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A scale-stripping gecko, an intergalactic bridge, and other amazing images of the week

A scale-stripping gecko, an intergalactic bridge, and other amazing images of the week

Newsworthy eye candy NASA A dying star NASA’s Hubble Telescope captured this image of a dying star. Astronomers at Cornell estimate that the Milky Way gives birth to about three new stars each year in a planetary nebula like this one, but loses just one. In the process of dying, the star lets out extremely […]

Wife of Dying World War 2 Vet asks for a Kind Word for Her Husband

Wife of Dying World War 2 Vet asks for a Kind Word for Her Husband

By Rose Martinez  . Louie Martinez, my husband, served in the US Army with the 27th Combat Engineers. On November 1945 it was re-designated the 27th Construction Engineers. . During the war Louie was helping unload an LST, Landing Ship, Tank. General MacArthur was nearby getting his photo taken. Suddenly they were under attack by air. […]

Carnivorous plants aren’t as cool as you think

Carnivorous plants aren’t as cool as you think

But their evolutionary history is Wikimedia Commons An unsuspecting bee wanders into a pitcher plant. Carnivorous plants seem like the ultimate flora. Not content with wavin’ around in the breeze collecting daylight, they also devour tasty insect flesh. They’re carnivores and they’re plants. They’re redefining what it means to be greenery. Right? It turns out […]

Winners of the 2017 Ventura County Academic Decathlon

Winners of the 2017 Ventura County Academic Decathlon

The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Ventura County Academic Decathlon is Calabasas High School’s A Team. Coming in second place is Oxnard High School’s A Team, followed by Oak Park High School’s A Team, which came in third. Oak Park High School’s A Team won […]

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

Fast Facts: › Curiosity rover findings add to a puzzle about ancient Mars because the same rocks that indicate a lake was present also indicate there was very little carbon dioxide in the air to help keep a lake unfrozen. › No carbonate has been found definitively in rock samples analyzed by Curiosity. › A […]

Oxnard Teen Nathan Llorin, Boys and Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme 2017 Youth of the Year

Oxnard Teen Nathan Llorin, Boys and Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme 2017 Youth of the Year

Oxnard teen honored as BGCOP’s Youth of the Year Singled out among several outstanding youth, 18-year-old Nathan Llorin has been chosen as this year’s Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. A four-year Club member, Llorin is a hard-working senior student-athlete at Oxnard High School and […]

Gene Haas Foundation Awards $185,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Gene Haas Foundation Awards $185,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Generous donation helps Club serve more youth, continue to grow STEM programming The Gene Haas Foundation recently awarded $185,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme in support of the Club’s many programs, including STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math), and life-enhancing programs such as leadership development, health and […]

Apollo 14 Moon Landing Anniversary

Apollo 14 Moon Landing Anniversary

On Feb. 5, 1971, the Apollo 14 crew module landed on the moon. The crew members were Captain Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (USN), commander; Major Stuart Allen Roosa (USAF), command module pilot; and Commander Edgar Dean Mitchell (USN), lunar module pilot. In this photo, Shepard stands by the Modular Equipment Transporter (MET). The MET was […]

The First 100 Days:  Trump Briefs:  Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2017 (Week 2)

The First 100 Days:  Trump Briefs:  Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2017 (Week 2)

By Michael Hernandez Friday, Jan. 27th (Day 8): Gingrich:  ‘These aren’t reporters—these are propagandists’ Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took aim on the media for its extensive coverage of last week’s women’s march on Washington, while ignoring the March for Life Friday on the Fox News Channel. “All across America, people of faith, people who […]

Local Nurses’ Hearts Beat for Foster Kids

Local Nurses’ Hearts Beat for Foster Kids

Life-long healthcare professionals inspire with touching stories of foster parenting and adoption Ventura County resident and foster parent Sandra Chronis has always had a special place in her heart for babies.  The labor and delivery nurse made a career out of welcoming newborns into the world and caring for them and their mothers in their […]