Author: VCR Staff

ADVICE GODDESS | Jan. 21, 2021

Laddy Issues I’m a woman in my early 20s. My friends say I have “daddy issues,” because I tend to date men in their 30s. (I do have a decent relationship with my dad.) I find men in their 20s generally immature, slobby, and inconsiderate, with limited communication skills (and no desire to improve them). I can’t see how being frustrated with that means there’s something wrong with me, but I hear “daddy issues” so much I’m starting to wonder. — Annoyed Live with a 20-something manchild and you get the idea that guppies are on to something in...

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ON STAGE | Last Train to Nibroc at Conejo Players Theatre

PICTURED: Emilyrose Morris and Jeff Lawless star as May and Raleigh in Last Train to Nibroc. Photo by Elena Mills/Conejo Players Theatre by Emily Dodi    These days, “the show must go on” has taken on a much deeper meaning. It no longer simply means overcoming a technical glitch or calming a bout of stage fright before the curtain goes up. During COVID times, it means having to find new ways to bring art to the people. Conejo Players Theatre (CPT) has been especially creative in doing so, first with producing outdoor musical revues and now by livestreaming a...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of January 21 © Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): On May 4, 2019, my Aries friend Leah woke up in a state of amazement. During the night, she felt she had miraculously become completely enlightened. Over the next 16 hours, she understood her life perfectly. Everything made sense to her. She was in love with every person and animal she knew. But by the next morning, the exalted serenity had faded, and she realized that her enlightenment had been temporary. She wasn’t mad or sad, however. The experience shook her up so...

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IN GOOD TASTE | Support local during Oxnard Restaurant Week

PICTURED: Charcuterie, pizza and more from Settebello at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard. Photo submitted by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer January is known to some as California Restaurant Month. And every January, Visit Oxnard celebrates the many establishments that help make the city a delicious dining destination with Oxnard Restaurant Week. Typically, Visit Oxnard works with local eateries to develop specials, new menu items, reduced prices and more — with a large swath of restaurants participating citywide. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, it’s definitely a different kind of celebration in 2021 . . . but still a great...

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW WEST | Holocaust Remembrance events stream live Jan. 27-31

PICTURED: The Jerusalem String Quartet will join New West Symphony for its Holocaust Remembrance events Jan. 27-31. Photo by Felix Broede by Mike Nelson   Could it be that live-streamed artistic performances will become more (if not totally) the norm, even after the coronavirus pandemic is a distant and unpleasant memory? “As confronting as the pandemic has been,” says Michael Christie, music director for the New West Symphony (NWS), “it’s given us lots to think about and tools to use down the road. It’s forced us to confront digital media and other skills we all knew we’d need in...

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