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The Language Police

The Language Police

  By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views There is a new phenomenon in California and the rest of the nation:  the language police.  English words that have been used for centuries in America and elsewhere are now being banned or transformed in some places.  Berkeley, California, a place with many liberal ideas, voted in mid-July 2019 […]

Opening Reception for Light and Space Through Time, The Art of Karrie Ross

Opening Reception for Light and Space Through Time, The Art of Karrie Ross

Camarillo, Calif.— Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) will host an opening reception for “Light and Space Through Time, The Art of Karrie Ross,” Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m., at its Blackboard Gallery, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Karrie Ross is an award-winning Los Angeles-based contemporary artist known for her innovative use […]

Artist Talk Series presents artist and Marine veteran Richard Barnett

Artist Talk Series presents artist and Marine veteran Richard Barnett

Camarillo, Calif.— The Sept. 7 Artist Talk series at Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) will feature a thought-provoking presentation by Richard Barnett, a Marine who served overseas and returned as an artist with a unique perspective. The Artist Talk series takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in SCIART’s Blackboard Gallery at 2222 E. […]

Annual Dons and Doñas BBQ | Pleasant Valley Historical Society

Annual Dons and Doñas BBQ | Pleasant Valley Historical Society

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society will honor newly selected Dons and Doñas at a BBQ on August 24. Dons and Doñas are individuals who live in the Camarillo, Somis or Santa Rosa Valley and have provided outstanding community service for the past 20 years.  The designation harkens back to Early California days as the title […]

Peckerwood Populism is About Political Strategy, Not Personal Belief

Peckerwood Populism is About Political Strategy, Not Personal Belief

  By Thomas L. Knapp The controversy around President Donald Trump’s recent tweets targeting “The Squad” — four Democratic members of Congress who are all women, all people “of color,” and all of whom Trump seems to think aren’t “from America” (one came from Somalia as a young woman and became a US citizen at […]

Westminster: Bulldog, Not Poodle, for Best in Show

Westminster: Bulldog, Not Poodle, for Best in Show

  By Thomas L. Knapp As of July 23,  members of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party will have chosen a new leader. On July 24, Queen Elizabeth II will appoint a new prime minister,  almost certainly that new party leader. The two remaining contenders for those jobs are former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and current […]

Veterans | Ventura County Invites You to “Stand Down!”

Veterans | Ventura County Invites You to “Stand Down!”

The 27th annual Ventura County Stand Down will take place July 26, 27, and 28, 2019. It will be held at the California Army National Guard Armory in Ventura. Stand Down refers to a grass roots, community-based intervention program designed to help the veterans who are homeless “combat” life on the streets.  The hand up […]

WARNING issued from the Ventura County READY TO STOP Campaign | Summertime Means Child Predators Are On the Hunt

WARNING issued from the Ventura County READY TO STOP Campaign | Summertime Means Child Predators Are On the Hunt

Editor’s note: Information on this important topic can also be found at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the Blue Campaign | One Voice… One Mission… End Human Trafficking. (Ventura, Calif.) – What do malls, arcades and airports all have in common? A significant increase in youth population during summertime. While children and youth are […]

Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals

Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals

  By Victor Davis Hanson | Originally appeared in American Greatness The Obama-era Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes embraced just 11 years ago by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries. The parameters of marriage, in Obama’s words “between a man and woman,” has now transmogrified beyond gay civil unions […]

SBA Announces Competition to Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

SBA Announces Competition to Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that non-profit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to$150,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans.  Up to six awardees will use the $300,000 in total funding to participate in the Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training […]