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Superior Court Judge sets Wayne Fishback free after Jailhouse Hunger Strike

Superior Court Judge sets Wayne Fishback free after Jailhouse Hunger Strike

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—Superior Court Judge Jeffery G. Bennett set Wayne Fishback free today—giving him one week (till Friday, March 20) to comply with a Dec. 18 court order to produce a clean closure plan signed by a qualified civil engineer and delivered to Ventura County’s  Environmental Health Division Office.  Failure to do so would […]

Simi Valley ranch owner: “Our property rights are being violated”

Simi Valley ranch owner:  “Our property rights are being violated”

    By Michael Hernandez  SIMI VALLEY—“Our property rights are being violated,” said Phillip Shiver, a Simi Hills property owner with 120 acres of ranch land adjacent to the ranch property owned by Wayne Fishback.  “The government doesn’t have jurisdiction over our private property and how we enjoy it and what we do with our […]

Simi Valley ranch owner targeted by Ventura County (Part IV)

Simi Valley ranch owner targeted by Ventura County (Part IV)

    By Michael Hernandez SIMI VALLEY—Who is Wayne Fishback?  Why is he in jail? Wayne Fishback, 75 year-old Simi Valley ranch owner, is locked up indefinitely by Ventura Superior Court Judge Jeffery G. Bennett for “coercive civil” contempt to the Court for his failure to comply with a $21.7 million judgment against him issued […]

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 hospital architect targeted by Ventura County (Part II)

Simi Valley hospital architect targeted by Ventura County (Part II)

  By Michael Hernandez (Editor’s Note:  This is the second of a four-part series on a Simi Valley man—Wayne Fishback—targeted by Ventura County.  Superior Court Judge Jeffery G. Bennett has set another hearing for Fishback in Courtroom 21 on Thursday, March 12 at 9 a.m.  The first story in the series:  “Simi Valley environmentalist targeted […]

Simi Valley environmentalist targeted by Ventura County (Part I)

Simi Valley environmentalist targeted by Ventura County (Part I)

    By Michael Hernandez (Editor’s Note:  This is the first of a four-part series on a Simi Valley man—Wayne Fishback—targeted by Ventura County.  Superior Court Judge Jeffery G. Bennett has set another hearing for Fishback in Courtroom 21 on Thursday, March 12 at 9 a.m.) SIMI VALLEY—Who is Wayne Fishback?  Why is he in […]

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,” […]

Local Architect Part of Plan to Reimagine South Central L.A.

Local Architect Part of Plan to Reimagine South Central L.A.

By Tim Pompey Driving from Ventura County down to South Central Los Angeles, you can’t help but feel hemmed in by the traffic. Down the 405 on a Saturday evening, the area from Interstate 10 south to the Florence Avenue exit is as busy as any other rush hour on an L.A. weeknight. Driving east […]

A Letter to President Trump

A  Letter to President Trump

By Wayne Fishback   Editor’s Note: This letter was penned by Mr. Wayne Fishback.  Mr. Fishback is an architect who has had projects constructed all over the world.  An admirer of Buckminster Fuller, Fishback has always considered himself an environmentalist who works his buildings into a symbiotic harmony with the surrounding landscape. Unfortunately when Mr. Fishback […]

Fishback Mountain; The Most Beautiful “Illegal Dump” in the County

Fishback Mountain; The Most Beautiful “Illegal Dump” in the County

By Kevin Harris When Wayne Fishback bought 120 sprawling ridge-top acres in the Simi Hills back in 2000, illness he had no intentions of urban development for the property. Nor does he have such intentions today. His interest was always agriculture-based, and included cattle ranching, among other things, to have a place to retire, and […]