Author: Kimberly Rivers

HELP FIND AIRMAN BURKHEAD | Crash site of US WWII plane uncovered

by Kimberly Rivers German researchers are reaching out to local news outlets throughout the United States in the hopes of contacting living relatives of World War II American soldiers who were aboard planes that crashed at sites currently being uncovered in Germany. A team of researchers have located the crash site of an American B-17 Bomber, named “Strictly GI” by the crew, that was shot down by German anti-aircraft guns on Sept. 9, 1944, in a forested area outside the German village of Speyerdorf. One of the U.S. Air Force crewmembers lived in Ventura and the German researchers are...

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IN BRIEF | September 5, 2019

Pictured: Ventura County is updating it’s land use “constitution.” which will govern all land use through 2040.  by Kimberly Rivers Public hearing on next 40 years of land use in Ventura County On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m., the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will hold a public work session to review the current Draft of the 2040 General Plan. This is a document that will govern land use in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County for the next 20 years. It include seven sections including: Water, Transportation, Open Space and Conservation, Hazards, Economic Vitality. Portions of the...

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KINDNESS CORNER | Volunteers needed for youth bike programs

by Kimberly Rivers Whether you are an expert road rider, downhill trail blazer or about town cruiser BikeVentura is seeking your help. Come share your enthusiasm for biking with kids. BikeVentura’s fall programs for kids include bike rodeos, PE and after schools programs. You’ll be paired up with a certified instructor helping kids develop safe biking skills that will last their whole lives. BikeVentura is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a safe, healthy community through bicycle-centered education, empowerment and advocacy in Ventura County. The organization runs a bike hub and second-hand bike thrift store at 420...

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NIGHT MOVES | Civil Conflict takes the show at the PACC

Pictured: Dorian Hill of Civil Conflict stirred the crowd into a vibrant mosh-pit, Aug. 30 in Oxnard. Photo by K. Rivers for VCReporter. by Kimberly Rivers Friday, Aug. 30, at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, affectionately called the PACC, offered a varied all-ages night of music and community. Four acts brought together by Cola Boyy gathered to raise funds and awareness to save the PACC, which was recently threatened with closure due to budget shortfalls. The event kicked off with Omega Vega, a 26-year-old Oxnard native delivering self-written lyrics and beats. Fans were thrilled to dance and...

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PURPLE IS THE NEW PARTY | “The case for universal income”

Pictured: Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang touts a plan for $1000 a month for every American.  by Paul Moomjean For those of you who have been my loyal readers (and haters), you know that I’ve taken a more moderate libertarian road over the past decade. Political philosophies I vilified years ago, now I’m interested in seeing play out. One can argue that I was influenced by a liberal media, which might be, but I also see how many of my “American Dream” fantasies have become nightmares, such as owning a home, staying in California and keeping a consistently high-paying job....

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    October 15 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 8:30 pm
  2. Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta

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

    November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Light Up A Life – Ventura

    December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Mariachi Ensemble Concert

    December 11 @ 7:30 pm
  6. Light Up A Life – Ojai

    December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Guest Artist’s Reception

    December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  8. Jazz Collective

    December 13 @ 7:30 pm
  9. Footworks Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Dec. 14-15 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center

    December 14 - December 15
  10. Humane Society of Ventura County Purrs & Paws Holiday Boutique & Marketplace

    December 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm