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Ventura City Council votes 6-0 to remove Junipero Serra statues; community split; sends 2,500 emails, 3,000 comments

Ventura City Council votes 6-0 to remove Junipero Serra statues; community split; sends 2,500 emails, 3,000 comments

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council approved in a unanimous 6-0 vote a motion to remove the Junipero Serra bronze statue from in front of the City Hall and the wooden statue from the City Hall atrium.  Councilmember Erik Nazarenko (District 4) made the motion seconded by Councilmember Jim Friedman (District 5). Mayor Matt LaVere […]

Ventura City Council set to adopt racism resolution, condemn police brutality tonight

Ventura City Council set to adopt racism resolution, condemn police brutality tonight

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council is set tonight to adopt a racism resolution written by Deputy Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and City Councilmember Lorrie Brown that declares Ventura stands for racial justice and acknowledges Black lives do matter. The resolution declares “Racism as a public health crisis” and condemns “police brutality.” The resolution in-part states […]

Kirk Cameron: “My true identity in Christ”

Kirk Cameron: “My true identity in Christ”

By Michael Hernandez NEWBURY PARK—”He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of  God in Him,” (2 Corinthians 5:21) said Godspeak Sunday guest speaker Kirk Cameron, an American actor best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. “Four great […]

Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy says he’s ready for a First Amendment fight even as less than a handful protested the Church outside

Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy says he’s ready for a First Amendment fight even as less than a handful protested the Church outside

Newbury Park  — Pastor Rob McCoy gave an impassioned introduction to guest speaker, actor Kirk Cameron at Godspeak Calvary Chapel.  He spoke of the First Amendment battle the churches are now engaged in with Governor Gavin Newsom and county health officials.  NEWBURY PARK–“I am not going to step back on the first amendment,” said Godspeak […]

New Life Pastor Steve Abraham: “When you can’t take it anymore”

New Life Pastor Steve Abraham: “When you can’t take it anymore”

By Michael Hernandez OXNARD—Some 2,500 years ago, Nehemiah the cupbearer of the king, heard the report that “the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire,” said New Life Pastor Steve  Abraham at Sunday’s church service while saying he was beginning a series from the Book of Nehemiah on “The […]

California faith community ignores Governor’s ban on singing and chanting; ‘Don’t Ban Singing in Church’ Petition gains thousands of signatures

California faith community ignores Governor’s ban on singing and chanting; ‘Don’t Ban Singing in Church’ Petition gains thousands of signatures

By Michael Hernandez SACRAMENTO—The California faith community (Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus) is ignoring Gov. Gavin Newsom’s July 1 Executive Order stating: “Places of worship must therefore discontinue indoor singing and chanting activities” as an unconstitutional overreach of executive power which will be legally challenged. The directive is written on page 3 of  the “COVID-19 […]

Camarillo City Council rejects Black Lives Matter racial injustice resolution; postpones review of Ventura County Sheriff Office agreement

Camarillo City Council rejects Black Lives Matter racial injustice resolution; postpones review of Ventura County Sheriff Office agreement

By Michael Hernandez  CAMARILLO—A Black Lives Matter racial injustice resolution that received over 1,200 emails and an additional 32 public comments by phone was rejected by the City Council in a 3-2 vote on Wednesday.  A review of the $18.1 million agreement between the City and the Ventura County Sheriff Office (VCSO) was also postponed […]

Ventura postpones decision on Junipero Serra statue to July 15 after technical and legal issues raised; looking into placing issue before general election voters

Ventura postpones decision on Junipero Serra statue to July 15 after technical and legal issues raised; looking into placing issue before general election voters

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—City Council member Jim Friedman (District 5) directed City Attorney Gregory Diaz to see if the final decision on the Junipero Serra statue could be placed before voters in the November general election despite being told by City Clerk Antoinette Mann that the Ventura County deadline for placing measures in the general […]

Camarillo City Council to discuss racial injustice resolution, review law enforcement

Camarillo City Council to discuss racial injustice resolution, review law enforcement

By Michael Hernandez  CAMARILLO—The City Council will consider adopting a racial injustice resolution and review law enforcement policies and procedures as well as receive a Ventura County Grand Jury Report on Human Trafficking at its regular meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers, 601 Carmen Drive, starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. The City […]

5,156 signatures collected to save Junipero Serra statue

5,156 signatures collected to save Junipero Serra statue

By Michael Hernandez  VENTURA—A progressive petition platform has collected (as of 2 p.m. Tuesday) 5,156 signatures to keep the Junipero Serra statue displayed in front of City Hall. Sign the petition HERE Tonight at 6:00 the “virtual” city council meeting will be taking place. Attend via: https://bit.ly/2NvYlRX   or by phone at 1 (408) 418-9388 and use access code: 126 […]