2015-02-12 E-Edition

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Comments about measles vaccine

The information about the amount of nonvaccinated students at that one school is shocking. A place that calls itself a “School of Global Education” sounds like an elite place of learning for bright youngsters. But we have to wonder about the common sense and intelligence of the parents of those children. Are these the people who have no understanding about […]

Time for a clock workshop

The Ventura and Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will offer a two-day workshop on antique clocks from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. The classes will cover a brief history of the industry, tips on clock collecting […]

Warrior boys’ soccer team ready to rebound

Westlake High’s boys’ soccer team gets better with age. Senior co-captain Mark Correlli calls these Warriors (8-12-1 overall, 5-4 in the Marmonte League) the best he’s seen in years. “We have a little more maturity on the team,” Correlli said. “We took a few years to kind of rebuild, but we’re ready to go this year.” Head coach Bill Propster […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks


It was shocking to read the Feb. 5 article “Families at Mariposa School refusing vaccine.” There is a fourth-world public health crisis in our region. We say fourth world because the vaccination rate at Mariposa School is far worse than even the poorest third-world countries. New babies, immunocompromised children, unborn babies and adults have been placed at risk for complications […]

Cruise on the love boat

Island Packers will offer a Valentine’s Day Evening Harbor Cruise on its 64-foot catamaran from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Sat., Feb. 14 at 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Local guitarist Steven Sunnarborg will provide live music, and there will be snacks and a complimentary beverage. Drinks will also be available for purchase at a no-host beer and wine bar. Ventura Harbor […]

Football stars sizzle on signing day

Will U B Mine


On the same day the Acorn reported that nearly 42 percent of Mariposa students were not vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella, several California state senators proposed a measure that would eliminate the “personal belief exemption” used by those parents. Thankfully, the governor, both of our U.S. senators, our school district administrators and the vast majority of parents and teachers […]