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NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft. “This is the first time that our heliophysics program has funded this kind of technology demonstration,” said Peg Luce, deputy […]

A Supermassive Black Hole At Our Galaxy’s Center Flared Out, Astronomer Says

A Supermassive Black Hole At Our Galaxy’s Center Flared Out, Astronomer Says

MATT M. MILLER CONTRIBUTOR   The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy emitted a bizarre flash of light, an astronomer studying the phenomenon said. The flash likely occurred around May 13, and was uncharacteristic of the normal celestial behavior of the black hole, Sagittarius A, at the center of the […]

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” its cosmic dance partner. Since its arrival in December 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has mapped the entire […]

CVUSD Trustee Fitzgerald Blasts Trustee Everett in Deceptive Social Media Rant

CVUSD Trustee Fitzgerald Blasts Trustee Everett in Deceptive Social Media Rant

By Pat Lynch Yesterday I attended an event held at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park entitled Alternative Christian Education Conference. (Note: in one flyer the conference was alternatively called Conference on Public and Private School Options). Sandee Everett, board member of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), was one of the guest speakers. […]

Grieving Mother bids Disabled Daughter Farewell…Journey’s End

Grieving Mother bids Disabled Daughter Farewell…Journey’s End

    By Nona Fisher Editor’s Note: Denise Ragsdale lived the fullest life a person can with the grave disabilities she had since birth.  Learning to walk and talk with the help of her loving mother when the doctors deemed it impossible was only one of the milestones in her life.  She had a job in […]

Police Dash Cam Catches Plane Making Emergency Landing. The Video Is Amazing

Police Dash Cam Catches Plane Making Emergency Landing. The Video Is Amazing

KATIE JERKOVICH ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER . A police officer on duty in the state of Washington, managed to witness something rarely seen when his dash camera captured a plane making an emergency landing over a busy street. It all happened Thursday in Spanaway, just south of Seattle, when an officer spotted a single prop KR2 plane flying […]

Trump Grants Full Pardons To 5 People

Trump Grants Full Pardons To 5 People

AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   President Donald Trump granted full pardons Monday to five individuals previously involved in offenses like transporting marijuana and drug-trafficking. The president decided John Richard Bubala, Roy Wayne McKeever, Rodney Takumi, Michael Tedesco and Chalmer Lee Williams were worthy of Executive Grants of Clemency after “a careful review of the files” of […]

Spotlight | Santa Paula Optimists Salute Samantha Frady and Hands Across Santa Paula

Spotlight | Santa Paula Optimists Salute Samantha Frady and Hands Across Santa Paula

    By Sheryl Hamlin The Santa Paula Optimists hosted a version of “This is Your Life” on July 22, 2019 with a surprise celebration of the work of Samantha Frady and “Hands Across Santa Paula”, a movement she founded in 2010. Here is a Nextdoor post about the 6th annual event in 2016. Click […]

It’s Been 50 Years Since American Greatness First Walked On The Moon

It’s Been 50 Years Since American Greatness First Walked On The Moon

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Saturday marks 50 years since American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon. July 20, 1969, became the day that memorialized “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind,” in Armstrong’s words. The 38-year-old Apollo 11 mission commander has been forever […]

Nixon Had A Speech Prepared In Case Apollo 11 Turned Deadly. Read It Here

Nixon Had A Speech Prepared In Case Apollo 11 Turned Deadly. Read It Here

Whitney Tipton | Reporter . The late President Richard Nixon had a speech written 50 years ago for the worst-case when the Apollo 11 team prepared to walk on the moon. Nixon asked speechwriter William Safire to have something ready if the Apollo 11 mission failed, which Safire brought up during a July 1999 interview with “Meet the […]

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