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What we celebrate on 4th of July

What we celebrate on 4th of July

By George Miller   242 years ago Wednesday, our forefathers did an incredibly bold, brave and decisive thing.  They actually broke away from and took on the most powerful country on earth, violating many of its laws, including treason, to do so.  If you know American history, you would also know that this was not impetuous, sudden, rash or […]

We Honor Our Veterans and Invite Them to Join Us for Free | 41st Annual Will Rogers 5k and 10k Family Fun Run!

We Honor Our Veterans and Invite Them to Join Us for Free | 41st Annual Will Rogers 5k and 10k Family Fun Run!

Since 1978, a group of running friends have put together a running event on what is now the July 4th 5k/10k Kids’ Fun Run. It’s a great and popular community event (a few thousand runners, walkers, etc.) that, among other things, celebrates veterans. We decided that entry for veterans should be free, and it is easy […]

Vendor Applications Now Available for City of Ventura 4th of July Street Fair

Vendor Applications Now Available for City of Ventura 4th of July Street Fair

The City of Ventura is now accepting vendor applications for the 43rd Annual 4th of July Street Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm. Located on Main Street in historic downtown Ventura, the street fair stretches nine blocks and draws upwards of 50,000 visitors annually. Craft, food, commercial, non-profit […]

The most radical document of its day

The most radical document of its day

In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the […]

Fireworks are Dangerous and Strictly Prohibited in Oxnard

Fireworks are Dangerous and Strictly Prohibited in Oxnard

According to the National Fire Protection Association website “From 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 18,500 fires caused by fireworks. These fires included 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and 16,900 outside and other fires” Please consider the following facts: In 2014, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 10,500 people for […]

Celebrate July 4th at Channel Islands Harbor – with a day full of family activities

Celebrate July 4th at Channel Islands Harbor – with a day full of family activities

Ventura County residents and visitors seeking to celebrate July 4th by the ocean have to look no further than the Channel Islands Harbor. The Harbor will host a variety of activities throughout the day, ending with the annual Fireworks by the Sea starting at 9 p.m. Festivities begin with the 15th Annual Channel Islands Harbor […]

America: Mourn … er, Born … on the 4th of July

America: Mourn … er, Born … on the 4th of July

By Thomas L. Knapp I’m sure every generation agonizingly reappraises what we mean by the word “America,” whether or not our present is worthy of our history,  how well or poorly we’ve maintained the society our founding fathers envisioned. The 4th of July — “Independence Day” to commemorate the date on the 13 colonies’ Declaration […]

Santa Paula PD reminds residents possession of fireworks illegal in City

Santa Paula PD reminds residents possession of fireworks illegal in City

Tickets on Sale now for Camarillo July 4th Fireworks & Fun Day

Tickets on Sale now for Camarillo July 4th Fireworks & Fun Day

Camarillo’s Fireworks & Fun Day will take place on Monday, July 4, at Adolfo Camarillo High School, located at 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd.  The City of Camarillo, the Camarillo/Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club, and the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District are this year’s sponsors. Tickets are on sale now through July 1 at Camarillo […]

July 4th Fireworks Suppression Campaign Begins In Oxnard

July 4th Fireworks Suppression Campaign Begins In Oxnard
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