Welcome to Novotopia
|Grant Park, Ventura, Oct 2012
Thought for the Minute
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach them to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.
Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'
How many Federal employees does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Sorry, that item has been cut from the budget!
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.