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New standardized test given to your children

New standardized test given to your children

by Tracy Dunbar Dr. Chris Tienken of Seton Hall University in New Jersey just released this slick mini-documentary on education reform and the testing which has been developed to go along with the new Common Core standards. Not only is it professional and informative, but really interesting – and he offers solutions to this assessment […]

Living large on a living barge – 9

Living large on a living barge – 9

by Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the ninth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. With all this excitement I need a vacation?  We tied up in our favorite harbor in Holland, but once again they […]

Enegren Brewing Company expands in Moorpark

Enegren Brewing Company expands in Moorpark

Spotlight on VC Business By Clark Molster           Chris Enegren likes beer.  If you don’t believe that, symptoms or if you don’t know Chris, you can visit the tasting room at the newly opened Enegren Brewing Company in Moorpark.  Chances are good that either he or his brother Matt, or his […]

Living large on a living barge – 8

Living large on a living barge – 8

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the eighth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Today was one for firsts.  In the morning we lifted Wilco’s full sized Citroen station wagon onto Rabelo.  We were nervous. […]

Local Girl Still Swinging: Rosanne Cash debuts new album

Local Girl Still Swinging: Rosanne Cash debuts new album

By Daniel Gelman   Rosanne Cash, recipe daughter of the late Country singer Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian Liberto Cash Distin, sick just released her latest studio “concept” album on January 14, try called The River & the Thread. It’s currently receiving critical acclaim. This soulful local crooner seems to personify the restless, […]

Solid State Drives – No More Spinning Platters

Solid State Drives – No More Spinning Platters

By Beers R Us With the new technology in hard drives older computers can come back to life.  Welcome the age of Solid State drives.   An SSd is just a memory module; it’s not really a drive in the sense we know, it contains no platters or reader heads. SSd’s have what’s called NAND […]

Living large on a living barge – 7

Living large on a living barge – 7

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the seventh in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. I know they weren’t thinking of Rabelo when they built Tilburg’s inner harbor, but give me a break. The Dutch take […]

Living Large on a Living Barge — 6

Living Large on a Living Barge — 6

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the sixth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there.  When Lisa and I purchased Rabelo we had a vision.  Actually Lisa had the vision.  I went along for the ride, […]

Living Large on a Living Barge — 5

Living Large on a Living Barge — 5

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the fifth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there.  We were on our way.  The ice had magically disappeared.   We had been stopped at the worst lock along the Muses […]

Living Large on a Living Barge – 4

Living Large on a Living Barge – 4

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the fourth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there.  We were safely tied to the quay. Just a few miles ahead was another lock, the reason why there was so […]