CLASSIC COP CARS – The Simi Valley Police Explorer Post 8th Annual Cops N’ Cruisers Car Show was held at the Simi Valley Police Department. Classic Cop Cars were displayed on Sunday, June 25 in Simi Valley, Califor.

DUNK A COP – Sargent Bill Lappin sits on the dunk tank and watches as Noah Pike (nine) hits the target on Sunday, June 25 in Simi Valley, Califor.

PITCHERS ARM – Noah Pike (nine) winds up to pitch the ball for the “Dunk A Cop” game on Sunday, June 25 in Simi Valley, Califor.

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WELCOME TO THE SHOW – Actors sing “Sea Cruise” during rehearsal on Monday, June 19 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, Simi Valley, Califor.

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REHEARSAL TIME – Bill Heiden (L) leans in to listen to Tina Larson as she “whispers” to him during the rehearsal on Monday, June 19 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, Simi Valley, Califor.

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ALL SMILES – Bethany Higareda was all smiles due to the loud applause and cheering from family and friends on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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FLOWER GIFTS – Diana Bravo picks her blue and white carnations from Principal Shanna Sarris as part of the ceremony on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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NATIONAL ANTHEM – Lidia Estrada sings the National Anthem during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers THE SMILE MAN – Will Oss smiles in appreciation to Leslie Arave as she spoke highly of him and presented his diploma on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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PROUD SIBLINGS – Mason Hall is surrounded by his sisters Claire (L, nine), Jillian (eight), and Annika (10) while their mom took a family photo prior to the ceremony on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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ACCOMPLISHED – After the ceremony, students sought out family and each other to get group photos to commemorate the event on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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PROUD FAMILY – Raymond Brown was decorated with a candy necklace that was given by his father Chuck and younger brother Jake (seven) on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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SPECIAL DIPLOMA – Matthew Steves shared smiles as he was the only recipient of the special diploma called the Golden State Seal Merit which meant that he complete all requirements of the California Education Code on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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CHEERING FOR EACH OTHER – Students, faculty and family applauded as students received scholarships on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Apollo High School, Simi Valley, Califor.

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MEET THE PRINCESS – After the show, the cast encouraged the audience to take photos with them and say hello. Molly Boetticher (three) was happily chatting with Siena Avila as Merida on Saturday, June 10 in the Valle Lindo Park, Simi Valley, Califor.

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FINALE – Carina Marie as Queen Elinor (L), Vivian Gibson as Snow White, Siena Avila as Merida, Chris Carnicelli as Bill the Bad Guy, and Margot Rowe as Edina/Frannie finishes the show by singing “Young at Heart” which they encouraged the audience to sing along on Saturday, June 10 in the Valle Lindo Park, Simi Valley, Califor.

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CANCER WARRIOR – First place winner of the Personal Essay Category, Lacey White-Stahura, shared her cancer survival story. One of her quotes, “Instead of saying ‘Why Me’…I said ‘Try Me” was well received by the audience on Sunday, May 21 at Cancer Support Community, Thousand Oaks, Califor.

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RIBBON CUTTING – Members from the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce gathered around Kristina Kutsina (left) and Natalia Driguenitch along with their children in the middle who are holding the scissors on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Blast Laser City in Oak Park, Califor.

STEALTH MODE – Chamber Member Joe Joyce hides from his grandson during laser tag as part of the ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Blast Laser City in Oak Park, Califor.

ESSAY WINNERS – Jessica Naranjo, Natalie LeRaybaud, Madison Long, Talia Johnson, Lacey White-Stahura, and Veronica Gonzalez on Sunday, May 21 at Cancer Support Community, Thousand Oaks, Califor.

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CANCER WARRIOR – First place winner of the Personal Essay Category, Lacey White-Stahura, shared her cancer survival story. One of her quotes, “Instead of saying ‘Why Me’…I said ‘Try Me” was well received by the audience on Sunday, May 21 at Cancer Support Community, Thousand Oaks, Califor.

JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers THANK YOU RETIREE – Barbara Andrews being honored for her 30 years of service during the Las Virgenes Unified School District event on May 9,in Calabasas, Califor.

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RETIREE HONORED – Beth West being honored for her 30 years of service during the Las Virgenes Unified School District event on May 9, in Calabasas, Califor.

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FIRE FIGHTER EXPLORER – James Fields, age eight, proudly shows his mom the fire fighter suit that he wore on Saturday, May 20 at Fire Service and Public Safety Day in Agoura Hills, Califor.

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CPR BASICS – Henry Dale, age four, listens intently to Utility Driver, Anthony Dixon of Station 164, as he gives simple CPR instructions on Saturday, May 20 at Fire Service and Public Safety Day in Agoura Hills, Califor.

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HOSING AROUND – Call Fire Fighter, Charlie Case from Station 271, happily showed Matthew Brown, age five on how to use a fire hose on Saturday, May 20 at Fire Service and Public Safety Day in Agoura Hills, Califor.

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MOTZI & CHALLAH – Cantor David Shukiar cuts the Challah after the Motzi Prayer, which is a tradition that a prayer is said over the bread before a meal at the the Temple Adat Elohim Gala on Saturday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Westlake Village, Califor.

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COMMENDATION AWARD – Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pena, Rabbi Andrew Straus, and Cantor David Shukiar received the Commendation Award from Bill-de la Pena after her speech at the the Temple Adat Elohim Gala on Saturday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Westlake Village, Califor.

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BASKETBALL TRIUMP – Amelia Gaines, age four, throws the basketball with the help of her mom, Desiree Gaines while sister, Zoey Gaines, age six, cheers her on at the Westlake Hills Elementary Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 6, in Westlake Village, Califor.

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HAIRTASTIC – First Grader Keegan Sabitsana, age six happily laughs after receiving a fun hair
coloring session at the Westlake Hills Elementary Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 6, in Westlake Village, Califor.

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WATERMELON WINNER – Fourth Grader Grant Kling, age 10, was the first to finish eating his watermelon slice at the Westlake Hills Elementary Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 6, in Westlake Village, Califor.

Moorpark College Journalism Students and Faculty Advisor Mike Hoffman at the Journalism Association of Community College Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, Apr., 1, 2017. Located at the Double Tree Hotel, Sacramento, Califor. Winning categories were Sports Writing, Feature Writing, News Photo, and Editorial Cartoon. © Jesse M. Watrous

Career Day at Moorpark College, located on the campus quad, Moorpark, Califor., on Wednesday afternoon, Apr. 5, 2017. Select Staff Personal Supervisor, David Andrade speak to Francisco Lopez, 21 (front), Cristian Zaragoza, 22 (middle), and Jose Ruiz, 20 (back) on how to apply to the agency. (The Student Voice / © Jesse M. Watrous)

Moorpark College Mens Volleyball vs. LA Trade Tech at Moorpark College, Moorpark, Calif., Friday evening, Mar. 3, 2017. Spencer Grey (#2) from Moorpark College spiked the ball. (© Jesse Watrous)

President Donald Trump Supporters held a rally at the corner of Cochran Street and Sycamore Street in Simi Valley, Calif., Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2017. Signs supporting Donald Trump were held by rally members on each street corner. (© Jesse Watrous / www.JesseWatrous.com)

President Donald Trump Supporters held a rally at the corner of Cochran Street and Sycamore Street in Simi Valley, Calif., Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2017. Vietnam Veteran, Jack Bartholomew, proudly waved the American Flag to show his support to Trump, as cars passed through the intersection. (© Jesse Watrous / www.JesseWatrous.com)

Ira the Lion’s Third Birthday at Moorpark College Zoo in Moorpark, Calif., Saturday afternon, Feb. 4, 2017. Trainer Erin Dinkins.

Cancer Survivor, Rachel Shur speaking at UCAAN event which was held at Calabasas Community Center, in Calabasas, Californ., on September 27, 2015. This year’s theme is Hollywood Style.