Author: VC Reporter

SMOKE PROTECTION | Protect your health during the California fires

The Thomas fire has caused tragic loss in our community. It is inspiring, however, to see the community come together to support each other through this difficult time. One important thing to keep in mind is the health impact of the wildfires. We are not only inhaling smoke from trees and bushes, but also contaminants from houses, including toxic paints, plastics and chemicals. This can lead to oxidative damage and inflammatory destruction of our cells and tissues. The good news is, we can take certain precautions to avoid the negative impacts of the smoke on our health. HEPA Air...

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Employees of Area Energy (an oil and gas operations company) and local residents assembled Thanksgiving dinner boxes on Nov. 20 for more than 50 area families through Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo. Aera Energy also donated a refrigerated truck to pick up the donation and deliver to Casa Pacifica. The boxes included canned and dry goods (flour, canned yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, etc.), along with an aluminum turkey roasting pan and pie pan, plus bread, fresh vegetables and whipped topping for the pumpkin...

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Planet Camarillo No fear Winifred “Winnie” Lester, resident at Cypress Place Senior Living in Ventura, celebrated her 94th birthday skydiving with Skydive Coastal Camarillo through Cypress’s Livin’ the Dream program, which provides residents with the opportunity to accomplish a goal or dream that they have always wanted to do. “I loved it, I loved it, I loved it,” Lester said when she landed. For more information about Cypress Place Senior Living, go to; for more about Skydive Coastal Camarillo, go to Planet Ventura Warming cold feet Local Girl Scouts, partnering with Ventura’s own Hypno Comics store, donated...

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MAGICAL HEALING | CLU professor uses fun therapy to help abused kids

Psychologist Michael Gerson, an associate professor in the California Lutheran University Graduate School of Psychology, has spent more than 40 years providing psychotherapy for children who have been abused. Eight years ago, when Gerson started taking magic lessons he had received for Father’s Day, he thought back to how he felt as a child learning the simple tricks that were taught at the end of the Saturday morning TV show The Magic Land of Allakazam with Mark Wilson, and wondered if he might have a new tool to help his young clients. “I have always remembered how empowering it...

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Actor Yitzhak Edward Asner, commonly referred to as Ed Asner, took center stage on Saturday, Nov. 4, receiving a lifetime achievement award at the 18th annual Ojai Film Festival. His most recent popular role was as voice actor of Carl Fredricksen in the movie UP while his career dates back to the Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. To learn more about the film festival, go to...

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