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Where the Votes Are in Ventura County

Where the Votes Are in Ventura County

By Dennis E. Brown The electoral battles of the next four years will be fought over the souls, hearts and minds of voters in Ventura County. These individuals, these groups will be bombarded with visits, invitations, ads, solicitations, and surveys all designed to capture our votes in the coming elections. The stakes could not be […]

Ventura County Garden Club Installs 2015/2016 Officers

Ventura County Garden Club Installs 2015/2016 Officers

By Sheryl Hamlin On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Ventura County Garden Club installed new officers for the 2015/2016 club year. Forty gardeners enjoyed lunch at the Saticoy Country Club thanks to member Linda Kelly who sponsored the luncheon.   Each year, the club raises money through plant sales for a designated beautification project. Last […]

Santa Paula High Teens Do Good Things for the Earth

Santa Paula High Teens Do Good Things for the Earth

By Nina Danza With school ending and tests looming, it was an inspiration to see high school teens from Santa Paula High give up a few personal hours to get out and give time to environmental service. On Sunday 5-31-15, a few SESPEA club representatives did light duty ecological work at the Hedrick Ranch Nature […]

Lost for 103 Days– Bella goes home at last

Lost for 103 Days– Bella goes home at last

Ventura County Animal Services has a happy ending.  When a pet goes missing, people fear the worse.  But a happy ending was in store for one very lucky pooch. From the VCAS Facebook page: “On February 10th, Bella got out of Sandra and Jesse’s home in Ventura. They looked EVERYWHERE but could not find her. […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks: Reform Islam and the fight for women’s rights

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks: Reform Islam and the fight for women’s rights

By Michael Greer Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an incredibly brave woman. I’ve never seen the level of security I saw surrounding Hirsi Ali’s appearance in the sleepy, low crime city of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara was described, as I was growing up there, as being for the “newly wed and nearly dead” and that certainly […]

School Principal for a Day

School Principal for a Day

By George Miller As a student or a parent, did you ever wish you could be Principal of the school, just for a day?  Well, I was recently, but it wasn’t quite what I imagined. I wasn’t able to make any major policy changes on the spot, but learned a lot. It all started when […]

On How It Began: Remembering to honor…Decoration Day

On How It Began: Remembering to honor…Decoration Day

Port Hueneme: Farmers Market, Walking Pier, Whitest Beaches–Memorial Day Weekend

Port Hueneme: Farmers Market, Walking Pier, Whitest Beaches–Memorial Day Weekend

By Sheryl Hamlin Memorial Day Weekend 2015   Cool, sunny days perfect for pier walking, people watching, mouth watering locally grown strawberries, fresh bread, delicious food and coffee, all of which was to be enjoyed at the Port Hueneme Farmers Market. This pier was damaged in 2014 and out of commission for almost one year. […]

They have our backs — Let’s remember to have theirs

They have our backs — Let’s remember to have theirs

On this Memorial Day weekend let’s not forget those who have given so much for our security both aboard and, especially, at home.  As we see the police maligned in the mainstream media let all of us remember they put their lives on the line for their community.  For that alone, we own them our […]

AFA “Heroes of Conscience” Dinner

AFA “Heroes of Conscience” Dinner

By Michael Greer The American Freedom Alliance held their 9th Annual Heroes of Conscience Dinner at the beautiful Riviera Country Club. It was a wonderfully successful evening, as evidenced by the club having to blink the lights an hour after the end of the event to get us to leave. During cocktails I was so […]