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DANCING FOR THE DEAD - Cabeza (aka Leader) Teo Goitia (center) dances with the Danza Azteca Cuauhtemoc Group as part of the Dia Los Muertos Celebration at Strathearn Park in Simi Valley, Califor. on Sunday October 29. They are a group who’s purpose is to preserve the traditions of their ancestors. “We do this for the children so they don’t lose their identity.” said Goitia.
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YOUNGEST DRUMMER - Tlahui Goitia (age 10) is the youngest and Lead Drummer for the Azteca Cuauhtemoc Group. Part of the Dia Los Muertos Celebration with this group is the music played by the drums. The rhythmic music sets the mood along with the dancing at at Strathearn Park in Simi Valley, Califor. on Sunday October 29.
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DANCING IN CELEBRATION FOR THE DEAD - America Cortez (age 13) dances on stage as part of the Grupo Folklorico viva Mexico during the Dia Los Muertos Celebration at Strathearn Park in Simi Valley, Califor. on Sunday October 29.
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FACE PAINTING FUN - Aaliyah Wedermann (age 5) smiles as she looks at herself after her face painting during the Dia Los Muertos Celebration at Strathearn Park in Simi Valley, Califor. on Sunday October 29. Adults and children enjoyed walking around with their face painted that looked like skulls at the event.
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HOSING AROUND - Call Fire Fighter, Charlie Case from Station 271, happily showed Matthew Brown, age five on how to use a fire hose on Saturday, May 20 at Fire Service and Public Safety Day in Agoura Hills, Califor.
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CPR BASICS - Henry Dale, age four, listens intently to Utility Driver, Anthony Dixon of Station 164, as he gives simple CPR instructions on Saturday, May 20 at Fire Service and Public Safety Day in Agoura Hills, Califor.
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FIRE FIGHTER EXPLORER - James Fields, age eight, proudly shows his mom the fire fighter suit that he wore on Saturday, May 20 at Fire Service and Public Safety Day in Agoura Hills, Califor.
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RED TAIL HAWK - Mollie Hogan from The Nature of Wildworks holds a Red Tail Hawk named Dragon who is over a year old and just received his red tail feathers. He will be trained as a hunting hawk and will hunt critters such as squirrels. Hogan explained his habits and that Dragon considers Hogan as his “mother” during the show at the Malibu Creek State Park Campfire Program on Saturday, July 15, in Malibu, Califor.
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SNAKE FUN - Wyatt Birch (left, age eight) and Zoe Fenimore (age six) excitedly holds 20-year-old gopher snake named Jake as Mollie Hogan from The Nature of Wildworks explains the habits of snakes at the Malibu Creek State Park Campfire Program on Saturday, July 15, in Malibu, Califor.
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  • President Donald Trump Supporters held a rally at the corner of Cochran Street and Sycamore Street in Simi Valley, Calif., Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2017. Signs supporting Donald Trump were held by rally members on each street corner. (© Jesse Watrous / www.JesseWatrous.com)
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VISIT US AGAIN - Carina Marie as Queen Elinor (L), Siena Avila as Merida, Vivian Gibson as Snow White, Margot Rowe as Edina, and Chris Carnicelli as Bill the Bad Guy proudly posed in front of the banner. The cast are all volunteers who enjoys sharing live theatre to children. “I wanted to show that classic princesses are just as strong as modern ones.” said Gibson on Saturday, June 10 in the Valle Lindo Park, Simi Valley, Califor.
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FINALE - Carina Marie as Queen Elinor (L), Vivian Gibson as Snow White, Siena Avila as Merida, Chris Carnicelli as Bill the Bad Guy, and Margot Rowe as Edina/Frannie finishes the show by singing “Young at Heart” which they encouraged the audience to sing along on Saturday, June 10 in the Valle Lindo Park, Simi Valley, Califor.
