Author: VC Reporter

PLANET VENTURA | Keep it Blue

Democratic Club of Ventura held a fundraiser at Ventura City Hall’s Atrium on Sunday, July 30, a sold out event with more than 200 guests in attendance. Notable guests and speakers included California State Democratic Party Chairman Eric C. Bauman, Democratic National Committee Executive Board Member Garry Shay, Ventura County Democratic Central Committee Chair John Griffin, Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko, Ventura County Supervisors Steve Bennett and John Zaragoza, California State Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, and U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake...

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OFF CAMPUS | CSU Channel Islands biology professor finds her true north

by Kim Lamb Gregory CSU, Channel Islands, biology Professor Amy Denton, Ph.D., wears a silver bracelet engraved with: 80º 6′ 59.04″ N, 12º 8′ 29.04”E. “The coordinates are my personal ‘farthest north,’ ” Denton said. “I reached that latitude in July of 2015.” Hammered out by an Icelandic silversmith, the bracelet represents a spot just north of the island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard (Norway) archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It’s just one of the frozen frontiers where Denton has collected and photographed arctic plants, and developed a passion for the stark beauty of the northernmost parts of...

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PLANET VENTURA COUNTY

A win for farmworkers After a year of discussions with farmworker advocates CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) and MICOP (Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project) and local ag companies Reiter Affiliated Companies, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce and Brokaw Nursery, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved, 3-2, on Tuesday, June 6, the Ventura County Farmworker Resource Program. Supervisors Steve Bennett, District 1; Linda Parks, District 2; and John Zaragoza, District 5, voted in favor; Supervisors Kelly Long, District 3, and Peter Foy, District 4, opposed it. Several local growers and local organizations supported the initiative as...

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PLANET CAMARILLO

World music and dance group Benise performed at the 24th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food and Brew Festival on Sunday, June 4, entertaining attendees with Latin music and flamenco on a comfortably cool afternoon at California State University, Channel...

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PLANET OXNARD | Spotless in the Spotlight

Sergio Fierro of Oxnard-based Advance Detailing Experts along with a member of the acclaimed Air Force One Detailing Team at the Seattle Museum of Flight made guest appearances on Velocity TV’s hit show Competition Ready, invited by TV hosts Mike Phillips and Adrienne “AJ” Janic. Fierro appeared on episode 14, which premiered on May 26. Filmed in Glendale, pictured, Fierro with Phillips and the Competition Ready team polish Hollywood celebrity Adam Carolla’s 1965 black Lamborghini 350GT for the auction block in Amelia Island,...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Shakespeare: A Celebration

    June 9 - September 28
  2. Channel Islands Harbor Fine Art Festival

    August 19 - August 20
  3. Studio Channel Islands hosts KidSTREAM-sponsored Solar Eclipse Event

    August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Ojai Pops Orchestra Concert

    August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Experience the Eclipse 2017

    August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm