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Let’s Have a P (positive) Covid19 Party!

Let’s Have a P (positive) Covid19 Party!

    by Raven West Like herpes, Covid-19 is a virus. Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease that any sexually active person can get. Once you get it, there is no cure and you’re going to stop having sex, or lock yourself away indefinitely if you’re tested positive for the virus. (While it is […]

Why This Libertarian is Voting for Trump 2020

Why This Libertarian is Voting for Trump 2020

      by Raven West I’ve been a registered Libertarian since 1980. Worked on every presidential campaign since Ed Clark and was elected Chair of the Libertarian Party of Ventura County 2018-2020. But I’m voting for Donald Trump in November. Over the years, I’ve always heard the argument “Why are you voting Libertarian, you’re […]

An Invite from our resident wordsmith – Help me finish “Vashti’s Daughter”

An Invite from our resident wordsmith – Help me finish “Vashti’s Daughter”

      by Raven West To all of you who have enjoyed reading my commentaries, my column “Heard it on the Grapevine” and stories I’ve covered events in Ventura County, I invite you to help me finish my novel “Vashti’s Daughter”. Here is the synopsis: Anna Steine is a 29 year old divorced head […]

Trump Supporter Shows His Courage

Trump Supporter Shows His Courage

by Raven West On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, a lone Trump supporter stood on the corner of Daily Drive and Los Posas Road in Camarillo waving a “Trump 2020” banner in one hand and a “Blue Lives Matter” flag in the other. Although the supporter (who wished to remain anonymous) didn’t shout any slogans, there […]

The Government Made Us Jobless, Now They’re Going to Make Us Homeless Too!

The Government Made Us Jobless, Now They’re Going to Make Us Homeless Too!

      by Raven West NEVER before in the history of our country, no matter diseases or wars has our government forced businesses to close and put so many people out of work. Never has it EVER been a choice between earning a pay check, paying for rent and food, or taking a chance […]

Camarillo Slowly and Safely Comes Back to Life

Camarillo Slowly and Safely Comes Back to Life

By Raven West Only a few weeks ago taking a simple walk around the block was considered life-threatening. While we all needed to be “safe-at-home”, bodies also need sunshine, fresh air and movement. So, after being held prisoner by fear since the middle of March, I put on my “protective gear” and went outside.   […]

I Was a Victim of a Gift Card Scam

I Was a Victim of a Gift Card Scam

By Raven West Now that criminals have exhausted the “your relative is in danger” and “you’ve won millions in a Nigerian account” scams, they found another way to steal from vulnerable people, especially unsuspecting seniors; Gift Card Scams. This is a relatively new endeavor, and probably more insidious. I wish I’d heard about this before […]

Peaceful Protestors Unite Against Racism in Camarillo

Peaceful Protestors Unite Against Racism in Camarillo

By Raven West Brandishing signs that read “All lives Matter” and “Truth Matters”, more than 150 Camarillo residents staged a peaceful protest Tuesday morning.  Pastor Julie Morris of Mount Cross Lutheran Church in Camarillo helped organize the “Peaceful protest against racism” march which began at Camarillo City Hall at the corner of Paseo Camarillo and […]

Political Math: Biden + Sanders – Sanders = Trump 2020

Political Math: Biden + Sanders – Sanders = Trump 2020

    by Raven West And then there was one. Back in 2019, there were 20, count ‘em, 20 Democratic candidates for President. There were so many the initial candidate debates in June and July had to be divided into two teams of ten.  By September, the field had been cut in half, with only […]

COVID–19 An Optimistic “Bird’s Eye” View

COVID–19 An Optimistic “Bird’s Eye” View

      by Raven West Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody really care? One of the very first casualties of the COVID–19 was my calendar and my watch. Before social distancing, I had a set schedule that I followed from the time I woke up till the time I went to […]

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