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The Prize Posse, part of the "Be the DD and Win" campaign, has come to Ventura twice over the summer, and will come through again on Friday, September 30.

The Posse, who promote awareness and appreciation of designated drivers at targeted clubs in downtown Ventura, has given away pamphlets, candy, and

The Acorn provides an update to the County's Social Host Ordinance, a civil fine which can be levied against people who allow underage drinking on their premises.

Promisingly, the SHO has been put into effect 83 times in Ventura County, since it went into effect in 2006.

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Drugfree.org reports of a new resource that will be valuable to parents regarding the issues of substance abuse and young people.

The Parents Toll-Free Helpline, 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373), is staffed by clinical social workers with practical experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment. The helpline, launched by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, began taking calls in April



This essay was written by a 17-year-old Ventura County student.

I remember when I was 11; my 17-year-old sister had come home at 4:30am – no surprise there. But this time, she was crying to my mother who was right next to me. I woke up and was told to leave





Above the Influence offers up some cool, interactive artwork that you can feature on your mobile device or computer -- and you can post animations about what being "above the influence" means to you on your social network profile.

Each design in the "Symbol-ize Yourself" section contains thoughts and reasons