Author: Chris O'Neal

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Drought best time to prepare for a flood The last week in October is California Flood Preparedness Week. In this year of drought, some may wonder whether such an annual commemoration is necessary, but floods are the most common weather-related natural hazard, and even with the lack of rainfall in past years, regions of our county have experienced flash flooding. We face particular danger in areas where wild fires have removed vegetation. Plants usually absorb rainfall and reduce runoff. Consequently, a few minutes of concentrated rainfall in a burn area is all it takes for a significant debris flow...

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SEEKING CLOSURE | Ojai-based cannabis cooperative seeks restitution from Sheriff, Ventura County

Shangri La Care Cooperative, a medical marijuana club based in Ojai, has been raided three times since October 2015 and is seeking restitution for the value of property lost or destroyed during the raid, a lawsuit filed against the Sheriff’s Department and the County of Ventura this month says. On Oct. 6, 2015, Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies approached Jeff Kroll, owner and president, in his car and detained him. For 10 hours, acting on a search warrant, deputies began taking items from Kroll’s home and business, the Shangri La Care Cooperative, a nonprofit focused on sharing medical cannabis with...

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IN BRIEF

CSUCI searches for new provost California State University, Channel Islands, has launched a nationwide search for a new provost to replace former Provost Gayle Hutchinson, Ed.D, who was appointed president of California State University, Chico, in March. The nationwide hunt will include interviews and vetting by Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Academic Search Inc. Chair of the Academic Senate, Professor of math Cynthia Wyels, Ph.D., also serves as chair of the Provost Search Committee. “We need somebody here who wants to help lead a young and ambitious institution that has accomplished a lot and is poised for yet more,”...

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PLUGGED IN

Flight simulator allows students to kiss the sky Feel the cool air flowing through your hair, witness the formation of upper-atmosphere clouds and peer down at the people, as small as ants, moving below, all from the comfort of a classroom firmly grounded in Camarillo; this is the promise of the new state-of-the-art Test amd Evaluation Collaboration Hub Center that gives students an immersive experience in the virtual pilot’s seat. The TECH Center, located at the Ventura County Office of Education’s Career Education Center near the Camarillo Airport, will provide aviation students with the ability to remotely pilot vehicles...

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MADE IN VENTURA COUNTY | Manufacturing Week shines spotlight on area companies, their operations and products

There has been much discussion lately about the state of manufacturing in the U.S., particularly the fact that it has seriously dwindled over the last 15 years and cost Americans millions of jobs. Two culprits have been blamed: 1. free trade agreements that allowed companies to ship jobs out of the country and overseas for lower wages and, 2. advancement in technology whereby robots and machines replace humans. This has led to the decline of the industry, from roughly 18 million jobs in 2000 to 12.3 million in 2016. This has also become a contentious issue between the presidential...

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  1. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    October 15 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 8:30 pm
  2. Artist in Residence: Delesprie

    October 16 @ 3:00 pm - December 4 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta

    November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
  4. Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art

    November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  5. ‘Fuenteovejuna,’ or ‘Like Sheep to Water…’

    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - November 24 @ 2:00 pm
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    November 18 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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    November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  9. ‘L’Etudiante et Monsieur Henri’ (‘The Student and Mr. Henri,’ France, 2015)

    November 18 @ 7:30 pm
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    November 19 @ 11:00 am - November 21 @ 3:00 pm