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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County BIG Night at Pizzscotti

Save the date, and keep checking back for updates! Join BBSVC at Pizzscotti in Simi Valley for a special mixer to learn more about our mentoring programs, and the positive impact we bring to youth in Ventura County. We will have a very special ART GALLERY on display, with pieces created by Little Brothers and […]

Calabasas Achieves 47% Water Savings with Citywide Smart Irrigation Control System

Calabasas Achieves 47% Water Savings with Citywide Smart Irrigation Control System

Three years after the successful installation of the Citywide Smart Irrigation Control System, Calabasas has achieved a 47% saving on recycled water used for irrigation of the Civic Center, City parks, street medians and parkways, according to data provided by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. The reduction in water consumption is equal to 60,000 […]

World renowned chalk artists to create sidewalk masterpieces at Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

At Ventura County’s only chalk art event, more than 40 talented chalk artists will transform Ventura Harbor Village sidewalks into beautiful works of art during the family-friendly Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival, Sept. 9th and 10th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors to the seaside event will watch as street painters create spectacular chalk pastel […]

Thousand Oaks Art Studio Is Going to Turn Your Kid into the Next Basquiat

If parents thought they had to drive to L.A. in order to expose their children to a “good” art program, they will want to consider a surprising resource in the heart of suburbia. The Arterie, directed by Cara Franke, specializes in process-oriented art where during each class, kids work with new mediums—learning the styles and […]

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins Available Through County Agencies

(The following is from a press release) Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed and the Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division are offering 50-gallon, gravity-fed rain barrels and 55-gallon compost bins at reduced prices. Their rain barrel and compost bin program is designed to encourage residents to conserve water and recycle garden and food […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Dec 15-2, Mercury Retrograde…Again; Dec 19-Jan 8

by Nick Newmont Saint Nick (not me) and all the shippers has asked me to remind all of you that Mercury retrograde is upon us. In case you have not been watching your spiritual calendar, Hanukkah begins on the 24th. So we have Hanukkah and Christmas on top of each other! Where does Mercury retrograde come […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Nov. 17-23, Uranus Retrograde Revisited

by Nick Newmont Ninety percent of we astrologers saw Hillary Clinton being elected due to the current “popularity” in her chart because of all of the planets in her tenth house. And it is true that she won the popular vote but was not elected president. With Uranus retrograde, one thing that is predictable is unexpected […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Nov. 3-9: Election Day-The Final Outcome

by Nick Newmont This is the final article on the election, thankfully. I have been asked about it the entire year, publicly and privately and I am ready to move on to new topics. Here’s why. Have you ever sized up the NFL teams headed into playoffs and really looked forward to the Super Bowl, realizing […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

by Nick Newmont A New Moon will occur on Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, at 10:38 a.m. PST. A new lunar cycle begins with a New Moon in Scorpio. This cycle presents a good time to commit to personal goals that portray the positive sides of Scorpio. Since this is the last New Moon before election day, I […]

This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Oct 20-26, The Sun in Scorpio, Oct 22-Nov 21

by Nick Newmont This week we take a break from the political circus to simply looking at the movement of two key planetary positions: the Sun–how and where we direct our consciousness–and Venus, our approach to love and passion. The Sun moves into Scorpio on October 22nd at 4:34pm PDT. When the Sun transits Scorpio the […]