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Local Slugger–5 Year Old Christian Haupt on 85th MLB All Star Game Pre-Game Show 2014

Local Slugger–5 Year Old Christian Haupt on 85th MLB All Star Game Pre-Game Show 2014

By Cathy Byrd We hope this video brings a smile to your face even if you’re not a fan of baseball. Christian Haupt of Thousand Oaks was the youngest person to ever throw a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game at the age of 3 and was featured in the 2014 MLB All […]

How Oxnard deals with street gangs

How Oxnard deals with street gangs

By George Miller 1. Background/Situation Years ago, there was a major gang problem in certain sections of Oxnard, a sprawling agricultural, industrial and commercial seaside working class city of over 200,000 people. About 60 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, it is considered the poor relation of Ventura County, while its largest city. It has […]

A Photo Essay–Pro-Israel Rally yesterday at the Federal building on Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

A Photo Essay–Pro-Israel Rally yesterday at the Federal building on Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Marc Langsam, a professional photographer and judge in our first photo contest, has given us permission to post the photos he took at Sunday’s, July 13th, rally in support of the state of Israel.  There was an attack by Hamas supporters with sticks and a Homeland Security agent fired his gun.  Two arrests were made at […]

Ventura County schools implementing Common Core–What We Need Instead of Common Core

Ventura County schools implementing Common Core–What We Need Instead of Common Core

Editor’s Note: Common Core is being implemented in our county schools.  The math is heavily reliant on language skills which are taught with only a nod to phonics. Many young students are already being left behind by the system.  Dr. Sandra Stotsky, is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arkansas, writes seven things states […]

5 year-old baseball kid Christian Haupt 2014 MLB All-Star Game commercial & best first pitches

5 year-old baseball kid Christian Haupt 2014 MLB All-Star Game commercial & best first pitches

Editor’s note: A very young  prodigy has created a stir in the baseball world. He has thrown opening pitches in big games,  been in movies, and been featured in many publications, such as this one. His opponents in school probably dread his arrival at games.  Google him and search youtube- you’ll see that we aren’t exaggerating. […]

Living large on a living barge–A fond farewell: A six month per year barge tour of Europe

Living large on a living barge–A fond farewell: A six month per year barge tour of Europe

Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is will mark a fond farewell to this six months journey of cruising the waterways there.

Will we see a water bond on the November ballot?

Will we see a water bond on the November ballot?

As California suffers under another year of drought, viagra lawmakers in Sacramento debate the scope of yet another bond(s) to be paid for on the taxpayers’ credit card. No one is arguing the need to update the state’s aging water delivery and storage systems.  The sticking points center on the Sacramento River Delta: who will […]

Fox News anchor Bret Baier speaks at Reagan Library–Special Heart, A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love

Fox News anchor Bret Baier speaks at Reagan Library–Special Heart, A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love

By Debra Tash Fox news anchor, Bret Baier spoke at the Reagan Library Monday night, June 23rd.  This marks the end of his book tour for: “Special Heart, A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love.” The book chronicles his career, the courtship of his wife Amy and the birth of his first son, Paul, […]

Living large on a living barge–28: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

Living large on a living barge–28: A six month per year barge tour of Europe, in installments

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the 28th in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. Editors Note: Last week Tom visited the town of Le Commerce

Searching for missing firefighter Michael Herdman–A photo essay

Searching for missing firefighter Michael Herdman–A photo essay

Editor’s Note: Various agencies and teams of rescuers comb the rugged Los Padres National Forest searching for Arcadia firefighter, Michael Herdman.  Upper Ojai Search and Rescue is there.  We want to thank them for use of these photos, but more over, for all they do for our community and for their efforts to find Mr. […]