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Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday 9-7-19

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday 9-7-19

The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is an amazing example of California’s biodiversity. The lushness of the landscape and the variety of plants and plant communities at the Preserve are exceptional. It’s no surprise that it’s been described as “the jewel of the Gaviota Coast.” So Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer is going back once more […]

Sunset-Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer | Wednesday, 8-14-19

Sunset-Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer | Wednesday, 8-14-19

On Wednesday evening, August 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will continue what has become a fun and popular new monthly activity. He’ll lead an Herb Walk up to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where participants can watch the simultaneous sunset and moonrise. Following the walk is […]

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

Author of the bestselling and award winning California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann will make a return appearance in Ojai on Saturday, June 29, on the statewide book tour for his next published work, The State of Water, Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource (HEYDAY, June 2019). Obi’s February 2018 visit here as the guest of Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer, included […]

When Government says they’re doing it for the ‘Greater Good’ – Watch Out | Wildlife Project is a Theft of Property Rights

When Government says they’re doing it for the ‘Greater Good’ – Watch Out |  Wildlife Project is a Theft of Property Rights

    By Debra Tash In the Moorpark Acorn, January 11th 2019 edition,  Hector Gonzalez wrote a piece with a headline that veered close to a Marxist mantra, Finding the Line Between Public Good, Private Property.  In it there were four interviewees, the planner Kim Uhlich, who is in charge of Ventura County’s Proposed Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

 By Sheryl Hamlin Although short (only 15 minutes) and without a full five-member body (one death and one member relocation), the Santa Paula Planning Commission heard two significant issues. General Plan Conformance Review of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Capital Improivement Program (CIP) John Ilasin, Interim Public Works Director and City Engineer, presented a list of […]

Thousand Oaks City Council tackle Thorny Question of Acquiring “Gifted” Open Space at $500,000 Price Tag

Thousand Oaks City Council tackle Thorny Question of Acquiring “Gifted” Open Space at $500,000 Price Tag

By Kevin Harris The acquiring of 82 acres of gifted open space was the main event at Tuesday night’s March 14th Thousand Oaks City Council Meeting. Other key topics included public land use, two prestigious awards recently won by the our local Chamber of Commerce, and a special recognition for the city’s former Assistant Police […]

SOAR vs. Measure F

SOAR vs. Measure F

What is the difference between Measure C and Measure F and who are the SOAR people?  Who truly is SOAR? Having lived here about ten years I’ve come to witness and see the changes to Ventura County.  Heck I was involved with discussions back in 2002 about CSUCI when I was attending a CSU sister […]

CLU/CERF: Community Conversation on the Effects of SOAR

CLU/CERF: Community Conversation on the Effects of SOAR

The Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) associated with California Lutheran University (CLU) School of Management hosted a “Community Conversation” about the Effects of the SOAR (Saving Open Space and Agricultural Resources) legislation. The event was held on September 9, 2016 in Oxnard with about 40 in attendance plus three panelists and a moderator. […]

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Place SUSTAIN VC on Ventura County’s November Ballot

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Place  SUSTAIN VC on Ventura County’s November Ballot

SUSTAIN VC Qualifies for the November 2016 General Election Ballot

SUSTAIN VC Qualifies for the November 2016 General Election Ballot

The success of the measure and its support reflects the months of effort on behalf of SUSTAIN VC supporters to educate residents of the county about the measure and gain their support for stopping urban sprawl as well as boosting the viability of Ventura County’s critical farming industry. If enacted by the voters of Ventura […]

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