The Water Witch of Simi

By Library Volunteer Andy Ludlum The frail old man, known to everyone in Simi as “Grandpa Stones,” practically had to be carried over…

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The House of the Angel

By Library Volunteer Andy Ludlum When two pirate ships appeared off the California coast in November 1818, it was a moment the governor…

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Stolen Liberty

By Library Volunteer Andy Ludlum The Sunday, December 7, 1941 edition of the Oxnard Press Courier ran a banner headline “FIRST WAR EXTRA”…

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The Mammoths of Ventura County

By Andy Ludlum, Museum Volunteer Paleontologist Ed Mercurio has called Ventura County a marvel of paleontological diversity.  He told the Los Angeles Times,…

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