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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 […]

People Need People

People Need People

      by Raven West At a time when humans need humans the most, we are forced into isolation. After every natural or man-made disaster, be it hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes or mass shootings, the masses rush to comfort one another in the streets. Strangers meet in the dark with candles to light up […]

From a Bird’s Eye View | Ventura County CA Orders Residents be Imprisoned in their Homes

From a Bird’s Eye View | Ventura County CA Orders Residents be Imprisoned in their Homes

      by Raven West While I realize the seriousness of the current health issue for older citizens, it is NOT the government’s “duty” to order healthy 75 year-olds to be “sheltered in their place of residence” or to be more accurate IMPRISONED in their homes to “protect” them for whatever reason. Where would […]

From a Bird’s Eye View | Let’s all do a “redo” of our 2020 resolutions!

From a Bird’s Eye View | Let’s all do a “redo” of our 2020 resolutions!

        by Raven West Several columns ago, I wrote that I was making a New Year’s resolution to write every Monday. Well, for those of you following my prose, you know that that resolution never quite made it past the first week.  So, let’s talk about New Year’s Resolutions… or let’s not! […]

Cracker Barrel Rolls Into Camarillo

Cracker Barrel Rolls Into Camarillo

By Raven West Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is truly an all-American restaurant chain and a fixture along America’s highways with more than 600 locations in 42 states. On February 3, 2020 they will add Camarillo to that growing list, with the Grand Opening of store #663. “Our goal is always to choose locations that we think […]

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