2004-05-06

Bank robberies to be discussed



Former FBI agent and author William Rehder will discuss bank robbery investigations occurring in Los Angeles—dubbed by the media as the "Bank Robbery Capital of the World"—at the next meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club at 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 11 at Borders Books and Music, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in T.O. Rehder is the author of "Where […]

Oak Park Community Garden opens



Apricot festival has full slate of activities



The Moorpark Apricot Festival will run Fri., Sat. and Sun., May 7, 8 and 9 at Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road in Moorpark. It features something for everyone. In addition to the carnival midway, craft show and live entertainment, this year’s festival offers many new activities. Many of these are—of course—apricot-oriented. The three-day event will kick off […]

Wine-tasting event will help fight Alzheimer’s disease

The Alzheimer

The Alzheimer’s Association will host "A Night to Remember ––Vines and Vintages" from 6 to 10 p.m. Sun., May 23 at the Autry National Center (formerly Autry Museum of Western Heritage), located adjacent the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased for $150 per person by calling (818) 772-5900. Proceeds from this event, which […]

Kids put their stamp on family



Bethel Christian Fellowship pastor conducts evening services



Bethel Christian Fellowship pastor conducts evening services Dr. Craig Johnson, pastor of Bethel Christian Fellowship, will lead weekly evenings of spiritual inspiration from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays at Architectural Archive, 28710 Canwood St., Ste. 100, Agoura Hills. Guests are invited to attend, but childcare isn’t provided. For additional information, please call Bethel Christian Fellowship at (818) 889-7215.

“13 Going on 30”



"13 Going on 30" Directed by: Gary Winick Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Christa B. Allen, Andy Serkis and Kathy Baker Rated: PG-13 (mild sexual innuendo and mild drug reference) Running time: 98 minutes Best suited for: Mom/daughter outings, teen dates, families, rom-com fans Least suited for: curmudgeons Acorn’s Rating Guide: Sorry, but I can’t help sizing up […]

Seniors sought to serve on Westlake Village committee



The city of Westlake Village is seeking applications from Westlake Village residents interested in serving on the city’s Senior Advisory Committee. It advises the cultural recreation advisory board and the council on recreation and cultural programs for city residents 55 and older. The committee will consist of up to seven members (55 or older) and one member of the cultural […]

Nancy Reagan to be feted at Red, White and Blue Ball



Former First Lady Nancy Reagan will be honored with the Patrick Henry Gold Medal of Honor on Sat., May 22, during the annual Red, White and Blue Ball at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley. Members of the Conejo Valley Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) hosting the annual gala are […]

Be safe when using weapons of ‘grass destruction’



Weekend yard warriors across the country are scrambling to get their spring cleaning chores underway. Unfortunately, a fair number of them will wind up in the emergency room for their troubles. In the U.S., about 53,000 people made hospital visits in 2002 because of lawn mower mishaps; another 40,000 were treated for injuries associated with other powered lawn and garden […]


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