Other Options for School

Parents bidding farewell to public schools have more options for their child’s learning than they may realize. The Conejo Guardian gathered information on public school alternatives to aid parents in transitioning out of public schools. Private Schools Private schools are a popular alternative to public schools. One local example is Hillcrest Christian School. Hillcrest Christian School is an accredited, private Christian school with 403 students from preschool to 12th grade. Tuition ranges from $10,900 to $14,275. While teachers instruct students, Hillcrest fosters a family environment and offers many opportunities for…

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With “Immunity Passports”

The so-called “immunity passport,” being proposed by some as a type of identification and documentation of immunity to a disease, presents numerous problems, both scientific and civic. The very idea violates long-treasured notions of privacy and freedom and is based on shaky scientific evidence. According to The Lancet, immunity to diseases such as COVID-19 could be “proven” through a laboratory test which shows that a person has developed an immune response through an “immunizing event,” meaning infection or vaccination. But, as The Lancet points out, there are important immunological problems…

‘COVID Mania’ Eclipses Rational Problem-Solving

In March 2020, the citizens of this country were told that a two-week lockdown was necessary to “slow the spread” of a then-unknown virus coming out of China. Americans complied, many of them begrudgingly — yet months later, many of these same Americans hardly blinked when political leaders insisted that lockdowns should continue with no timeline or real-time scientific data to support them. What on earth happened? Dr. Lapado, an associate professor at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, penned an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on April…

Residents Respond to Baywater Shooting Perpetrator’s Release

Sitting in his house with his 92-year old mother-in-law, Mark Taylor saw a stranger dart by the room and open Taylor’s garage door. When Taylor pursued, he found himself face-to-face with his neighbor, Michael Hosey, who appeared to be out of his mind. “He [was] in a crazed kind of — when I look at it now — a drug-induced kind of craziness,” Taylor says of his encounter with Hosey. “He [came] racing, and I start[ed] screaming at him to get out of the house.” Taylor followed as Hosey ran…

No Gun Control for Criminals

Over the past 10 years, the California Legislature, in cooperation with the governor’s office, has implemented a series of criminal justice statutes that treat criminals as if they are somehow not responsible for their actions while completely ignoring the rights and privileges of crime victims. These statutes have served no other purpose than to give greater assistance to those who intentionally harm people while simultaneously ignoring the pain, humiliation and vulnerability that crime victims often feel after having had their person and property violated, many times violently. The most unsettling…