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Commentary | Treatment to Local Wellhead Will Bring Safe Water to Somis Residents

Commentary | Treatment to Local Wellhead Will Bring Safe Water to Somis Residents

        Commentary by William Hicks   After reading the article titled “Treatment to Local Wellhead Will Bring Safe Water to Somis Residents,” – https://www.citizensjournal.us/treatment-to-local-wellhead-will-bring-safe-water-to-somis-residents/ in the June 29th Ventura Citizens Journal, it peaked my interest as to how safe the water is at wellhead 2 in Somis. I did, like so many of us do, […]

Borchard Wetlands

Borchard Wetlands

Commentary By William Hicks I’m a long time resident of Newbury Park that goes back to when Newbury Park was unincorporated. I take interest in the development of Newbury Park specifically as well as Thousand Oaks generally. I was an active community member at the start of City Council Meetings regarding the now beautiful Dos […]

Open Letter to the Thousand Oaks Council – Killing Open Space in Our City

Open Letter to the Thousand Oaks Council – Killing Open Space in Our City

Editorial By William Hicks I live in Newbury Park and have seen this “Borchard Wetlands.” Although the Army Corps of Engineers has not designated this area as a “wetland,” there are some serious concerns in any attempt to develop this land. This is not a perpetual wetland; at best it is a wetland when we have a […]

A Pictorial Hike | Natural beauty is all around us – Old BoneyMountain/Pt. Mugu State Park

A Pictorial Hike | Natural beauty is all around us – Old BoneyMountain/Pt. Mugu State Park

      Editor’s Note: Old Boney is one of the highest peaks in the Santa Monica Mountain range. At 2825 feet above sea level it lies in the eastern portion of the Point Mugu State Park.  Come along with one of our most valued contributors, photographer William Hicks. From William Hicks:  The first time […]

What the Virus Showed Us – An Unhealthy Dependence on China

What the Virus Showed Us – An Unhealthy Dependence on China

    By William Hicks Stop and consider all the politicians that have cost our nations economic future and health by becoming overly dependent upon China. Name all the businesses that have outsourced to China for their cheap sometimes slave labor. It would be different if what has been outsourced was just things we could […]

If you want to get rid of Rats you need Rodenticides

If you want to get rid of Rats you need Rodenticides

    By William Hicks On the front page of The Thousand Oaks Acorn for September 5, 2019 is an article titled…..”Clawing For a Solution.”  It purports a solution to control rodents, using feral cats at Cal-Luthern College at the exclusion of rodenticides. During my career with The Los Angeles Unified School District there was a time […]

Vouchers are not such a bad idea

Vouchers are not such a bad idea

    By William Hicks I read with interest Jon Cummings’ letter titled “Public education maligned.” I too was at the Aug. 10 CVUSD meeting. I agree that public education was maligned, but for justifiable reasons. As I see it, at least 50% of the people attending the meeting were in favor of Sandee Everett […]

Photographic Journey | Traveling the Snowy Sierras

Photographic Journey | Traveling the Snowy Sierras

Editor’s Note: Photographer and Newbury Park resident, William Hicks, recently took to the road and visited the snowy reaches of the Sierras.  He captured the beauty of what will melt in the late spring/early summer to water our thirsty, incredibly beautiful, state.  Let’s hitch a ride and go north along the spine of California. From […]

Photographic Journey to Pearl Harbor today – A Visit to Remember that day of Infamy

Photographic Journey to Pearl Harbor today – A Visit to Remember that day of Infamy

The photos are by local Newbury Park resident, William Hicks. Mr. Hicks takes us on a visit to this site of honor, using his camera to capture an impression of the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  The Arizona went down on December 7th 1941.  She was struck by a bomb, her magazine blowing […]

Commentary: Best Western Breaks Off from NRA

Commentary: Best Western Breaks Off from NRA

    By William Hicks My wife and I travel a lot and we have had a Best Western Card for most of our 52 years of Marriage. At best, our experience has been Spartan, but clean with the Hotels/Motels that have the Blue Best Western Sign. It has been a curiosity to us, how […]

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