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U.S. aggressors attack Japanese island …

U.S. aggressors attack Japanese island …

By George Miller … That’s how today’s media might have portrayed it. Well, the U.S. Marine Corps 4th/5th Divisions sure were aggressive in their navy-supported attack, but the original aggressors were the Japanese military industrial complex which started that war, which we won’t get into the details of right now.  The battle of Iwo Jima has near-legendary […]

A Frosty Day in D.C. by award winning photographer Dana Rene

A Frosty Day in D.C. by award winning photographer Dana Rene

We are fortunate to have been granted permission to share these lovely photos by award-winning photojournalist Dana Rene.  All of them were taken from the Capitol side perspective.   Born in 1974 Dana Rene  been a photojournalist  for 18 years, 13 years in newspapers and currently working as a freelance photographer in Washington DC for […]

Orange County family gets wet hitchhiker on Valentine’s Day kayak jaunt

Orange County family gets wet hitchhiker on Valentine’s Day kayak jaunt

 From Joe Buttitta’s Youtube page: A family visiting Santa Barbara from Orange County had an unexpected visitor on their kayak, a sea lion pup!! Rodney and Lisa Gist and their three kids spent more than a half-hour with the pup on the back of their kayak on Valentine’s Day. They say it’s a holiday they […]

When the Republic is failing—Time to trigger the last resort

When the Republic is failing—Time to trigger the last resort

By Logan McFadden and Debra Tash Republics are fragile constructs, easily overwhelmed by the tendency to centralize power.  Our founders understood this and because of it gave us two methods to amend the Constitution that binds these “several states” together.  One is left to Congress.  But what do you do when Congress becomes corrupt?  Can […]

SoulBody Yoga: Inner Peace and a healthy stretch—all in Moorpark!

SoulBody Yoga: Inner Peace and a healthy stretch—all in Moorpark!

By Debra Tash Years ago I threw out my back picking up a sock.  Who knew something as simple as that could cause such physical havoc?  I spent months, and lots of dollars, with doctors and chiropractors trying to unkink my spine.  Then one day someone suggested I try yoga.  That did it.  Seriously.  In […]

K9 Dano: Dog Gone…He’s retiring from the force

K9 Dano: Dog Gone…He’s retiring from the force

From the Ventura County Sheriff K9 Unit’s Facebook: “After numerous suspect apprehensions, countless pounds of narcotics located, and numerous arrests, K9 Dano begins his last week of patrol before retirement. K9 Dano will be retiring from the Ventura County Sheriff K9 Unit on February 15. K9 Dano will now get to relax at his handler’s […]

The 327 mile journey home: Two pooches hitch the wrong ride

The 327 mile journey home: Two pooches hitch the wrong ride

This is the story of two dogs who hitched a ride in the wrong car.       ,  , ,   A Good Samaritan was driving through the state of Arizona.  There they were, a pair of Australian Cattle Dogs, apparently abandoned at a Gas Station. They were friendly enough.  They got into her […]

Rivers in the Sky–Will the drought end?

Rivers in the Sky–Will the drought end?

By Kenneth Lang, Sea Grant Knauss Fellow at NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research With rain anticipated this weekend in Northern California: From National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website, dated January 16 2015 http://research.noaa.gov/Home.aspx Yes, there are rivers in the sky!  Atmospheric rivers, to be exact, are narrow bands of moisture that regularly form […]

Ventura County Animal Services honored at Board of Supervisors: No Kill for 2014

Ventura County Animal Services honored at Board of Supervisors: No Kill for 2014

By Debra Tash At its February 3rd meeting the Ventura County Board of Supervisors recognized the combined efforts of Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) staff and volunteers to turn area shelters to “No Kill in 2014.” Only 9% of the animals brought in are euthanized, those who are too ill or present a hazard to […]

There are monsters among us: Woman tells how she narrowly escapes deadly killer

There are monsters among us: Woman tells how she narrowly escapes deadly killer

By Diane Chavez I read with some degree of nausea the story of the woman that was attacked at Botanical Gardens in Ventura on January 25th 2015 while simply running alone while minding her own business! This girl is very lucky to have made it home! In 2008 I was also one of the lucky […]