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re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

By Tom Dunn Letter to VC Star editor re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th   . Pa for years has spoken on issues with wit, insight and humor but is sometimes less than factual. To state Port Hueneme is getting “so many medical marijuana dispensaries” is less than factual.  . The Star stopped covering city […]

Air Force Ships 300 Doctors, Staff To Florida As Hurricane Irma Rages

Air Force Ships 300 Doctors, Staff To Florida As Hurricane Irma Rages

The Air Force has shipped 300 doctors and support staff to Florida to help out with medical care as Hurricane Irma rages up the coast. Four C-17 Globemaster III’s began moving Air Force medical personnel into the heart of Florida near midnight Saturday, just as many residents of the state were evacuating as fast as […]

Port Hueneme city council cannabis ordinance

Port Hueneme city council cannabis ordinance

By Tom Dunn. Port Hueneme City Council is drafting a cannabis ordinance to allow medical marijuana to be sold, manufactured, grown and delivered.  Port Hueneme is moving forward in hopes of being the first city in Ventura County to allow most aspects of medical marijuana to be legal including edibles that will be available for […]

Scientists Can Smell Cancer On Your Breath

Scientists Can Smell Cancer On Your Breath

Doctors may be able to smell stomach cancer on your breath, according to research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017 conference in Amsterdam. The process relies on detecting five chemicals that could appear in different levels in people with esophageal or stomach cancer, the European Cancer Organization said in a statement. A trial with […]

Port Hueneme medical cannabis clinic coming

Port Hueneme medical cannabis clinic coming

By George Miller Technically, using cannabis (marijuana) is illegal per federal law. But that is widely flouted, even by the State of California, the largest in the union, which has had legal medical marijuana use for years and has now opened up “recreational” use as well, via a ballot initiative in November, via Proposition 64. […]

People Are Hard-Wired To Be Kind And Generous: Study

People Are Hard-Wired To Be Kind And Generous: Study

Altruism is the principle behind kind and selfless behavior, see but is it something humans are hard-wired to do? Two neuroscientists from the University of California, and Los Angeles, order decided to investigate whether or not humans are born with an innate desire to give and care for others, or if the opposite is true. […]

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

By George Miller  We already knew that schools were routinely releasing confidential student data to other agencies and even to private entities. This been going on a long time. Now, the Common Core rules demand it even more, although there are legal opt-out opportunities. This case brought by the Morgan Hills Concerned Parents Association to obtain student […]

Marijuana: A Better Plan

Marijuana: A Better Plan

  . By Thomas L. Knapp In 2014, Florida’s legislature passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. The idea was to make strains of marijuana that are low in THC (the stuff that gets you high) and high in CBD (the stuff that helps children with seizure disorders) legal with a doctor’s prescription. A year-and-a-half later, […]

Ventura County: Senior Summit 2015

Ventura County: Senior Summit 2015

By Sheryl Hamlin Opening the fifth Ventura County Senior Summit, Supervisor Parks welcomed the 300 seniors in attendance and 100 volunteers, sponsors and speakers. The theme “The Wizard of Oz” was a reference to Dorothy’s famous line “There’s no Place like Home” which was revisited throughout the day via the concept of “aging in place”. […]

Women’s Wellness: Is Planned Parenthood the only game in town?

Women’s Wellness: Is Planned Parenthood the only game in town?

By Debra Tash The recent controversy stirred up by the Center for Medical Progress, with its undercover videos of Planned Parenthood‘s fetal organ donation program, has prompted the abortion giant to fight back by touting its wellness services to low income women.  The question is are they the only organization providing such services? Governor Bobby […]

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