Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Summer of ‘65 by Joseph Najera

Here is a picture I found of the Santa Clara Valley taken about  a hundred  years ago.  This is the valley that Jack London saw and wrote about as he began his adventure about a dog named Buck. This is … Continue reading

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The Two Step by Carlos Najera

Santa Paula is a small community of ranchers and farmers not too far away from Oxnard.  The agricultural specialty there was citrus orchards, oranges and lemons. Oxnard’s specialty was sugar beets, different kinds of beans, other kinds of produce. Here … Continue reading

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Bible School by Carlos Najera

(courtesy of the Oxnard Public Library) There was a Baptist Church in the neighborhood.    Every summer the preacher would round up us children and take us to their church.   The teachers there told us about the Bible and God and Jesus and … Continue reading

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