How to Help Your Dog Avoid and Deal with Snake Bites

In California, the weather is getting better, and many people and their pets are getting outside.  You must be aware that although rattlesnakes are found year-round in southern California, they are most active in the warmer seasons. In the United States, about 8,000 people each year get bitten by snakes. Dogs are very curious and can be protective, making them about 20 times more likely to be bitten by venomous snakes than people.   Rattlesnake venom is “hemotoxic.”  This means it will damage blood vessels and cause extreme swelling and pain…

Scammers Attack Latest Round of COVID Relief Checks, Again

Since the pandemic started, using the coronavirus for internet and other scams has been a fruitful endeavor for hackers. Always looking for every bit of data they can steal, they’ve hijacked money, identities, financial information, and more using the coronavirus as a lure. They’ve successfully posed as FBI and IRS agents and Social Security representatives for months now. They’ve used fake virus cures, taken payments for PPE and other supplies that never arrived, filed fraudulent unemployment claims using stolen identities, and otherwise done their level best to scam citizens out…

Study: Charter Schools Lead to Higher Earnings

Charter schools, which are publicly-funded but independent schools, are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional public schools. A recent report by the University of Arkansas, “Making it County: The Productivity of Public Charter Schools in Seven U.S. Cities,” has found that based on a study of seven major cities, charter schools are more cost-effective than traditional public schools — and help students out-earn their traditional public school counterparts. For each of these cities, the charter schools yielded more learning per education dollar spent. Using the National Assessment of Educational…

Your Family’s Vision Sets Home Education Priorities

Home-educating parents have so many choices that sometimes it’s hard to determine what we should do with the time we enjoy with our children each day. An overload of decisions and options can leave us feeling worn-out, guilty and overwhelmed. What’s the solution? A consistent focus on your family’s vision and top priorities makes all the difference. One of the best things a home-educating family can do is narrow its focus to three or four long-term goals for the homeschool year. For many families, developing positive character qualities is a…

Take Advantage of Cherry Season

Hello June! I think by now, most of us are counting the days until summer. I know I am! When I think of early summer, I think of fresh produce, specifically, CHERRIES. Fresh cherries have a small window of availability, and they are available now!  One of my favorite summer desserts is an old-fashioned fruit crisp. Nearly any fruit can be used for a crisp, and the juicer it is, the better. In this recipe, I’m using a combination of fresh cherries and mixed berries. I used dark sweet cherries,…

June Events

Events Calendar – Note all events are subject to change and cancellation due to COVID-19. ______________________ Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021  2–8 p.m. MEMORIAL DAY BBQ AT EVENT CENTER  Join us for an afternoon and evening of BBQ, workshops with top pros, social dancing (WCS, Country Two Step, Line Dancing, Tango, Night Club), entertainment, special line dance class for kids, and Raffle & Prizes.  DATE: Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021  TIME: 2–8 p.m.  LOCATION: 14339 White Sage Road, Moorpark, CA  INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please call…