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Special Needs Kids receive New Shoes and More for the Holidays with help from Oxnard PD

Special Needs Kids receive New Shoes and More for the Holidays with help from Oxnard PD

Phoenix Los Nogales is a school for students with special behavioral needs that is operated by the Ventura County Office of Education. Photo Credits: Dave Schermer About Phoenix Los Nogales School Phoenix Los Nogales is a highly specialized, research-based school environment designed to support students with social-emotional and behavioral needs. Using a comprehensive trans-disciplinary planning […]

Miller YMCA’s Youth & Government Delegates Make Lunches for the Homeless

Miller YMCA’s Youth & Government Delegates Make Lunches for the Homeless

Fifty Youth & Government delegates from the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park spent the afternoon of December 9 making 300 lunches for the homeless. The lunches were delivered to the East Rancho Dominquez Community Center in Compton. The Miller YMCA Youth & Government delegates are 9 through 12 graders who attend Newbury Park High […]

Smart Growth America: (Re)Building Downtown

Smart Growth America: (Re)Building Downtown

By Sheryl Hamlin Smart Growth America (SGA) is not your ordinary planning group. Realizing that Millennials and Boomers both want to live in authentic, affordable neighborhoods in cities and towns served by transportation and connectivity, SGA focuses on the creation of a sense of place. “Americans want to make their neighborhoods great”, says SGA. Building […]

A photo journey through the Grand Canyon

A photo journey through the Grand Canyon

Editor’s note Paul Burich is a retired businessman.  This is the first in his photo essay of one of our national treasures: The Grand Canyon – Part Two From the National Park Service Site: Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a world-renowned showplace of geology. Geologic studies in the park began […]

Thousand Oaks Republican Women hold a most Elegant Luncheon and Honor Ventura County D.A.

Thousand Oaks Republican Women hold a most Elegant Luncheon and Honor Ventura County D.A.

By Debra Tash The Thousand Oaks Republican Women held their annual holiday luncheon at the Sherwood Country Club.  The fashionable venue was decked out in holiday cheer.  Guests mingled and shopped the boutique setup in two rooms off the foray. .   .     .   … Candidate Rafael Dagnesses attended, shaking hands and […]

Happy birthday Officer Yoschi!

Happy birthday Officer Yoschi!

We want to wish officer Yoschi a Happy 6th Birthday.  He serves on the K9 team for the Ventura County Sheriff.  You can catch up on his adventures, and all the other canines who keep our streets safe and look so darn handsome, on the Ventura County Sheriff’s K9 Unit’s Facebook page.   ________________________________________ Get […]

A photo journey through the Grand Canyon

A photo journey through the Grand Canyon

Editor’s note Paul Burich is a retired businessman.  This is the first in his photo essay of one of our national treasures: The Grand Canyon – Part One   From the National Park Service Site: Grand Canyon Introduction to Grand Canyon National Park Nearly five million people each year see the 1 mile deep (1.6 […]

Ventura County Garden Club Rings Bells and Carols

Ventura County Garden Club Rings Bells and Carols

By Sheryl Hamlin It was standing room only for the 91st Holiday Potluck of the Ventura County Garden Club (VCGC) when more than sixty members and guests enjoyed festive holiday recipes, such as turkey casserole, spicy meatballs, cabbage and mandarin salad and endless desserts. The highlight of the meeting was the performance by the Bardsdale […]

Our local heroes make a little girl’s wish come true

Our local heroes make a little girl’s wish come true

From the Ventura Police Department’s Facebook Page: Ventura Police School Resource Officers, K9 Unit and Ventura Firefighters filled a special birthday wish for a little girl named Alize today. She is fighting a big battle with Acute Lymphoblastic childhood Leukemia and for her 7th birthday had a big wish to meet with a police officer. […]

Adventure Travel: Hawaii – Airplane Wreck and Black Hole Scuba Dives

Adventure Travel: Hawaii – Airplane Wreck and Black Hole Scuba Dives