Author: Kimberly Rivers

“AN INHUMANE SYSTEM” | Conference to foster asylum advocates

Pictured: The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood is told in Saint Judy, starring Michelle Monaghan. Wood will speak at the Asylum Advocacy Conference on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ventura College of Law, and the film will be shown. by Kimberly Rivers krivers@timespublications.com Right now across Ventura County there are 2,167 active immigration cases for people who are either residing or detained in Ventura County. Of those, 1,557 have legal counsel for their case, leaving 610 people without attorneys while they navigate a complex legal system, often arguing against attorneys for the U.S. government, which is never without...

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IN BRIEF | Oct. 31, 2019

Pictured: The U.S. National Forest has closed a portion of the Los Padres National Forest due to the need to clean up unexploded ordinance from the 1940s.  by Kimberly Rivers Eight confirmed injuries from vaping in county Ventura County physicians sent 10 patient histories to the state that they felt were consistent with severe respiratory injuries related to vaping, the state verified that eight of them met the profile. “They approved eight of them in the county… as being what is classically being seen,” that is consistent with vaping injuries, said Richard Levin, M.D., Ventura County Public Health officer....

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HAPPENINGS | Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2019

Pictured: OLYMPIC QUALIFYING BOXING Various times, Nov 1-9, Come to boxing mecca “Boxnard” to catch a glimpse of elite and up and coming fighters at the last chance tournament for contenders to qualify for the USA Boxing Team that will be competing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. $10 adults. $5 children. 5 and under FREE. Ringside and multiday passes available. www.oxnardpalboxing.com. Oxnard PAL Boxing Gym, 350 South K Street, Oxnard. Pictured: Middleweight boxer Hugo Centeno Jr. known as “The Boss.” Photo credit: Steel Cut Productions/Visit Oxnard.   DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ACROSS VENTURA COUNTY:  VENTURA: Friday, Nov. 1...

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EASY FIRE | Ongoing updates

Ongoing updates related to the Easy Fire, Simi Valley/Moorpark Most recent update will be at the top of the page. Para obtener información actualizada sobre las ordenes de evacuación del #IncendioEasy, visite http://vcemergency.com. All evacuation areas are lifted. Video update from Ventura County Sheriff. 11:12 a.m., Thursday Oct. 31 http:// @VENTURASHERIFF provides an update re: status of road closures and re-population of evacuated areas. https://t.co/c94WHNNOzp — Ventura County (@CountyVentura) October 31, 2019 En Español http:// Spanish update to the Easy Fire #easyfire #sheriffvc #vcfd pic.twitter.com/RfUOCihz4o — Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) October 31, 2019     Many evacuation areas lifted....

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Air quality alert issued for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) has issued an alert for Wednesday, Oct. 30 related to smoke from the Easy Fire in Simi Valley.  The fire is being wind driven and winds are expected to continue into Wednesday night. Strong offshore winds are also expected. Smoke will impact air quality downwind from the fire around Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks.  The wind also contributes to poor air quality by whipping dust and other particulate matter into the air resulting unhealthy levels of particulates in the air. Air quality can change quickly. Check the Air Quality Index...

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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. 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. Ventura County Economic Forecast Conference

    November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  6. Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities

    November 14 @ 6:30 pm
  7. ‘Fuenteovejuna,’ or ‘Like Sheep to Water…’

    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - November 24 @ 2:00 pm
  8. Faculty Recital: Micah Wright

    November 15 @ 7:30 pm
  9. Ojai Herbal Symposium: The Wisdom of the Body

    November 16 - November 17
  10. Free Clothing Swap!

    November 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm