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Update on Delayed Mental Health Triage Grant

Update on Delayed Mental Health Triage Grant

By Lori Denman The SB 82 Triage Grant set to create teams of police officers with mental health professionals was to begin last July, yet was put on hold due to funding issues. New information has been stated that explains why this funding has decreased. Meanwhile, Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney is one of the many people […]

Laura’s Law, 5150 and Mental Health

Laura’s Law, 5150 and Mental Health

By Lori Denman Ventura County is using multiple tactics to help those with mental health issues. Laura’s Law assists persons with a severe mental illness. So does a 5150 hold. What are they and what’s the difference between the two? Citizens Journal  met with Ventura County Behavioral Health Adult Division Chief John Schipper, PhD. The following […]

Grant Helping Mentally Ill Homeless Put On Hold

Grant Helping Mentally Ill Homeless Put On Hold

By Lori Denman While there are many steps in improving the homelessness situation in Ventura County, there are also many solutions that are slowly taking hold. A low barrier year-round homeless shelters are planned for Ventura and Oxnard, which may open by this winter season.  And most recently, a new triage grant provided by the state […]

Thomas Fire Building Permit Fee Questioned at Ventura City Council

Thomas Fire Building Permit Fee Questioned at Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman Thomas Fire rebuild permit costs and other issues were discussed on the evening of August 6. All council members and the mayor were present. Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere was absent. Special presentations and announcements Mayor Andrews spoke of the Ventura Visitors Convention Bureau, calling it a “great partner to our city.” City […]

Oxnard Councilman Perello Pursues Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Solution

Oxnard Councilman Perello Pursues Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Solution

By George Miller For over a half century, Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor water cleanliness was enhanced  by the massive water cooling pumps of the NRG power plant, which was shut down in March, after prolonged opposition from environmentalists and NIMBY’s. Many millions of gallons daily were drawn out of the harbor to cool the half-gigawatt […]

Ventura Police Chief Aims to Take Action Against Vagrancy

Ventura Police Chief Aims to Take Action Against Vagrancy

By Lori Denman Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney commented on safety measures that have been taken by the police department in response to community outcry following the murder of Anthony Mele. Corney announced the department’s efforts and goals during the Ventura City Council meeting on July 23. Council approved numerous requests by Corney that was documented […]

Ventura City Fire Introduces New Roving Engine

Ventura City Fire Introduces New Roving Engine

By Lori Denman The Ventura City Fire Department unveiled a new 40-hour roving fire engine called Medic Engine 7 (ME7). The new service implementation took place with an unveiling of the engine on the morning of August 7 at Fire Station 1 on Ventura Avenue. The new Roving All-Hazards Fire Engine Company runs 40 hours […]

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 [email protected] Access Citizens Journal […]