Author: ppirela

HAPPENINGS | Aug. 22-29

Thursday SHAZAM!: TEEN THURSDAY MOVIE 3:30-5:45 p.m. FREE fun movie night. In the meeting room at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE 6-8 p.m. Journey with astronomer Kevin Manning to explore the size and scare of the universe. Great for ages 8 and up. Supported by Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. FREE. Community Room in the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.   Friday THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM and MOORPARK FILM FESTIVAL, Friday, Aug. 23- Sunday Aug. 25. This inaugural film festival kicks off Friday 6:20 p.m., with the locally grown film about...

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Farm to table at Native Pizza

Native Pizza 1751 E. Main St., Ventura 805-667-8991 $2-26 Months ago, I noticed that the one-time Palermo Italian Restaurant was being transformed into a new business called Native Pizza. “Real Food” its slogan said on the awning. Back Patio Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYDining Area Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYEl Picante, Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYFront Awning Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYHappy Gilmore Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYInside Counter Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYMad Hatter Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYPizzaria Wall, Native Pizza PHOTO BY KATERI WOZNYPizzaria Native Pizza PHOTO BY...

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DARK SHADOW | Family separation in the U.S. 

Let me be plain, the child-abuser-in-chief in the White House has fomented a deliberate, large-scale and malicious reign of terror, destroying thousands of families on the border.  In my opinion, besides all his alleged crimes, he should be put away for life for this crime in particular.   And while the unmitigated evil of Trump’s actions can be seen to stand alone, what he has done nevertheless lengthens and deepens the shadow over millions of ruined families that has darkened this land from its very beginnings. The two worst examples of family destruction are perhaps the least remembered by many unless...

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A vision for Fisherman’s Wharf

Stories of sculpting classes, surf and turf dinners, picking out live crabs, searching for shells in the gift shop, etc. — all such things came from Oxnard’s currently bruised and beaten Fishermen’s Wharf in its heyday. Historically speaking, Fisherman’s Wharf is truly an iconic part of Oxnard and even Ventura County, but the insistence on tearing it down for high-end rentals seems misguided. The topic of the future of Fisherman’s Wharf is scheduled to come before the Oxnard Planning Commission on Aug. 22. The master plan for Channel Islands Harbor, mapped out in the 1970s, is visible today: Apartments...

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Happenings | Aug. 15-22

Thursday CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS MONTHLY LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Have fun raising funds for Many Meals of Camarillo. Social hour at 11 a.m., Lunch and meeting at noon. $30. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard. Details and reservations BURN PREVENTION FOR SENIORS 4-6 p.m. Workshop to build learn prevention tips, first aid and more. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER EVENT 5:30 p.m. The kickoff will highlight how individuals, businesses, and organizations can support the American Cancer Society’s work to help save lives from breast cancer and feature inspirational stories from breast...

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