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MEET THE PRINCESS - After the show, the cast encouraged the audience to take photos with them and say hello. Molly Boetticher (three) was happily chatting with Siena Avila as Merida on Saturday, June 10 in the Valle Lindo Park, Simi Valley, Califor.
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GIVING A HELPING HAND - Sammy Know, 11, (right) volunteered at the buffet service during the Veteran's Day Brunch at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Sunday, November 5. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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SECOND SERVINGS - June Leadam (middle) checks on her husband Veteran Marine Staff Sergant John Leadam (right) and Veteran Marine Jerry Feldman (left) if they would like another helping from the buffet during the Veteran's Day Brunch and Flag Retirement at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Sunday, November 5. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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DRAWING INSTEAD OF DESSERT - Ricardo R. Melendez aka Shadow Dancer draws after his meal. Melendez is a Veteran Air Force Aerovac Medic who is also a Chumash Elder. “The breakfast was great and the people here made it comfortable and were respectful.” said Melendez at the Veteran's Day Brunch and Flag Retirement at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Sunday, November 5. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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THAT’S FUNNY - Young children sat on the floor while adults sat in the back and watched The Magic of Rafael & Katia entertain them with their magic show. A lot of laughter among the children and participation was encouraged by Rafael & Katia during the Kindergarten Round-Up & Community Resource Fair on Friday, August 4 at Flory School in Moorpark, Calif.
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CRAFT FUN - Dylan Ng (four) is starting Kindergarten at Walnut Canyon and was meticulously making a bracelet with his name at the Kindergarten Round-Up & Community Resource Fair during Arts and Crafts time. The event was created by the Moorpark / Simi Valley Neighborhood for learning First 5 Ventura County which encouraged families to meet vendors and attend workshops on Friday, August 4 at Flory School in Moorpark, Calif.
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FACE PAINTING LOVE - Grace Guo, 6, looks at her reflection with a huge smile after receiving a dragon painted on her face during the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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LIONS DANCING - Lion Dancing is over 1,000 year old tradition. This is typically performed during Chinese New Year and only done by Martial Artists. The Lion represents good luck and if you feed them money, you will receive twice as much back. “The demonstration fosters Chinese Culture and Awareness in the Community.” says said Kee C. Ling who is the Chief Instructor of the Camarillo Kung Fu & Lion Dance at the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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HAND MADE CANDIES - Candy Maker, Zheng Shan Shi, creates animal shapes from hot liquid  sugar in front of guests during the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY - David Chu delicately writes words and phrases in Chinese  Calligraphy in front of guests during the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers,
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CANCER WARRIOR - First place winner of the Personal Essay Category, Lacey White-Stahura, shared her cancer survival story. One of her quotes, “Instead of saying ‘Why Me’…I said ‘Try Me” was well received by the audience on Sunday, May 21 at Cancer Support Community, Thousand Oaks, Califor.
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CUPS OF COURAGE - Sherri Rosenthal, 65 of Westlake Village was one of the creators of the bras for the Cups of Courage display. Each story told the individuals cancer journey and their outcome. The displays were to inspire and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was located at The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Tuesday, October 2. JESSE M. WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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CUPS OF COURAGE - Lynn Buchanan, 71 of Newbury Park was one of the creators of the bras for the Cups of Courage display. Each story told the individuals cancer journey and their outcome. The displays were to inspire and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was located at The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Tuesday, October 2. JESSE M. WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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RIBBON CUTTING - Members from the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce gathered around Kristina Kutsina (left) and Natalia Driguenitch along with their children in the middle who are holding the scissors on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Blast Laser City in Oak Park, Califor.
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LAP & KISSES - Peg Hicks-Moore with Valentina (age 14) on her lap and receiving a kiss, is the proud owner of The Purrfect Cat which had their Soft Opening on Saturday, July 15 in Camarillo, Califor. Hicks-Moore is a Foster and all of the cats are adoptable, they all have their shots and paperwork. Felines range from six weeks to 16 years old.
