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Avocado Seed May Be The Most Useful Part

Avocado Seed May Be The Most Useful Part

The avocado seed you always dump in the trash after you scoop out the good part may hold a reserve of untapped medical resources and other uses. New research shows that the seed husk contains a number of chemicals that could be useful in everything from treating debilitating diseases to enhancing cosmetics. Researchers from the […]

2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges – WalletHub Study

With back-to-school season upon us and several states, such as New York and Rhode Island, offering free community-college education starting this month, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, coupled with its state-by-state ranking of the Best & Worst Community-College Systems. To determine where students can receive […]

Solar Eclipse in Ventura County – Photos

Solar Eclipse in Ventura County – Photos

Though we didn’t get a view of the full eclipse in Ventura County we did get a shift in light, an almost ethereal dimming in illumination.  An inventive young gentleman in Somis, he turns eleven in October, sent us photos of the eclipse.  Christiano Amodei used a combination of NASA approved glasses and a power […]

Once a Quadriplegic He Now Throws Ceremonial First Pitch After Breakthrough Treatment

Once a Quadriplegic He Now Throws Ceremonial First Pitch After Breakthrough Treatment

No one ever believed that Lucas Lindner would be able to use his arms again, let alone throw the first pitch at a Major League baseball game. That’s why the crowd erupted into cheers when the Eden, Wisconsin youth threw the first ball at Miller Park for the Reds versus Brewers game last week. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” […]

3rd Time A Charm! Record-Breaking Ticket Sales at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum Chowderfest 2017

3rd Time A Charm! Record-Breaking Ticket Sales at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum Chowderfest 2017

By Raven West More than 1,500 Maritime Museum supporters and clam chowder enthusiasts were treated to a sampling of some of Ventura County restaurants best at the 3rd Annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s Chowderfest. Chowderfest is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOBG (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and […]

How to photograph the solar eclipse: The only guide you need

How to photograph the solar eclipse: The only guide you need

There’s a lot of information out there and not all of it is good. If you use social media of any kind, you’ve seen tons of articles about how to take a photo of the upcoming eclipse. Some of them were created by true experts, while others were cobbled together from bits of information found […]

Huge Crowd Welcomes New Grocery Store to Oxnard

Huge Crowd Welcomes New Grocery Store to Oxnard

By Raven West Hundreds of excited shoppers lined up early to welcome Aldi Food Market to Oxnard. A well-known chain throughout Europe, Aldi prides itself in offering the highest quality products at the lowest prices, such as their 39 cent avocados! The 12,000 square foot store features extra-wide aisles and nearly 1,500 items. Shoppers will […]

Can’t find safe eclipse glasses? Make your own eclipse projector instead.

Can’t find safe eclipse glasses? Make your own eclipse projector instead.

Don’t settle for the blurry cardboard box version. Feel free to watch the solar eclipse—but make sure not to burn your eyes. M. Druckmüller, NASA To watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you could invest in a pair of eclipse glasses. But high demand means high prices—and some of the only reputable retailers are […]

Boots Were Made For Walking – and Helping This Baby Flamingo Grow Healthy and Strong

Boots Were Made For Walking – and Helping This Baby Flamingo Grow Healthy and Strong

This baby flamingo named Squish is definitely following in Blondie’s footsteps with his cool new blue booties. Zoo keepers from Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park first found Squish in an abandoned egg three months ago. After keeping him in an incubator, he finally hatched in early June. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Since he needs sunlight and exercise […]

Vietnam Vet With Dementia Reassured When Colonel Tells Him ‘Your duty is done’

Vietnam Vet With Dementia Reassured When Colonel Tells Him ‘Your duty is done’

It has been decades since Lawrence Silk foughtthrough three different tours in Vietnam – but due to his dementia, he still wakes up some days and feels like he has to ship out and start fighting once more. As a means of soothing his troubled mind, however, Lt. Col. Andy LaFrazia stopped by the veteran’s […]

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