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Santa Paula Hospital needs more patients to stay open

Santa Paula Hospital needs more patients to stay open

By Debra Tash Santa Paula Hospital: administrator for the Ventura County Health Department, Cyndie Cole, did a presentation at the start of this evening’s city council meeting in Santa Paula.  The hospital had reopened under the County’s Department of Health in 2006 after a 2 ½ year closure. Some new physician groups will be serving […]

Crews quickly extinguish two fires in Ventura

Crews quickly extinguish two fires in Ventura

Two fires were quickly extinguished by crews in Ventura.  One started on a vacant on the 3000 block of E. Main Street shortly after 1:30 this afternoon.  When crews arrived they found a large pile of burning refuse.  Ventura Police on the scene detained two reported vagrants. The fire was extinguished before it could extend […]

Living large on a living barge–18: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–18: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 18th in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom visited the solemn battleground at Verdun. I can’t believe it.  They did it again.  They called the cops on […]

Open letter to the Ventura Mayor, Council and City Manager–Quit wasting our money

Open letter to the Ventura Mayor, Council and City Manager–Quit wasting our money

Mayor, City Council and City Manager, I agree wholeheartedly with the Ventura Taxpayers Association that an oversight committee is needed for the Ventura Water Department given the level of planned capital expenditures ($451 million) and the recent Water Department/City missteps – specifically the $55 million Heal the Bay lawsuit related to the dumping of treated […]

Possible DUI–car crashes into Ruby’s Cafe at Oxnard Blvd. and 4th St.

Possible DUI–car crashes into Ruby’s Cafe at Oxnard Blvd. and 4th St.

Suspect arrested for attempted murder–Oxnard

Suspect arrested for attempted murder–Oxnard

3:09 PM, rx Oxnard Police Officers responded to a call of a stabbing victim and a possible traffic collision in the 4500 block of Reeder Avenue. When officers arrived, sale they contacted the victim, a 27 year old Oxnard resident. The victim had been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and […]

Hollywood Comics come to Thousand Oaks–April 5th

Hollywood Comics come to Thousand Oaks–April 5th

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Some of Hollywood’s funniest headlining comics will be presenting an evening of entertainment on Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, located at 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks.  The evening features seven comedians in an hour and a half show offered in an intimate […]

ALERT – Common Core – Smarter Balance Pilot Test Coming to your School in a few short days

ALERT  –  Common Core – Smarter Balance Pilot Test Coming to your School in a few short days

By Tony Dolz If you have not yet filled out and submitted your Opt Out form to protect your child’s privacy, your time has come. Parents are receiving a cheerful letter from school principals describing an “exciting” computer administered Smarter Balance assessment (pilot) test to be given in the few short days. If you have […]

Court decision dooms countless wild animals to painful deaths

Court decision dooms countless wild animals to painful deaths

. . . . Editor’s Note: In the last rainstorm approximately 95,000 acre feet of water was lost due to the court decision giving the Delta Smelt.  This would have been enough supply to support the needs of half the inhabitants of San Diego for one year. This coyote and millions of other animals like […]

Mideast Policy by way of Common Core

Mideast Policy by way of Common Core

Editor’s Note: This came to us from a reader who has been in the battle against Common Core (the new Federal curriculum) from the beginning.  The message sent regarding its origin: “A lady with a daughter in the LAUSD (San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks) who is Jewish sent this to me. Her daughter is in […]