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Ever Wonder Why America Celebrates Labor Day? Here Are Its Origins

Ever Wonder Why America Celebrates Labor Day? Here Are Its Origins

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Labor Day became official on a federal level when former President Grover Cleveland signed the law making it a national holiday. The declaration came after major chaos in Illinois, which even became violent, from workers fighting for fair pay and conditions. The unrest came as factory workers faced long hours, few […]

History | Observations During a Europa Trip (Part III)

History | Observations During a Europa Trip (Part III)

    By Sigrid Weidenweber On July 15, 2019 the Viking Aegir docked in Croatia where we visited the Towns of Vukovar and Osijek. Of the latter town one remembers most vividly its Holy Trinity Square. Fortunately, WWII left few marks in this area and, therefore, the fourth largest city in Croatia is unblemished. Having […]

Is History Repeating Itself?

Is History Repeating Itself?

  By Richard Colman The president is unpopular.  He cannot go anywhere without attracting hoards of demonstrators.  The nation is sharply divided.  There is war without end.  The stock market is erratic.  Is this America in 2019?  No.  This is America in 1968, one of the worst single years in American history.  In 1968, President […]

Simi Councilwoman Luevanos Served Recall Notice

Simi Councilwoman Luevanos Served Recall Notice

By Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Simi Valley resident Joe Piechowski served Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos legal notice of intent to recall during public comment at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Information on the recall effort can be found at recallruth.com. The notice of recall is the first in an eight step process. If 10,999 valid […]

Bad Credit Hurting You? What You Can Do About It!

Bad Credit Hurting You? What You Can Do About It!

Advertorial By Ron Freeman At CreditWize we have one mission: To help as many people in our community as possible at a price people in our community can afford.  If you have $2500 to fix your credit, I can show you hundreds of companies online that will help you.  If you have $695 to fix your credit, […]

The Days of Wine and Spirits! | History of Wine making in Ventura County

The Days of Wine and Spirits! | History of Wine making in Ventura County

A presentation on the history of wine making in Ventura County, and wine tasting from a local vintner will highlight  “The Days of Wine and Spirits at Rancho Camulos”  on Saturday, June 15 at 4:00 PM. Historian Judy Triem will share her extensive viniculture research. Most people do not realize that between 1850 and 1900 […]

Camarillo | D-Day Exhibition – Experience Living History

Camarillo | D-Day Exhibition – Experience Living History

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Happy Birthday Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District

Happy Birthday Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District

History A Port with a Rich Maritime Heritage Hueneme’, (pronounced “Y NEE MEE”), is derived from a Chumash Indian word (Wynema) meaning “half-way” or “resting place.” It is believed that central California’s original inhabitants the Canalinos Indians, (part of the Chumash nation), used this coastal point of land (approximately half way between today’s Point Mugu […]

Dear Pro-Choice, Do Know Your Historical Neighbors?

Dear Pro-Choice, Do Know Your Historical Neighbors?

by Hector Guthrie The debate over abortion hinges on one major point: is the fetus a human or not? If the fetus is a human then it has human rights; such as the right to life, and therefore, the government has a responsibility to ensure that its right to life is not taken. It can […]

Simi Valley Historical Society – TIME WARP 1969 Free Event April 27th

Simi Valley Historical Society – TIME WARP 1969 Free Event April 27th

“Check it out!” The Simi Valley Historical Society invites the public to an “outta’ sight” picnic at Strathearn Historical Park and Museum – 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, 93065 – to celebrate the 50th anniversary of City of Simi Valley’s incorporation in 1969. The free (no “bread” to get in) event will be from 11 a.m. […]

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