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Film Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Film Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

BY IAN KANE   When the first trailers for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” appeared on all the movie alert channels, they indicated that the focal point of the film would be the life of one of the most cherished of American icons, Mister Fred Rogers, and his show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” But that’s a […]

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

  By Michael Greer I saw “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” about Mr. Rogers and I loved it but it made me cry. It made me cry for the country I grew up in. A country where nearly everyone agreed on what was good and decent. And the realization that that country no longer […]

Overcomer: Inspirational Christian movie worth seeing

Overcomer:  Inspirational Christian movie worth seeing

By Michael Hernandez  The new Kendrick Brothers (Alex and Stephen) movie Overcomer which came out in theaters on Aug. 23rd is an inspirational Christian movie worth seeing despite the one-star review by Roger Ebert who doesn’t seem to like faith-based movies.  In fact, the movie has made almost $27 million (as of Sept. 12) since […]

Alfonso Guilin: Not all Barriers are WALLS

Alfonso Guilin: Not all Barriers are WALLS

By Sheryl Hamlin Al Guilin of Santa Paula has released his seventh novel: Not All Barriers are WALLS. Deacon Guilin’s oeuvre is a product of his agriculture industry expertise, church commitment and his own multi-generational family. Set primarily in Santa Paula, California, the characters have ties to past generations in other countries. Having mastered the […]

Emanuel shows us the power of forgiveness

Emanuel shows us the power of forgiveness

By Michael Hernandez  Simi Valley (Studio Movie Grill) and Thousand Oaks (AMC 14) moviegoers to Emanuel will see the power of forgiveness by the families of the survivors of June 17, 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina that killed nine worshippers during the Wednesday Bible study at the 203-year-old Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. […]

“Unplanned”—the movie of the former Planned Parenthood director joining the pro-life movement nets $6 million its first weekend

“Unplanned”—the movie of the former Planned Parenthood director joining the pro-life movement nets $6 million its first weekend

By Michael Hernandez  Local theaters in Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley continue their showing of “Unplanned”—the story of Abby Johnson—the former Planned Parenthood director in Bryan, Texas.  Abby left the Planned Parenthood clinic to join the Coalition for Life—the pro-life local group led by Shawn Carney–that has been protesting abortions outside the $1.8 million clinic […]

When Liberty Means Nothing Left to Lose: Last Call America – Book Review

When Liberty Means Nothing Left to Lose: Last Call America – Book Review

By Katie Cocquyt Last Call America: Last Call Before Darkness, a new release by Debra Tash is an intense, cautionary tale written in the tradition of critically acclaimed novels, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984. Set not too far in the future, but far enough to give perspective, the reader is dropped into an America that is […]

New Book: Last Call America by Debra Tash

New Book: Last Call America by Debra Tash

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Riveting | ‘My Life in Freedom: The Beauty of Liberty: A Memoir’

Riveting | ‘My Life in Freedom: The Beauty of Liberty: A Memoir’

A Journey Like No Other … In 1961, Sigrid Weidenweber fled Communist East Germany. Crossing the wall, she found the freedom she sought in the world of the West. In this engaging memoir, she describes her extraordinary journey of discovering the incredible value of liberty. Her new-found freedom enabled her to prosper, travel, and share […]

Playing Faith: Opus 1 in the Damiano Series — Fast Paced Suspense, What a ride!

Playing Faith: Opus 1 in the Damiano Series  — Fast Paced Suspense, What a ride!

The first novel in the award-winning Damiano Series, Playing Faith is your next text addiction.  When a prominent club owner with a despicable past mistakes her for a woman named Faith, up-and-coming concert pianist Radiana Damiano is shot in the hand and forced to flee for her life. With her entire future literally bleeding out, […]

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