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Act of kindness: Two police officers brighten an Oxnard Christmas

Act of kindness: Two police officers brighten an Oxnard Christmas

With so much negative and heartbreaking news it’s good to learn of an act of kindness that two Oxnard police officers performed this Saturday, December 20th. From the Oxnard PD Police Facebook page: “Oxnard Police Officers Pulido and Garcia responded to a residence call for service. During the call, they learned that the two boys […]

Sheriff to use statewide computer system to track and stop abuse of prescription meds

Sheriff to use statewide computer system to track and stop abuse of prescription meds

In May of 2013, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) task force, in cooperation with every local police agency in the Ventura County, initiated a program designed to reduce patient “doctor shopping” to obtain highly addictive medications. The PCU is a task force comprised of members of law enforcement from the Ventura County […]

Why Does LAX Feel Like a Cross Between a Rundown Bus Station and a Refugee Camp?

Why Does LAX Feel Like a Cross Between a Rundown Bus Station and a Refugee Camp?

Passengers and Pilots alike love to hate this Airport: But they don’t understand what’s actually Wrong with it By Ron Rapp Los Angeles International has long been the Rodney Dangerfield of airports. It gets no respect—and with good reason. Dated, overcrowded, and inefficient, LAX’s primary redeeming characteristic is the mild Southern California weather. When J.D. […]

Nextdoor.com: Holiday Cheer Map

Nextdoor.com: Holiday Cheer Map

Nextdoor.com is a way of connecting with your neighbors. You can send out a advice on a cleaning crew or recommendations for a good handyman as well as receiving alerts from emergency services, all in your area.  Get that heads up on a prowler who’s been breaking into homes or anything else happening near you […]

 A bold vision for plentiful water in Southern California

 A bold vision for plentiful water in Southern California

By George Miller Thinking outside of the box to supply California with water into the next century. With record-breaking droughts and burgeoning populations in the Southwestern states, the already inadequate water infrastructure won’t meet future needs of residential, agricultural and commercial users. Not only does California have about 40,000,000 thirsty people, but it also provides […]

Home Christmas Tree Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Assoc.

Home Christmas Tree Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Assoc.

. Video: This NFPA/UL video demonstrates the flammability of a dry Christmas tree vs. a tree that has been watered regularly. Facts & figures Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and […]

Baseball kid Christian Haupt – Dodgers Prodigy Documentary

Baseball kid Christian Haupt – Dodgers Prodigy Documentary

By Cathy Byrd , Christian Haupt was the youngest person ever to throw a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game at the age of three and was featured in the 2014 MLB All Star Game pre-game show on FOX at the age of five. Christian was discovered on YouTube by Adam Sandler for […]

Cars and Christmas at the Murphy Auto Museum–Sunday December 14th

Cars and Christmas at the Murphy Auto Museum–Sunday December 14th

By Sheryl Hamlin and Debra Tash A Holiday celebration! Entry into the museum is only $5 this day when you bring at least two cans or boxed non-perishable food items. All the food will be donated to FOOD Share, Inc. 50/50 Raffle, Annual Membership raffle prizes, decorated cars and refreshments. This is a very worthy […]

December 7, 1941–Pearl Harbor Attacked! Santa Paula Remembers

December 7, 1941–Pearl Harbor Attacked!  Santa Paula Remembers

By Sheryl Hamlin December 8, 1941. FDR gives historic speech before congress and declares “… a day which will live in infamy…”. Despite the chaos of December 7, 1941, some US airplanes managed to take flight and pursue Japanese fighters. The plane most commonly used to train the American pilots was the North American designed […]

‘A day that will go down infamy’: Pearl Harbor–December 7th 1941

‘A day that will go down infamy’: Pearl Harbor–December 7th 1941

As we face, or in some people’s view refuse to face, growing threats around the globe: let us remember that day when the nation woke to the news of a horrific attack on our country. From the Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Naval Yard:   Photo #: NH 50603 Pearl Harbor Attack, […]