Author: VCR Staff

LETTERS | May 2021

May 13, 2021 Mitch McConnell’s infrastructure idea   Mitch McConnell’s idea is to have toll roads and a gas tax pay for Biden’s infrastructure plan, rather than have a wealth tax for those whose income has increased by 50% during the pandemic. Here’s why McConnell is pushing a bad idea and will serve as yet another tax break for the filthy rich: Toll roads will make us dependent on unregulated private companies, which will control our freedom, while charging steeper and steeper prices for travel in the long run. (Think insurance-care and crony gasoline hikes); and this will mean...

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A design made by Salma Galvan of Pacifica High School in Oxnard was selected for a flyer used to promote a vaccine clinic to take place at the school on Saturday, May 15. Galvan is a student of Gabriel A. Valdez, who teaches applied medical English at Pacific High School’s Health Science Academy. The academy partnered with Ventura County Public Health to offer the clinic. “Over the past few weeks, students at the Academy have been studying COVID-19 and vaccines and have developed educational materials — like this creative flyer! — to share information with their peers and promote...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of May 13 © Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): In one of her poems, Emily Dickinson tells us, “The pedigree of honey / Does not concern the bee; / A clover, any time, to him / Is aristocracy.” I suggest you be like Dickinson’s bee in the coming weeks, my dear Aries. Take pleasure and power where they are offered. Be receptive to just about any resource that satisfies your raw need. Consider the possibility that substitutes and stand-ins may be just as good as the supposed original. OK? Don’t be...

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IN GOOD TASTE | Green and gold

PICTURED: Guest participating in a previous virtual beer tasting event in 2020. Photo submitted by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Surf ’n’ Suds (+Buds) Virtual Beer Fest Saturday, May 15 Streamed live 12:30-3:30 p.m.; available on demand starting Sunday, May 16 $70 As of this writing, Andres Nuño and his crew are in the process of packing beer tasting boxes for ticket holders to this weekend’s upcoming Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival. But it’s a little bit different this year.  The event is virtual, for one thing. Less scenic than the usual San Buenaventura Beach location as in years...

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ADVICE GODDESS | May 13, 2021

Loot Actually I’m envious of a friend whose boyfriend frequently does nice things for her: bringing her soup when she’s sick and surprising her with a weekend getaway and a pricey handbag she’d been coveting. My boyfriend is a nice, reliable, loving guy. I’d considered myself lucky to have him, but now I’m worried my “good-boyfriend” standard is too low.  — Comparison Shopping A woman feels loved when the man she’s with does those little things that say “thinking of you” — as opposed to “spent all day forgetting I had a girlfriend.” Not surprisingly, you envy your girlfriend...

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