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A Young Man Fights for Life

A Young Man Fights for Life

By Debra Tash It should have been the best year of Jonathan Gallagher’s life.  He was 33 years old, newly married and had a good career in IT working for a bio-pharmaceutical company.  It should have been the best year of both he and his young wife’s lives–but it wasn’t.  Jon was diagnosed with Immunoglobin […]

60 CERT graduates gained valuable skills

60 CERT graduates gained valuable skills

By George Miller A record bumper crop of nearly 60 Oxnard CERT grads participated in the final exam exercise on 2-21-15 at Fire Station #1 on K Street. The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) approach has been implemented nationwide as an auxiliary civilian resource, when Police and Fire teams can’t cope with large-scale emergency situations, such as […]

Along the wind swept hills: A pictorial of Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park

Along the wind swept hills: A pictorial of Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park

We have had the pleasure of featuring the work of award winning photojournalist, Dana Rene who is based in Washington D.C.  Well as the old saying goes, the apple really never falls far from the tree.  William Hicks told us about Dana’s first camera, a Single Lens Reflex. He gave it to her when she […]

U.S. aggressors attack Japanese island …

U.S. aggressors attack Japanese island …

By George Miller … That’s how today’s media might have portrayed it. Well, the U.S. Marine Corps 4th/5th Divisions sure were aggressive in their navy-supported attack, but the original aggressors were the Japanese military industrial complex which started that war, which we won’t get into the details of right now.  The battle of Iwo Jima has near-legendary […]

A Frosty Day in D.C. by award winning photographer Dana Rene

A Frosty Day in D.C. by award winning photographer Dana Rene

We are fortunate to have been granted permission to share these lovely photos by award-winning photojournalist Dana Rene.  All of them were taken from the Capitol side perspective.   Born in 1974 Dana Rene  been a photojournalist  for 18 years, 13 years in newspapers and currently working as a freelance photographer in Washington DC for […]

Orange County family gets wet hitchhiker on Valentine’s Day kayak jaunt

Orange County family gets wet hitchhiker on Valentine’s Day kayak jaunt

 From Joe Buttitta’s Youtube page: A family visiting Santa Barbara from Orange County had an unexpected visitor on their kayak, a sea lion pup!! Rodney and Lisa Gist and their three kids spent more than a half-hour with the pup on the back of their kayak on Valentine’s Day. They say it’s a holiday they […]

When the Republic is failing—Time to trigger the last resort

When the Republic is failing—Time to trigger the last resort

By Logan McFadden and Debra Tash Republics are fragile constructs, easily overwhelmed by the tendency to centralize power.  Our founders understood this and because of it gave us two methods to amend the Constitution that binds these “several states” together.  One is left to Congress.  But what do you do when Congress becomes corrupt?  Can […]

SoulBody Yoga: Inner Peace and a healthy stretch—all in Moorpark!

SoulBody Yoga: Inner Peace and a healthy stretch—all in Moorpark!

By Debra Tash Years ago I threw out my back picking up a sock.  Who knew something as simple as that could cause such physical havoc?  I spent months, and lots of dollars, with doctors and chiropractors trying to unkink my spine.  Then one day someone suggested I try yoga.  That did it.  Seriously.  In […]

K9 Dano: Dog Gone…He’s retiring from the force

K9 Dano: Dog Gone…He’s retiring from the force

From the Ventura County Sheriff K9 Unit’s Facebook: “After numerous suspect apprehensions, countless pounds of narcotics located, and numerous arrests, K9 Dano begins his last week of patrol before retirement. K9 Dano will be retiring from the Ventura County Sheriff K9 Unit on February 15. K9 Dano will now get to relax at his handler’s […]

The 327 mile journey home: Two pooches hitch the wrong ride

The 327 mile journey home: Two pooches hitch the wrong ride

This is the story of two dogs who hitched a ride in the wrong car.       ,  , ,   A Good Samaritan was driving through the state of Arizona.  There they were, a pair of Australian Cattle Dogs, apparently abandoned at a Gas Station. They were friendly enough.  They got into her […]