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Garden Notes from Master Gardeners of Ventura County

Garden Notes from Master Gardeners of Ventura County

Master Gardeners of Ventura County Prepare: Gardening Activities Prune kiwi Cut back fuchsias after they begin to In coastal zones, prune begonias, ginger, cannas, asparagus ferns, ivy, and Deadhead cool-season flowers to keep them Check warm-season lawns for Dethatch if necessary; wait until lawn begins to grow. Mow cool-season Level Bermuda lawns if needed, this […]

Brainwave-to-speech system under study: Grant funds research into aid for communication

Brainwave-to-speech system under study: Grant funds research into aid for communication

A California Lutheran University faculty member has received a $67,000 grant to assess whether a new brain-computer interface can efficiently help nonverbal people to speak. Edlyn Peña, co-director of Cal Lutheran’s Autism and Communication Center, received the one-year grant from the Disability Communications Fund. The research ties into a fund priority to encourage the development […]

Major Storm Impacting Some Ventura County Schools

Major Storm Impacting Some Ventura County Schools

  With a major storm headed to the region, the Ojai Unified School District has decided to close its schools on Friday, February 17. As a result, a teacher in-service day that had been scheduled for March 13 will instead be a regular school day at Ojai USD schools. The storm is expected to drop […]

February 2017 storm preparedness: free sand and sandbags available for city of Ventura residents

February 2017 storm preparedness: free sand and sandbags available for city of Ventura residents

A significant winter storm is expected to bring gusty winds, high surf and intense rainfall with the potential to cause localized urban and street flooding throughout Ventura County.  The National Weather Service anticipates the storm will start overnight Thursday, February 16 and last through the holiday weekend with peak rainfall to occur late Friday afternoon […]

D.A. Warns County Residents On Using Online Rental Services

D.A. Warns County Residents On Using Online Rental Services

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned county residents should be vigilant when using online listing services to secure rental housing. Such services do not typically verify that the person advertising a property is actually authorized to list the property for rent. This creates an opportunity for criminals to prey upon unsuspecting victims. Because of the […]

Chamber Announces Award Winners for Annual Recognition Gala

Chamber Announces Award Winners for Annual Recognition Gala

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their “BLACK & WHITE” Recognition Gala, on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at    Hyatt Regency Westlake honoring outgoing Chairman Matthew Midura of Pepperdine University and winners in seven different award categories. Business of the Year – Sports Academy Sports Academy in Newbury […]

Camarillo: Stan Daily Essay Scholarship

Camarillo: Stan Daily Essay Scholarship

The scholarship is offered to students living in the Pleasant Valley who write an original research paper on local history. An award of $500 will be made to the student, 18 or younger, who produces the best piece. The subject can be a biography or an article about an early family narrative, early industry, location […]

Ventura Police Community Academy Kicks Off in April – Apply Today!

Ventura Police Community Academy Kicks Off in April – Apply Today!

Location: Ventura Police Department, 1425 Dowell Dr. Ventura, CA 93003 *May 24 class held at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Camarillo Date/Time: Wednesdays, April 19-June 14, 2017: Class dates: April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 and June 14              […]

Mental Health First Aid Classes Offered at Ventura Police Department, March 7 & 8, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register Today.

Mental Health First Aid Classes Offered at Ventura Police Department, March 7 & 8, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register Today.

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that can help individuals across the community understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention and save lives. The two part 8-hour course, hosted by the Ventura Police Department and Ventura County Behavioral Health, will be held March 7 & 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at […]

Oxnard: Possible southbound lane closure on Victoria Avenue Feb. 8 and week of Feb. 13

Oxnard: Possible southbound lane closure on Victoria Avenue Feb. 8 and week of Feb. 13

Because of the recent rain, there have been delays to the work City contractors are completing along Victoria Avenue. Currently, we anticipate a possible southbound lane closure on Victoria Avenue from Gonzales to Fifth Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 8 and possibly during the week of Feb. 13, 2017.  We […]

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