Author: Kimberly Rivers

“24 HOURS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER” | Crews watchful overnight

Pictured: Obscured by fire smoke a fixed wing air tanker drops retardant along Santa Paula edge of Maria Fire on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 1.  by Kimberly Rivers The 6 p.m. press conference held in Camarillo highlighted progress made and ongoing concerns regarding the Maria Fire. 10:10 p.m. evacuation areas lifted:North Greentree Drive, Kingsgrove Drive, Donlon Road, San Canyon Road, La Cumbre Road, North Olive Hill Drive, North Paso Flores Road, Quail Canyon Road. “We had a productive day today,” said John McNeil, with Ventura County Fire Department. “We continued to have challenges with this fire.” Some of...

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“THIS IS NOT THE THOMAS FIRE” | Maria Fire in Santa Paula at 7500 acres

Pictured: The Maria Fire from Sulphur Mountain Road trail (facing south). Photo by Shannon Penrith. 10:00 p.m., Oct. 31, 2019. by Kimberly Rivers “I want to assure people, this is not the Thomas Fire,” said John McNeill, assistant fire chief with the Ventura County Fire Department. He was speaking at 11 p.m. on Oct. 31, at a press conference in Oxnard, about the Maria Fire, which started at approximately 6:15 p.m. near the top of South Mountain in Santa Paula. At 11:00 p.m., Oct. 31, 2019, the Maria Fire had burned 5000 acres with zero percent containment. Mandatory evacuation...

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“LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH” | Demystifying death over tea and cake at the Death Café

It’s not a typical topic of polite conversation, and many avoid it all together. And yet, like birth and aging, death is an inevitable part of being human. Human civilizations since time immemorial have grappled with death and dying in varied ways. Today, we see humans grappling with the next phase in new ways, from “coffin clubs” in New Zealand where members build and decorate their own caskets to sustainable burial practices such as futuristic tree pods. “Death, it’s going to happen. We are aging. We are going to die. Everybody goes there. It is something that is inevitable,”...

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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

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  3. Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta

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    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - November 24 @ 2:00 pm
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    November 15 @ 7:30 pm
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