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Letter to the Editor

My grandfather John Lagomarsino, at 13 years old, immigrated alone from Genoa, Italy in the 1880’s. He came to the United States through Ellis Island and across the country by train to San Francisco California.  Searching for the American dream, he ended up in Ventura County in the 1890’s. Unfortunately, I was not able to know him because he died before I was born. However, he did leave a legacy of hard work and determination to succeed which I believe I inherited. I was taught to respect and serve others.…

Cast Your Ballot 2020

For the upcoming 2020 November general elections, Governor Newsom issued an executive order requiring every registered voter in California to receive a vote-by-mail ballot. If you have not received a mail-in ballot by October 16, 2020, contact the Ventura County Recorder’s office.  There are multiple other ways to vote. In-person voting is the recommended method of voting.  1. Early in-person voting began October 6 and will continue until October 30.  For registered Ventura County voters, your early voting center is the Ventura County Election Division Office at 800 Victoria Rd,…

The 1619 Project

Should CVUSD Use the 1619 Project as Curriculum? The 1619 Project is not new, but it has been spotlighted recently as a number of school districts across America have adopted it as part of their curriculum in response to calls for enhancement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs. There is significant controversy, however, about whether the 1619 Project has the accuracy and academic rigor to be used as actual curriculum in the classroom. It has been suggested that we should use the 1619 Project as part of the curriculum…

How We Work: Conejo Pest Control Inspector

Route Clearance: Private First Class Brena (left), SGT Allen (middle), and Specialist Landis (right), had just come back from a 15-hour clearance mission in Taji, Iraq. SGT Allen was stationed at Camp Taji with the 84th engineers in the 3rd squadron of the 2nd Calvary Regiment. By Joel Allen as told to L. R. Ames I have a kind of unusual job—I get rid of fleas, termites, pill bugs, earwigs, bedbugs, and cockroaches.  Those last three we call “specialty bugs.”  You’d be surprised how many people call us with bedbugs,…

Relationship Talk: Q and A #2

Q: It’s upsetting to me that I keep losing friends because we differ in our political stance and our views of the upcoming election.  How do I handle this? —June in Westlake Village. A: It can be very painful to see people who we have called friends turn away from us just because we don’t agree on certain things.  There was a time when friends could “agree to disagree” and yet still hold mutual respect and care for each other.  Issues that we are facing today societally are emotionally charged,…

Seth Viso Eagle Scout Project: Scout Troop 711

On Saturday, August 29, Seth Viso’s friends, family, and fellow scouts gathered to paint the large restrooms at the new Hillcrest Christian School campus, former site of  Pinecrest Elementary School. Viso, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 711, is working on his Eagle Scout project. He is 16 years old and is a sophomore at Beacon Hill Classical Academy.   As a Life Scout, a candidate for the Eagle Scout rank must develop, plan, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to a religious institution, school, or…

Importance of Voting in Your Local Elections

The 2020 election is one of the most important elections of our lifetime! Presidential General Elections are usually highly emotional and generate many lively conversations around the workplace “water cooler.” The political party platforms and campaign promises give us many topics to discuss and debate. Unfortunately, this year, with many folks working at home, the “conversations” have been occurring more through social media and less out in the public square. When the national and state races heat up, particularly as the election date draws near, the attention they demand leaves…

Proposition Guide

Link to the Proposition Voter Guide Below. Share with friends and family! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T2Yk9ApEWv6WLelwT7hsMa9fLwtNJaHT/view?usp=sharing Proposition Author(s)/Support/Donor(s) Voting “YES” Means Voting “NO” Means 14: Stem Cell Research Institute Bond Initiative Robert N Klein, II (Low Income Housing Developer)University of California Board of Regents YES: You support issuing an additional $5.5 billion general obligation bond for the state’s stem cell research institute and making changes to the institute’s governance structure and programs. This would cost the taxpayer $260 million per year for 30 years.You support allowing public funding for stem cell research. NO: You…

Enegren Brewing Company: Local, Handcrafted Beer

Chris Enegren started brewing beer in his college dorm room at Loyola Marymount University, but as he quickly outgrew his friend’s on-campus apartment stove, he knew he needed something bigger.  After a year of brewing stove to stove, his fellow Lacrosse teammate Joe Nascenzi offered his backyard and garage.  The rest is history, and in 2010 Chris, his brother Matt, and Joe co-founded Enegren Brewing Company with the goal of making handcrafted German lagers and ales for the people of Ventura County and beyond to enjoy.  However, like so many…