How to Get a Job in the Navy as a Civilian

Try a Job with the Navy The recent COVID-19 pandemic has upset work environments and greatly affected millions of Americans in the job market across the US. If you live in Ventura County and are in the process of applying for a local job, consider a position with one of the local navy agencies. Government jobs provide decent wages and good benefits. Government workers often have paid time off, paid holidays, and affordable health insurance, as well as retirement plan options, alternative work schedules, and flexible working conditions.   The United…

Changing Lives: Teen Challenge

Since 1972, Teen Challenge has been working hard in Ventura County to help women who have nowhere else to turn.  Rosie Weir, the director of Teen Challenge in Ventura County, sat down with The Conejo Guardian to offer an inside glimpse into the lives of the girls in their program.   How do the girls come to be here? About 40% of our girls would be in jail if it weren’t for Teen Challenge.  If the courts make a recommendation to send the girls to Teen Challenge instead of prison, we…

US Supreme Court Rules Against Newsom in Favor of Churches in California

restrictions on indoor religious gatherings.  This ruling came on December 3, 2020, just a week after it prohibited New York Governor Cuomo’s worship restrictions, in a 5-4 vote.  The decision is detailed in the Supreme Court Case, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo.  “The application for injunctive relief…is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, and the petition is granted,” wrote the Supreme Court in the decision Harvest Rock Church, Et Al. V. Newsom, Gov. of Ca. which references the New York case for its…

Covered 6: Training the Few to Protect the Many

Fires, civil unrest, pandemic concerns, and political strife—all of these are hitting our community hard. But Chris Dunn and Bryce Eddy are not letting these obstacles get in the way of keeping our community safe. They are tackling the challenges to train residents in managing the various threats that they may encounter, from wildfires to active shooters. “Covered 6” is the name of this security academy in Moorpark. It is a military term for “got your back.” The peaceful beauty of the 20,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility belies the building’s…

Sam Gutnik Nominated as Future Medical Leader

Newbury Park High School senior Sam Gutnik was honored recently with a nomination to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders’ “Award for Excellence.” The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in the area of medicine and research sciences.  Gutnik is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field relating to sports, possibly orthopedic surgery.  “My biology teacher, Mr. Erickson, got me interested in the medical field,” said Gutnik. “I had just hurt my collarbone in football, and I realized I could help other…

Commentary: Democrats and Republicans Want to Know

Can you remember when you visited your first polling station and filled out your first ballot to vote?   Though it was new to me, I could sense this was something important and significant. After casting my vote, I felt strangely fulfilled, proud, and invigorated. I trusted the system and felt a new reverence for my country. Voting was something that I could do that actually mattered. I was confident in the process and was excited to learn the results.   This “confidence” in the election system is the engine that drives our…