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With a little over six weeks to go before Election Day, it is of the utmost importance to be ready, given what's at stake, even if one is just to focus on local issues. While there are many who are certainly ready for the long-awaited relief that is due after years of presidential campaigning, all of that anguish will not be in vain - voters will finally have their say when they turn in their ballots.

 

"AMERICAN DREAMS" MUSICAL PERFORMANCE 6:30-7:30 p.m. Local musicians and vocalists will entertain with songs about the USA. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley.

 

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The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations from what is needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for emergencies large and small.

 

Double fisting a pair of holy lower case Ts, Forrest Brantley allegedly attacked several people in Ventura, Calif., after stealing the crucifixes from the Ventura Mission gift shop. According to the Smoking Gun, the 35-year-old went on to wield the power of Christ as he tried to rob someone of their phone before striking the victim with the crosses when the demand was refused.

 

"I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day," My Morning Jacket singer says My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has announced his second solo album, Eternally Even, will arrive via ATO/Capitol Records on November 4th, just four days before Election Day. The release date is intentional, with  Eternally Even  acting as a call to action regarding today's political climate.

 

Sonny Barger, the notorious and feared leader of the Hells Angels, was actually a hell-raising hypocrite who relied more on his biker mystique than actual menace. In his new book "Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel and Beyond," Barger's one-time heir apparent George Christie exposes his ex-boss as snitch, a wife-beater and a phony.

 

A recent study found that the amount of light pollution produced within Southern California's three coastal National Park Service units has not significantly changed, and in one case has decreased, over the past two decades. Overall, however, the study found that extremely high levels of nighttime lighting are present within two of the three parks, and all of them are highly influenced by light pollution in the surrounding regions.

 

Two doctors who each operated medical offices in Lynwood are expected to plead not guilty today to federal charges alleging they sold prescriptions for powerful drugs to gang members suspected of using cash gleaned from residential burglaries committed across Southern California. Sonny Oparah, 75, and Edward Ridgill, 64, surrendered to federal authorities last month following raids in South Los Angeles that resulted in the arrests of more than a dozen gang members allegedly involved in the burglary scheme.

 

THE MASQUE Hometown: Simi Valley Super Power: Suit of impenetrable high fashion Hobby: Watching reruns of Say Yes to the Dress Favorite food: Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme Catchphrase: "Up, up and a new look!" A true hidden gem in Downtown Ventura, this wonderful little bath and body shop behind the Kali Institute is a haven for all the products you need for scrubbing, smoothing and softening. Soaps, body butters, facial products, salt scrubs, perfume, even an all-natural deodorant - Body Scentsations has it all.

 

Attorney Cristi Michelon Vasquez marks 15 years of providing the Santa Barbara community with legal services, and six years ago she became the principal of her own firm, the Law Office of Cristi Michelon Vasquez, which specializes in business matters, real estate, landlord tenant, trust litigation, conservatorships and general civil litigation. Moving to a new location, within steps to the Santa Barbara Courthouse, coincides with Ms.

 

The 54-year-old man, Patrick Francis Cooney Jr., was taken into custody after an investigation found that he was "willingly transmitting child pornography that depicts sexual acts involving persons under 18." Cooney has worked for the CHP for 26 years. He first worked in Ventura, then North Sacramento and now Auburn where he served until Monday as a road traffic officer.

 

Mike Pallotto of the Ventura College police department reviews game footage to determine whether a Mt. St. Antonio College player punched a referee during a community college football game in Ventura, C... .

 

Caltrans broke ground today on a new project on U.S. Highway 101 at the Linden Casitas Interchange in Carpinteria, which includes a mix of local circulation and key bridge improvements to benefit thousands of commuters and tourists who travel between Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. "I am very pleased this major infrastructure project is underway," said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

 

A California community college football player says he is "truly sorry" for knocking out a referee during a game Saturday night, an action that resulted in his arrest. Bernard Schirmer, a 19-year-old offensive lineman at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., told the Ventura County Star that he wasn't trying to slug anyone when the official was punched as he tried to separate players during a disagreement.

 

Sgt. Mike Pallotto of the Ventura College police department reviews game footage to determine whether a Mt. St. Antonio College player punched a referee during a community college football game in Ventura, Calif.

 

Sgt. Mike Pallotto of the Ventura College police department reviews game footage to determine whether a Mt. St. Antonio College player punched a referee during a community college football game in Ventura, Calif.

 
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