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Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

    Words and Photos, by David Pu’u                                                                                                      “People protect what they love” Jacques Yves Cousteau “How can people protect something which they do not know?” Jean Michel Cousteau, 2013 These words are emblazoned in my consciousness permanently. I saw the related concepts illustrated dramatically within the context of the recent Gaviota oil spill. […]

New Study:  Ventura County Oil and Gas Industry Provides Enormous Value to Local Economy

New Study:  Ventura County Oil and Gas Industry Provides Enormous Value to Local Economy

Ventura, CA – A recent study by Capital Matrix Consulting reveals that oil and gas production in Ventura County contributes to the county’s economic and fiscal health due to abundant tax revenue, high-wage employment and consistent high production. Ventura County faces budget pressures due to unfunded pension liabilities, state mandates, and added costs related to […]

Ventura College Hosts Climate Action Summit

Ventura College Hosts Climate Action Summit

VENTURA, CA. – April 14, 2018 – Ventura College GeoSciences Department is thrilled to announce that as part of it’s 9th Annual Earth Week Celebration, they will be partnering with 350 Ventura County Climate Hub to host an informative Climate Action Summit to be held Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Applied Sciences Building […]

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

    By Paul Driessen It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

  by Paul Driessen Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking […]

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

. By Paul Driessen Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama years, 94% of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is off limits to leasing and drilling. Under the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) announced January 4 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, over 90% of OCS acreage and 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and […]

​Setting the Scene | Show Paintings from Hollywood Artists

​Setting the Scene | Show Paintings from Hollywood Artists

Premiere Party: Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the premiere is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for students and members. The exhibition will be on view February 3, 2018 through June 17, 2018. SANTA PAULA, CA – The Santa Paula Art Museum is going Hollywood with its upcoming exhibition, Setting the […]

Official Poster Contest Entry Deadline Fast Approaching! | 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival

Official Poster Contest Entry Deadline Fast Approaching! | 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival

Oxnard, Calif.—February 1 is the deadline to enter and submit artwork for the 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival Official Poster Contest. The artist with the winning design will receive $2,000 and four VIP tickets to the festival, which takes place May 19 and 20 (Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard). The design will be incorporated into many […]

Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off US coasts

Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off US coasts

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies.

​Art About Agriculture Inspires Awe and Awareness | 10th Anniversary

​Art About Agriculture Inspires Awe and Awareness | 10th Anniversary

SANTA PAULA, CA – Art About Agriculture, the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, will mark its tenth anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 81 artworks at the Santa Paula Art Museum. In The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture, 70 artists from across the country portray the beauty and bounty of agriculture […]

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