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Community Memorial Health System Offers Low-Cost Mammograms and Breast Screenings During October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Community Memorial Health System Offers Low-Cost Mammograms and Breast Screenings During October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(Ventura and Ojai, California) Community Memorial Health System is dedicated to providing the best screening and imaging technologies to all women in the community. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives. Call now to schedule your mammogram! In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CMHS is offering low-cost breast imaging to all women who […]

Good Medicine Requires Second Opinions

Good Medicine Requires Second Opinions

by Barry Brownstein Above a tree line on the rugged trails of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, two hikers coming down the mountain called out in distress, “What trail are we on?” I answered and asked where they were headed. They were hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. I explained they made a wrong […]

Gavin Newsom’s Fall From Grace

Gavin Newsom’s Fall From Grace

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views When Gavin Newsom woke up on November 6, 2018 with 69.1% of the popular vote for Governor of California, he obtained the highest majority since Earl Warren was swept into office back in 1930. All indications showed that the two time San Francisco Mayor and Lt. Governor […]

re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

By Tom Dunn Letter to VC Star editor re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th   . Pa for years has spoken on issues with wit, insight and humor but is sometimes less than factual. To state Port Hueneme is getting “so many medical marijuana dispensaries” is less than factual.  . The Star stopped covering city […]

Port Hueneme city council cannabis ordinance

Port Hueneme city council cannabis ordinance

By Tom Dunn. Port Hueneme City Council is drafting a cannabis ordinance to allow medical marijuana to be sold, manufactured, grown and delivered.  Port Hueneme is moving forward in hopes of being the first city in Ventura County to allow most aspects of medical marijuana to be legal including edibles that will be available for […]

Port Hueneme medical cannabis clinic coming

Port Hueneme medical cannabis clinic coming

By George Miller Technically, using cannabis (marijuana) is illegal per federal law. But that is widely flouted, even by the State of California, the largest in the union, which has had legal medical marijuana use for years and has now opened up “recreational” use as well, via a ballot initiative in November, via Proposition 64. […]

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

By George Miller  We already knew that schools were routinely releasing confidential student data to other agencies and even to private entities. This been going on a long time. Now, the Common Core rules demand it even more, although there are legal opt-out opportunities. This case brought by the Morgan Hills Concerned Parents Association to obtain student […]

Marijuana: A Better Plan

Marijuana: A Better Plan

  . By Thomas L. Knapp In 2014, Florida’s legislature passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. The idea was to make strains of marijuana that are low in THC (the stuff that gets you high) and high in CBD (the stuff that helps children with seizure disorders) legal with a doctor’s prescription. A year-and-a-half later, […]

Ventura County: Senior Summit 2015

Ventura County: Senior Summit 2015

By Sheryl Hamlin Opening the fifth Ventura County Senior Summit, Supervisor Parks welcomed the 300 seniors in attendance and 100 volunteers, sponsors and speakers. The theme “The Wizard of Oz” was a reference to Dorothy’s famous line “There’s no Place like Home” which was revisited throughout the day via the concept of “aging in place”. […]

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