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AIB2B and Blexit Celebrate Minority Conservatives @ Walnut Family Fair on Saturday, October 17th

AIB2B and Blexit Celebrate Minority Conservatives @ Walnut Family Fair on Saturday, October 17th

  Monday, October 12, 2020 – WALNUT – Continuing in the tradition and leadership of Asian Industry B2B (AIB2B) supporting and showcasing minorities on the Right, on October 17th (Saturday) at 11 am, you are cordially invited to join our Walnut Family Fair in partnership with Candace Owens‘ organization, Blexit. This will be a nonpartisan showcase of conservative values for the Asian, Latino and Black […]

Legislation Enhancing Mental Health Resources for Veterans Heads to President’s Desk

Legislation Enhancing Mental Health Resources for Veterans Heads to President’s Desk

BY MASOOMA HAQ Legislation to enhance the Whole Health Program at the Veterans Administration (VA), which passed the U.S. Senate unanimously, now heads to the president’s desk to be signed. This legislation increases the holistic mental health resources available to veterans. This bipartisan bill, “Whole Veteran Act” (H.R. 2359), was crafted by Reps. Lamb Conor (D-Pa.), […]

FEMA Response Update: Sally and Western Wildfires

FEMA Response Update: Sally and Western Wildfires

WASHINGTON – FEMA continues to support states impacted by Hurricane Sally with personnel and commodities in and near the areas of impact. Commodities are available to each affected state based on need and requests to FEMA for assistance. Shuttle drivers and trailers are onsite where these commodities are staged, ready to move assets to fulfill […]

Camarillo Will Activate Cooling Center This Weekend

Camarillo Will Activate Cooling Center This Weekend

Camarillo, California – In anticipation of very high temperatures this weekend, the City of Camarillo will activate the Camarillo Police Department Community Room as a cooling center on Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. The City encourages senior citizens and any others who may be at […]

Ventura County Leadership Academy Announces Cohort XXVI

Ventura County Leadership Academy Announces Cohort XXVI

The Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA), founded in 1994, delivers on its mission of “connecting people and issues to strengthen our county” by developing, educating and inspiring a diverse group of leaders who aspire to enhance the quality of life in Ventura County.  The curriculum of year-long Academy is delivered through ten full-day interactive sessions […]

City of Ventura Deputy Public Works Director Mary Joyce Ivers Assumes Presidency of APWA

City of Ventura Deputy Public Works Director Mary Joyce Ivers Assumes Presidency of APWA

The American Public Works Association (APWA) is honored to announce Mary Joyce Ivers, Deputy Public Works Director for the City of Ventura, California (CA), has been sworn in as President of APWA effective August 31, 2020. Affirmed by APWA’s more than 30,000 members, President Ivers will lead the organization for the 2020-2021 term. President Ivers […]

Oxnard | Alexander Hamilton Named Interim Fire Chief

Oxnard | Alexander Hamilton Named Interim Fire Chief

OXNARD, Calif. – City Manager Alexander Nguyen has named Assistant Fire Chief Alexander Hamilton as Interim Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Darwin Base on August 31. Assistant Chief Hamilton started his career with the Oxnard Fire Department fifteen years ago as a Firefighter in 2005, and worked his way up through the ranks […]

CDC: National Wastewater Sewage Surveillance (NWSS)

CDC: National Wastewater Sewage Surveillance (NWSS)

by Sheryl Hamlin The Water Environment Foundation (WEF.org) hosted Dr. Amy Kirby of the CDC on July 15th 2020 to discuss National Wastewater Sewage Surveillance (NWSS), a program under development by the CDC and its partners. Read about the webinar here. Dr. Kirby explained how the use of sewage data complements existing public health efforts […]

Wastewater as Virus Detection Tool

Wastewater as Virus Detection Tool

by Sheryl Hamlin Detecting virus breakouts currently depends on individual testing, preferencing those with symptoms or those who have been exposed to people with symptoms. Because of resource constraints, the asymptomatic population has been less targeted for testing. According to this article in the VCSTAR. “County health officials have said they wanted to increase testing […]

Ventura County Officials Answer Questions About COVID-19 Employment Impact

Ventura County Officials Answer Questions About COVID-19 Employment Impact

By George Miller We asked Ms. Jennie Pittman of the Ventura County Office of Human Services about the impact of COVID-19 lockdown layoffs in the county and received this thoughtful response from Ms. Marleen Canniff, MPA, Communications Manager, Human Services Agency, Office of Strategy Management: Hello Mr. Miller, In response to your inquiry, this email […]

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