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2017 VC Fair Ends 12 Days of Fun

VENTURA, CA – The Ventura County Fair is proud to report another successful fair. Celebrating the diverse traditions of Ventura County, the 142nd edition, “Rooted in Tradition” closed with success in all categories. Visitors came from near and far to enjoy the 12-day run, August 2 through August 13. The Ventura County Fair’s mission is to preserve, promote, and showcase agriculture and the traditions of Ven ...

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The NNPA Mourns the Loss of Dick Gregory

WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Publishers Association released the following statement about the death of Dick Gregory: The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) deeply mourns the passing of freedom fighter Dick Gregory.Dick Gregory epitomized the rare combination of an intellectual genius and one of our greatest social visionaries. He was a pioneer of a unique brand of humor that broke barrie ...

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VC Board of Supervisors Recognize Partnership between Oxnard College and County of Ventura Fleet Operations

Oxnard, Calif. — During its public meeting Tuesday, August 1, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors recognized the partnership between Oxnard College and the County of Ventura Fleet Operations Department for the Oxnard College Automotive Department. Following a brief presentation on the history of the program by County of Ventura General Services Agency Director David Sasek, Supervisor John C. Zaragoza, C ...

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Prohibited gang members arrested for possession of a loaded shotgun and handgun

Oxnard, CA -- On August 21, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Gang Unit (Special Enforcement Unit) were conducting uniform gang enforcement in the area of Fir St and “N” St. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle in this area for a traffic violation and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle eventually stopped and the right front passenger, Victor Aguirre, ran f ...

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Evangelist Jacquala Shropshire Brings “The Battle Within” Seminar to Oxnard

By Gary L. Harbour On August 12, Evangelist Jacquala Shropshire brought “The Battle Within” Seminar to the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura. The seminar, featured Evangelist Shropshire and Bishop Curtis “Earthquake” Kelley, a former sorcerer and boxer. The seminar host was Pastor Dean A. Clark. The design of the seminar was, according to Evangelist Shropshire, “to help the body of Christ recognize who t ...

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4H Youth Affected by Tetrasomy 18p Brings Market Goat to Auction 14-year-old Raises $31K at Ventura County Fair for Clinical Research

On August 12, 2017, at the Ventura County Fair, Amelia Gallardo is a special child. She has a rare chromosome 18 abnormality known as Tetrasomy 18p, born with 47 chromosomes instead of 46, which is the typical number. The 14 year old, about to enter Moorpark High School, raised a market goat with Somis 4H for the Ventura County Fair. Her summer memories will include her exciting day at the Ventura County Fa ...

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Trump “Jokes” about Police Brutality, but Cops Aren’t Laughing

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a speech at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, N.Y., President Donald Trump seemed to openly endorse police brutality. Mother Jones reported that it, “Turns out the audience was comprised of officers in a police department that has been scrutinized for racial profiling, and whose former chief was recently sentenced to prison for beati ...

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St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Holds Pastor & Wife’s Appreciation Service Honoring 10 Years of Service

By Crittenden Ward Santa Barbara, CA -- On Sunday, August 13, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Clark and First Lady Le’Shune Clark, recognized 10 years of faithful and dedicated service they rendered to their church and the greater Santa Barbara community. The keynote speaker for the afternoon was Rev. J. Louis Watkins, pastor, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Santa Barbara. He was accom ...

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Kns Rockstar rocks Ventura County Fair with “I’m Not Built To Break” School Tour Music Showcase

Ventura, CA – Key-i and Silky from the group KNS Rockstar shut the fair down on all four of their dates, drawing people from 3-years-old to 70-years-old to the stage each day to have a great time. They even had a 90-year-old wanting to take autograph! “We were so awesome that the fair tried to book us for night gigs which the fair never asks anyone to do,” said KNS Rockstar. “We have a new school tour calle ...

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Larry Stein WINS BIG at the Ventura County Fair

Ventura, CA – On July 27, through August 1, 2017, the Ventura County Fair’s Agriculture & Natural Resources Department held their annual competitions at the fair. Larry Stein, an active member in the community, ponied up to the challenge. “This is the first year I’ve competed in both pumpkin and squash, but not the first year I created agriculture,” said Stein. “I’ve earned other ribbons in agriculture ...

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