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Imagine if This Happened to You?
Editor's Note: On April 25 an 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people and injuring more than 23,000. The quake, the worst there since 1934, centered in Gorkha, Nepal, was also devastating for those who survived. Most "beautiful" Americans, preoccupied with their tawdry penchant for upward mobility, social-climbing, materialism and delusional self-importance, haven't a clue to what it's really like to live, as more often than not they sit smugly in judgement of the rest of the world. Even the poorest Americans live a life of relative luxury compared to most in Nepal. The home and hotels of Businessman Baburam (Babu) Bagale and his family, friends of The Ojai and Ventura VIEW for several years now, are no longer habitable. Below is Babu's account.
by Baburam Bagale
When the earthquake came on 25 April, I was in Kathmandu, the Thamel neighborhood where the painting of my new hotel was going on. I was on the fifth floor when… suddenly "the shake" started with loud noises….. the hotel was fully shaking right and left, then….. I somehow ran from there and came out fast. Babu's Nepal - Full Photo Gallery
The hotel was fully damaged after that long shake. Still, I had come out to a safe place... I took a long breathe that I was safe. I then ran away from the area. I had wished to go on my motorbike…. home to Gorkha where my wife Sabita and two children were but due to the quake there was no time to get it out before the debris came, so I went home by running. Everywhere houses had fallen and were falling on the vehicles which had been parked in bad positions…. all the people were crying. All the motor ways were blocked so no vehicle travel was possible.
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Chumash Call for Rain - Soule Park - Sat., Mar. 14 - The public is invited to participate in a Chumash Call for Rain in Soule Park, on Sat., Mar. 14th., at 11am, just inside the entrance gate on the open grass area to the left. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. Job Offering - Nature of Incident: Employment Opportunity / Jail Cook Job Recruitment Location: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office / Detention Services Division Date/Time: Mar. 5, 2015 / 4pm Unit(s) Responsible: Detention Services Narrative: The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office currently has an open recruitment for Sheriff’s Jail Cooks and is seeking qualified individuals to fill several positions.
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Campground Chronicles - Confessional Therapy- Ojai and Ventura VIEW Editor's Note: The following is an article reprinted from our publishing ancestor, the Ojai and Ventura Voice, Vol. 7 • Number 1, Issue #101, March 10 • March 23, 1994 - By Karl-Heinz White and Peter Rudolf Milhado, Ph.D., - As we stood around the campfire the other night one of the "Merry Men" asked, "If you had a choice of being dead from the neck up or the waist down, which would you choose?"