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At the end of the race: Old Friends where thoroughbreds come home to die

At the end of the race: Old Friends where thoroughbreds come home to die

By Debra Tash Ferdinand won the roses in 1986, finishing first at the Kentucky Derby that year.  By 2002, after amassing over $3.7 million on the track, he was sent to the slaughterhouse.  This story inspired Michael Blowen, a film credit at the Boston Globe, to create a home for retired thoroughbreds.   Blowen read about […]

Ventura County Animal Services desperate for foster homes–volunteer today!

Ventura County Animal Services desperate for foster homes–volunteer today!

VCAS FOSTER KITTEN PROGRAM. Actual photos from Ventura County Animal Services kittens in foster care. Contact them if you are interested in fostering Kittens or Puppies! Puppies, too?  Really?  Well, okay. Contact them today: Phone (805) 388-4341 Email info@vcar.us Website http://www.vcas.us                             […]

Protesters allege police brutality, murder, in Oxnard, refuted by PD, DA

Protesters allege police brutality, murder, in Oxnard, refuted by PD, DA

By George Miller Background There have been three high-profile deaths of civilians linked to police in Oxnard in the last few years. The most notable is that of Alfonso Limon, who walked into a gun battle between a street gang and Oxnard Police Department (OPD) officers with his brother. The brother escaped. Mr. Limon didn’t, was mistaken […]

Most amazing Halloween Pumpkins

Most amazing Halloween Pumpkins

 Villafane Studios is home to three incredible artists that specialize in creating the most jaw-dropping pumpkin carvings you have ever seen. Started by Ray Villafane in 2004, he is joined by Andy Bergholtz and Chris Vierra. The trio travel the globe demonstrating their amazing talent and have won countless events and competitions. Check them out! […]

Teachers Now Lack Faith In Common Core Too

Teachers Now Lack Faith In Common Core Too

  Republished with permission–The Daily Caller Foundation: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/ . One day after a poll showing that a plurality of parents split opinions on Common Core, another survey by Gallup shows that public school teachers are having major doubts about the new multistate education standards as well. According to Gallup’s survey, only 41 percent of teachers view Common […]

Parents Now Evenly Split On Common Core

Parents Now Evenly Split On Common Core

A new Gallup poll indicates that parents of public school children are closely divided on the merits of Common Core, while opinions on the multistate education standards are increasingly dividing along partisan lines. In a survey limited to parents with at least one child in the public K-12 school system, Gallup found that 33 percent of […]

The Ghosts of Ventura County

The Ghosts of Ventura County

By Richard Senate I have been searching for ghosts in Ventura County since 1978 and in the decades of my investigations I have found several places where ghosts seem to gather and been seen over and over again. As it is the Halloween season I have assembled a list of 13 places that are haunted […]

Dreams of Autumn

Dreams of Autumn

By Debra Tash Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. My husband says that it’s because I like to see landscaping wither and die.  But, really, it’s engrained us, this primal reset, when the seasons shift.  Perhaps they don’t shift here as visibly, and even more so with the prolonged drought, but they […]

Just in time for Halloween–Costume Alley!

Just in time for Halloween–Costume Alley!

Costume Alley Inc., cialis the theatrical costume rental, has been a mainstay in Ventura County for almost 30 years and has recently settled into a new permanent home in Newbury Park. Known for its prize-winning costumes from the glamour of old Hollywood to steampunk to just the right fro for that 70s party, it offers […]

October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month – Check out the deal at the Ventura County Animal Shelter

October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month – Check out the deal at the Ventura County Animal Shelter

Prior CJ Article on VC Animal Shelter Promotion: HERE