Oxnard: May Day march photo by Raul Lopez Several hundred advocates and supporters of immigrant rights and public education marched in Oxnard in the May Day (Monday, May 1) rally, led by the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy and other civil rights groups. Ventura: Climate March and Thermo-Climb photo by John K Golson Hundreds participated in the Climate March and rally at Mission Park in Ventura on Saturday, April 29, and Thermo-Climb, where demonstrators donning colors of the rainbow walked up the incline of the Ventura Botanical Gardens to create a visual of temperature rising due...Read More
Author: VC Reporter
Ojai: Horse Rescue fun and fundraiser California Coastal Horse Rescue (CCHR) in Ojai on Sunday, April 23, celebrated Help a Horse Day with an open house and family fun day at the rescue’s ranch. Nearly 600 members of the community attended the event — a record number of visitors at one time to the ranch. The day featured food, games, live music, a silent auction, pony cart rides and the Rescue’s horses. Help A Horse Day raised more than $4,000. Ventura: Planting a landmark tree The Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust planted a new tree, a 15-foot Tasmanian blue...Read More
Peggy La Cerra, an evolutionary neuroscientist living in Ojai, found she could not stay silent this spring in the face of a new administration in Washington, D.C., that plans to drastically scale back the role of science in government. Although troubled by the massive budget cuts proposed for scientific agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency, she was especially alarmed by the Trump administration’s advocacy of “alternative facts” over science. “Science is arguably the pinnacle of [human] decision-making,” she said. “It’s the best way to cull out individual beliefs and get to the...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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