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California Is the 3rd Most Urbanized State in the U.S.

California Is the 3rd Most Urbanized State in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has punctuated an otherwise steady trend towards increased urbanization in the U.S. that began over two centuries ago. While urban areas account for just over 3% of American land, they are home to more than 80% of the population. The U.S. urban population has increased rapidly since the late 1800s and overtook […]

DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze: Be Safe and Responsible if Participating in 4/20 Festivities

DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze: Be Safe and Responsible if Participating in 4/20 Festivities

Simi Valley, Calif. – April 20, or 4/20, is a “holiday” among marijuana users. Although recreational and medicinal use of marijuana is legal in California, the Simi Valley Police Department wants to remind drivers that it is dangerous and illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.   “Whether it is on 4/20 or any […]

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT). “Ingenuity […]

Start a Discussion or Working Group, and Let’s Get to Work!

Start a Discussion or Working Group, and Let’s Get to Work!

  Building a more resilient food system requires that all of us work together. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the online hub for SBCFAN Discussions and Working Groups – an opportunity for food system actors like you to connect, align, and activate with other members so that we can continue to develop a robust local food economy, a healthy and just community, […]

Simi Valley Family YMCA and Yarrow Family YMCA Indoor Pools Now Open

Simi Valley Family YMCA and Yarrow Family YMCA Indoor Pools Now Open

Westlake Village, Calif.—The indoor pools at YMCAs in Simi Valley and Westlake Village are now open. The Simi Valley Family YMCA and Yarrow Family YMCA pools have been closed since last March. Both YMCAs are now offering aquatic group classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lap lanes are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00 a.m. […]

Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees Endorses DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Resolution

Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees Endorses DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Resolution

District pledges to address the diverse needs of students, faculty and staff in academia and the workplace Ventura County Community College District board of trustees fully supports and is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for its approximately 31,000 students, nearly 1,900 employees and the community. In support of the diverse population of students at […]

County of Ventura: Covid 19 Update April 19, 2021

County of Ventura: Covid 19 Update April 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update There are 79 new COVID-19 cases (Fri-Sun. There have been 12,423 new tests performed. There have been 0 additional deaths. Doubling time is 1,776.7 days. The current R-effective (average number of people each infected person will pass the virus onto and represents the rate at which COVID-19 is spreading) is .86 which means […]

Monthly Literary Meetings to Launch April 26 on ZOOM for IWOSC/WPN Members and Community of Writers

Monthly Literary Meetings to Launch April 26 on ZOOM for IWOSC/WPN Members and Community of Writers

  OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS IWOSC/WPN meetings to start again on Zoom Wednesday, April 26 Open to writers, authors, and anyone interested book publishing   The IWOSC/WPN monthly meeting will restart as online ZOOM meetings on April 26 and return to in-person when permitted. The meetings are for writers, authors, small publishers, and any […]

California Receives $126 Million from HUD for Affordable Housing

California Receives $126 Million from HUD for Affordable Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the allocation of $126,579,066.92 to California through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for affordable housing. The state must use at least 80 percent of each annual grant for rental housing. HTF funds may be used for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the […]

Dr. César Morales Sworn-In as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

Dr. César Morales Sworn-In as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Cesar Morales was formally sworn in on April 16 as the new Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, becoming the first Latino and first person of color to hold the office since it was created in 1873. In an outdoor ceremony this morning at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo, California State Assemblymember […]

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