2015-12-10

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Sexual assault on campus



Today there is a plague sweeping across college campuses around the country, the epidemic of sexual violence. As The New York Times reports one in four women will experience a sexual assault during her academic career. Until college students like myself are willing to change from being bystanders to actively protecting their fellow students, this sexual violence will continue. Women […]

Lights, boats, action!



BOATS AGLOW—At top, spectators watch the annual Parade of Lights hosted by the Westlake Yacht Club Nov. 6 on Westlake Lake. Above, members of the Westlake High School 12-member singing ensemble A Class Act live up to their name during the festivities that included awards for the best decorated boats.

New techniques to overcome presbyopia

COMMENTARY /// Aye eye, doc


What is presbyopia? If you are reading this article with the help of glasses you’ll be pretty familiar with presbyopia. For those who don’t know what presbyopia is, let’s talk about it. The eye is like a camera. The natural lens acts as a auto-focusing mechanism and allows us to see things at distance. The auto adjusts itself when focusing […]

John David Sorrels



Mass killings



Regarding the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, it is hard to understand this kind of violence and the hatred that motivates it. We ask how people can do such things; what is in their hearts? In these times, we need to trust in the providence of God and rely on his mercy. Our Christian faith […]

Financial assistance available for electricity, heating bills



The recent cold weather has created an increase in applications for utility assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Community Action of Ventura County recently received a contract extension to insure heating and electric assistance is available to all in need during the forecasted El Niño, which has already brought frost level temperatures to the area. For residents struggling […]

Los Robles Hospital is top performer



Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. The recognition was part of commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance […]

Why English is important



I agree that immigrants who come to the U.S. in good faith and become Americans and assimilate themselves, that there is only room for one language, the English language, and only one flag, the American flag. As a legal immigrant from South America, upon my arrival to the U.S. I decided that I would assimilate immediately to the American way. […]

Teamwork pays off

Girls kick it into high gear to nab a win

GRAND CHAMPS—The Kicking Cuckoos win the girls’ U-10 AYSO Region 4 league championship. Top row, from left: assistant coach EJ Chanin, head coach Adam Kommers and assistant coach Jennifer Velasquez. Middle row: Violet Kommers, Tara Vuksanovic, Molly Gordon, Grace Geyer, Eva Hans, Shira Chanin and Leila Torres. In front is Sofia Velasquez.


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