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Fastest shark on Earth might inspire the next-generation of drones and wind turbines

Fastest shark on Earth might inspire the next-generation of drones and wind turbines

Sharks are some of nature’s most able swimmers. Now, American researchers have revealed one of the secrets that enable the shortfin mako to swim faster than any other shark on Earth. It’s all in the scales, according to a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

A Tribute to Julian Vergara, An American Artistic Genius

A Tribute to Julian Vergara, An American Artistic Genius

By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed., Executive Director, The Foundation, EERD Julian Vergara, the artist, the enigma–a true American artistic genius, died in anonymity in Oxnard sometime at the end of January, 2018. Julian, it was reported, died alone in his sleep of natural causes. Like so many of the great and totally obscure Latin American artists that I have […]

Because His AirBnb Guest Had a Heart Attack, Man’s Ingenuity is Now Saving Thousands of Lives

Because His AirBnb Guest Had a Heart Attack, Man’s Ingenuity is Now Saving Thousands of Lives

The world is now your oyster – or, if you need it to be, your dialysis machine. And it’s all thanks to a writer who had a near death experience at a man’s AirBnb. The famous Argentinian penman Hernan Casciari was staying at the home of Javier Artigas through AirBnb in Montevideo, Uruguay when he […]

Thomas Fire Benefit Draws Packed House

Thomas Fire Benefit Draws Packed House

  By Tim Pompey Saturday, February 3: The VIP line to get into the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival stretched almost two city blocks. From the festival’s entrance at Plaza Park in downtown Ventura, ticketholders snaked north on Chestnut and east on Main all the way to Fir Street, and still they came. Later in the […]

‘Back from the dead’: Dog Returns Home 10 Years After Going Missing

‘Back from the dead’: Dog Returns Home 10 Years After Going Missing

Ever since Abby the black Labrador mix had wandered away from their home ten years ago, Debra Suierveld thought that the beloved pup had passed away – until, one decade later, she rejoined the family almost like magic.

Surprise! The Helpful Honda Team Lends a Hand for Casa Pacifica’s Annual Coat Drive

Surprise! The Helpful Honda Team Lends a Hand for Casa Pacifica’s Annual Coat Drive

Lydia Gable and Rick Winters hosted the 8th Annual Coats for Casa Pacifica event at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village. With 30 tons of snow for the community to enjoy, along with free smoothies and hot chocolate, it was a fun and successful day at the park. Surprise guests, the Helpful Honda Team, showed […]

McDonald’s Fries Chemical May Cure Baldness, Study Says

McDonald’s Fries Chemical May Cure Baldness, Study Says

Japanese scientists may have discovered a cure for baldness and it lies within a chemical used to make McDonald’s fries. A stem cell research team from Yokohama National University have used a “simple” method to regrow hair on mice with dimethylpolysiloxane, the silicone added to McDonald’s fries to stop cooking oil from frothing.

Rob McCoy:  Administrative State takes away “the will of the people”

Rob McCoy:  Administrative State takes away “the will of the people”

By Michael Hernandez NEWBURY PARK—“With the New Deal came the administrative state,” said Councilman Rob McCoy” at the American Legacy lecture at Godspeak Community Church.  “It was administrative law vs. constitutional law.” The Founders established in Article 1, Section 1:  “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United Sates, […]

When Fluffy wants Mommy: The growing demand for pet-friendly workplaces

When Fluffy wants Mommy: The growing demand for pet-friendly workplaces

By Deborah McPhee, Professor of Human Resources Management and Health and Safety, Brock University. Millennial women are choosing pets over kids. And they want to bring those pets to work. What can employers do?

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

By George Miller Are the Acorn and the Star being one-sided and unfair covering Conejo book list policy? Is parental choice “censorship?” Why are Progressive pressure groups apoplectic over it?             Foreword The debate and arguments (some call it “BookGate”) surrounding the new Conejo Valley Unified School District book selection […]