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Now hear this The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will offer the following FCC licensing classes in the community room of the East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. FCC General Amateur Radio License class from 8 a.m. to noon starting Sat., Sept. 15. For individuals wanting to upgrade their operating privileges. Classes will run five consecutive […]

All the news that’s fit to discuss

Cal Lutheran breakfast panel on state of local media

Editors and reporters will discuss the state of local media at the first event in Cal Lutheran University’s 2018-19 Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series. The breakfast will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fri., Sept. 14 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The panelists are KCBS/ KCAL9 news anchor and reporter Amy Johnson, Acorn Newspapers managing editor John […]

Brunch and voters

The League of Women Voters Ventura County will host a “Get Out the Vote!” brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The nonpartisan program will look at voting issues that question the safety, accuracy and manipulation of voting systems due to hacking, social media influences and restrictions […]

All in the family

BUBBLES AND BALLADS— Above, 2-year-old Adelaide Pio from Oak Park plays with bubbles while Jamie Vespa and Justin Sanders from Los Angeles play music Aug. 25 during Family Night at the Westlake Commons. At left, Matthew Skofield from Hollywood makes sorbet right in front of some hungry kids.

Club marks 85 years of poignant prose, poetry

The Ventura County Writers Club is celebrating its 85th anniversary. Founded in 1933 by authors in Ojai, the club has thrived over the years. Writers of all genres and abilities are welcome. The next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 11 at the Pleasant Valley Park and Recreation Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. The club hosts monthly […]

Conquerors on the court

SWISH!—Team Venom wins the 2018 American Roundball Corp. (ARC) Gold Division U-11 Summer League Basketball Championship at Cal State Northridge. They beat the Studio City Shooters 61-37. Front row, from left: Dylan Goosen, Peter Iba and Gavin Udell. Back row: assistant coach Aaron Donovan, Ryder Donovan, Cole Paperno, Aiden Wier, Nick Phenix, Jordan Klein and head coach Dave Goosen.

Swing away golf day at the North Ranch Country Club

Write on with Brown

Author and educator Rita Keeley Brown will lead a writers’ workshop at 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 during the monthly meeting of the San Fernando Valley Branch of the California Writers Club at the Motion Picture and TV Fund campus at 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills The workshop is designed to open and free the writer’s creative impulse. Brown’s published […]

Murky waters, invasive creatures, local hero, new sci-fi film?

Documentary made about man who is helping Lindero Creek

Joel Goldes, a 54-year-old Oak Park resident who makes daily trips to nearby Lindero Creek to remove trash and invasive crayfish, never expected to be the subject of a documentary film. When Joel’s brother Dan visited him recently and used his iPhone to record him working at the creek, they both thought the resulting video would be seen only by […]

What a wonderful world awaiting outdoors



Confronting a staggering mound of boring paperwork in need of sorting and filing, I fled the drudgery and didn’t slow until I reached Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. The day’s sweltering heat was instantly ameliorated by the breeze-blessed shade offered by each and every tree planted on the park’s huge, undulating lawn. To be sure, I felt guilty […]


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