Vol. 13, No. 5 – Dec 4 – Dec 17, 2019 – Mailbox


I have friends that say why don’t we just convert salty ocean water into drinking water? Huntington Beach is building a seawater desalination plant that will provide drinking water to supply 100,000 homes (basically the size of Ventura). The problem is the cost which is about $1billion. A bit more than Ventura can afford.

Sam Goodall Saticoy

Ventura Breeze

Recent News has published that K-Mart in Santa Paula, and Sears in Ventura will soon be closing, as have K-Mart in Camarillo.

These buildings should be repurposed for housings. One really good thing is there is plenty of parking, which is always a major concern in new builds.

Please don’t allow these buildings to be shuttered and become an eyesore. As a citizen, I would encourage and challenge these cities to partner with developers to immediately construct affordable housing; and, don’t forget green spaces.

Judith A. Beay Ventura


I just renewed my driver’s license with the DMV on Market in Ventura. (is anything worse then sitting there for many many hours with a lot of depressed people?). Very strange to me is that they made me read the letters by covering one eye. How many of us drive with one eye closed? I did like the machine testing that gives immediate results of pass-fail of the questions. So glad that is over for another 5-years.

Sally Lowe Ojai


I think a wonderful Christmas present is to give blood and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available during the holiday season.

You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767.

In Ventura you can give at the following locations which makes it easy.

  • 12/5/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., El Camino High School, 61 Day Rd
  • 12/17/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 36 S. Figueroa St.
  • 12/30/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wells Fargo, 2704 E Thompson Blvd
  • 12/31/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 36 S. Figueroa St.


Helen Gordon

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
~ Albert Einstein


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