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Thousand Oaks tragedies a reminder

Thousand Oaks tragedies a reminder
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  • On November 14, 2018

It has been a devastating month for the residents of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

On Nov. 7, the city became the target of the country’s latest mass shooting. While enjoying their evening at the Borderline Bar and Grill, 12 innocent people were shot and killed.

The gunman was later identified as a military veteran; proving that these acts can be committed by the people you least expect.

Just a few days later, residents of Thousand Oaks were forced to evacuate due to the raging wildfires spreading through California. With the fires still blazing, more than 50 people have already died, and thousands of homes have been destroyed.

In the wake of these recent tragedies, and with the Thanksgiving holiday at the forefront for many, the staff at The Lookout would like to remind people to be thankful for what they have.

This may sound like a cliché concept, but sometimes we truly don’t understand and appreciate what we have until it is gone.

Take a moment to look around you and be thankful for what you have – the people and the things. You just never know if or when you might lose it all.

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  1. Alynn

    Thank you for this reminder. It’s also a good reminder that many in our LCC family have connections, friends, or relatives in Southern California and are dealing with the tragic events from afar. Many thanks for this moment of reflection <3

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