Author: Alicia Doyle

WHAT WE HAVE NOT LEARNED | Holocaust survivors reflect on the state of the world, from WWII until today

PICTURED: Holocaust survivors Lea Radziner and Harry Davids spoke at the L’Dough V’Dough program at Congregation B’nai Emet in Simi Valley. <em>Photo by Alicia Doyle</em> Is history destined to repeat itself? Did we learn anything from the Holocaust or other atrocities, like the Armenian genocide that exterminated 700,000 to 1.5 million Armenians or, more recently, the Rwandan genocide in 1994, when 70 percent of the Tusti population was wiped out? According to two Holocaust survivors, Harry Davids and Lea Radziner, history always repeats itself, things are not getting better anytime soon, and we haven’t learned much. “Have people learned?...

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SENIOR SPIRIT | Older adults go for the gold at the Moorpark Senior Games

Pictured: Denny Aten and Michael Jantzen play Pickleball. Photo by Alicia Doyle Older adults seem to be getting younger and younger these days, with people like 73-year-old Denny Aten, of Moorpark, who plays Pickleball several days a week along with his teammate, Michael Jantzen, 69, of Newbury Park. As one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, Pickleball tends to attract older players because the game offers aerobic exercise without much risk of injury, and may also ward off depression, according to new studies on the benefits of the game. Aten’s reasons for playing are simple. “It’s...

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VROOM! | Ventura Nationals car show this weekend

PICTURED: Vintage Cadillac. Photo by Larry Spoerlein Hot rod, motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts will see more than 700 of these beauties on display at the 17th annual Ventura Nationals on Aug. 31 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, where guests can also buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a 1959 Chevy El Camino. The event is a “traditional-inspired hot rod, custom car and vintage motorcycle show that welcomes the entire family to come see classic cars and enjoy the lifestyle,” said Aaron Stein, promoter of the show along with his wife, Holly. Additionally, the Ventura Nationals “offers...

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VENTURA COUNTY 99s | Santa Paula female pilot to perform at Wings Over Camarillo

by Alicia Doyle Since she started taking flight lessons in 1994, Judy Phelps is now among one of only 6 percent of females in the population of pilots, and largely credits her flight success to the Ventura County 99s. “These are a great group of gals and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them,” said the 56-year-old resident of Santa Paula. The local chapter is part of the Southwest Section of the Ninety-Nines, Inc.: International Organization of Women Pilots, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 6,000 women who promote the advancement of aviation through mutual support,...

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20 YEARS OF PRIDE | Ventura County Pride Festival to take place this weekend

Now in its 20th year, Ventura County Pride 2019 will pay tribute to the Stonewall riots to recognize the contribution and sacrifices the LGBTQ community made 50 years ago, especially trans women and drag queens of color. The Stonewall riots — also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion — were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. “This movement along with many others laid the foundation for LGBTQ liberation and activism,” said Joseph Summers...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia

    August 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 8:00 pm
  2. Morning Stretch to Classic Rock

    September 16 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
  3. Conejo Valley Quilters monthly meeting

    September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Dancer’s Body Barre

    September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Egyptian Belly Dancing

    September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. 2019 EDU|CAL Annual Symposium

    September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  7. Loni Love Headlines Levity Live

    September 20 @ 7:30 pm - September 22 @ 9:00 pm
  8. 2019 Quilt Rooms and Gardens Tour

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  9. 3rd Annual Southeast Ventura County YMCA Reach For The Stars Gala

    September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  10. Premiere Party for “Beyond Function: Fiber, Wood and Clay”

    September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm