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Hot – Hot – Hot! Ventura County Garden Club Tours Red Hot Salsa Co. in Santa Paula

Hot – Hot – Hot!  Ventura County Garden Club Tours Red Hot Salsa Co. in Santa Paula

By Sheryl Hamlin What is an entrepreneur? An entrepreneur fills a void with an innovative idea, sweat equity and a commitment to deliver the best product in his or her product space. With a career in the restaurant business, Butch Baselice created a line of products for direct sale to the general public. In the […]

Revisit NASA’s Mars Pathfinder and Rover (360 View)

Revisit NASA’s Mars Pathfinder and Rover (360 View)

You can explore the landing site of NASA’s Pathfinder mission with your mouse or mobile device. This 360-degree view uses images taken in 1997 displayed using present-day technology. It includes the lander’s companion rover, Sojourner – the first rover on Mars- and top science targets. Not all Web browsers support viewing 360-degree videos and images. […]

NASA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Shake-up Earthquake Warning Systems

NASA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Shake-up Earthquake Warning Systems

The fault lines running beneath California’s clay, sand and loam are rarely visible, and yet never far from mind for the tens of millions of people who call the state home. Even before California’s next major quake hits, its implications are already reverberating through research and first responder communities. When disaster strikes, the quality of […]

Ventura County: Family Financial Well-Being Summit

Ventura County: Family Financial Well-Being Summit

By Sheryl Hamlin Over 80 people registered for this half-day seminar hosted by the Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) including representatives from housing, politics, industry, farming, non-profits, county planning, faith based organizations, city government, education and financial consulting. Anthony Restivo, Board member of […]

VCEF Names El Camino High School Instructor as February’s Teacher of the Month

VCEF Names El Camino High School Instructor as February’s Teacher of the Month

Downtown Oxnard vision plan results well-received

Downtown Oxnard vision plan results well-received

By George Miller Multidisciplinary team local and outside team develops a future Downtown Oxnard Vision/Architecture Residents participate in 5 day charrette to contribute ideas Team consists of urban planners, architects, economists, Design/approach done to “jumpstart” redevelopment of downtown for economic and social vitality Phase 1 “visioning” design received very well by community so far Results […]

SEEAG Adds New “School-to-Farm-to-Table” Education Venue – Petty Ranch in Saticoy

SEEAG Adds New “School-to-Farm-to-Table” Education Venue – Petty Ranch in Saticoy

Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) is launching a new “Farm Lab” at Petty Ranch in Saticoy. SEEAG, founded in 2008, provides free agricultural education programming, including field trips to local farms to students in Southern California. Petty Ranch produces figs, apples, avocados, sugar beets, lemons and other citrus. The Farm Lab will teach students […]

Ventura County Garden Club: Backyard Farming, Permaculture and Hen Therapy

Ventura County Garden Club: Backyard Farming, Permaculture and Hen Therapy

By Sheryl Hamlin How would one describe an Irishman, born in Dublin, who met his wife of 36 years in Northern Ireland while trying to reconcile a peace between Protestants and Catholics, who then went on to become a trauma counselor, married Catholic Deacon and an applied philosopher/theologian specializing in psychotherapeutic performance art and permaculture? […]

Food Share’s Tackle Hunger Campaign a Super Success!

Food Share’s Tackle Hunger Campaign a Super Success!

By Raven West Food Share’s annual Tackle Hunger Campaign more than doubled their goal of collecting 150,000 pounds of food from October through SuperBowl Sunday. This year’s campaign collected close to 400,000 pounds of canned food and nearly $200,000 in donations to help those in need throughout Ventura County. DOLE Packaged Foods led the way […]

Ventura College named one of Top 150 in the Country

Ventura College named one of Top 150 in the Country