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Simi’s “Christmas House” Founder Passes Away

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers END OF AN ERA - Local residents gather for a vigil at the home of John Becker, whose wife Phyllis passed away on Sunday, March 16. Phyllis Becker started decorating their Sycamore Drive home for Christmas 49 years ago and as the decorations became more elaborate, taking over the yard and driveway, it became a community landmark.

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END OF AN ERA – Local residents gather for a vigil at the home of John Becker, whose wife Phyllis passed away on Sunday, March 16. Phyllis Becker started decorating their Sycamore Drive home for Christmas 49 years ago and as the decorations became more elaborate, taking over the yard and driveway, it became a community landmark.

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Breakfast with Santa in Moorpark



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers READY FOR THE HOLIDAY - 4-year-old Point Mugu resident Adria Walker sits down with Santa to discuss her wish list during the annual Breakfast with Santa at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center on Saturday, December 21.

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READY FOR THE HOLIDAY – 4-year-old Point Mugu resident Adria Walker sits down with Santa to discuss her wish list during the annual Breakfast with Santa at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center on Saturday, December 21.

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Bikes for the Holidays



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers COMING TOGETHER - Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise member Rick Vogel, left, and his brother Brian Vogel tighten the parts on a girl’s bike in a team effort at the 2013 Holiday Children’s Bike Assembly Party on Wednesday, December 12. The effort is coordinated by three rotary clubs in Simi - Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, Simi Valley and Simi Sunset - and the bicycles will go to children whose families could not afford them.

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COMING TOGETHER – Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise member Rick Vogel, left, and his brother Brian Vogel tighten the parts on a girl’s bike in a team effort at the 2013 Holiday Children’s Bike Assembly Party on Wednesday, December 12. The effort is coordinated by three rotary clubs in Simi – Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, Simi Valley and Simi Sunset – and the bicycles will go to children whose families could not afford them.

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Calabasas Christmas Tree Lighting



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers KEEPSAKE TREES - Calabasas resident Nick Bush, 6, left, and friend Alex Drofman, 6, of West Hills work together on a foam and paper Christmas tree craft, below the massive, real Christmas tree, all lit up following the tree lighting ceremony at The Commons on Tuesday, December 10.

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KEEPSAKE TREES – Calabasas resident Nick Bush, 6, left, and friend Alex Drofman, 6, of West Hills work together on a foam and paper Christmas tree craft, below the massive, real Christmas tree, all lit up following the tree lighting ceremony at The Commons on Tuesday, December 10.

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Christmas Trees at the Reagan Library



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers INCOMING EXHIBIT - Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum docent Helena Bellion tows the “Sacrameto Tree,” one of the 23 Christmas trees in the upcoming holiday exhibit “A California Christmas,” from a storage room to the exhibit hall during the installation on Wednesday, November 13.

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INCOMING EXHIBIT – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum docent Helena Bellion tows the “Sacrameto Tree,” one of the 23 Christmas trees in the upcoming holiday exhibit “A California Christmas,” from a storage room to the exhibit hall during the installation on Wednesday, November 13.

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