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A Big Little One

by Dorothy Denne It is said that big things often come in little packages. I don’t think that is meant to apply to words, but I sure thought of it when I read the following about a little two-letter word. This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and the…

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A Spanish Getaway to the Hidden Treasures of Ojai

I’m surprised at how many people I talk to that have yet to discover the magic of Ojai. The tiny idyllic town, hidden in a bowl of hills behind Ventura, has to be one of the best kept secrets in Southern California. In fact, I’m almost afraid of telling people about my last visit for…

Take Me Out to a Los Angeles Dodgers Game
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Take Me Out to a Los Angeles Dodgers Game

When I was little, my friends and I loved taking the bus to see the Los Angeles Dodgers. And even though we weren’t big baseball fans, we were enchanted by the experience of sitting in a giant stadium, surrounded by huge lights, perfectly cut grass and thousands of fans. We also loved eating Dodger dogs…

Summer is Coming and Alaska is Calling
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Summer is Coming and Alaska is Calling

Summer is coming and the great white north is calling. In fact, if you listen closely you can almost hear roaring grizzly bears, splashing killer whales, rustling moose, and squawking bald eagles – all doing their best to attract tourists to share in the splendor of Alaska. I answered the call of the wild last…

A Day in San Juan Capistrano
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A Day in San Juan Capistrano

Each March hundreds of thousands of swallows fly into San Juan Capistrano to relax in mud nests and enjoy the warm coastal climate. I don’t visit the city as often, but when I do it’s always a fun and rewarding experience. Some friends and I began a recent getaway to the town at Mission San…

Searching for Gray Whales in Oxnard
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Searching for Gray Whales in Oxnard

  By Greg Aragon It’s that time of the year again; time to gather the pod and head south from the cold waters of Alaska to the warm lagoons of Mexico for better food and spawning. This is of course, if you are a California Gray Whale. But since I’m not, I’ll just stick to…

Griffith Park, A Little Something for Everyone
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Griffith Park, A Little Something for Everyone

“It must be made a place of recreation and rest for the masses, a resort for the rank and file, for the plain people. I consider it may obligation to make Los Angeles, a happier, cleaner and finer city. I wish to pay my debt of duty in this way to the community in which…

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