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I WANT THAT FEATHER - Paula Roady happily plays with Mr. Kitty (age nine) with a feather wand during the Soft Opening of The Purrfect Cat on Saturday, July 15, in Camarillo, Califor.
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SIBLING LOVE - Anna Sorensen (13), holds two-week old kids Frigg (left) and Saga as she says, “I like everything about it [Conejo Simi 4H Club]. I like the dairy goat project and going to the fairs.” Sorensen is the Youth President since the club is made up of Youth Board Members, she explains on Monday, July 31 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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TEENS AND KIDS - Anna Sorensen (13), holds a two week old kid as she explains that she has been taking care of animals since she was eight and started to breed animals a year later. She and her mom Edith will take the goats to the Ventura County Fair this week for the Dairy Goat Show, Anna said on Monday, July 31 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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FEEDING TIME - Anna Sorensen (13) gives the excited goats a large scoopful of mixed grains as Edith Sorensen (not pictured) explains, “We have to assure to bring genetic diversity to our food sources in order to assure stability.” Edith is the Conejo Simi 4H Club Leader and is very happy to a part of this club with her daughter on Monday, July 31 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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CLIPPING FOR THE SHOW - Anna Sorensen (13) clips 5 year old Nigerian Dwarf Goat named Kiki in preparation for the Ventura County Fair Dairy Goat Show, on Monday, July 31 in Simi Valley, Califor. This will be the first year that the county fair will host the conservancy in the west coast.
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CLASSIC COP CARS - The Simi Valley Police Explorer Post 8th Annual Cops N' Cruisers Car Show was held at the Simi Valley Police Department. Classic Cop Cars were displayed on Sunday, June 25 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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PICTURES WITH THE FANS - Tim Conway Jr. happily spoke to fans and took photos. Breann Willford, (R), Mike Nielson and Michael Nielson (11) excited takes a photo with Conway on Sunday, June 25 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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DUNK A COP - Sargent Bill Lappin sits on the dunk tank and watches as Noah Pike (nine) hits the target on Sunday, June 25 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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PITCHERS ARM - Noah Pike (nine) winds up to pitch the ball for the “Dunk A Cop” game on Sunday, June 25 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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STUDIO QUINTET - Grammy award winning studio musicians, Mark Gasbarro (left), P. Blake Cooper, Jim Grinta, Tom Mendola, and Brian Scanlon. The quintet played Hollywood movie scores and some new music for their upcoming symphony. Tickets were raffled for their next show during the concert’s intermission on Sunday, August 27, at The Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake, Calabasas, Calif.
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MAYOR’S INTRO - Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer introduces the New West Symphony Studio Quintet. The quintet is a group of men who are Grammy award winning  studio musicians that performed jazz on Hollywood movie scores. The concert was free to the public on Sunday, August 27, at The Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake, Calabasas, Calif.
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WELCOME TO THE SHOW - Actors sing “Sea Cruise” during rehearsal on Monday, June 19 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, Simi Valley, Califor.
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COMMENDATION FOR DEDICATION - Theresa’s Country Feed & Pet Owner Jeff Kirby receives Certificate of Commendation from Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber at the store’s 21st Anniversary event on Saturday, July 15 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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SNAKING AROUND - Miguel “Mikey” Cotto (age 11), allows a ball python from California Venom Extractor to wrap itself around his neck. “I got over my fear of snakes today!” Cotto exclaimed excited on Saturday, July 15 in Simi Valley, Califor.
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REHEARSAL TIME - Bill Heiden (L) leans in to listen to Tina Larson as she “whispers” to him during the rehearsal on Monday, June 19 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, Simi Valley, Califor.
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BEAUTY DETAILS - Guest Ann Powers receives a mini makeover from Cindy O’Brien of Clinique and Ashley Shields answers questions from Chery Morton about their products. The event was located at The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Tuesday, October 2. JESSE M. WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers
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