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Vietnam – The Worst Years of our Lives – Part I

During the past two weekends Kay and I “binge watched” the PBS documentary special on The Vietnam War.  It is factual, well produced and is necessary for all Americans to view and take to heart.  Caution:  If you remember the Vietnam days like I do, it will be strong medicine to take.  It showed that our leadership (elected officials) is not a thing of perfection.  In fact, it is as faulty as humanity can b ...

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The People’s Throb

By Gary L. Harbour Donald Trump lost California’s vote by about half. After being in office for eight months, how do you think Californians view our new president’s progress? Joey Jonaitis, 50 Port Hueneme, CA “Thinking Californians have fear, some justified, some not justified. Has hate and anger been around before Trump? I think yes. I didn’t vote for him, but surely think he can’t be at the crux of all t ...

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Rick Najera to deliver keynote speech at Cabrillo Anniversary Gala

VENTURA - Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation will present keynote speaker Rick Najera at its 35th Anniversary Gala celebration from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at The Tower Club, 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., kicking off the silent auction. The dinner and program will begin at 6:30 p.m., featuring keynote speaker Rick Najera, named one of ...

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Senior Services Commission Accepting Grant Applications

City of Oxnard Senior Services Commission is accepting grant applications through September 15, 2017. Organizations that serve seniors in the Oxnard area can apply for grant funding. "A total of $44,600 in grants is available next calendar year." Applications are available at the Senior Services Offices at Wilson Park, 350 N. C St., or by visiting the seniors.oxnardrec.org website.  Application must be subm ...

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VC Board of Supervisors Recognize Partnership between Oxnard College and County of Ventura Fleet Operations

Oxnard, Calif. — During its public meeting Tuesday, August 1, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors recognized the partnership between Oxnard College and the County of Ventura Fleet Operations Department for the Oxnard College Automotive Department. Following a brief presentation on the history of the program by County of Ventura General Services Agency Director David Sasek, Supervisor John C. Zaragoza, C ...

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Prohibited gang members arrested for possession of a loaded shotgun and handgun

Oxnard, CA -- On August 21, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Gang Unit (Special Enforcement Unit) were conducting uniform gang enforcement in the area of Fir St and “N” St. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle in this area for a traffic violation and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle eventually stopped and the right front passenger, Victor Aguirre, ran f ...

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Evangelist Jacquala Shropshire Brings “The Battle Within” Seminar to Oxnard

By Gary L. Harbour On August 12, Evangelist Jacquala Shropshire brought “The Battle Within” Seminar to the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura. The seminar, featured Evangelist Shropshire and Bishop Curtis “Earthquake” Kelley, a former sorcerer and boxer. The seminar host was Pastor Dean A. Clark. The design of the seminar was, according to Evangelist Shropshire, “to help the body of Christ recognize who t ...

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4H Youth Affected by Tetrasomy 18p Brings Market Goat to Auction 14-year-old Raises $31K at Ventura County Fair for Clinical Research

On August 12, 2017, at the Ventura County Fair, Amelia Gallardo is a special child. She has a rare chromosome 18 abnormality known as Tetrasomy 18p, born with 47 chromosomes instead of 46, which is the typical number. The 14 year old, about to enter Moorpark High School, raised a market goat with Somis 4H for the Ventura County Fair. Her summer memories will include her exciting day at the Ventura County Fa ...

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St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Holds Pastor & Wife’s Appreciation Service Honoring 10 Years of Service

By Crittenden Ward Santa Barbara, CA -- On Sunday, August 13, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Clark and First Lady Le’Shune Clark, recognized 10 years of faithful and dedicated service they rendered to their church and the greater Santa Barbara community. The keynote speaker for the afternoon was Rev. J. Louis Watkins, pastor, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Santa Barbara. He was accom ...

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Kns Rockstar rocks Ventura County Fair with “I’m Not Built To Break” School Tour Music Showcase

Ventura, CA – Key-i and Silky from the group KNS Rockstar shut the fair down on all four of their dates, drawing people from 3-years-old to 70-years-old to the stage each day to have a great time. They even had a 90-year-old wanting to take autograph! “We were so awesome that the fair tried to book us for night gigs which the fair never asks anyone to do,” said KNS Rockstar. “We have a new school tour calle ...

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