Author: Chris O'Neal

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Flight simulator allows students to kiss the sky Feel the cool air flowing through your hair, witness the formation of upper-atmosphere clouds and peer down at the people, as small as ants, moving below, all from the comfort of a classroom firmly grounded in Camarillo; this is the promise of the new state-of-the-art Test amd Evaluation Collaboration Hub Center that gives students an immersive experience in the virtual pilot’s seat. The TECH Center, located at the Ventura County Office of Education’s Career Education Center near the Camarillo Airport, will provide aviation students with the ability to remotely pilot vehicles...

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MADE IN VENTURA COUNTY | Manufacturing Week shines spotlight on area companies, their operations and products

There has been much discussion lately about the state of manufacturing in the U.S., particularly the fact that it has seriously dwindled over the last 15 years and cost Americans millions of jobs. Two culprits have been blamed: 1. free trade agreements that allowed companies to ship jobs out of the country and overseas for lower wages and, 2. advancement in technology whereby robots and machines replace humans. This has led to the decline of the industry, from roughly 18 million jobs in 2000 to 12.3 million in 2016. This has also become a contentious issue between the presidential...

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THE AMENDMENT PROJECT | The 20th Amendment

by Michael Powelson, Ph.D. Ratified on Jan. 23, 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution changed the dates that the president, vice president and members of Congress officially begin their terms of office. Previously, the president and vice president took office on March 4 of the year after they were elected, but the 20th Amendment moved up this date to Jan. 20. The immediate reason for this change was that although Franklin Roosevelt had been elected in November 1932, he was still not officially president when many banks began to collapse as part of the Great Depression of 1929....

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BIZ BUZZ

Opening Conejo Valley Physical Therapy opened a new location at 4035 Mission Oaks Blvd., suite B, in Camarillo. The physical therapy office offers a variety of therapies and equipment and it is the first in Camarillo to include a lymphedema clinic, offering services to patients with swelling. … Heavenly Honey will open its new tasting room on Oct. 15 at 206 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai. It offers an assortment of all-natural, pure, raw and delicious honey. … Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opened at 220 Riverpark Blvd. in Oxnard. The store serves a variety of doughnuts from the well-known Krispy...

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS | Saying goodbye to Ventura Limoncello

The Ventura Limoncello Company, the county’s decorated liqueur producer, has ceased operations after a lengthy and frustrating battle against California’s distribution and Prohibition holdover laws. The Ventura Limoncello Company, founded by James Carling and Manuela Zaretti-Carling, was the only producer of its kind in the state with three core products: a limoncello, limoncello crema and a blood-orange orangecello, utilizing fruit from Limoneira Ranch, Petty Ranch and Old Gold Farms. The Company’s limoncello won gold medals at the San Francisco Spirits Competition and was America’s highest-rated limoncello. But according to James, since production began in 2008, the company has had...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Alan Saldana Headlines Levity Live

    August 23 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 8:30 pm
  2. The Speakeasy Project: American Roadhouse

    August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Morning Stretch to Classic Rock

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
  4. First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning, Powered by Interface Open House in Ventura

    August 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning, Powered by Interface Open House

    August 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  6. Engage & Enlighten event features United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye

    August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  7. Dancer’s Body Barre

    August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Egyptian Belly Dancing

    August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  9. Adult Grief & Bereavement Support Groups

    August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  10. Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ 18th Annual Open Studios Tour!

    August 30 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 2:00 pm