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Can we still ‘grow’ decent Americans?

Can we still ‘grow’ decent Americans?

By Phil Erwin I was wrist-deep in soggy soil at dusk, planting some late-season vegetables in my back yard, when I heard those dread sounds: The momentum-halting CRUNNNCHHH!!! of automotive metal on metal, followed by the hail of safety glass on pavement. I peeked over the wall and saw neighbors gathering, though my view of […]

FOOD Share receives 35,000 pounds of food from Haggen Food and Pharmacy

FOOD Share receives 35,000 pounds of food from Haggen Food and Pharmacy

Boys & Girls Clubs Honor John Anderson at 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Boys & Girls Clubs Honor John Anderson at 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Transform Your Nameless Week

Transform Your Nameless Week

By Brynne Betz He sat outside the grocery store on the cement curb, his head perched on a body that wanted to puddle to the ground. He was tired and had all but given up. I smiled at him when we went in. No pity, just real. My daughter waved and gave him a piece […]

Act of kindness: Two police officers brighten an Oxnard Christmas

Act of kindness: Two police officers brighten an Oxnard Christmas

With so much negative and heartbreaking news it’s good to learn of an act of kindness that two Oxnard police officers performed this Saturday, December 20th. From the Oxnard PD Police Facebook page: “Oxnard Police Officers Pulido and Garcia responded to a residence call for service. During the call, they learned that the two boys […]

For the Holidays: One more time wishing you—Thanksgiving Grace by Brynne Betz

For the Holidays: One more time wishing you—Thanksgiving Grace by Brynne Betz

By Brynne Betz She was young but her spirit had already walked many, many miles. Her voice was rough, her eyes were tired, her body dragged. I saw her in the hallway after she brought her little girl to school and before she headed back to the projects where she and her three children lived. […]

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