Author: VC Reporter

KINDNESS CORNER | Beast of Burden Challenge

Jess Kurti has been on a mission for several years to raise awareness about food banks and to fight the war on poverty and hunger by visiting every food bank in the Feeding America nationwide network, starting in Florida where she was based. Kurti also set a goal to run marathons, 100 in total (she’s now at 94), in all 50 states. Kurti stopped by FOOD Share on Tuesday, March 13, sorting food and reaching 168 food banks on her list of nearly 200. She calls her mission: Beast of Burden...

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POINT MUGU, Calif. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, collaborated with Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and Naval Facilities Expeditionary Engineering and Warfare Center to host the first Tri-Warfare Center Engineering Challenge at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu on Feb. 22. The event provided local eighth-grade students the opportunity to work with and learn from Navy scientists and engineers while completing the event’s challenge of building a bridge out of uncooked pasta. In addition, students toured Navy facilities, hangars, equipment, technology and laboratories, as well as viewed demonstrations in 3D printing and augmented reality.  ...

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KINDNESS CORNER | For the love of the wild

Thanks to a coordinated effort between Santa Barbara Rock Gym and Carpinteria-based College Outside, Ojai Valley School, a private boarding school, received all new outdoor gear after the Thomas Fire burned down multiple structures, including the outdoor equipment shed. College Outside provided tents, sleeping bags, ropes and first aid kits, etc. Pictured, the destroyed...

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America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College welcomed two new Bengal tiger cubs to the Moorpark College Zoo, Neil and Karma, both roughly 5 months old. Neil was confiscated by wildlife authorities and rescued from an unlicensed facility. For optimal long-term quality of life, the zoo staff knew Neil needed a life-long partner. A group of animal professionals made this a reality when they brought Karma to Moorpark, via cross-country road trip. The female cub was born Aug. 15 and is only a few weeks younger than her new companion, Neil. Zoo staff learned that they were receiving Karma the...

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THOMAS FIRE RESOURCE GUIDE | Local agencies step up to make rebuilding life easier

Immediate help 2-1-1 Ventura County: For information about recovery resources, dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit Live contact specialists available 24/7 to provide assistance. Ready Ventura County: For regularly updated incident information call the public information line at 465-6650 or visit Thomas Fire Help: Continuously updated community-based list of resources, visit Financial assistance FEMA Disaster Recovery Center: Offers assistance with disaster unemployment insurance, housing, small business, legal assistance and community housing loans. Ventura County Credit Union, 6026 Telephone Road, Ventura, Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9a.m.-1 p.m....

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