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Thousand Oaks Pastor Resigns Council Seat Over In-Person Church Communion, Makes National News

Thousand Oaks Pastor Resigns Council Seat Over In-Person Church Communion, Makes National News

    By George Miller and Debra Tash Calvary Chapel Godspeak Thousand Oaks (GCCTO) Pastor Rob McCoy resigned his position on the Thousand Oaks Council last night. He had a conflict with the City over its order to ban nearly all public gatherings, which resulted in his resignation. “Is the church going to sit back […]

Oxnard Council: COVID Emergency Declaration; Financial Transparency at Last; $400K Climate Action Plan Spend OK’ed

Oxnard Council: COVID Emergency Declaration; Financial Transparency at Last; $400K Climate Action Plan Spend OK’ed

By George Miller On 3-17-20, the Oxnard City Council: Ratified an emergency proclamation to address the Coronavirus pandemic; Approved a $411,400 contract to do a climate change plan (yes they believe they can change the climate); Approved the 2020 Ventura County Regional Consolidated Plan (for housing); Put 375 city vehicles on an outsourced maintenance plan […]

Trump Speech on Coronavirus Pandemic and Announced Actions

Trump Speech on Coronavirus Pandemic and Announced Actions

By George Miller President Trump just spoke (6-11-20, 9pm ET) on the World Health Organization-declared worldwide Coronavirus pandemic and US actions  He claimed  the most aggressive, comprehensive response to a health threat effort ever. He described “tough measures” to significantly reduce the threat and expeditiously address Coronavirus (COVID19). Trump met with banking and health care […]

Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez on Homeless Program

Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez on Homeless Program

      By George Miller Oxnard Housing Director Emilio Ramirez recently talked to us about the city’s homeless program effort. Topics Covered were: 1. Status of new shelter/navigation center, Armory move-out 2 Alternative shelter possibilities 3. In context of overall homeless strategy   Oxnard, like many other cities, has struggled with a growing homeless […]

Oxnard PACC Saved; Measure O “Weaning Off” Contemplated

Oxnard PACC Saved; Measure O “Weaning Off” Contemplated

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council at its 2-18-20 meeting approved a plan to save the seemingly doomed Performing Arts and Convention Center (PACC) via turning over event booking and some management to successful event manager Sterling Ventures, operator of The Canyon Club and seven other venues. Some parties expressed alarm at the probable […]

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

By George Miller At the 1-21-20 meeting, the Oxnard City Council considered and approved a proposal that would keep the Ormond Beach power plant open for at least another two more years, in return for the operating company, Gen-On, to fund then demolish and remediate the soil it when  it finally closes (details in linked […]

In Surprise Move, Oxnard Council Adopts Starr Term Limits, BUT ….

In Surprise Move, Oxnard Council Adopts Starr Term Limits, BUT ….

By George Miller The Oxnard Council adopted Aaron Starr/Moving Oxnard Forward’s term limits ballot measure at the 1-21-20 meeting. Many anticipated that the council would also attempt to litigate this like they signaled they would with three other Starr initiatives at last week’s special meeting. But in a surprise maneuver, they actually adopted the initiative […]

Oxnard Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

Oxnard Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

By George Miller The first Oxnard City Council meeting of the year on January 7 had a fairly light, non-controversial agenda. The opioid crisis and homeless shelter were the two most notable items discussed. Off-agenda, City Mgr. Nguyen announced in the City Manager’s oral report the abandonment of the proposed homeless shelter/”Navigation Center,” as these […]

Camarillo Writer David Reel Interviews Citizens Journal Publisher

Camarillo Writer David Reel Interviews Citizens Journal Publisher

Camarillo writer David Reel interviews Citizens Journal Publisher     Listen to interview podcast: https://the-david-reel-show.simplecast.com/episodes/george-miller See our previous article on David’s book. David Reel is a Camarillo actor, writer, podcaster and author of the newly published history book – Get one: https://davidreelwrites.com/camarillo-past-present/ Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Oxnard Police Clearing Out Squatter Encampments on Ormond Beach Nature Conservancy Land

Oxnard Police Clearing Out Squatter Encampments on Ormond Beach Nature Conservancy Land

By George Miller The Oxnard Police Department reported clearing out 26 squatter encampments in The Nature Conservancy land at Ormond Beach yesterday. Assistant Chief Eric Sonstegard told us that and explained that various legal impediments made it more complicated than previous similar actions which were on Oxnard City land. It seems that when there is […]

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