Welcome to Novotopia
|Emma Woods State Beach, Aug 2012
Thought for the Minute
The Romans didn't find algebra very challenging because X was always 10.
Have you heard about that online origami store? It folded.
How many software people does it take to screw in a light bulb?
One, but if he changes it, the whole building will probably fall down.
Not Really That Old News
The Food and Drug Administration, the federal agency charged with protecting our health, is a miserable failure—OnEarth.org
The race to become "competitive" by lowering wages is killing us—The Real News
We're not calling him a liar, but...—CBS News
Their "Get Obama at any cost" tactics have made our economic position far worse—AFL-CIO
ACLU, others argue Pennsylvania's new photo ID law could thwart a million potential voters—McClatchy
Americans are consistently misinformed about the amount we spend on the military--and many don't like the truth when they hear it.—Alternet
Women, people of color still marginalized online—FAIR
Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America.—Mother Jones
Watchdogs slept through a decade of civil rights rollbacks—FAIR
With an unprecedented sum of wealth held within the top one-tenth of one percent of the US population, we now have the most severe inequality of wealth in US history.—Amped Status
People We Know
Ima to Eien ni - Now and Forever: the comic
Anime-style art from Ryan Bunter
The Facebook page
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
Health, Nutrition, Environment
Concerned about your health insurance?—http://californiaonecare.org/
Complete with colorful graphs—InformationIsBeautiful.net
Can't find a farmers market near you? Here's a gude from the USDA
An In-Depth Gudie to the World of Nutrition
Promoting sustainable agriculture for health and envronment
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety news
Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety
Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions
Upcoming Events (click here)
http://www.venturacountyfair.org/pages/3441/ Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 through Sunday, August 11th, 2013
Ventura Transit News and Information
Ventura County Trails
Valencia / Newhall Paseo bike and walking path
Check your city's Walkscore and find out how well it scores on their walkablity index.
Learn about Sharrows —
California Bicycle Rules
Find Bike Roues: Ventura
The Ventura County Transportation Commission's Bikeways App displays a scalable map of designated pedaling paths available as a free iPhone and Android download.
Bike to Work with the Ventura County Air Pollution District
The Channel Islands Bicycle Club
— California Bicycle Coalition
Get the Ventura county bike app for your phone. .
The Ghost Bike of
— Bus Riders Union
Ventura Bus Locator:NextBus Bus Map
Los Angeles Bus Locator:
Do Good Bus Tour
Oxnard skate park
Click here to find a pool anywhere in the world.
Ventura Aquatics 2013 Schedule.
If You Must Use a Car
Here's a list of where to find cheap gas in Santa Barbara.
Caltrans Live Traffic Cams
— 101 Construction
— Oxnard Construction Notices
MetroLink is cheaper than Amtrak
Bus lines that also use Oxnard Transit Center.
What's wrong with cars?
Environmental Damage caused by extraction.