How disappointing you did not include any of the positive progressive accomplishments of the Ventura Council for Seniors and the VACE classes of the VUSD, the City of Ventura and other enrichment’s to keep seniors living and learning for a better quality of life. (“Reaching the Golden Age,” cover, 8/13)
You covered the East County, which have more in funding and other resources but failed to address the needs of the West County, which have unique challenges on several different levels such as transportation, educational opportunities and financial insecurity.
Part two of another edition perhaps?
Thank you for printing the excellent article on “Seniors” by Alicia Doyle. She captured various dynamics of this age group that is becoming increasingly important for today’s culture. With the large number of “baby boomers” now entering this special time in life, it is important to accent the ways we are assets to our culture and community not only liabilities.
I have spent over a decade since my 65th birthday discovering interests and passions with more time to pursue them. It is a great stage of life and I hope more and more of your readers are motivated to make the most of it. California Lutheran University is in the process of discovering how we can best share our assets and gifts with this valuable segment of our community. Having “University Village” right next door and two other retirement communities a few blocks away has been both stimulating and rewarding. Let’s keep pursuing and discovering how we can add more and more value to this great stage of life.
California Lutheran University
David Michael Courtland’s Aug. 13, 2015 article “Energy vs. Environment” overlooks one of the biggest problems with NRG’s Puente Power Project — that the plant has no technical need or requirement to operate on the coast. So why build it there?
Oxnard adopted its temporary moratorium to take time to evaluate whether this already flood-prone area could continue to support critical energy infrastructure. In 1969, Ventura County was hit with two major storms, flooding Harbor Boulevard and wiping out the Ventura marina. The Mandalay Power Plant (located in the same approximate spot as the proposed Puente Project) was severely damaged and out of operation for 14 days. We’re lucky nothing like this has happened since, but the odds are only getting worse. With sea level rise, flood risk at the Puente Project site is increasing and will continue to increase. Why put another plant there and make the same mistake all over again?
The city of Oxnard and citizen advocates are correct to voice their opposition to a new power plant on Oxnard’s coast. It’s time for NRG and Southern California Edison to consider other sites and energy alternatives that will not put our energy reliability at risk.
I had an epiphany, I finally figured out the foolproof method of voting. I have decided that I simply won’t vote for any politician that spends the majority of his/her time bad mouthing other politicians. That will leave a real small list of politicians to vote for. Simple, huh?