Modern Medicine’s Fantastic Voyage

Modern Medicine’s Fantastic Voyage

One term you don’t hear much anymore is “exploratory surgery.” Advances make it possible for doctors to look inside the human body without cutting it open. I was on hand at the Ventura County Medical Center to photograph its first EBUS (Endobronchial...
Trains, Lanes & Automobiles

Trains, Lanes & Automobiles

Some assignments take an hour, others may last several weeks. For about six weeks I traveled most of Ventura County chronicling all things pertaining to transportation in the county. I worked for the Ventura County Transportation Commission through their agency,...
Simple Yet Not Easy

Simple Yet Not Easy

Dr. Michael Sparkhul is a veteran surgeon in Ventura County. His experience in the operating room led him to invent a simple device for protecting a patient’s face during surgery. Rather than elaborate about the why’s and wherefore’s of the Saving...
Western Seagulls of Anacapa Island

Western Seagulls of Anacapa Island

On May 13, I went with two friends to East Anacapa Island, the smallest of the chain that comprises the Channel Islands National Park. Western sea gulls were nesting practically everywhere. Many nests are just inches off the foot path. One was right in the middle,...
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