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SPAM: Jamming Dixieland Blues on a Green Canvas

SPAM: Jamming Dixieland Blues on a Green Canvas

By Sheryl Hamlin Architectural Preservation and Adaptive Reuse The staid white façade of the Roy Wilson, vialis 40mg Sr. designed 1920’s building at 117 North Tenth Street in downtown Santa Paula gives no hint of the lush and often provocative works of art on display at the Santa Paula Art Museum (SPAM). Originally used as […]

Ducks show up at Von’s Pavilion parking lot in Simi Valley

Ducks show up at Von’s Pavilion parking lot in Simi Valley

The drought has really hit California hard.  Now ducks are losing their good sense.  This mother duck and her offspring took a wrong turn and end up in the Von’s Pavilion Shopping Center in Simi Valley. From the Ventura County Animal Services Facebook: “California MUST be in a drought because this mama duck and 7 […]

The Historic Fruit Labels of the Heritage Valley

The Historic Fruit Labels of the Heritage Valley

By Sheryl Hamlin A 30 year veteran educator, diagnosis Jim Campos is also a collector of historic fruit box labels. One of many collectors of such ephemera who displayed their collections on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Santa Paula Agriculture Museum, Mr. Campos presented a one hour talk entitled “Ventura County Labels”.  In his […]

Winner of the Charlotte Mousel Scholarship: What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me

Editor’s Note: Ms. Wood is the winner of  the essay contest for the Charlotte Mousel Scholarship.  She was recognized for her well crafted work by the Thousand Oaks Republican Women.  A senior in high school Ms. Wood is truly a credit to her community.  She has graciously agreed to share with our readers. By Arianna […]

Oxnard Milestone is GREAT – First delivery of Non-Potable Landscape Water

Oxnard Milestone is GREAT  –  First delivery of Non-Potable Landscape Water

By Sheryl Hamlin GREAT is the acronym for the city of Oxnard’s ambitious, buy multi-phased water project: Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Treatment. GREAT Phase I, a brackish water desalter to supply treated recycled water into the potable water supply, was projected for 2007. It was described in this LA Times Article of 2002, The desalter […]

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy Hillsides and Wetlands

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy Hillsides and Wetlands

By Sheryl Hamlin The Santa Paula Agriculture Museum hosted Mr. Derek Poultney of the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy on Friday, viagra dosage April 10, ambulance 2015. Mr. Poultney, dosage the Conservation Manager of the Conservancy, made it clear that the Conservancys work is not just about hillsides and hiking, but includes the complex legal and social […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day: From Hitler’s Terror to our own Backyard

Holocaust Remembrance Day: From Hitler’s Terror to our own Backyard

By Sheryl Hamlin Presented by the Blanchard Community Library in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, healing Annette Halpern, Santa Paula High School ESL teacher, Ventura County Teacher of the Year and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Mandel Teacher Fellow presented true stories of Jewish survivors and refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe who settled in Ventura County. […]

Yachting season officially underway

Yachting season officially underway

By George Miller Last weekend was the official opening of yachting season, observed by yacht clubs all over. Even though sunny Southern California accommodates year-round boating fun, old yacht club traditions from”Back East” and “Up North” mark much shorter seasons, so the tradition carries over even here. This year, the most elaborate festivities were probably at Pacific […]

Doctor grew up poor and made it big thinking outside the box

Doctor grew up poor and made it big thinking outside the box

By Debra Tash Doctor Robert Klapper was keynote speaker at the Thousand Oaks Republican Women’s Sunday brunch on April 12th at the Westlake Inn.  Doctor Klapper is chief orthopedic surgeon at Cedars Sinai Hospital as well as being an inventor and an artist. He grew up in Far Rockaway, a working class neighborhood in the […]

Desalination Plants vs. Bullet Trains and Pensions

Desalination Plants vs. Bullet Trains and Pensions

By Ed Ring  Current policy solutions enacted to address California’s water crisis provide an object lesson in how corruption masquerading as virtue is impoverishing the general population to enrich a handful of elites. Instead of building freeways, order expanding ports, story restoring bridges and aqueducts, and constructing dams, desalination plants, and power stations, California’s taxpayers […]