Author: VCR Staff

PURPLE IS THE NEW PARTY | How the Newsom stole Thanksgiving

Pictured: Gov. Gavin Newsom in a live press conference regarding counties moving to more restrictive tiers in pandemic management plan on Nov. 16, 2020.  by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com With the election now behind us, COVID-19 still with us, and a cold winter packed with usually commemorated holidays before us, 2020 isn’t celebrating a happy ending any time soon. In fact, California Governor Gavin Newsom is throwing out even more guidelines and restrictions for families who want to spend the holiday season together. With Thanksgiving a week away, families are getting a lot of information about how they should spend...

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“IT’S UNTENABLE” | Sheriff won’t actively enforce stay at home order

by Kimberly Rivers kimberly@vcreporter.com On Friday, Nov. 20, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) issued a statement that officers would not be “actively enforcing” the state’s stay-at-home order that goes into effect on Saturday, Nov. 21, but will respond to specific complaints received.  “It’s problematic, it’s untenable…There is no legal justification or mechanism for how it should be enforced,” said Eric Buschow, Captain with the VCSO. He clarified that while officers will not be actively looking for people out after the de facto curfew times, they will respond to complaints, particularly related to gatherings, which is what the order...

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STAY-AT-HOME ORDER IN EFFECT ON SATURDAY | Residents asked to stay home 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Pictured: Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of California Health and Human Services, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Screenshot from live video.  by Kimberly Rivers kimberly@vcreporter.com On Thursday, Nov. 19, Dr. Mark Ghaly, California health secretary, announced a stay-at-home order for counties in the purple tier that limits non-essential activities between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., starting on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m.,  and lasting through Dec. 21.  The order was clearly designed to apply to the upcoming holiday season and will impact those planning to still gather with non-household members in the evening hours.  “The spirit...

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35TH ANNUAL | Best of Ventura County 2020

Our biggest and most impressive issue is back for 2020, featuring the top three vote getters in 150 categories, compiled from our readers’ poll. It includes the best in local people, places and things — the shops, restaurants, businesses and more that have made living in Ventura County better, easier and more enjoyable. This year has been unlike any other in our 35 year history. A pandemic, shutdowns, distance learning . . . Ventura County joined the entire world in experiencing a temporary halt of many of the things that make up everyday living. But we are a resilient community, and...

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HAPPENINGS | NOV. 19-26, 2020

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES THROUGH ONLINE HOLIDAY MARKETS Several galleries, nonprofits and other groups are putting together virtual holiday markets to help you find the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season while supporting local artisans, makers and creators all from the comfort and safety of your home. Pictured WEV Virtual Shop Local Market: Linear Suspension Pendant by claudia A. designs; Punny Fruit Greeting Cards by Alenarieca Design Studio; Resin Cutting Board by Red Brick Art.  Vita Art Center | Through Dec. 23, Live online HERE.  Focus on the Masters | Nov. 20 – Nov. 29, online HERE.  Virtual Shop...

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