Author: VC Reporter

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon roll

Hakane Sushi967 East Ojai Ave., Ojai805-640-3070www.hakanesushi.com$4.50-$59 Ojai proper has a small yet bustling community, most noticeable during the weekend warrior exodus. Whether it’s the floppy-hatted, sunglass-shielded socialites toting refurbished Airstreams and lapdogs, or howling packs of motorcycle riders dispersing sound waves of tail pipes and ’70s rock, it is the place to be and be seen. But sometimes a certain level of zen respite is desired. Enter Ojai’s East End. Spider roll, with crab meat, avocado and gobos wrapped in pastel soybean paper. Bento box selection: teriyaki salmon, a yellowtail roll and shrimp/vegetable tempura Eel and avocado roll, which...

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Why the fervor to impose vaccinations via SB 276?

Friday morning, May 31, protesters in yellow safety vests, parents with children in tow, a doctor with a bullhorn, kids in strollers and sidewalk chalk clutched signs, held space and raised awareness in front of Ventura’s Department of Public Health Office. Throughout the state, similar protests occurred this month to oppose the newest vaccine bill racing through the Senate. SB 276 is aimed at California’s tiny population of 0.7 percent medical exemption holders. This percentage of families obtained medical exemptions through their physicians, allowing them to send their children to school without a complete immunization record, is now threatened...

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Take the lead, going green with electric vehicles

  by Richard H. Baldwin and Phil White There is a global climate change crisis. No question. And Ventura County is near ground zero in that crisis. Take a look. We’re experiencing the worst of drought, fires, and water shortages. The projections of sea level rise that will impact our coastline are alarming. These local impacts have the fingerprints of climate change all over them. Additionally, the County suffers from unhealthy levels of ozone air pollution. Addressing these impacts make reducing greenhouse gas emissions critical, and we believe that the County can and should do something to fight back....

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Reclaiming narratives is a two-way street

Ever since I was young child, I have struggled with understanding which parts of me were valid in different areas of my life. As a bilingual first-generation American of Mexican descent, I developed a system for determining which aspects of identity to present depending on my environment. At my predominantly all-white, upper-middle-class private elementary school, I only spoke English and pronounced my name the way my teachers and classmates did. I was careful not to let any of the Spanish words I frequently used at home slip out on the playground or, God forbid, in the classroom for fear...

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Speak for the trees

B. 4/22/98 – D. 4/22/19: RIP Midtown Monarch Paradise Park On Earth Day April 22, 2019, I watch out my living room window as the excavator scoops up the remains of the 20 year old Midtown Monarch Paradise Park, a Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Garden in Midtown Ventura funded by two Earth Day grants and built by the community on a vacant city lot and hillside near the terminus of Prince Barranca at Ocean Ave Park. A mature sycamore tree planted in 1998 to honor L.M. Paquette The sycamore was getting ready to spread its seed. Field of flora and...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia

    August 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 8:00 pm
  2. Conejo Valley Quilters monthly meeting

    September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Dancer’s Body Barre

    September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Egyptian Belly Dancing

    September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. 2019 EDU|CAL Annual Symposium

    September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Loni Love Headlines Levity Live

    September 20 @ 7:30 pm - September 22 @ 9:00 pm
  7. 2019 Quilt Rooms and Gardens Tour

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  8. 3rd Annual Southeast Ventura County YMCA Reach For The Stars Gala

    September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  9. Premiere Party for “Beyond Function: Fiber, Wood and Clay”

    September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  10. Fundraiser for Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute (CIMWI)

    September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm