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  • Ventura Tooth Replacement and Restoration Expert to Speak at...
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:02:46 GMT
    Internationally acclaimed prosthodontist and presenter Dr. Saj Jivraj is presenting at the Spectrum Day Vancouver conference tomorrow. Dr. Jivraj, founder of a Ventura contemporary dental implant center called the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, will speak about All-on-4a dental implants in a presentation called "Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of Graft Less Solutions."...
  • 'Conviction' at Rubicon Theatre has courage all its own
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:44:34 GMT
    Carey Crim's promising new drama about a high school teacher accused of sexual misconduct shares some obvious thematic DNA with John Patrick Shanley's 2004 take on child abuse and the Catholic Church, but "Conviction" charts a more secular course with a mature theatrical voice and perspective all its own. Developed under a new works program at Ventura's Rubicon Theatre, its full premiere staging by co-directors Scott Schwartz and Katie Lindsay impresses with a thoughtful, layered exploration of ...
  • Picks of the Week - Happenings
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:05:13 GMT
    CALIFORNIA BEER FEST AND BLUES AND BBQ FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 20, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept....
  • Health & Fitness
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:03:45 GMT
    Photo by: Chris Burau W ith CrossFit mania in full effect and seemingly every industrial garage space in Ventura County turning into a gym, it can be difficult to sort through the insanity of it all. A simple space in an almost hidden location, Pure is a place where any fitness goals can be achieved without long-term contracts, pushy instructors, crowded group instruction or the always icky overall meat-market feel....
  • Beauty & Style
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:03:33 GMT
    B elieve it or not, there was a time when expectant parents and everyone shopping for them had maybe a handful of choices in diaper bags, and just about all of them involved the colors pink, blue and that reigning king of gender-neutral hues: yellow. Things have changed a lot since then, with much of the credit going to Ventura designer DeNai Jones, founder of Petunia Picklebottom....
  • Neshaminy students get support from Calif.
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:34:44 GMT
    A day after word surfaced that the faculty adviser of Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days during a long-running dispute about use of the word Redskin , student journalists in California launched an online campaign to cover the salary she will lose on suspension. Their webpage, titled "Free the Playwickian," also seeks to raise the $1,200 the Neshaminy School District cut from the student newspaper's activity fund....
  • Adviser gets support over 'Redskin' ban
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:22:41 GMT
    A day after word surfaced that the faculty adviser of Neshaminy High School's student newspaper was suspended for two days over a dispute about use of the word Redskin , student journalists in California launched an online campaign to cover the salary she'll lose on suspension. Their webpage, titled "Free the Playwickian," also seeks to raise the $1,200 that the school district cut from the Neshaminy student newspaper's activity fund....
  • 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS to Play Rubicon, 10/15
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:54:54 GMT
    Rubicon Theatre of Ventura opens the company's 17th Season with 2 Pianos 4 Hands, written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt . Winner of the coveted Dora Award , 2 Pianos 4 Hands is a musical comedy for anyone who has ever had a dream....
  • Montessori School of Ojai Presents 'Harvest Moon Affair' Fundraiser
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:01 GMT
    Montessori School of Ojai will present "Harvest Moon Affair," the nonprofit school's largest annual fundraiser, from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Bodee's Rancho Grande in Ojai. This year, wines from internationally acclaimed Ojai Vineyard and beer from Ventura-based Surf Brewery will pair with hors d'oeuvres from Bodee's catering....
  • 1 more day until Southern California heat relief
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:54:46 GMT
    The region should expect dangerously hot weather, with an excessive heat warning in effect in Los Angeles County valleys until 7 p.m., the National Weather Service said. The heat also has brought the threat of explosive fires in the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties where "sundowner" winds could quickly stoke flames, the weather service said....
  • Dangerously Hot Weather Continues; Energy Demand Peaks
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:11:00 GMT
    The Southland will bake on the sixth day of a heat wave today and remain under the threat of wildfire as high surf continues to batter the coast. A red flag warning denoting a risk of what National Weather Service forecasters call "explosive fire growth'' was in effect today in the mountains and foothills of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and due to expire at 9 tonight....
  • High school bans sales of 'offensive' Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches
    published on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:15:27 GMT
    Call it a classic case of political correctness and liberalism run amok. On Friday, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported that California's Ventura High School prohibited a local football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a "back-to-school" event....
  • Calif. High School Rejects Chick-fil-A Donation Over Antigay Stance
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:07:01 GMT
    Students at Ventura High School in California won't be eating "mor chikin" anytime soon, as the school's principal banned fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from the campus over the company's connection to antigay causes. A Ventura location of the Atlanta-based chain had planned to donate some 200 sandwiches and wraps to Ventura High's football booster club for a back-to-school fundraiser the group held Wednesday, but principal Val Wyatt said the company's donations to antigay causes could offend paren...
  • High School Students Prohibited From Selling Chick-Fil-A To Raise...
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:59:06 GMT
    A high school in Ventura County is refusing to allow students to sell a popular Chick-Fil-A sandwich on campus because someone might get offended due to the chain's owners' opposition to gay marriage. The booster club had intended to raise $1,600 for the football team by selling 200 sandwiches, that would be donated by a local Chick-fil-A....
  • Review: Conviction at the Rubicon Theatre
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:00:00 GMT
    The odd thing about Carey Crim's new drama Conviction , currently running at the Rubicon Theatre, is how stubbornly old-fashioned it feels. Written in the style of kitchen-sink realism and addressing a hot-button social issue , it comes across as a lost play from a 1950s anthology....
  • CA School Bans Chick-fil-A Fundraiser
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:12:21 GMT
    A California high school principal has banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches during a back-to-school night fundraiser because she disagrees about gay marriage with the president of the Atlanta-based fast food chain. The principal who outlawed Chick-fil-A sandwiches is Val Wyatt of Ventura High School in the coastal town of Ventura, Calif....
  • Calif. High School Rejects Chick-fil-A Donation Over Antigay Stance
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:07:01 GMT
    Students at Ventura High School in California won't be eating "mor chikin" anytime soon, as the school's principal banned fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from the campus over the company's connection to antigay causes. A Ventura location of the Atlanta-based chain had planned to donate some 200 sandwiches and wraps to Ventura High's football booster club for a back-to-school fundraiser the group held Wednesday, but principal Val Wyatt said the company's donations to antigay causes could offend paren...
  • Chick-Fil-A Banned fromDonating Food to School Event
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:27:29 GMT
    A high school football booster club in Ventura was prohibited from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches at its back-to-school night event because the principal didn't like the restaurant owner's position on gay marriage, according to CBS Los Angeles. Val Wyatt, principal of Ventura High School, was quoted in the Ventura County Star as stating, "With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn't want them on campus...
  • High School Principal Outlaws Chick-fil-A Sandwiches Over Gay Rights
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:53:23 GMT
    A California high school principal has banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches during a back-to-school night fundraiser because she disagrees about gay marriage with the president of the Atlanta-based fast food chain. The principal who outlawed Chick-fil-A sandwiches is Val Wyatt of Ventura High School in the coastal town of Ventura, Calif....
  • California's Ventura High School Scraps Chick-Fil-A From Fundraiser,...
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:26:11 GMT
    Ventura High School Football Principal Val Wyatt said that she wanted to keep outside organizations from selling or advertising during the Sept. 10 event, according to the Ventura County Star, but also referenced the 2012 media firestorm which erupted after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy confirmed his company's support of the " biblical definition of the family unit " in 2012....