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  • Celebrity Chef Reinvents Outdoor Cooking With Fully Equipped Portable Kitchen
    published on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Chef and co-creator of TBS's "Dinner & A Movie" teaches kids about healthy food & how to cook it. Wanting a portable kitchen for cooking in the garden, Mann found they didn't exist - so he decided to invent one himself....
  • Ventura College Foundation Board Expands
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:40:27 GMT
    VENTURA, Calif. - Feb. 5, 2016 - PRLog -- Ventura College Foundation's Executive Director Norbert Tan has announced the addition of new board member, Robert Beilin, Ph.D., MFT....
  • Bootstrapping a Niche E-Commerce Business to Exit: Dara Greaney, CEO of BuyAutoParts.com
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:17:17 GMT
    Dara bootstrapped BuyAutoParts to $54 million in profitable revenue and sold the company to private equity. Yet another story of success in the niche e-commerce domain....
  • VCAAA names Jannette Jauregui as public information officer
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT
    The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging has named Jannette Jauregui as public information officer. Jauregui began her duties on January 4 at the Agency's Ventura office....
  • UCSB Early Academic Outreach Program to Host 4th Annual Career Conference for High School Juniors
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:23:51 GMT
    UC Santa Barbara 's Early Academic Outreach Program will host 350 high school juniors Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, for the fourth annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference. In addition to hearing keynote speakers Victor Rios, a professor of sociology at UCSB, and Maricruz Hernandez, director of 21st Century Learning and Innovation for the Oxnard Union High School District, the students - who hail from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties - will participate in small group sessions with ...
  • Northview, San Marino receive top seeds for CIF-SS wrestling duals
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:56:46 GMT
    Northview and San Marino high schools began the season as the top two wrestling programs in the area and each received top billing for Saturday's CIF Southern Section dual championships. Both received top seeds in their respective divisions when CIF-SS released pairings for Saturday's championships, which will be held at six sites throughout Southern California....
  • Biz Buzz
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:11:18 GMT
    Opening The Collection at RiverPark announced last month that Victoria's Secret will join its line-up of fashion retailers this summer. We Rock the Spectrum-Simi Valley , a new autism-friendly, sensory-safe kids gym, opened last month in Simi Valley....
  • In Brief
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:11:03 GMT
    Herb Walks in Ojai celebrates 40 years Were you aware of the multitude of salad greens that grow on hillsides in Ventura County? If you've ever taken an Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer, you'd know. Now in its 40th year, Herb Walks has introduced many VC natives to the native herbs and other edibles growing in their own backyards....
  • SBCC Foundation Leader Pushes for Two Years Free Tuition for Local Students
    published on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:37:00 GMT
    Tuition-free community college used to be the norm for California residents, said the CEO of the Santa Barbara City College's Foundation . "In fact, it's what we used to call normal," Green said, adding that for 75 years, the California community colleges were tuition-free....
  • Haas Automation Donates $30,000 to Hancock's Machining and Manufacturing Department
    published on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:35:00 GMT
    Representatives from the Gene Haas Foundation presented a check for $30,000 to Allan Hancock College's machining and manufacturing technology program. The money will fund scholarships and instructors and send students to competitions....
  • I Bought a Gun
    published on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:59:11 GMT
    Born to a nurse and a school teacher in Ventura in 1980, guns were not a part of my regular vocabulary growing up, much less family recreational activities. When I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, at age 18, I met a young man in a hippie-esque neighborhood who had tried to kill himself with a gun, but instead survived and ended up with a big hole in his head where his eye and temple used to be....
  • History Essay Contest for Catholic Schools and Homeschoolers Grades 5-12 Runs Through March 23
    published on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:16:15 GMT
    Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed., president of Catholic Textbook Project, the publisher of history textbooks for Catholic schools, confirmed the official launch of the company's 2016 History Essay Contest for Catholic students in Grades 5 through 12. Contest submission deadline is March 23, 2016, and six separate contest divisions allow for six student winners. Each student winner will receive a cash prize ranging from $100 to $200 each....
  • Eye on the Environment
    published on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:33:55 GMT
    The need for organics recycling Most people know that recycling involves a form of manufacturing, using recovered resources. Environmentally minded people also know that the term "organic" means grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizer....
  • Friend identifies man in Big Sur BASE jumping tragedy
    published on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:32:28 GMT
    Big Sur >> Tom Aiello, a BASE jumping instructor from Idaho, says he knew the man who authorities believe died after he parachuted off the Bixby Creek Bridge on Jan. 20 and identified him as Rami Kajala. Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal said Monday it appeared Kajala and Mary Katherine “Katie” Connell drowned after successfully landing on the beach below the bridge....
  • Celebrity Chef Reinvents Outdoor Cooking With Fully Equipped Portable Kitchen
    published on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Chef and co-creator of TBS's "Dinner & A Movie" teaches kids about healthy food & how to cook it. Wanting a portable kitchen for cooking in the garden, Mann found they didn't exist - so he decided to invent one himself....
  • Kevin Staker Named President of Ventura Conty Legal Aird, Inc. for 2016
    published on Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:23:27 GMT
    Jan. 22, 2016 - PRLog -- Ventura, California, January 22, 2016 Kevin Staker has been elected as the President of Ventura County Legal Aird, Inc. for 2016. The Board of Directors named Kevin Staker as president because it wanted to depart from its prior policy of the President of the Ventura County Bar Association serving as president of both organizations the same year....
  • Former USC player Bryce Dixon charged with robberies, carjacking
    published on Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:15:00 GMT
    Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon faces five counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of carjacking, attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon and a former LSU player face more than 15 years in state prison based on police allegations that they committed a series of robberies and other crimes this week....
  • First Christian Church organist Beverly Couch retires
    published on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT
    First Christian Church is one of the oldest, if not the oldest wooden churches in Ventura County, completed on the corner of Railroad Avenue and 9th Street in 1900. Designed in the Carpenter Gothic style, the church - Ventura County Historical Landmark #81 - has served generations of worshippers since it opened 115 years ago....
  • Tiny-house villages: An innovative solution to homelessness?
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:23:57 GMT
    A growing number of US cities are offering homeless people homes in tiny-house villages, providing residents with privacy and a measure of dignity. Matt Stevenson, shown here in December 2015, says a city parking-spot requirement added significantly to high construction costs for the backyard cottage he and his wife will rent out, in Seattle....
  • Straight Outta Oxnard
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:01:37 GMT
    Anderson Paak didn't start quite from the bottom, but trying to launch a music career from a bedroom in Ventura is close enough. So it's understandable that when the 29-year-old singer and rapper, who was born in Oxnard and raised up the road, talks about how his name wound up dotting the credits of Dr. Dre's Compton album, it's as though he's describing an out-of-body experience or something he wrote in a dream journal that miraculously came true....