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Like with the recent Summer Solstice – Citizens Journal Celebrated another Year of Publishing

Like with the recent Summer Solstice – Citizens Journal Celebrated another Year of Publishing

We’ve been in operation 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, both financially and most assuredly, and we couldn’t be here without our writers, regulars like Sheryl Hamlin and Raven West to such extraordinary columnists like Victor Davis […]

Todd Road Jail Sixty Million tax dollar boondoggle   

Todd Road Jail Sixty Million tax dollar boondoggle   

    By Bruce Boyer         Sixty million tax dollars is being spent to build an additional jail building to house sixty jail inmates with four beds in a medical area. Yes, your tax dollars are going to be spent at one million dollars per jail inmate bed. Construction costs of nearly $1,000 […]

Todd Road Jail Breaks Ground for Expansion

Todd Road Jail Breaks Ground for Expansion

.   By Tim Pompey It might have been a rainy morning at the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula, but spirits among the gathered crowd were high as the County initiated a ground-breaking ceremony for what Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub termed a “health and programming unit” (HPU) to be opened May 2021. The […]

California Strawberry Festival Unveils 2019 Poster Contest Winner

California Strawberry Festival Unveils 2019 Poster Contest Winner

.   By Tim Pompey Two things signal spring every year in Ventura County. First, flowers start to show their little heads. Second, the California Strawberry Festival reveals its poster contest winner. During its annual luncheon at Yolanda’s Mexican Café at the Oxnard Harbor on Tuesday, March 5, the 36th annual California Strawberry Festival kicked […]

12-7-18 Update on Borderline Bar Shooting Investigation- Sheriff’s Deputy Killed by “Friendly Fire”

12-7-18 Update on Borderline Bar Shooting Investigation- Sheriff’s Deputy Killed by “Friendly Fire”

By George Miller The Sheriff’s office held another press conference today, December 7, to brief on the investigations of the November 7 Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks. In addition, a Citizens Journal reporter interviewed Sheriff’s Deputy and Information Officer Sgt. Eric Buschow. The big, bad news is that Sheriff’s Deputy/Sgt. Ron Helus was […]

VC Sheriff’s Office Provides Updates on Borderline Bar Shooting

VC Sheriff’s Office Provides Updates on Borderline Bar Shooting

.   By Tim Pompey The recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, in which 28-year-old Newbury Park resident Ian David Long entered the Borderline Bar and Grill and began firing a handgun, was described by Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub as a scene where “confusion and chaos can only begin to adequately describe the situation.” […]

Carnival Fundraiser for Ventura Family

Carnival Fundraiser for Ventura Family

.   By Tim Pompey It was just a normal school day for 16-year-old George Replogle. A junior at Ventura High School, he boarded his bus on a sunny September afternoon and prepared for the ride home. The one exception was that George has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Unfortunately, on […]

Naval Base Ventura County Hosts U.S. Invictus Teams

Naval Base Ventura County Hosts U.S. Invictus Teams

.   By Tim Pompey When you think of the Wounded Warrior Project, athletic competition isn’t usually the first thought that comes to mind. But don’t tell that to the U.S. military team athletes who have come to Naval Base Ventura County to prepare for the 2018 Invictus Games scheduled for October 20 to 27 […]

Wings Over Camarillo Offers High Flying Vistas

Wings Over Camarillo Offers High Flying Vistas

.   By Tim Pompey If you’re into aircraft and flying, there’s no better place to be than the annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow, which was featured at the Camarillo Airport Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19. Now 38 years old, it’s sponsored by the Camarillo Wings Association, a nonprofit organization located on Daily […]

The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

.   By Tim Pompey This is my fourth year covering the Ventura County Fair, and every year I wonder if I’m going to find something different. The fair is like a meadow. If you return often enough, you’ll notice what’s always there and you’ll notice things missing. There are subtle things, and I think […]