Last year’s pumpkin patch at Limoneira Ranch drew over twenty thousand people from far and wide, and this year’s patch is pushing the "Wow" factor even higher. Nestled among lemon groves, framed by mountains and country air, the 15-acre Pumpkin Patch, including a 5-acre Corn MaiZe, is family fun for all on a real farm, that has been in operation for over one hundred years. Visitors will be able to climb the towering hay pyramid, see and hold Future Farmers of America (FFA) animals, take guided tours in old fashioned hay wagon rides through the groves and enjoy festive foods and live entertainment and more. The patch features a recreated French Trebuchet (catapult) that challenges folks, for an extra charge, to hurl pumpkins at the "castle" and win prizes. And….. perfect pumpkins and gourds far and wide for sale.
Super exciting this year is the newly designed 5-acre "Bee Amazed", Corn MaIze which features a bee, a flower, bee hive and Santa Paula 2017. Visitors fortunate enough to stumble onto the correct pathways may exit the MaiZe in less than 30 minutes; but the more directionally-challenged may take a couple of hours, providing a source of recreation that is fun for all ages, clean, educational and unique. Many people have watched the Santa Paula Rotary MaiZe grow by looking at images on social media. The MaiZe used at the Pumpkin Patch has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, CBS, NBC, Discovery, People Magazine and more.
According to Jan Marholin, Santa Paula Rotary President, "Santa Paula’s Pumpkin Patch is a tradition, and that it just isn’t the start of the Holiday Season without it. Limoneira Ranch is "the" place to pick a perfect pumpkin, have fun and learn a little something about agriculture, whether you come with your kids, grandparents, spouse, date or school. It just seems to appeal to everyone." All proceeds from the Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch support local charities, civic organizations and schools. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Celebrate the fall this year by visiting The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch each weekend this October. Saturdays and Sundays in October: 7/8,14/15, 21/22, and 28/29 between 10am and 5pm. Admission is $5, children 2 and under are free. The MaIze is an additional $10.00 fee. The Pumpkin Patch is located at 12471 Foothill Rd in Santa Paula, California just across from the Olivelands School. For more information/questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pumpkinpatchatlimoneiraranch.com or call 888-522-1884.
The Avalanche and The Silence New Works by Linda Arreola
September 10 - November 19, 2017
Influenced by the architecture of Mesoamerica and the sleek lines of modernist design, Linda Arreola investigates geometric spatial arrangements using an elemental and minimalist sensibility. Arreloa’s explorations using geometric abstraction create what she calls spiritual structural environments. As with the experience she had upon seeing the pyramids of Teotihuacan for the first time, ‘I wantto create work that gives the viewer a perspective that connects them to a much grander whole". With this in mind and having a background in sculpture and architecture, she thinks of her paintings as built rather than rendered. Line, color and form are her elemental building blocks from which she creates these abstract environments.
With this new series, The Avalanche and the Silence Arreloa is venturing into the territory of duality. It is the first time she has worked with two distinct concepts simultaneously. Though the inspiration arose out of the present day experience of our human condition, this duality signifies the hopeful reminder found in opposing positions that creates an equilibrium and ultimately fosters regeneration.
Saturday, September 9 4-6 pm
$10 / members free
Reception sponsored by The Arts Collaborative
Collecting/California Latino Art
Selected works of California Latino art from the Carnegie’s Collection will be shown including the 21ft History of the Chicano Movimiento by Frank Romero, recently returned from his retrospective at the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach. Carnegie’s focus on collecting Latino Art began in 1994 with a group exhibition curated by Frank Romero.
The Fall exhibits honor, but are not a part of, the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino Art in LA being exhibited at art institutions throughout Southern California.
Location: 424 South C Street Oxnard, CA 93030 805-385-8158 Carnegieam.org
Hours: Thurs - Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun - 1 pm - 5 pm closed holidays and between exhibits
Admission: Adults $4 Students $3 Seniors $2 Children (6 and up) $1 under 6 free
museum members free | free parking | @carnegieartmuse
Many of you have heard me mention an “All-of-the-Above” energy portfolio as I speak about my company, California Resources Corporation, and the oil and natural gas industry. That means safely developing all our energy resources – from renewables to oil and natural gas – to support everything we do at home and at work. Just like you diversify your financial investments to maximize the return, a comprehensive energy strategy is needed to ensure that our huge demand for power is met with ample reliable, affordable and secure energy – an assortment of energy sources that includes fossil fuels, solar, wind and other means.
