School demonstrates that all Americans are important

GUEST OPInion /// Black History Month

Americans say we are Africans; Africans say we are Americans. So who am I? Black history is American history, but the significant accomplishments of our nation’s African Americans are sometimes omitted from the curriculum, and we as black Americans are left with little sense of selfworth or belonging. Only 2 percent of the students in the Oak Park Unified School […]

No easy answers to the housing crunch

California’s housing problem just never seems to go away. The hyperexpensive homes in Northern and Southern California are making a mockery of middle-class salaries. Young adults, once a powerful home-buying demographic, are finding it difficult to rent, much less purchase a home at the present high prices. Problem is, the important players in the housing game seem unwilling to compromise. […]


Heads are still high despite big game loss

With only minutes to go in last Sunday’s Super Bowl—rain falling in the Southland— one city’s hopes and dreams circled the drain. In their place came a new reality: Maybe those other guys really were better than us. The final score would indicate so. As the clock ticked down and Julian Edelman caught his umpteenth pass, hopes that our Conejo […]


Super Rams are hit in the local community

We hate to tell you which team to root for come Sunday, but let us at least make the case for why we think local residents—sports fans or not—ought to be pulling for the Los Angeles Rams. For starters, a Super Bowl victory would go a long way toward convincing the franchise that staying in the L.A./Ventura county area long-term […]


Let your loved one know how you feel

To express love in only a few words is no simple feat, for love is an everchanging rainbow of color and light that we all experience at different times and in countless ways. It’s not only those romantic moments shared with a partner, but it can be times of joy spent with family and friends. Love can be laughing with […]


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