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California Strawberry Festival Unveils Poster Winner

California Strawberry Festival Unveils Poster Winner

By Tim Pompey Don’t look now, but spring is showing its usual early signs in California. The temperatures are rising. No rain in the forecast. The Dodgers are back in business. Hopes for a title are high. And as of Tuesday, March 7, the California Strawberry Festival kicked off its 34th year by unveiling its […]

Why UV Light Causes Skin Cancer; How To Limit Exposure

Why UV Light Causes Skin Cancer; How To Limit Exposure

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Gary Larson. Ultraviolet light is the minimum frequency in the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that can produce ionizations. That is, this is the least energetic form of radiation that has enough energy to actually knock an electron out of an atom. When an ionization occurs in the […]

Dying Writer Pens Heartfelt Plea For Someone to Marry Her Husband

Dying Writer Pens Heartfelt Plea For Someone to Marry Her Husband

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015. Now, while lying on her deathbed, she has penned a “dating profile” for her husband in order to attract him a new lover in her stead. Published as “You May Want To Marry My Husband” in the New York Times, the children’s book author says […]

SoCal Christian leader calls for an Esther Fast before Purim

SoCal Christian leader calls for an Esther Fast before Purim

By Michael Hernandez PASADENA—The organizer behind Azusa Now (April 9, 2016) which attracted over 110,000 online registrants (the actual crowd count was diminished by heavy rain) to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a prayer and worship event  to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival has issued a new call for an […]

Do We Look Like Our Names? New Research Says Yes

Do We Look Like Our Names? New Research Says Yes

We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but we make instant judgments about people’s intelligence, trustworthiness or dominance based on their facial appearance. Now, researchers have investigated the reverse possibility: can the way people judge us – based on our given name – influence how we look? To answer this question, researchers […]

Suffering From Spring Allergies? Probiotics May Curb Your Symptoms

Suffering From Spring Allergies? Probiotics May Curb Your Symptoms

As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a tissue and sneeze if you are eating a probiotic combination that has been shown to reduce hay fever symptoms. Probiotics, which are live bacteria and yeasts-in foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, live-cultured Greek yogurt, and miso soup-have already been proven in […]

VCGC: Private Tour of Eden Gardens in Moorpark and April Meeting Notice

VCGC: Private Tour of Eden Gardens in Moorpark and April Meeting Notice

 By Sheryl Hamlin About 30 members and guests of the Ventura County Garden Club (VCGC) met at Eden Gardens in Moorpark on a sunny, cool first Wednesday in March 2017. Eden Gardens is a garden themed event space of about two acres that was created over a four-year period. The owners imported 900 trees, plants […]

Foster VC Kids Sponsors Open Hearts Town Hall Meeting

Foster VC Kids Sponsors Open Hearts Town Hall Meeting

By Tim Pompey When you mention the term “foster care” to people, it conjures up all kinds of mental images, most of them unpleasant. Whether through news media reports or acquired impressions, much of foster care has gotten a bad rap. Elizabeth Thasiah, director for Foster VC Kids, would like to change that impression. Even […]

SpaceX wants to send two rich people to the moon by 2018

SpaceX wants to send two rich people to the moon by 2018

Two private citizens have reportedly paid up for a lunar jaunt SpaceX The Falcon Heavy is expected to fly for the first time later in 2017, and could carry humans to the moon by the end of 2018, according to SpaceX. SpaceX is already on track to make history by becoming the first private company […]

Bill Paxton was an actor’s actor

Bill Paxton was an actor’s actor

It’s game over, man.” When you improvise on of the most famous lines in one of the most famous films in history, it tends to haunt you. The role of Pvt. William Hudson in James Cameron’s “Aliens” came relatively early in Bill Paxton’s long and varied career, but the youthful meltdown Hudson has midway through […]