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As 2022 winds down, the 2024 election begins. Soon we will have primaries and town hall debates and in the saddest state of affairs, many of the same tired old names will reappear to take on the title of President of the United States. If I make it sound like a WWE WrestleMania event, it is …

International Coastal Cleanup Day is right around the corner! On Sept. 17, 2022, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m., thousands of cleanups will be happening throughout the state of California. We are fortunate to have many events happening throughout Vent…

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I’m a 40-year-old millennial, born in 1981, which means I’ll be 41 next month and one of the oldest millennials in the country. What I find is that the old millennials are a generation of lost souls, just floating back and forth between “old …

PICTURED: Football lies just short of the goaline by Paul Moomjean  paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  It’s back to school season, and for me this is always a mixture of nostalgia and PTSD. From 1999 until 2017 I was a teacher and wrestling coach in Ven…

by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  Easily one of the greatest fears of a Donald Trump presidency was the ushering in of extreme talking heads and corrupt lobbyists. With Trump there was the trifecta of campaign manager Roger Stone, advi…

by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  We all watch Netflix or are aware of its contribution to both the economy and entertainment worlds we live in, but for those unaware, it is currently in a dark age unseen. Netflix execs are finding tha…

by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  As we enter the heart of the summer of 2022, there are two burning questions: How much more money can Top Gun: Maverick make and who is going to be running for president in 2024? Okay. Maybe neither of…

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by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com It’s amazing how a day can change everything. While prepping for this week’s article, I was looking at breaking down the reasons the new Disney and Pixar film Lightyear bombed at the box office due to a…

By Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  I don’t know if America was ever great. I know that America has the potential to be great. The foundations of greatness are there. Yet, we can all acknowledge that while the American experiment has had…

by Paul Moomjean  paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  In the state of Texas last week, Robb Elementary School in Uvalde was attacked by an 18-year-old boy, who legally bought an AR-15 rifle and murdered 19 children and two teachers. This becomes the echo…

by Todd Collart The oil industry is guilty of lies of commission and lies of omission. Since the 1980s the industry has successively lied about global warming and climate change to thwart efforts to deal with these threats (three-part PBS Fro…

by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com For the past decade plus, I’ve written about topics with a basic understanding of the subject matter. Whether it be elections, social media or cultural issues, I’ve always had some formidable grasp of t…

by Ben Oakley Phil White’s recent guest commentary is a prime example of the deceptive campaign to shut down local oil production under the guise of environmental protection represented by Measures A and B. (“Power to Speak: Yes on Measures A…

May 19, 2022 RE: May 12, 2022 Power to Speak Ventura County has its own “Big Lie,” and it has to do with Measures A and B on the June ballot.  Oil companies are continuing to spread lies and misinformation about the effects of approving Measu…






by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com Almost two years after the pandemic began, and we’ve seen the beginning of the fall of streaming services.  After bingeing Tiger King and every dating show, America is waking up from its content coma an…

by Phil White What are Measures A and B, and why is it so important for Ventura County voters to vote “yes” when oil companies are telling them to vote “no?” Here’s the short answer: Approving Measures A and B will confirm that voters agree t…

Photo pictured by ©stnazkul/123RF.COM by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  If there is one platform that keeps us connected, even if completely flawed, it is social media. Our reliance on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and whatever else we …

Meat Cute In using dating apps, I go by who looks cute in photos (followed by a call). But I keep going on dates and finding I have zero physical attraction to the guy. No spark. Big depressing waste of time. How do I prevent this? — Unhappy …

by Paul Moomjean  paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  As I write this article, I’m overwhelmed by the fact that April 1 aka April Fool’s Day feels like it started two years ago and hasn’t quite ended. On top of all of the lunacy since the 2020 election, …

Cower Struggle I’m a 20-something single woman. I just moved to a new city where I don’t know anybody. I’d like to meet people, but I work from home, and I’m pretty shy. The idea of having to earn people’s acceptance in a new environment (and…

Muzzle-Bound My wife and I got married eight months ago. Whatever I suggest for the apartment — a paint color, a bathroom fixture — my wife immediately dismisses. For example, the living room couch she wanted was too huge for the space: a rea…

by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com The most influential conservative pastor in America for the past 20 to 30 years has been a man by the name of John MacArthur. His San Fernando Valley church, Grace Community Church, has been around for …

Death Meddle I knew my girlfriend wasn’t right for me, and I was super unhappy. Friends I confided in kept saying “Relationships take work” and “Take the good with the bad.” I listened to them and stayed in the relationship, which led to an u…

Ex Salad Sandwich My boyfriend of a year is caring and thoughtful and perfect in nearly every way — except one. He’s really good friends with his ex. They grab lunch every week, and she’ll call him to vent or get advice. He assures me they’re…

  by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com  Since 1992 I can remember watching the Academy Awards with my grandma and select family and friends. Terminator 2: Judgment Day won a lot that night. Ever since 1995, I can remember getting up at fiv…

Grille Cheese Female, 25, straight, single, and looking for a boyfriend on dating apps, as are my female friends. We’re all wondering what’s with these guys who post profile photos of themselves lying across the hood of a Lamborghini with the…

  by Paul Moomjean paulmoomjean@yahoo.com In every dystopian science fiction film, the hero is informed about a time in the past when people were free, and how the overlords took over because they all wanted safety and got their current night…