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Primary election endorsements–from every point of view

Primary election endorsements–from every point of view

By George Miller I’ll bet you thought we were gonna tell you who to vote for here.  Well, if so, you were wrong. You’ll have to wait for our editorial, coming soon. With absentee ballots now out, we thought the time was right to give you the political smorgasbord for this primary season. We try […]

Santa Paula Council directs staff to study tax increase for November ballot

Santa Paula Council directs staff to study tax increase for November ballot

A proposal for a tax measure to be placed on the November ballot brought a great deal of contention at tonight’s Santa Paula Council meeting.  Vice Mayor James Tovias wanted a measure for an additional 1% city  sales tax. The 1% increase would be only levied in the city of Santa Paula, and therefore make […]

In Santa Paula they are pulling together and giving a helping hand

In Santa Paula they are pulling together and giving a helping hand

By Debra Tash The Santa Paula High School band was dealt a blow when the $17,000 they raised over a year through bake sales, car washes and donations for their trip to San Francisco to participate in a national competition went missing. Two individuals connected with the Santa Paula Cardinal Music Boosters Association are suspected […]

Video of fire in orchard east of Montalvo

Video of fire in orchard east of Montalvo

A fire erupted in the early morning of May 2, 2014 in an orchard close to the Santa Clara river bottom east of Montalvo, in Ventura, California. It began some time after 4:00 a.m. and grew to several acres.  It was contained by 9:00 p.m. by the City of Ventura and Ventura County Fire Department […]

Citizens Journal photo contest winners honored

Citizens Journal photo contest winners honored

By George Miller Reuben Camacho of Camarillo (1st place) and Donna Hendricks of Oxnard  (2nd place) were honored today at scenic and historical St. Mary Magdalene Church, built by Adolpho Camarillo in Old Town Camarillo. Citizens Journal Editor-in-Chief Debra Tash sought beautiful photos evocative of Ventura County for use in our publication and called on […]

Ventura-Vandalism at Police station and purse snatcher caught at Trader Joe’s

Ventura-Vandalism at Police station and purse snatcher caught at Trader Joe’s

Rankin was identified by a witness to the crime and caught on Police Department video surveillance.  No one was injured during this incident.     Later in the day at 1:24 p.m. the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a possible robbery in progress near Trader Joes grocery store located in the Pacific View […]

Car crashes through gates at Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura

Car crashes through gates at Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura

Saturday morning shortly after 7:30am the Ventura Police Department Command Center received several 9-1-1 calls regarding a vehicle speeding inside Arroyo Verde Park.  While Officers were responding to the area communications received updated information that the vehicle was involved in a traffic collision inside the park.  Officers arrived on scene and located the traffic collision […]

Pedestrain hit in parking lot of Valero Gas Station–Ventura

Pedestrain hit in parking lot of Valero Gas Station–Ventura

At one this afternoon, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the parking lot of Valero Gas, 11005 Citrus Dr.  When officers arrived they found the victim, a 43-year-old female, suffering from a serious injury to her leg.  The victim, who was […]

Santa Paula Hospital needs more patients to stay open

Santa Paula Hospital needs more patients to stay open

By Debra Tash Santa Paula Hospital: administrator for the Ventura County Health Department, Cyndie Cole, did a presentation at the start of this evening’s city council meeting in Santa Paula.  The hospital had reopened under the County’s Department of Health in 2006 after a 2 ½ year closure. Some new physician groups will be serving […]

Crews quickly extinguish two fires in Ventura

Crews quickly extinguish two fires in Ventura

Two fires were quickly extinguished by crews in Ventura.  One started on a vacant on the 3000 block of E. Main Street shortly after 1:30 this afternoon.  When crews arrived they found a large pile of burning refuse.  Ventura Police on the scene detained two reported vagrants. The fire was extinguished before it could extend […]