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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 […]

On Memorial Day, Remember Those We Truly Honor

On Memorial Day, Remember Those We Truly Honor

Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the United States of America. It was commemorated at first to honor the Union dead of the Civil War and originally proclaimed Decoration Day by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, on May 30, […]

Watch Sneaky Pup Attempt to Steal Bread From Dollar Store

Watch Sneaky Pup Attempt to Steal Bread From Dollar Store

This robber must be barking mad to think he can walk out of a store without paying for a loaf of Wonder Bread – but then again, he didn’t have a wallet… or hands, for that matter. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> That’s because the criminal was a husky. The sneaky pup was filmed by security footage […]

The Meaning of Memorial Day, From the Civil War On

The Meaning of Memorial Day, From the Civil War On

As we pause this Memorial Day to honor those who died so that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty, here are some facts to remember about the day and some inspiring words from a great president. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, set aside to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War […]

Memorial Day Cookout Ideas: The Healthiest Ways To Cook These 6 Foods

Memorial Day Cookout Ideas: The Healthiest Ways To Cook These 6 Foods

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start to the breezy summer lifestyle, which means it’s time for open beaches, outdoor drinking, and grilling. Everybody loves a backyard barbeque with lots of food offerings, but unfortunately, many are notoriously high in fat and calories. However, we can still enjoy our summer cookouts without sacrificing our waistline, […]

Students Compete in Sweets by the Beach Annual Cooking Competition

Students Compete in Sweets by the Beach Annual Cooking Competition

By Tim Pompey If there was ever a cooking competition that could be described as “mouthwatering,” this one is right up there. The 3rd annual Sweets by the Beach competition sponsored by the Ventura County Civic Alliance (VCCA), the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD), and the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oxnard was held on […]

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

This illustration shows the final stages in the life of a supermassive star that fails to explode as a supernova, but instead implodes to form a black hole. Image credit: NASA/ESA/P. Jeffries (STScI) › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as […]

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Photography and Sculpture Exhibition Exhibit:  “the OUT comes IN” Opens night June 2, 2017 6-9 PM

FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Photography and Sculpture Exhibition Exhibit:  “the OUT comes IN” Opens night June 2, 2017 6-9 PM

The Four Friends Gallery will hold a Public Opening Reception on June 2, 2017 from 6-9 pm of its latest exhibition.  Complimentary light snacks and drinks will be served. Four Friends is located at 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. The exhibition the OUT comes IN opening will be June 2, 2017 […]

Titanic remembered at the Reagan Library — Exhibit to Open May 27th

Titanic remembered at the Reagan Library — Exhibit to Open May 27th

By Debra Tash Donors were given a preview of the Titanic exhibit opening this weekend at the Reagan Library.  The project had been in the works for a year.  The “unsinkable” ship, pride of the White Star fleet, struck an iceberg and sank on April 14th 1912.  She took 1517 souls with her that night. […]

Ancient climate change turned whales into Earth’s largest ever organisms, study reports

Ancient climate change turned whales into Earth’s largest ever organisms, study reports

Ancient shifts in climate may have powered the baleen whale’s growth to such “ginormous” sizes, a new paper reports. “Ginormous” seems rather fitting. With some individuals growing to be the length of an average basketball court and weighing upwards of 200,000 kilograms (441,000 pounds), the blue whale is big fry indeed – in fact, they’re […]

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