Author: VC Reporter

PLANET VENTURA COUNTY

Planet Camarillo No fear Winifred “Winnie” Lester, resident at Cypress Place Senior Living in Ventura, celebrated her 94th birthday skydiving with Skydive Coastal Camarillo through Cypress’s Livin’ the Dream program, which provides residents with the opportunity to accomplish a goal or dream that they have always wanted to do. “I loved it, I loved it, I loved it,” Lester said when she landed. For more information about Cypress Place Senior Living, go to https://cypressplaceseniorliving.com/; for more about Skydive Coastal Camarillo, go to www.skydivecoastalcalifornia.com. Planet Ventura Warming cold feet Local Girl Scouts, partnering with Ventura’s own Hypno Comics store, donated...

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MAGICAL HEALING | CLU professor uses fun therapy to help abused kids

Psychologist Michael Gerson, an associate professor in the California Lutheran University Graduate School of Psychology, has spent more than 40 years providing psychotherapy for children who have been abused. Eight years ago, when Gerson started taking magic lessons he had received for Father’s Day, he thought back to how he felt as a child learning the simple tricks that were taught at the end of the Saturday morning TV show The Magic Land of Allakazam with Mark Wilson, and wondered if he might have a new tool to help his young clients. “I have always remembered how empowering it...

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PLANET OJAI | Class Act

Actor Yitzhak Edward Asner, commonly referred to as Ed Asner, took center stage on Saturday, Nov. 4, receiving a lifetime achievement award at the 18th annual Ojai Film Festival. His most recent popular role was as voice actor of Carl Fredricksen in the movie UP while his career dates back to the Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. To learn more about the film festival, go to...

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PLANET VENTURA | Hope Runs

Ian Chan, of Los Angeles, finishes the Ventura Marathon at 3:15:18, his 49th marathon out of a planned 52 for 2017 to raise awareness for homeless children. Chan works throughout Southern California as School on Wheels digital program administrator, recently helping open a digital learning center at the Lighthouse Women’s and Children shelter in Oxnard. School on Wheels is based in Ventura at 300 N. Ventura Ave. To follow Chan go to www.ianchanrunning.com; to learn more about School on Wheels, go to schoolonwheels.org....

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PLANET MOORPARK & NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY

Where the wild things are Exotic Animal Training Management Moorpark College student Danielle Glatt pets Morty, a Burmese Python, on Oct. 12 at the sixth annual Rendezvous at the Zoo fundraiser. Moorpark College Foundation and the Exotic Animal Training Management program at Moorpark College hosted over 200 guests at the event. The current EATM class of approximately 90 first- and second-year students from around the world, from Brentwood, England, to Thousand Oaks, arranged the fundraiser, including animal presentations and shows. Hands on deck Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) hosted its semiannual Media Day on Oct. 14 to highlight the...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. “Sylvia”

    April 6 @ 8:00 pm - May 6 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Exciting Dance and Drum Classes

    April 9 - June 30
  3. CLUFest 2018: Retrofuturism

    April 14 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Senior Art Show: socialMEDIA

    April 20 @ 10:00 am - May 12 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Festival of Scholars

    April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
  6. Intro Beginning Belly Dance

    April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  7. Crafternoon, April 27, 3:30 pm at Thousand Oaks Library

    April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. 13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, SoCal’s Longest-Running, Dedicated to the Late Mickey Jones

    April 28 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  9. String Symphony Concert

    April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  10. The Great Art Theft

    April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm