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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                            

Santa Paula Fire Department goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Santa Paula Fire Department goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Debra Tash As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I deeply understand the pain and trauma of this devastating disease.  My mother’s cancer was caught early due to a remarkable device.  In its third generation at the time it could finally be used to image small tumors. Higher resolution Mammography was just coming […]

Help save a life…adopt a shelter pet

Help save a life…adopt a shelter pet

With the shelter dangerously overcrowded, Ventura County Animal Services is asking for foster homes and forever homes for their charges.  They have launched a no adoption fees on all dogs to encourage you.  They are asking that you help them maintain their “no-kill” status. From their Facebook Page: “Our shelter is at a critical level. […]

Remembering Camarillo: A photographic journey

Remembering Camarillo: A photographic journey

As Camarillo nears the 50th year since it incorporated into a city, we’d like to run a photo history of this fine community.  Of course we have start with the city’s founder himself.  Adolf Camarillo From the Camarillo Ranch Foundation: “The historic land upon which the Camarillo Ranch now sits was a part of the […]

The gentleman retires–a fond farewell to an outstanding public servant

The gentleman retires–a fond farewell to an outstanding public servant

By Debra Tash For a number of years I have served on a local Citizens Advisory Water Board.  District 19 in Somis is small, with just over 1900 hookups.  The Board would wrangle over rate hikes and water supply, all the while Reddy Pakala, Director of Water and Sanitation Services, exhibiting professionalism. He took whatever […]

UPDATED WITH EVENT VIDEO—Dr. Ben Carson inspires audience at Reagan Library

UPDATED WITH EVENT VIDEO—Dr. Ben Carson inspires audience at Reagan Library

By Debra Tash Event Video: Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, was at the Reagan Library on Sunday promoting his latest book, One Nation.  After the long lines of people had their copy signed the doctor gave an one hour lecture.  Already world renowned for his medical skills, Dr. Carson caught the nation’s attention, […]