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April 2, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Conservation-minded officials will get a head start on Earth Day 1993 by staging a weekend celebration at Arroyo Verde Park with music, games, information booths and displays spotlighting the latest environmental issues and innovations. "It's kind of an environmental Thanksgiving, where we look at what we have, what our actions are and what our responsibilities are," said Eric Werbalowsky, coordinator of the recycling office at Ventura City Hall.
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March 1, 2002 | KARIN GRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As Lynn and Joe Bova of Ventura celebrate the first birthday of their quintuplets today, they could measure the last year of their lives in many ways--perhaps the 11,000 diaper changes or the 10,000 times the babies have been nursed or bottle-fed. But the staggering numbers aren't what they think of first.
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July 27, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
The city of Ventura will show off its newly renovated downtown during a four-hour celebration Saturday that will feature concerts and an art show. Starting at 6 p.m., residents will be able to stroll along newly renovated streets that feature widened sidewalks and recently planted queen palms and honey locust trees. A large number of stores will display the work of local artists, and a jazz band will perform on the sidewalk in front of City Hall. The city will hold a free raffle at 9 p.m.
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November 4, 2000 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here is the inside scoop on John Travolta: Up close, he looks orange--but only, presumably, because he is in makeup. His new streaky Euro hairstyle is really a movie wig, the one that "tested" the best on film. He gets the world's news typed up for him on a daily fact sheet. While in Ventura to shoot the movie "Swordfish," he has eaten at El Torito and China Dynasty. He hasn't bought any antiques downtown.
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January 14, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
Celebrations honoring the birthday of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. began Friday evening with a performance by the nationally known group Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Theater at Ventura College. This weekend, local musicians will recognize the King holiday with a free performance of blues, jazz and gospel music at Ventura Harbor Village from noon to 4 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday.
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September 27, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
A ceremony celebrating the upcoming renovation of the Turning Point Foundation's center providing permanent housing, emergency shelter and support services for the homeless mentally ill will be held today at 536 E. Thompson Blvd. in Ventura. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. event, which will feature Wendy Greuel, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development's field operations officer for Southern California, county Supervisor Susan K. Lacey and Ventura Mayor Tom Buford.
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January 22, 1991 | VIVIAN LOUIE
About 40 abortion-rights supporters gathered in a Ventura church Monday evening to mark the anniversary of a 1973 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a woman's right to abortion. The event was sponsored by the Ventura-Oxnard Chapter of the National Organization for Women. The group watched a film, "Abortion: For Survival," which pictured abortion as a necessary alternative for women. Afterward, they formed a circle outside, held candles and recounted why they had come.
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February 15, 1991 | GERRY BRAILO SPENCER
The era of sailing ships with billowing sails and graceful lines is celebrated at the new Ventura County Maritime Museum at Channel Islands Harbor, which opens today. Fine art graces the walls of the museum, but it is the 40 ship models that immediately catch the eye. In a sea of glass cases sail the Bounty and the Cutty Sark, the Mayflower, the Constitution and Old Ironsides. The museum will be free from 2 to 6 p.m. today, said Frank Crane, executive director of the museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | CONSTANCE SOMMER
The city of Ventura celebrates its 129th birthday today, marking the date when the state Legislature granted Ventura one of the first city charters in Southern California. Historians say Ventura was born in 1866 in a room above a saloon.
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July 5, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County kicked off America's birthday party before dawn Saturday with a truckload of fireworks and a taste of Friday night's beer. At the Ventura pier, late-night revelers mingled with sleepy-eyed children whose parents had gently shaken them out of bed to watch multicolored explosions flare in the sky in celebration of Independence Day.
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March 17, 1996 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the emerald hills overlooking downtown the only evidence of recent rains, a sun-drenched crowd of 8,000 people awash in green gathered to watch the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday. "This is California Irish weather," said a delighted Brian Brennan, a Galway native and chairman of the Irish festival. The crowd "definitely looked deeper on the sidewalk than I've ever seen it--four or five deep as opposed to two or three--and we've got double the attendance at the festival."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
A ceremony celebrating the upcoming renovation of the Turning Point Foundation's center providing permanent housing, emergency shelter and support services for the homeless mentally ill will be held today at 536 E. Thompson Blvd. in Ventura. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. event, which will feature Wendy Greuel, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development's field operations officer for Southern California, county Supervisor Susan K. Lacey and Ventura Mayor Tom Buford.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
The city of Ventura will show off its newly renovated downtown during a four-hour celebration Saturday that will feature concerts and an art show. Starting at 6 p.m., residents will be able to stroll along newly renovated streets that feature widened sidewalks and recently planted queen palms and honey locust trees. A large number of stores will display the work of local artists, and a jazz band will perform on the sidewalk in front of City Hall. The city will hold a free raffle at 9 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | CONSTANCE SOMMER
The city of Ventura celebrates its 129th birthday today, marking the date when the state Legislature granted Ventura one of the first city charters in Southern California. Historians say Ventura was born in 1866 in a room above a saloon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
Celebrations honoring the birthday of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. began Friday evening with a performance by the nationally known group Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Theater at Ventura College. This weekend, local musicians will recognize the King holiday with a free performance of blues, jazz and gospel music at Ventura Harbor Village from noon to 4 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday.
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September 23, 1993 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
So the old bag is gonna be 65? At last! Quick now, ship her off to the Bored 2 Tears Rest Home & Funeral Parlor, sign her up for Medicare, rent her a wheelchair and a month of cable TV, then change the phone number. Common practice, but not in this case. The lady in question is none other than the venerable Ventura Theatre, still stylish and full of life after all these years. Built in 1928 for $400,000 by Charles B. Corcoran, the theatre is now primarily a music venue. But on Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1996 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the emerald hills overlooking downtown the only evidence of recent rains, a sun-drenched crowd of 8,000 people awash in green gathered to watch the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday. "This is California Irish weather," said a delighted Brian Brennan, a Galway native and chairman of the Irish festival. The crowd "definitely looked deeper on the sidewalk than I've ever seen it--four or five deep as opposed to two or three--and we've got double the attendance at the festival."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2002 | KARIN GRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As Lynn and Joe Bova of Ventura celebrate the first birthday of their quintuplets today, they could measure the last year of their lives in many ways--perhaps the 11,000 diaper changes or the 10,000 times the babies have been nursed or bottle-fed. But the staggering numbers aren't what they think of first.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sean Hanley, 8, stuffed his big winnings into the pockets of his Boy Scout uniform. The youngster and members of his troop spent the afternoon amassing the loot by tossing rings onto cones and pitching balls into baskets at Moorpark's Labor of Love picnic, the city's annual Labor Day gathering. "Winning stuff is the best part," said Sean, jamming seven packs of animal crackers, a green pencil and two key chains into his front pockets. "It's neat."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Conservation-minded officials will get a head start on Earth Day 1993 by staging a weekend celebration at Arroyo Verde Park with music, games, information booths and displays spotlighting the latest environmental issues and innovations. "It's kind of an environmental Thanksgiving, where we look at what we have, what our actions are and what our responsibilities are," said Eric Werbalowsky, coordinator of the recycling office at Ventura City Hall.
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