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Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

By Sheryl Hamlin Reverend Audrey Vincent’s invocation for the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting set an inspiring tone for what turned out to be a very somber meeting with a council and city facing numerous financial headwinds. Click here for a report of that meeting. In times when messages of faith are diminishing […]

Local Church kicks off Prayer for America; Call for 40 days of prayer and protection; Jews celebrate New Year and 5777

Local Church kicks off Prayer for America; Call for 40 days of prayer and protection;  Jews celebrate New Year and 5777

By Michael Hernandez Local Prayer For America OXNARD—Al Norquist, celebrated Grace Intercession Day for America Thursday (the fifth Thursday of the month) at New Life Community Church, 1251 N. Rice Avenue with prayers of repentance and forgiveness believing that America “shall be redeemed with justice, and her penitents with righteousness” (Isaiah 1:27). According to Norquist, […]

Decision America Tour 2016 at California state capitol for rally

Decision America Tour 2016 at California state capitol for rally

By Debra Tash Franklin Graham, son of famed Evangelist Billy Graham, kicked off a tour to all fifty state capitols on January 5th 2016 in Des Moises Iowa.  The purpose for the tour, which will end July 1st in Alaska’s capitol of Juneau, is stated on the Decision America Tour website:  “challenging Christians to pray […]

Simi Council votes to put off opening prayer for now

Simi Council votes to put off opening prayer for now

By Debra Tash The issue of whether or not Simi Valley’s City Council opens its meeting with a prayer became an issue after the Supreme Court rendered its decision in the Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway.  The ruling affirmed that volunteer chaplains can open public meetings with prayer. The Simi Council formed an […]

So Says the Sea

So Says the Sea

By Brynne Betz In the early morning, order before the mist has lifted its veil, story I slip outside to drink in the whispers of my New England sea. She tells of far away places, drugs of mysteries and wonders and jewels I cannot see. And she laps, laps up with her gentle, rhythmic voice, […]

21 years ago—Northridge earthquake: photos and memories from that fateful day

21 years ago—Northridge earthquake: photos and memories from that fateful day

By Celeste Greig Monday, January 17, 1994 the San Fernando Valley, along with several other cities and nearby counties, woke up at 4:35 AM to a brutal, and as it proved, deadly 6.7 magnitude earthquake.  The epicenter was in Reseda, but most of the 59 people who died, and the majority of damaged buildings, hospitals, […]

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