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Oxnard, CA | St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s NICU Part Of Nationwide Read-A-Thon

Oxnard, CA | St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s NICU Part Of Nationwide Read-A-Thon

Last week, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Dignity Health-St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) joined approximately 120 NICUs across the country, participating in the nationwide Babies with Books read-a-thon–a national competition that promotes the development of premature babies through reading. Books for this competition were generously donated by local Girl Scout Adriana Ferraro in […]

Remarkable Changes Happening | The Public School System’s Marxist’s Movement Revealed

Remarkable Changes Happening | The Public School System’s Marxist’s Movement Revealed

    By Don Jans This year of 2020 has been a year that has brought much change. The China Virus alone has caused a realignment of priorities in the life of many. The Marxist movement of Black Lives Matter has also revealed aspects of racism that in the past have been discussed but have […]

Reading Is Fundamental. Congress Should Try It.

Reading Is Fundamental. Congress Should Try It.

  by Thomas L. Knapp As the US House of Representatives took up the Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” in 2010, then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously told her fellow members of Congress “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” The 900-plus page bill (which […]

Ventura County Mobile Library Visits the Midtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market at the Pacific View Mall on Wednesday, August 28

Ventura County Mobile Library Visits the Midtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market at the Pacific View Mall on Wednesday, August 28

Ventura, CA – The Midtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market will welcome the Ventura County Mobile Library on Wednesday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pacific View Mall.  The mobile library will be offering many of the main services offered at a small branch library. The community will be able to obtain […]

Take 5 And Read To Kids! Campaign Coming to a Library near you!

Take 5 And Read To Kids! Campaign Coming to a Library near you!

The fourth annual Take 5 and Read to Kids campaign, a partnership between the Ventura County Star and First 5 Ventura County to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood literacy is coming to Ventura County Libraries all throughout the month of May! Take 5 encourages parents and caregivers to talk, read, and sing […]

Boys & Girls Club Members Improve Reading 113 Percent in New Program

Boys & Girls Club Members Improve Reading 113 Percent in New Program

OXNARD, Calif.—Club members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Squires Housing satellite site showed impressive results after taking the Hardy Brain Wordquest reading fluency tests. These youth participated in the site’s first-ever Summer Learning Academy, which was funded by local philanthropist Bill Wilson, through the Ventura County Community Foundation. […]

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks | Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks | Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

Bringing top authors and publishing professionals to speak on the Craft and Business of Writing Early bird discounts for full weekend or day passes available until April 15. The 805 Writers’ Conference returns with a stellar lineup of speakers for its seventh conference taking place May 19 & 20. This year the conference will be held at the […]

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks  Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

Bringing top authors and publishing professionals to speak on the Craft and Business of Writing. Early bird discounts for full weekend or day passes available until April 15. The 805 Writers’ Conference returns with a stellar lineup of speakers for its seventh conference taking place May 19 & 20. This year the conference will be held at the Thousand […]

Book Fair | Feria de los Libros | The Acuna Arts Collective

Book Fair | Feria de los Libros | The Acuna Arts Collective

 With Books You Can Let Your Imagination Fly | Con Libros Puedes Volar con tu Imaginacion The Acuna Arts Collective  is proud to present a Book Fair on March 9 featuring local writers/Escritores: Florencia Ramirez, Amada Perez, Rene Corado, Leo Hernandez, Martin Gonzalez, Jose Mendoza, Dennis O’Leary, Javier Gomez, Frank Barajas, Ana Bermudez, Jose Alamillo, […]

11th Annual StoryFest to Celebrate Kids and Books

11th Annual StoryFest to Celebrate Kids and Books

Young children and their families are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at the 11th annual StoryFest, Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Ventura, 9 AM to 2 PM.  The free event features story-telling, book giveaways, musical activities, Truckfest (opportunity for children to get up close and touch trucks and a fire engine), food for […]

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