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80 Years Ago the Nazis Unleashed Their Brutal Campaign Against Jews | Today the World Mourns the Violence of that Night

80 Years Ago the Nazis Unleashed Their Brutal Campaign Against Jews | Today the World Mourns the Violence of that Night

Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter . The 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Nov. 9 and 10 commemorates the first time the Nazis meted violence against the Jews in Germany and Austria en masse, destroying their places of worship, businesses and homes, and killing and arresting thousands. Jews and others worldwide will commemorate the tragedy and […]

Carnival Fundraiser for Ventura Family

Carnival Fundraiser for Ventura Family

.   By Tim Pompey It was just a normal school day for 16-year-old George Replogle. A junior at Ventura High School, he boarded his bus on a sunny September afternoon and prepared for the ride home. The one exception was that George has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Unfortunately, on […]

NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

 NASA’s Dawn spacecraft turned science fiction into science fact by using ion propulsion to explore the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres. The mission will end this fall, when the spacecraft runs out of hydrazine, which keeps it oriented and in communication with Earth.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Watch this video on YouTube. […]

How to NOT Solve California’s Housing Crisis

How to NOT Solve California’s Housing Crisis

. . . . By Edward Ring There are obvious reasons the median home price in California is $544,900, whereas in the United States it is only $220,100. In California, demand exceeds supply. And supply is constrained because of unwarranted environmental laws such as SB 375 that have made it nearly impossible to build housing outside the “urban service […]

2018 Farm Day Barbecue – Sold Out Tribute to Local Farming

2018 Farm Day Barbecue – Sold Out Tribute to Local Farming

    By Sheryl Hamlin The Ventura County Farm Day brings locals, farmers, tourists, entrepreneurs, students and families together for an intense day to understand and appreciate “the hands and lands that feed us”. Farm Day is the culmination of a year’s work of agri-education produced by SeeAG, opening eyes to agriculture The event on […]

What are Reserves and How do FRN & Coin Become M1 Money?

What are Reserves and How do FRN & Coin Become M1 Money?

. .. . By Alan Myers “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity (future), under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”  Thomas Jefferson, in an 1816 letter to John […]

The American Dream Series #6 – Jolin Crofts- Struggling for the American Dream

The American Dream Series #6 – Jolin Crofts- Struggling for the American Dream

by Jolin Crofts This is the sixth of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and worked to achieve their own “American Dreams.”   An Immigration Story I was born in Iran in the 60s. After my arranged marriage at age 19 with a prominent family from […]

Republic of Thirst, Part 1: Bay-Delta Plan Pits Fish Against Farmers — and San Francisco

Republic of Thirst, Part 1: Bay-Delta Plan Pits Fish Against Farmers — and San Francisco

By Joel Pollak Note: This is the first in a series of three in-depth articles on water policy and water politics in California, supported graciously by the Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fund Fellowship, a project of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS).  The sun dips low over a seemingly improbable landscape, less than an hour east of […]

The American Dream Series #5 – Escaping to Freedom

The American Dream Series #5 – Escaping to Freedom

by Georgette Hadvina This is the fifth of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and achieved their own “American Dreams.”   Immigration Story The sky was bright and clear on that late fall day of November, 1957.  We must wait for a landing clearance, the pilot announced. […]

The American Dream Series #1- To the USA, via Havana and Madrid

The American Dream Series #1- To the USA, via Havana and Madrid

By Rolando Chinea This is the first of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and achieved their own “American Dreams.” Immigration Story Definition of the American dream: The ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, […]