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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 […]

On this day we remember — Pictorial at Pierce’s Brothers Cemetery

On this day we remember — Pictorial at Pierce’s Brothers Cemetery

William Hicks, a county resident, photographer and Vietnam veteran, has captured the meaning of this day through images from the commemorative services held at Pierce Brothers Cemetery in Westlake today.   A message from our representative Julia Brownley captures the essence of what you will see here: (edited for brevity) “Whenever anyone answers the call […]

A Photo Journal — The Exotic Caribbean

A Photo Journal — The Exotic Caribbean

Local photographer, William Hicks, just returned from a Caribbean cruise.  He invites us to join him on his journey, a trip to paradise.  Where the water is shades of translucence turquoise and the sky is painted an inviting crystal blue. All ashore who’s going ashore — Let’s set sail! Our journey begins in the Florida Keys: […]

Reminiscing with Newbury Park Memories on a Rainy Sunday Afternoon

Reminiscing with Newbury Park Memories on a Rainy Sunday Afternoon

By William Hicks I moved to Newbury Park close to 40 years ago. At that time Rancho Sierra Vista was private property owned by The Danielson Family; namely Dr. Danielson was who I saw frequently. It was once a working horse and cattle ranch but Dr. Danielson was a gracious land owner that allowed people, […]

Election Night in Thousand Oaks

Election Night in Thousand Oaks

. , , By William Hicks I am more comfortable behind a camera than a pen, so be patient with me. I headed out to the Republican Headquarters in Thousand Oaks around 6:30 so that I would be ahead of the crowd that was expected at 7:30. I far underestimated my timing as the room […]

CVCC Candidate Forum CA State Senate District 27

CVCC Candidate Forum CA State Senate District 27

By William Hicks The forum was held at The Lundring Event Center at California Lutheran University starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 7:00 pm. The forum was sponsored by The Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Cohen Begun & Deck LLP, and Waste Management. The moderator was Dr. Herbert Gooch and the Candidates were Steve Fazio, […]

Thousand Oaks City Council Forum

By William Hicks The forum was sponsored by The League of Women Voters. All questions were provided by the audience, and each candidate was asked the same questions. If you want to watch the forum in entirety, go to Toaks.org, then Watch Video and select Youtube. The audience did not fill the chamber, but was a […]

Remembering on this Memorial Day

Remembering on this Memorial Day

Mr. William Hicks, a resident of Newbury Park, served in Vietnam.  He comes from a long line of those who have done just that for this country.  There was a Lieutenant William Hicks who was with the Continental Army,  His family could be found on both sides of the Civil War and his father was […]

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