Author: Kimberly Rivers

ADVENTURE TIME | Golfing in the dark

Glow balls and dragons to be unleashed at Buenaventura Golf Course by Kateri Wozny Area residents wanting to try a unique golf experience at night and a chance to watch a popular flick can do so during the “Family Movie and Glow Ball Night” at Buenaventura Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 23. “The City of Ventura is happy to partner with KemperSports in providing families in the community an opportunity to come to Buenaventura Golf Course to see a new movie release, play some Glow Ball and spend some quality time together before school starts,” said Eric Burton, recreation...

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KINDNESS CORNER | Volunteers needed to care for tortoises

Photo: Large Galapagos tortoises at The Turtle Conservancy enjoy sharing an apple. by Kimberly Rivers A unique volunteer opportunity is being offered by The Turtle Conservancy, an Ojai-based nonprofit organization that works to protect and preserve turtle and tortoise species around the world. The facility in Ojai is home to several threatened and critically-endangered species from Africa, Asia and Mexico. The Conservancy operates a captive breeding program with the ultimate goal of ensuring genetic diversity in wild populations, and works toward purchasing land for animal preserves in South Africa and Mexico, also collaborating with organizations in Madagascar, the Philippines...

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TARGET PRACTICE | Local launch of previously banned nuclear missile

Photo: Department of Defense photo: A variation of a Tomahawk cruise missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead was launched from San Nicolas Island. by Kimberly Rivers The U.S. Department of Defense announced that on Sunday, Aug. 18, a mid-range cruise missile was launched from San Nicolas Island and successfully hit the intended test target approximately 310 miles away. San Nicholas is part of the Channel Islands chain and is located 65 miles south of Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu. The island serves as a launch and observation site for missile testing activities associated with the base. Lt....

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IN BRIEF | August 22, 2019

County launching mass shooting awareness program In response to last year’s Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks and other mass shooting events in the state, Ventura County has launched a program aimed at preventing future mass shootings. “People are the eyes and ears for our deputies and city police officers,” said Sheriff Bill Ayub. “We can’t be everywhere, so we rely on the public to report dangerous, strange or unusual activity. We don’t want to ‘pick up the pieces.’ We want to stop something before it starts.” Two 24/7 hotlines now available: “See Something, Say Something” 805-654-9511 and for those...

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“NOT IDEAL” | Make Ventura told to move out by DVP

Photo: Make Ventura, a nonprofit organization that runs a public makerspace, has been told to move out of their space in downtown Ventura. by Kimberly Rivers Last month, Make Ventura, a nonprofit public makerspace, was given a 60-day notice to vacate the space at 420 E. Santa Clara St. in Ventura. They were told it was to make space for an expansion of the Downtown Police Task Force office in the same building. “We were told about a month ago to vacate by Sept. 20,” said Dave Strain, executive director of Make Ventura. “It’s not punitive” in any way,...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Morning Stretch to Classic Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    August 30 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 2:00 pm
  9. The Speakeasy Project: American Roadhouse

    August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  10. The Belle Of Amherst

    August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm