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Governor Newsom ushers in state’s reopening at Universal Studios Hollywood, holds $15 million Vax for the Win grand prize drawing on Tuesday, June 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.

Mask Mandate lifted in California as the state begins to ‘roar back’ and lift most COVID-19 restrictions

By Ryan Bough June 15, 2021

After 15 long months, California is back. On June 15, most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted for vaccinated individuals including the mask mandate. California now joins the majority of the United States...

Leah Orly and Gali Reuben show their support for Israel at a protest in Agoura Hills, CA. on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The protest was to demonstrate support for Israel after the May 21 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Pro-Palestine and pro-Israel rallies held on Thousand Oaks Blvd as protesters call for continued peace amid Israel-Hamas ceasefire

By Ryan Bough May 26, 2021

After the May 21 ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict, pro-Palestine and pro-Israel protester's rallied to have their voices heard, some calling for justice, others calling for peace. These voices found...

Photo of the Ventura College Applied Science Center by Jeanne Tanner

Ventura College to welcome new and improved inclusive campus by fall 2021

By Hailey Garcia May 16, 2021

In Mid-may, Ventura College held a virtual Zoom webinar with the Steinberghart architects, designer and planner team. The meeting began with Project Director, Rob Barthelman, who presented guiding principles...

City of Moorpark hosts 'Moorpark Earth Festival and Community Yard Sale' at Arroyo Vista Community Park on May 1, 2021. Photo credit: Emily Ledesma

City of Moorpark hosts Earth Festival and community yard sale to celebrate Arbor Day

By Valeri Roussak May 11, 2021

To celebrate Arbor Day, the City of Moorpark hosted the “Moorpark Earth Festival and Community Yard Sale”.The festival consisted of many different booths selling new and used items, along with...

Jordan Murren, a firefighter with the L.A. County Fire Department, works to put out hotspots from the Country Fire in Thousand Oaks, CA. on Thursday, April 29. The Country Fire grew to 28 acres before being contained. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Country Fire fully contained after burning 28 acres north of Westlake High School

By Ryan Bough April 30, 2021

On Thursday afternoon a brush fire was reported just up the road from Westlake High School. The fire, dubbed the Country Fire, quickly grew to 28 acres triggering mandatory evacuations of over 1100 residents. All...

‘Police Services’ sign at the Moorpark Police Department pictured on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Emily Ledesma

Moorpark man arrested for rape and attempted murder of a 76-year-old woman

By Rachel Franklin April 29, 2021

Moorpark police arrested 49-year-old Moorpark resident Edward Ayans for rape and attempted murder on April 20. According to a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office media release, Ayans had allegedly raped...

'Welcome to Moorpark' sign pictured on Princeton Ave on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Emily Ledesma

SafeWise names Moorpark the third safest city in California for the second year in a row

By Rachel Franklin April 20, 2021

SafeWise crime data analysts have named Moorpark as California’s third-safest city for the second year in a row. SafeWise, an online resource offering safety solutions, information and recommendations...

Screenshot of California Gov. Gavin Newsom via YouTube

Governor Newsom aims for complete return to in-person K-12 instruction in the fall

By Aleea Evangelista April 19, 2021

On April 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference to discuss the transition from distance learning to in-person instruction as California schools reopen for learning at Shepherd Accelerated...

Image courtesy of Johnson and Johnson

Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in the US due to rare blood-clotting side effect

By Ryan Bough April 15, 2021

A federal advisory committee has ruled that the halt on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will continue until more data is available on the severe blood clot side effects....

The California Lutheran University sign greets passerby’s on Olsen Rd. in Thousand Oaks, on April 11, 2021. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

California Lutheran University hosts sociology professor and author for a virtual presentation on vaccine suspicion

By Marissa Roberts April 11, 2021

Sociologist Jennifer Reich, PhD has been studying vaccine suspicion in this country for more than a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic began. California Lutheran University hosted a virtual lecture via...

On April 8, Ventura College and M.E.C.H.A hosted a virtual meeting to celebrate and highlight the efforts of Cesar Chavez.

Cesar Chavez’s “La Causa” continues to fight on in Ventura County against injustices farmworkers face

By Karla Vazquez April 10, 2021

In collaboration with M.E.C.H.A, a Chicanx student movement, Ventura College hosted a Cesar Chavez Day celebration on April 8, 2021. The virtual meeting celebrated and highlighted Cesar Chavez’s...

Ventura County firefighters battle the Westwood fire in Simi Valley, CA. on Sunday, April 4, 2021. The Westwood fire grew to 25 acres before forward progress was stopped. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Firefighters put a stop to the Westwood fire in Simi Valley at 25 acres

By Amber Urban April 7, 2021

On April 4, the Ventura County Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire near Cottonwood Drive and Westwood Street in Simi Valley. A large head of smoke was showing miles out and was named the...

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