Author: VCR Staff

LETTERS | June 2021

June 10, 2021 My observations as a BHAB member The Civil Rights Movement was led by ministers courageously confronting the erroneous belief that some of us are more valuable than others.  They marched in protest to challenge the racial segregation that had been eloquently defended by politicians and enforced by police. The neglect and criminalization of people with mental illness is the civil rights and social justice issue of our time. People with mental illnesses continue to face stark inequities borne from stigmatizing beliefs about their worth. You won’t see them marching in protest. Ventura County leaders falsely claim...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY | June 10, 2021

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of June 10 © Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries actor Leonard Nimoy became mega-famous by playing the role of Spock, an alien from the planet Vulcan in the Star Trek franchise. He always enjoyed the role, but in 1975 he wrote an autobiography called I Am Not Spock. In it, he clarified how different he was from the character he performed. In 1995, Nimoy published a follow-up autobiography, I Am Spock, in which he described the ways in which he was similar to the fictional alien. In the spirit of Nimoy’s...

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ADVICE GODDESS | June 10, 2021

Hate-Loss Diet Last year, I broke up with the man I was engaged to and loved deeply. I’d found out he was cheating on me constantly with many different women throughout our relationship. My life has gone on, but I often think of what he did to me and feel incredible anger. I’d like to forgive him, but I’m not sure how to do that when these feelings pop up throughout my week. — Stuck It’s hard to move on emotionally when you not only have a grudge but take it everywhere with you like a cockroach on a...

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IN GOOD TASTE | Pizza “Marks” the spot

PICTURED: El Diablo with crushed tomatoes, spicy Calabrese salami and chiles. Photo by N. Lackey Shaffer by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Freda’s Woodfired Kitchen The Mark, 2024 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo 805-586-4055 https://fredaswoodfiredkitchen.com/ $5-25 The Mark, recently opened in Old Town Camarillo, is a new development concept built around “eat, drink and live.” The complex includes food and beverage vendors below and chic apartments above, giving residents nearly effortless access to dining options just steps from their front doors. A location in the heart of charming Old Town, with an art center, wine bar, shops and restaurants a short walk...

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SUMMER SOIRÉE | Third Annual Pop-Up Arts and Music Festival kicks off June 11

PICTURED: Las Cafeteras performs as part of the Pop-Up Arts and Music Festival in Thousand Oaks. Photo submitted by Emily Dodi   Summer is in full swing and the city of Thousand Oaks is celebrating with a Pop-Up Arts and Music Festival taking place over the last three weekends in June (June 11-26). The free, family-friendly festival includes “pop-up” live performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout the city. Concerts by local favorites and nationally known musicians are spotlighted as well as a special movie night featuring the animated film Rio.  “The primary goal of the festival is to provide...

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