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Foundation awards community nonprofits

Logix Community Stars, the nonprofit foundation of Logix Federal Credit Union, distributed $40,000 to local nonprofit organizations in August. The charities are able to allocate the dollars for programs and services to support clients. Burbank Temporary Aid Center, For The Troops and Penny Lane Centers each received a check for $10,000. Carousel Ranch and Senior Concerns received $5,000 each. “It’s […]

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Budding Cannabis Industry Sprouts Local Delivery Service

For people who are curious about medical and recreational marijuana and thinking about investing in the product, the folks at Ocean Grown Farms are happy to help because, among other things, customers can make purchases right from the comfort of their own home. No longer is it necessary to feel like you have to sneak into one of the newfangled […]

Dentist Cares For Smiles Without Judgment

Dr. Steven Greenman is as open and honest as they come: “You can live a life without teeth, so nobody needs what I do,” the dentist said. “My grandparents had 11 teeth between the four of them, but they still led productive lives.” So why did he become a dentist? Because he is passionate about giving people what they want—healthy, […]

Somis garden serves community, from weddings to workouts



As Barbara Goodrich grew up, so did her parents’ business. Hartley Botanica originated from her father’s lifelong love of plants. In 1971, Richard Hartley, who as a young boy sold cacti for 2 cents each, began planting Eugenia myrtifolia in his backyard for his landscaping customers. Fifty years later, the business has blossomed into one of Ventura County’s top nurseries […]

Technicolor office demolished

MAKING WAY—Crews tear down the former Technicolor building on Mission Oaks Boulevard in Camarillo on Aug. 10 so a new six-unit industrial building can take its spot.

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Local Ophthalmologist Focuses on Excellence in Vision Care

In addition to being passionate about “spreading stellar vision,” as he puts it, local ophthalmologist Dr. Rajesh Khanna specializes in Lasik, SMILE and PIE eye procedures. Those not familiar with these techniques need not worry because, along with his cool sense of humor and warm presence, Khanna is more than happy to share information about them, especially the latest SMILE […]

Ventura College to receive $62M for housing

In Ventura County, the median gross rent is $1,854, according to Census.gov (2016-20). For college students, this can be a crushing obstacle to fulfilling their educational goals. When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 183 in June, approving more than $542 million for the construction of affordable student housing, Ventura College was among the 11 recipients. The college will receive […]

Park district working to retain access to horse trails



The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District is planning negotiations with nearby homeowners to protect access to the Las Posas equestrian trails. District staff said they hope to move forward in a way that benefits the district, the homeowners and the broader community. “If all goes well, we will have them sign and extend the 30-year agreement,” Administrative Analyst Dylan […]

Volunteer opportunities at maritime museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will host volunteer orientations from 3 to 5 p.m. Tues., Aug. 16 and 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Aug. 20 at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. The orientations will share the history of the museum, its collections and the ways that volunteers can help to support the museum. Volunteer opportunities are available in several areas, including […]

Pet project helps shelter animals

DROP- OFF— Camarillo resident Kevin Longvart donates pet supplies during the Oakmont of Camarillo pet toy and food drive July 23. The retirement community hosted the drive-by event to benefit Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo. Oakmont provided participants with lunch and ice cream from Mister Softee.


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