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Local Newswriter on John & Ken Show re: Ormond Beach Homeless Encampments

Local Newswriter on John & Ken Show re: Ormond Beach Homeless Encampments

By George Miller Hueneme Voice writer Christina Zubko was a guest on the John & Ken KFI 640 show this evening, on the subject of the homeless encampment problem at Ormond Beach, Oxnard. She got involved when it spilled over right into her Port Hueneme neighborhood. You should be able to access the on-demand podcast […]

In Defense of Western Civilization | The 2019 Conservative “Oscars” for Activism – “Heroes of Conscience”

In Defense of Western Civilization | The 2019 Conservative “Oscars” for Activism – “Heroes of Conscience”

By Debra Tash & George Miller  The American Freedom Alliance (AFA), a 501C3 with an ambitious agenda to help to uphold/defend Western Civilization, held its annual awards on August 18th. Some have likened these to “Conservative Oscars for Activism.” Those they honored exemplified the AFA’s mission, their “Heroes of Conscience”.  This year they had three […]

Oxnard Council Sets Cannabis Business Rates, Contemplates Major Social Engineering, Postpones $5MM Golf Course Budget. Water Supply Cuts?

Oxnard Council Sets Cannabis Business Rates, Contemplates Major Social Engineering, Postpones $5MM Golf Course Budget. Water Supply Cuts?

By George Miller This was the last Oxnard City Council meeting before the August break. (Puff, puff): the Council explored “Social Equity” (significant social engineering/micromanagement) in cannabis permitting and approved the establishment of fees for cannabis related land use permits.A nearly $5 million dollar city golf course budget was approved by default, with no further […]

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

By George Miller The July 16, 2019 Oxnard City Council covered a report of progress on the homeless situation, approval of $1,500,000 in grants to help address it and authorization to use the National Guard Armory as a 24 hour shelter. Then the Council made it clear that they are fed up with lack of […]

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council held a meeting on the eve of Independence Day, 2019, to cover the following business: Meeting AGENDA, VIDEO We were informed that the so called “Carman Override” supplemental tax to close the gap in public safety pension funding (police & Fire) will be assessed to property owners at […]

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 […]

The Earth Shook after Grand Jury Indictment of Robert Mueller

The Earth Shook after Grand Jury Indictment of Robert Mueller

By George Miller Yes, The Earth shook after a grand jury indictment of Robert Mueller on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Literally- shortly after a Citizens’ Grand Jury handed Prosecutor Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and CEO of Freedom Watch USA, their indictments of Mueller on all nine criminal counts of violations of federal law, nailed […]

Oxnard City Council Passes Controversial Budget; 6 Month Reprieve for PACC; Gets New Golf Course Operator; Approves Assessment District Fees

Oxnard City Council Passes Controversial Budget; 6 Month Reprieve for PACC; Gets New Golf Course Operator; Approves Assessment District Fees

By George Miller After much debate spanning multiple past meetings, The Oxnard Council at its six hour June 18 meeting finally approved a budget (item J-1) with major cuts to address what has become a structural deficit. Reductions in staff occurred in multiple areas. The general fund will be $141,567,529 + $23,782,900 for the Measure […]

6-4-19 Oxnard Council Meeting Report Preview: Cannabis, Subsidized Housing, etc.

6-4-19 Oxnard Council Meeting Report Preview: Cannabis, Subsidized Housing, etc.

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council at its five hour 6-4-19 open meeting approved: direction to regulate cannabis manufacturing, testing and distribution; indicated they wanted to accelerate movement into cultivation and retailing of it (a change of direction); nearly no change budgets/strategies for the Housing Dept (city-owned housing) and Housing Commission (HUD-funded housing); objected […]

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

By George Miller At the 5-21-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a far-reaching overhaul and streamlining of the development/planning process was unveiled; dozens of residents rebelled against the proposed shutdown (to close a $9 million dollar shortfall) of  beloved amenities such as the Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Art Museum and Colonia Library; the renewal of the […]

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