An example of how energy diversification works was demonstrated during the eclipse that occurred on August 21st. An article was recently published by Energy In Depth, a research, education and public outreach organization, which described how grids throughout the country remained functional. The following is an excerpt from that article:
Solar Eclipse Causes No Electrical Grid Issues, Thanks to Natural Gas
Originally Published by Energy in Depth
Solar companies and grid operators across the country spent ample time planning for last week’s solar eclipse, particularly in California and North Carolina, which dominate the country in solar output. Those efforts paid off, as consumers faced no issues, even as solar output was cut in half in California, dropping from 6,000 megawatts (MW) to 3,000 MW, and North Carolina lost 1,700 MW, due to the eclipse having totality in some locations. How did they keep the lights and air conditioning on for consumers?
As Neal Kirby, spokesman for the Independent Petroleum Association of America tweeted, it was thanks to alternative energy sources like natural gas.
In California, natural gas and hydropower were used to offset the extreme drop in solar.
The U.S. grid’s performance is a testament to how far the solar industry has come in recent years, and to the grid operators’ ability to manage system reliability. But the real takeaway is that despite the oft-repeated activist line that the U.S. grid can run solely on renewables without traditional energy sources, an energy mix including fossil fuels is still needed on a daily basis.
Americans might not see a total eclipse every day – and won’t again until 2024 – but frequent fluctuations in power from the sun and wind are very real. The eclipse put the grid in the spotlight, but the challenges the country was monitoring are issues backup sources like natural gas help mitigate on a daily basis.
As Stephen Berberich, the president of California’s grid operator California ISO, told Fortune recently, natural gas will continue to be an important part of the state’s backup energy supply for renewables:
“The ‘electric grid of tomorrow’ will increasingly have to deal with fluctuating power supplies from the wind and sun while incorporating quick-start gas turbines during events like the upcoming eclipse.”
As natural gas and renewables increase the percentages of power they supply the grid, it is becoming even more apparent that these energy sources are complementary and will be an important and significant part of the future energy mix.
To read the full article, please click here: https://energyindepth.org/national/solar-eclipse-causes-no-electrical-grid-issues-thanks-natural-gas/
The City of Oxnard realizes that your time is valuable, and they want to help make the most of it. Standing in line waiting to do City business during limited hours is no longer an acceptable option. You want to do business using your smartphone at anyplace and anytime, so the City of Oxnard is looking at new technology to become a smart city in order to better serve residents and businesses. They are seeking input from the business community. If you have acquired a permit – whether it be for major building, structure improvements, or special events – Keith Books, IT Director for the city of Oxnard, would like to hear from you. Call him at 805-385-7597 or email email@example.com and let him know how technology could improve the way you interact with the City.
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A careful and historic compromise forged by the Legislature and the California Chamber of Commerce is under attack by legislation seeking to expand workplace litigation.
AB 1209 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) is being considered this week by the Senate Appropriations Committee. CalChamber has tagged AB 1209 a job killer.
CalChamber and numerous employer organizations oppose AB 1209 because it will expose employers to significant litigation costs and create a false impression of wage discrimination or unequal pay where none exists.
The bill also threatens employee privacy by inappropriately forcing the disclosure of their wages.
“This takes direct aim at the 2015 compromise,” said Jennifer Barrera, CalChamber senior policy advocate. “AB 1209 thumbs the scale for plaintiffs’ litigators to ease their ability to make a pay equity case.”
The current law makes plain that the standard for equal wages is “substantially similar work,” not merely the job title or description. It also carefully allocates the litigation burdens between the employee and employer.
The new measure disregards this careful balance, and instead requires employers to collect statistical data on salaries of all well-paid white collar employees in selected private and nonprofit corporations.
By using the smokescreen of transparency, the measure would unravel a carefully structured compromise that advanced both employee and employer interests.