Where’s Sherlock Holmes When You Need Him?
9/21/2018 10:30:32 AM

Dr. James L. Snyder   I, like so many people, love a good mystery. I have read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories, the Father Brown stories and other good mystery novels. I just like trying to solve a good mystery. A good mystery does not reveal the mystery until the very end. All the way through the story, importance evidence points to that person and the other person and so forth. However, you must read the end of the story to find out the answer to the mystery. Mysteries do not just exist in novels for short stories. In my case, mysteries are all through my life. I...

COASTAL CLEANUP ENGAGES THE COMMUNITY
9/21/2018 10:04:01 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Cutline: cleanup1: Channel Islands Girl Scout Servicer Unit 652 made a big impact on the beach and removed a lot of trash. (Photo by Chris Frost) Cleanup 2: The lines were long at the Ventura County Coastal Cleanup event at Oxnard Beach, as lots of people came out to make a difference. (Photo by Chris Frost)   Oxnard-- Neighbors banded together to help the environment, Sept. 15, as the Ventura County Coastal Cleanup produced safe and clean beaches for everyone to enjoy. At Oxnard Beach, lines of people waited...

NATURE CRAFTS ENGAGE KIDS AT CAMARILLO GROVE STATE PARK
9/21/2018 10:01:52 AM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com Cutline: Park1 Jennifer, Atticus and Eloise Spooner stop for a picture when they visit the taxidermy display at Camarillo Grove State Park. (Photo by Chris Frost) Park 2: A pair of youngsters make bird feeders out of pine cones, birdseed and Crisco. (Photo by Chris Frost) Camarillo -- Children of all ages got to experience a free nature craft event at Camarillo Grove State Park, Sept. 17, and blended the great outdoors with items from the area to create treasures that will last a lifetime. Kids got to color, learn about animals...

COUNCIL RECOGNIZES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
9/21/2018 9:51:37 AM

By Chris Frost Suzanne Bellah accepts a proclamation from the Oxnard City Council. (Photo by Chris Frost)   The Oxnard City Council took some time from its busy Sept. 18, agenda to recognize and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept-Oct 15 in the city. Cultural Arts Supervisor Suzanne Bellah said she is honored to participate in the proclamation.  “The Carnegie Art Museum was one of the first museums to collect California Latino Art,” she said. “It began in 1998 with a brilliant still life painting by Frank Romero.” That...

Electric Car Show brings the future to Oxnard
9/13/2018 8:01:29 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   The future was running wild at Channel Islands Harbor, Sept. 9, as the Annual Electric Vehicle Car show rolled into the neighborhood and drew many attendees loaded with questions. Cars were on display from Nissan, Chrysler, Tesla, Ford, Fiat, BMW, and others, as people test drove vehicles, and spoke to sales representatives about making a purchase. People also got to see motorized electric bicycles for those who want to step into the future without making a significant investment. Ride and Drive Coordinator Cathy...

Oxnard Jazz Festival wows the crowd
9/13/2018 7:56:43 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Oxnard Beach Park was bouncing, Sept. 8, as the 3rd Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival drew a huge crowd that enjoyed the day and spent most of their time partying and dancing. The day featured performers: ConFunkShun, Greg Adams & East Bay Soul, Kelly Zirbes, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Paul Brown, Pete Escovedo, Rick Parma, and TIERRA. Attendees also enjoyed arts, crafts, food and many shopper delights at the Vendor Marketplace. Publicist Sheryl Aronson said Chuck Dennis, the promoter of the festival, made sure...

We Must Stop Destroying our Children
9/13/2018 4:46:34 PM

By Marian Wright Edelman   “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues—the most dominating virtues of human society—are created, strengthened and maintained.” Joseph Miles is 51 years old, but says he spends a lot of time today thinking about this quote by Winston Churchill because it helps him understand everything that was missing in his own childhood. Joseph is currently incarcerated and serving a life sentence. He is a regular participant and leader in SALT: Schools for Alternative Learning and...

Slow Is Just the Way I Go
9/13/2018 4:39:43 PM

Dr. James L. Snyder   One of the main complaints in the Parsonage has to do with my procrastination. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage often refers to me as, Sir Procrastinator, as if it was a bad thing. Anything that needs doing in our house, my wife is the first one to jump up and try to do it. She fixes things before they are even broken. How she does that, I will never know. It is a wife thing. I, on the other hand, am slower than a politician trying to explain him or herself. For some reason, I was born in no hurry and that has been my motto all of my life. I...

Family-Friendly Movies a Free Treat at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
9/6/2018 10:06:12 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   OXNARD—A free family movie, plus fun crafts, were on the agenda at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Sept. 1, as kids of all ages came out to enjoy the film Inside Out and create masks based on its characters. Inside Out is an animated adventure that brings to life the emotions of a young girl who moves with her family from the Midwest to San Francisco. As she experiences joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness these emotions are portrayed by characters throughout her journey. Program Assistant Dimna Jasso said the...

Oxnard College Serves up Outstanding Culinary Opportunities
9/6/2018 10:00:57 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   OXNARD—Oxnard College is meeting the need for talented professionals looking for a career in Culinary Arts, as the college boasts an exceptional program that not only gives students a diverse background in areas like front house management and fine dining, but is also training the next generation of chefs. The program is growing under the watchful eye of Chef Adam Hart, as he prides himself on giving the students the opportunity to learn and grow while making sure their experiences in the industry matches their...