Author: VC Reporter

PLANET VENTURA | Helping Hands

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy hosted the “Backyard Collective” with 150 volunteers from local businesses pitching in to restore the habitat and build trails at the conservancy’s Big Rock Preserve along the Ventura River Parkway. This Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day), the conservancy will host a similar event at the preserve, this time with 150 employees from Starbucks. To get involved with future events, go to...

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MONKEY BUSINESS | CLU educator dedicates life to understanding neotropical primates

No one knows the tiny Saimiri collinsi species of squirrel monkey living in the eastern Amazonia forests of Brazil like Anita Stone. The assistant professor of biology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks has been studying the monkeys since 2000. She spent a full year in the field collecting data for her doctorate. It was the best experience of her life, she says, albeit a lonely one for much of the time. She returns to her native Brazil for about two months every summer to monitor the monkeys’ behavior. This summer, she will take two Cal Lutheran undergraduate...

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ASK A TRUMP QUESTION

by Jackie Gardina Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and issues facing President-elect Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office. This week, we continue with President Trump, the First Amendment and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. President Trump and the Dreamers On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump issued an executive order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The order received wide attention because it threatened to withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities. But buried deep within the order was a dramatic shift in immigration enforcement priorities. The new enforcement priorities...

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ASK A TRUMP QUESTION

Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and issues facing President-elect Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office. This week, we continue with President Trump, the First Amendment and the travel ban. President Trump and Freedom of Religion The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The courts have interpreted this clause as preventing the government from favoring one religion over another. Under this provision, the government must not, for example, provide funding to a church if that same funding isn’t available to a mosque...

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PLANET VENTURA

Approximately 150 local activists participated in a beach cleanup and peaceful demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 11, near the Ventura pier. The group, organized by Ventura resident Gwendolyn Alley, held hands and formed a line where the tide rolled in, made a double heart formation as well as spelled out RESIST. Ventura protesters coordinated on the same day with another group of thousands in San Francisco who also spelled out RESIST along the beach. For upcoming events, go to...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Scandinavian Festival

    April 1 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Hamlet, Disco Dane of Denmark

    April 21 @ 8:00 pm - June 30 @ 10:00 pm
  3. “Higher Ground- the Paintings of Linda Harmon”

    May 5 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Footworks Youth Ballet presents Swan Lake

    June 3 @ 2:00 pm - June 4 @ 2:00 pm
  5. LUAU — DINNER AND SHOW

    June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm