Author: VCR Staff

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | Go with the flow to avoid toilet replacement

  by David Goldstein With more people working from home and school being taught online, residential toilets are getting a workout. In many parts of Ventura County, more water means more hard water deposits. Worse, cleaning schedules may not have increased to keep up, as many of those fortunate enough to employ professional cleaners prior to the pandemic now no longer have these helpers coming into the home, and build-up of deposits can restrict flow.  Home improvement has also increased during this time, but before you consider replacing a toilet due to weak or incomplete flushes, consider basic maintenance...

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IN BRIEF | Jan. 21, 2021

Pictured: Ventura County is seeking input to prepare for sea level rise.  by Kimberly Rivers County vaccine appointments full As of Jan. 19 Ventura County had no available appointments for coronavirus vaccines for any group that is currently authorized to register for vaccines. That announcement came on the heels of the county announcing that people 75 and older could register to be vaccinated.  The county reported that vaccine quantities are limited and that more appointments will be available as more doses arrive in the county.  Vaccines are allocated to the county by the state, and they are received...

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PURPLE IS THE NEW PARTY | Trump series finale goes rogue

by Paul Moomjean All presidencies have been a little like reality shows since the 1950s, when the president was able to speak to the people of this country through television. Before that, it was radio, and before that newspapers. But the last 20 years, since 24-hour news dominated our news prism, we have seen each president live out their term with watchdogs surrounding them. The news was usually about their policies or actions, but not necessarily them. While President Ronald Reagan was an actor who became president, Barack Obama was the first “celebrity” president, with his charisma and...

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HAPPENINGS | Jan. 21-28, 2021

FRIDA KAHLO | Streaming online through Oxnard Film Society. The documentary film Frida Kahlo is directed by Ali Ray, who also cowrote the film with Phil Grabsky using letters written by Kahlo herself, with considerable filming at the famous Blue House in Mexico City. Filmmakers had unprecedented access to Kahlo’s art pieces. The film is featured as part of the Oxnard Film Societies 2021 focus on films submitted for the 2021 Academy Awards in the Best International Film Category. Over a dozen films are available at the society’s website.  $4.99/$12 for unlimited viewing per film for three to seven days. Current featured...

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VACCINE REGISTRATION FOR 75 AND OVER | County expands vaccine eligibility

  by Kimberly Rivers   Ventura County has set up a registration method for individuals 75 and older to make appointments to get the coronavirus vaccine.    On Monday, Jan. 18, the county reported 4,490 new cases and 37,906 new tests administered over three days and that 24 people died from COVID-19 during that same three-day period. The ages of people who died ranged from 30 to 100.    Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state was expanding the list of those eligible now to receive the vaccines to include those 65 and older. But the...

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