Take care when using OTC medicines

There are more than 100,000 over-the-counter medicines on the market today, and people over 60 use more than one-third of all OTCs purchased. In an effort to provide consumers with information about the safe use of OTC medicines, the Consumer Health Education Center recently launched a national education campaign. The center recommends the following simple steps to ensure safe and […]

Earning Girl Scout honors

Students rally to help people of Darfur

Money raised at benefit concert will build a new well

New Community Jewish High School students dedicated to social action sponsored a benefit concert June 14 to help raise funds in support of Jewish World Watch’s efforts to protect citizens of Darfur Sudan from the ongoing violence and genocide in that region. Organized by student members of the school’s Club Kodesh and United Students With a Cause, with the help […]

‘We the people’ own the airwaves

Enough is enough. It’s time to take back our country and our democracy. We need to start by re-regulating the media. The truth is not being told openly and honestly by the huge multinationals who control our networks. Two stolen elections, an invasion based on lies, laws that create enormous corporate wealth at the expense of the individual, the dismantling […]

Oxnard Salsa Fest in need of volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff the 14th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival on Sat. and Sun., July 28 and 29 in Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard. An informative volunteer training session will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues., July 10 at Heritage Square Hall, 731 S. “A” St., Oxnard. Job assignments include staffing the information booth, serving salsa, selling […]

Gotcha, little gal!


Organic Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. 7 p.m. Q&A by consulting rosarians, rose show (bring roses to display). 7:30 p.m. program: Sandy Gaal, consulting rosarian from Santa Paula, gives slide presentation on growing roses without chemicals, creating unique garden rooms. Club lending library available, refreshments served. Free, visitors welcome. Janet Sklar, (818) […]

Locals heading to military academies

Young people from several area schools have been accepted to U.S. military academies. Nominees were interviewed by a board in December at an all-day Saturday event and recommendations were made through the competitive nomination process. Air Force Academy Andrew Buttitta, 17, Thousand Oaks High School Ryan Campbell, 18, Westlake High School Bryan Koenig, 18, Royal High School Justin Landseadel, 18, […]

Local residents carry on love affairs with their cars

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers CAR CRAZY- Left, Ferrari Owners Club drivers gather in the largest rolling Ferrari event in the country. Over 100 drivers brought their high-powered cars to The Commons in Calabasas before the start of the 11th annual Summer Run to Pt. Mugu last Sunday. Above, several vintage Corvettes are parked in the front of the Four Seasons Hotel […]


My son is almost 4 years old. He’s gone almost all four years of his life without really being scared of anything. As a toddler, he used to climb over the couch onto a bordering saucer toy and then onto a nearby table- something like you might see in a dangerous high-wire-type circus act- without any fear at all. My […]

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