrived!

      Editor’s note: Citizens Journal is inaugurating a dedicated business section, to be edited by local businessman Alex Burum. It will cover new business, news about existing businesses, business climate and related  government involvement/regulation, chambers of commerce, tourism, economic/jobs outlook. Businesses are encouraged to send business related items to alex.burum@gmail.com. Access Citizens Journal […]

Local Fire Departments Advise Emergency Preparedness

Local Fire Departments Advise Emergency Preparedness

By Lori Denman Many people in local Ventura communities think back to the nights of the Thomas Fire and may also regret a lack of preparedness. The Oxnard and Ventura Fire Departments personnel experienced many preventable mistakes during this particular disaster. Oxnard Fire Chief Darwin Base and Ventura Public Information Officer Steve Swindle shared messages […]

Surf Rodeo Wrangles Up Ventura County Locals

Surf Rodeo Wrangles Up Ventura County Locals

By Lori Denman Gathering for a good time is what Pierpont Beach in Ventura County does best, especially when the Surf Rodeo comes to town. The Surf Rodeo wrangled up about 5,000 revelers during the entire weekend on July 14 and 15. It proved to be a success with large crowds of all ages, roaming amongst […]

Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

By Lori Denman Firefighters in Ventura County have left their careers due to injuries caused by traps set by a subset of homeless vagrants, explained Oxnard Fire Chief Darwin Base to Citizens Journal this month. Who would want to hurt the citizens of Ventura County, including police and firefighters by setting intentional fires and traps? Homeless […]

City’s 2021 General Plan Update Discussed at Ventura City Council

City’s 2021 General Plan Update Discussed at Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman-Underhill Mayor Neil Andrews began the city council meeting of July 16 by honoring the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura with a Certificate of Recognition for their selfless service, especially during the Thomas Fire. Assembly Member Monique Limon and other state senators and assembly members awarded the 2018 California Nonprofit of […]

Year-Round Homeless Shelter Planning at City Council

Year-Round Homeless Shelter Planning at City Council

By Lori Denman-Underhill Ventura is planning to open a year-round low barrier homeless shelter and its plans were discussed during the city council meeting on Monday, July 9. Prior to the shelter discussion, other small items were covered. City Council Communications The Ventura Music Festival starts this weekend. Go to VenturaMusicFestival.org to see the lineup. […]

Pure Stoke Hits Ventura Beach

Pure Stoke Hits Ventura Beach

By Lori Denman-Underhill The hot sun last weekend brought out an endless amount of families to California Street beach in Ventura. A new nonprofit — appropriately named Pure Stoke— was there to greet those who have been longing to surf. Pure Stoke’s surf instruction events are all inclusive and have been teaching at two locations […]

One Stop Shop for Homeless Assistance

One Stop Shop for Homeless Assistance

By Lori Denman-Underhill The homeless in Ventura County seek a multitude of needs and are finding them in a centralized location –  One Stop Outreach. The outreach facility was created by the Healthcare for the Homeless Program, which was established in 2002. The program started off with two locations in Ventura and Oxnard and has […]