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Students Compete in Sweets by the Beach Annual Cooking Competition

Students Compete in Sweets by the Beach Annual Cooking Competition

By Tim Pompey If there was ever a cooking competition that could be described as “mouthwatering,” this one is right up there. The 3rd annual Sweets by the Beach competition sponsored by the Ventura County Civic Alliance (VCCA), the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD), and the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oxnard was held on […]

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

This illustration shows the final stages in the life of a supermassive star that fails to explode as a supernova, but instead implodes to form a black hole. Image credit: NASA/ESA/P. Jeffries (STScI) › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as […]

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Photography and Sculpture Exhibition Exhibit:  “the OUT comes IN” Opens night June 2, 2017 6-9 PM

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Photography and Sculpture Exhibition Exhibit:  “the OUT comes IN” Opens night June 2, 2017 6-9 PM

The Four Friends Gallery will hold a Public Opening Reception on June 2, 2017 from 6-9 pm of its latest exhibition.  Complimentary light snacks and drinks will be served. Four Friends is located at 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. The exhibition the OUT comes IN opening will be June 2, 2017 […]

Titanic remembered at the Reagan Library — Exhibit to Open May 27th

Titanic remembered at the Reagan Library — Exhibit to Open May 27th

By Debra Tash Donors were given a preview of the Titanic exhibit opening this weekend at the Reagan Library.  The project had been in the works for a year.  The “unsinkable” ship, pride of the White Star fleet, struck an iceberg and sank on April 14th 1912.  She took 1517 souls with her that night. […]

Ancient climate change turned whales into Earth’s largest ever organisms, study reports

Ancient climate change turned whales into Earth’s largest ever organisms, study reports

Ancient shifts in climate may have powered the baleen whale’s growth to such “ginormous” sizes, a new paper reports. “Ginormous” seems rather fitting. With some individuals growing to be the length of an average basketball court and weighing upwards of 200,000 kilograms (441,000 pounds), the blue whale is big fry indeed – in fact, they’re […]

College Kids Knock on Every Single Dorm Door for Special Cause

College Kids Knock on Every Single Dorm Door for Special Cause

Two college students were inspired to save lives – and they acted on that inspiration just by knocking on every single door of their campus and asking for quarters. Jesse Richards and Mark Schussler are both juniors at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Last month, the students made a bet based on a game […]

Woman Loses 40 Pounds so She Can Donate Kidney to Ailing Facebook Friend

Woman Loses 40 Pounds so She Can Donate Kidney to Ailing Facebook Friend

Being fat may be harmful to a person’s own health – but being overweight doesn’t usually threaten the life of your friend as well. Except that is the exact situation in which this 33-year-old restaurant worker found herself. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Earlier last year, Rebekah Ceidro was browsing Facebook when she saw a post by […]

A Foodie visits Paradise – The California Strawberry Festival

A Foodie visits Paradise – The California Strawberry Festival

By Monica Young If you are a foodie, there is a festival you do not want to miss. The California Strawberry Festival it is a foodie paradise, with fair style food and everything strawberry. We were lucky enough to attend the festival this past weekend and were very impressed not only with the food but […]

Infertile Couples Might Finally Be Able to Have Kids Thanks to 100-Year-old Technique

Infertile Couples Might Finally Be Able to Have Kids Thanks to 100-Year-old Technique

Prospective parents longing for kids of their own may no longer have to spend thousands of dollars on IVF treatments, thanks to this 100-year technique for inducing pregnancies. This new study tested the effects of an old medical treatment for increasing women’s fertility. The treatment, which involves flushing the fallopian tubes with an iodized poppy […]

Dog Finds Missing Cat Hiding In the Floor 2 Months After House Fire

Dog Finds Missing Cat Hiding In the Floor 2 Months After House Fire

Christine Marr had become resigned to the fact that her cat Ringer probably perished in the family’s house fire two months ago – but thanks to her dog’s keen sense of smell, she learned that the cat had some of his nine lives left. Christine and her husband took their dog Chloe to visit the […]