Author: VCR Staff

“FOR OUR DEMOCRACY TO FLOURISH” | Brownley, Kennedy forum

PICTURED: Rep. Julia Brownley (left) and Ronda Kennedy, candidates for California Congressional District 26.  by Kimberly Rivers kimberly@vcreporter.com On Oct. 14, the two candidates for California’s 26th Congressional District articulated their views and positions on various topics at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI).  The incumbent, Rep. Julia Brownley (D), has been representing the district since 2013. Her seat, which covers most of Ventura County, is being challenged by Republican Ronda-Baldwin Kennedy, a local attorney.  Saying that the forum provides a platform for the “discourse we all need for...

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IN BRIEF | Oct. 22, 2020

Pictured: A six gill shark as seen from the Nautilus exploration vessel in a previous mission in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Photo submitted.  by Kimberly Rivers kimberly@vcreporter.com County COVID Update As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, there have been 13,777 positive cases of coronavirus in Ventura County since testing first started. Of those people , 1007 have been hospitalized, 13,137 people have recovered, and 160 people have died who tested positive for the coronavirus.  There are 27 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 10 are receiving care in intensive care units at area hospitals. 206,019 people in Ventura County...

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VC VOTES | Three ways to vote

Ventura County voters have three ways to vote safely in the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential Election:  THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE All vote-by-mail ballots in California are sent to voters with prepaid first-class postage. They need only be completed, placed in the provided signed envelope and put into the mail. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Nov. 3, and received by Nov. 20, to be counted. Ballot Drop Box There are 34 drop boxes available. Most of these boxes are available to receive ballots seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Some of the...

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HAPPENINGS | Oct. 22-29, 2020

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMUNITY ALTAR From Monday, Oct. 26 – Oct. 29 bring your non perishable items (They will be non returnable): mementos, photos, drawings, writings anything to contribute to the community altar that will be erected in the Museum of Ventura County plaza for public viewing Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. If you’re creating an altar in your home consider photographing it and sending to submissions@venturamuseum.org to be shared online. Use the hashtag #MVCDDLM2020 with images you share of your altars. Details online HERE. https://venturamuseum.org/exhibits/dia-de-los-muertos-community-altar/ Pictured: A family altar for Dia de los Muertos at Parque de...

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