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The Perilous Paintings of Lily Day by Tim Pompey (Author)

The Perilous Paintings of Lily Day by Tim Pompey (Author)

  Review by David Stewart Book Description from Amazon.com Lily Day has the rest of her life planned out. Happily retired in her tiny Ventura bungalow, she now devotes her full attention to painting. Then she discovers something surprising. Her canvases are not just pictures: they are a door into another universe—the mysterious world of […]

Simi Valley Soroptimist Club Sponsors Human Trafficking Workshop: “I Will Not Be Sold”

Simi Valley Soroptimist Club Sponsors Human Trafficking Workshop:  “I Will Not Be Sold”

.   By Tim Pompey For many of us, human trafficking seems far removed from our world and our children. But with traffickers employing sophisticated recruiting techniques, particularly through the use of Internet technologies, trafficking’s influence is as close as a computer or iPhone. What’s more, some children may be involved secretly without any knowledge […]

Make-A-Wish Recipient Sends Help to Victims of Hurricane Maria

Make-A-Wish Recipient Sends Help to Victims of Hurricane Maria

.   By Tim Pompey When you think of Make-A-Wish, you usually think of seriously ill children who use their imagination to make a very special wish for themselves. But in the case of local Ventura resident Zelaya Guevara, her wish originated from news reports she heard about Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. When Zelaya […]

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Hosts Student Art Exhibit

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Hosts Student Art Exhibit

By Tim Pompey There’s something about people gathering for an art exhibit that translates into high energy. When it’s a student exhibition, that energy kicks up a notch. Proud students. Proud parents. Proud teachers. A proud museum and school district. The opening reception on Thursday, April 6 for the 24th Annual High School Art Exhibit […]

Sheriff’s Office Requests Help in Identifying Murder Victims

Sheriff’s Office Requests Help in Identifying Murder Victims

Editor’s Note: Some readers may find the images at the end of this article disturbing  By Tim Pompey The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office called a press conference on Wednesday, September 30 at the Thousand Oaks Sheriff’s Station to ask the public’s assistance in identifying two female murder victims who were killed in Westlake Village (Ventura […]

Spotlight | Local Author has been entertaining readers for 25 Years

Spotlight | Local Author has been entertaining readers for 25 Years

As an independent author, Tim Pompey has been writing poetry and fiction for the last 25 years. Recently,  he’s launched a new website to sell his books directly to the public: www.timpompey.com.  The website features fiction, poetry, and instrumental sheet music. Tim’s novels and short stories feature magical realism, coming of age, adventure, horror, fantasy, […]

Simi Valley homeless advocate targeted by Ventura County (Part III)

Simi Valley homeless advocate targeted by Ventura County (Part III)

      By Michael Hernandez  (Editor’s Note:  This is the third of a four-part series on a Simi Valley man—Wayne Fishback—targeted by Ventura County. The first story in the series was titled:  “Simi Valley environmentalist targeted by Ventura County.  See link at: https://www.citizensjournal.us/simi-valley-environmentalist-targeted-by-ventura-county-part-i/  The second story in the series was titled:  “Simi Valley hospital […]

Simi Valley resident thrown in jail for contempt of court; after 20-year property fight against Ventura County

Simi Valley resident thrown in jail for contempt of court; after 20-year property fight against Ventura County

By Michael Hernandez  VENTURA—Wayne Fishback, 75 years old, was thrown in jail today for contempt of court by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett—for his failure to meet the conditions of the Court in his 20-year property fight against Ventura County. “I gave you extra time to inform the Court if you intended to comply,” […]

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, NewYear/Holidays from Citizens Journal

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, NewYear/Holidays from Citizens Journal

Citizens Journal Celebrated another Year of Publishing We wish you a blessed and happy holiday season and new year!   Subscribe free, to our Citizens Journal twice-weekly email bulletin We’ve been in operation over six years since starting publication of Citizens Journal- Ventura County, AKA CitizensJournal.us, AKA CJ, on June 21, 2013.  We want to thank our contributors, […]

The Latino Art and Cultural Center of Oxnard: A Dream Deferred?

The Latino Art and Cultural Center of Oxnard: A Dream Deferred?

    By Armando Vazquez The recurring ever present truth in my fifty plus year of promoting, creating, writing about, growing, educating/getting by-in from the community, in creating the necessary critical mass to incite a local art renaissance must be a home-grown, organic and locally incubated partnership of disparate stakeholders (local artist, residents, CBO’s, businesses, […]