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SUMMERS: What Happens Once People Land On Mars?

SUMMERS: What Happens Once People Land On Mars?

Michael Summers | Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy . NASA robotic missions to Mars have revealed a world with an amazingly complex history, including periods in which it was much warmer, with oceans, volcanoes, and was habitable for many types of simple Earth life. Even now, Mars still has abundant subsurface water and organic […]

Farewell – NASA’s Record-Setting Rover Mission on Mars Comes to an End this Week

Farewell – NASA’s Record-Setting Rover Mission on Mars Comes to an End this Week

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in […]

NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems. The Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission is a planned two-year mission funded at $242 million […]

American Red Cross Receives $273,000 Donation From Macy’s for California Wildfire Relief

American Red Cross Receives $273,000 Donation From Macy’s for California Wildfire Relief

After wildfires devastated communities in northern and southern California, the American Red Cross has received a $273,000 donation from Macy’s to fund wildfire relief and recovery efforts in California. A check presentation will be held at the Thousand Oaks Macy’s in the women’s department at 590 W. Hillcrest Drive at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February […]

Ventura Food Tour – an Experience in Food and History

Ventura Food Tour – an Experience in Food and History

    By Raven West For over six years Allison Costa, owner of Ventura Food Tours and Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, has been running food tours in Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara. If you’re thinking a food tour is going to be a “walk, stop and eat” experience, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much […]

A Lost Monastery Might be Hiding Beneath an English Bus Station, Archaeologists Say

A Lost Monastery Might be Hiding Beneath an English Bus Station, Archaeologists Say

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . Archaeologists in the U.K. hope to discover the remains of a 13th-century Carmelite monastery buried beneath a bus station in Gloucester, England. The lost monastery is known as Whitefriars, also called The College of Carmelites, and was founded in 1268 outside the city walls of old Gloucester, where it stood until the […]

Pastor Rob McCoy: “Children are a blessing from the Lord” – Powerful Sermon on Sanctity of Life Sunday

Pastor Rob McCoy:  “Children are a blessing from the Lord” – Powerful Sermon on Sanctity of Life Sunday

    By Michael Hernandez NEWBURY PARK—“Children are a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127:3),” said Pastor Rob McCoy at Godspeak Calvary Chapel during services celebrating National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, an observance that had been started by President Reagan.  “We need to honor life, protect life and ‘set the captives free (Isaiah 61.1).” […]

2019 Santa Clara Valley Hospice Share and Care Luncheon

2019 Santa Clara Valley Hospice Share and Care Luncheon

    By Sheryl Hamlin This historic Santa Paula Train Depot, which currently houses the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce, was the venue for the Annual Share And Care Luncheon of the Santa Clara Valley Hospice. This Home Support Group is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization servicing Somis, Saticoy, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru. Founded […]

Two Cats Live Alone in $1,500 Silicon Valley Apartment

Two Cats Live Alone in $1,500 Silicon Valley Apartment

Jon Brown, Contributor    In the latest example of Silicon Valley opulence, two cats are reportedly the sole occupants of a $1,500-per-month studio apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fortunate felines, named Tina and Louise, are the pets of 18-year-old college student Victoria Amith, Mercury News reported. Amith’s father, 43-year-old Troy Good, works for an […]

An Army Sergeant Faced the Loss of His Legs. He Responded by Becoming a Worldwide Yoga Instructor

An Army Sergeant Faced the Loss of His Legs. He Responded by Becoming a Worldwide Yoga Instructor

Grace Carr | Reporter   An Iraq war veteran’s life was spiraling out of control after both his legs were amputated, but he credits yoga with saving his life — and now, he’s an international instructor. Retired Army staff sergeant Dan Nevins, 46, had his legs severely injured in an explosion while he was serving a tour in Iraq […]

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