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Do You Know What YOUR Child Is Reading?

Do You Know What YOUR Child Is Reading?

Editor’s note: So far, the vast majority of the public has only heard opinions of suitability of reading materials for school curricula, not the actual material. Short of having everyone read the books in question, Dr. Amy Chen brings you actual excerpts, warts and all. Some of the questionable passages here are only used to […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts…A $1,000 Scholarship For Your Essay!

A Penny For Your Thoughts…A $1,000 Scholarship For Your Essay!

Every year, the Council of College and Military Educators, CCME, offers scholarships to active military, veterans, and to their spouses. Please visit their website for more information about how you may qualify: http://www.ccmeonline.org/scholarships The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and […]

Western Growers’ Statement in Support of SB 623

Western Growers’ Statement in Support of SB 623

Western Growers Executive Vice President Dave Puglia released the following statement following the press conference that was held in support of SB 623 (Monning — Carmel), a bill that provides clean drinking water to disadvantaged communities that do not have access to or cannot afford clean drinking water: “The act of farming necessarily requires nutrients […]

Dignity Health St. John’s Stroke Program Strikes ‘Gold’

Dignity Health St. John’s Stroke Program Strikes ‘Gold’

Both St. John’s Hospitals receive Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH) are proud recipients of an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke Quality Achievement Award. Both hospitals have also earned a spot on […]

The three supplements you should never buy

The three supplements you should never buy

An expert on vitamins tells us what to avoid. Vitamins have become a mainstay of the modern American diet. Depositphotos I recently interviewed Catherine Price, author of Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. The book is a habit-altering romp through the seemingly banal topic of vitamins. Price got the idea for […]

Advisory: Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market to Close During the Ventura County Fair Parade

Advisory: Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market to Close During the Ventura County Fair Parade

The Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market will close during the Ventura County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 5 and will reopen again the following Saturday, August 12.   The Downtown Ventura Saturday Farmers’ Market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on the corners of East Santa Clara and Palm Streets. The Farmers’ Market held on Wednesdays […]

Ventura Council Approves Auto Center Plan and Big Freeway Sign During July 24 Meeting

Ventura Council Approves Auto Center Plan and Big Freeway Sign During July 24 Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council approved general, and amended-specific plans, allowing improvements to its Auto Center during Monday night’s meeting. The improvements include a highly-debated, larger flashing freeway sign – all as part of the city’s broader Economic Development Strategy Focus Area 1.   The Auto Center Specific Plan includes the following key […]

Great White Shark Gets Shockingly Close To Paddle Boarders Near California — Santa Claus Beach in Carpinteria

Great White Shark Gets Shockingly Close To Paddle Boarders Near California — Santa Claus Beach in Carpinteria

A great white shark got dangerously close to a pair of paddle boarders while they swam in the ocean. The predator surprised the two friends when it swam nearby last Saturday at Santa Claus Beach in Carpinteria. Francesca Nash and her friend Rose Lebow paddled past the shore break when the shark arrived. Nash said […]

Brownley on Senate GOP Bill: CBO Score is More Proof This is a Tax Cut Bill, Not Healthcare Bill

Brownley on Senate GOP Bill:  CBO Score is More Proof This is a Tax Cut Bill, Not Healthcare Bill

Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement on the recently released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Senate Republican’s bill: “The news today from the Congressional Budget Office that the Senate Republican’s bill will eliminate healthcare completely for 22 million Americans just confirms what we already knew: This isn’t a healthcare bill. It […]

Simi Valley Physician Pleads Guilty to Selling Controlled Substance

Simi Valley Physician Pleads Guilty to Selling Controlled Substance

William Matzner, M.D. (DOB 12/31/58), a Simi Valley-based internal medicine/primary care doctor who was granted a medical license by the Medical Board of California in 1986, has plead guilty to one count of selling the opiate oxycodone, a controlled substance, in violation of Health & Safety Code section 11352(a), a felony. On June 21, 2017, […]

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