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Home Christmas Tree Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Assoc.

Home Christmas Tree Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Assoc.

. Video: This NFPA/UL video demonstrates the flammability of a dry Christmas tree vs. a tree that has been watered regularly. Facts & figures Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and […]

Baseball kid Christian Haupt – Dodgers Prodigy Documentary

Baseball kid Christian Haupt – Dodgers Prodigy Documentary

By Cathy Byrd , Christian Haupt was the youngest person ever to throw a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game at the age of three and was featured in the 2014 MLB All Star Game pre-game show on FOX at the age of five. Christian was discovered on YouTube by Adam Sandler for […]

Cars and Christmas at the Murphy Auto Museum–Sunday December 14th

Cars and Christmas at the Murphy Auto Museum–Sunday December 14th

By Sheryl Hamlin and Debra Tash A Holiday celebration! Entry into the museum is only $5 this day when you bring at least two cans or boxed non-perishable food items. All the food will be donated to FOOD Share, Inc. 50/50 Raffle, Annual Membership raffle prizes, decorated cars and refreshments. This is a very worthy […]

December 7, 1941–Pearl Harbor Attacked! Santa Paula Remembers

December 7, 1941–Pearl Harbor Attacked!  Santa Paula Remembers

By Sheryl Hamlin December 8, 1941. FDR gives historic speech before congress and declares “… a day which will live in infamy…”. Despite the chaos of December 7, 1941, some US airplanes managed to take flight and pursue Japanese fighters. The plane most commonly used to train the American pilots was the North American designed […]

‘A day that will go down infamy’: Pearl Harbor–December 7th 1941

‘A day that will go down infamy’: Pearl Harbor–December 7th 1941

As we face, or in some people’s view refuse to face, growing threats around the globe: let us remember that day when the nation woke to the news of a horrific attack on our country. From the Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Naval Yard:   Photo #: NH 50603 Pearl Harbor Attack, […]

Warning: Using Club Member Volunteers for Winery work may cost you $$$$ and your business

Warning: Using Club Member Volunteers for Winery work may cost you $$$$ and your business

Westover Vineyards Castro Valley was forced to close after being hit with more than $100, try 000 in fines by the Department of Industrial Relations. Last July, state investigators visited Westover Vineyards and immediately put owner Bill Smythe on notice that he was in violation of California’s minimum-wage law and wage-reporting requirements. He was then slapped […]

Two officers on their beat–Rover and his partner Officer Rodriguez

Two officers on their beat–Rover and his partner Officer Rodriguez

From the Ventura Police Department K9 Unit’s Facebook Page: “Some of you may have seen them driving around town last week, but here is our newest K9 team, Officer Rodriguez and K9 Rover on the steps to the Ventura City Hall overlooking downtown Ventura.” You can donate to the K9 program through the National Police […]

Gov. Brown key to 2016 tax measures

Gov. Brown key to 2016 tax measures

Black Friday blow-out at the Ventura County Animal Shelters–Get ’em while you can!

Black Friday blow-out at the Ventura County Animal Shelters–Get ’em while you can!

Black Friday proved very fruitful for all things furry. Animal services is offering a $20 flat fee out the door for their critters this weekend only.  From their Facebook Page: “Friends. Black Friday got off to an exceptional start. 71 animals got adopted today. That’s 37 dogs, 32 cats, and 2 rabbits from our Camarillo […]

Whistleblower Claims Dirty Tactics To Unionize Wal-mart Employees

Whistleblower Claims Dirty Tactics To Unionize Wal-mart Employees