Libraries observe holiday

The Ventura County Library branches will be closed Mon., Feb. 20, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. The community libraries include Camarillo Library, Moorpark Library, Oak Park Library and the Simi Valley Library. Books may still be returned to the book drops at any community library. The Ventura County Library is available via the internet, 24 hours a day, at www.vencolibrary.org.

Friend of environment honored

Jo Kitz, program director for Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT), was recently recognized by the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council for her long-time service to the environment. She received a certificate of appreciation and a gold necklace with oak tree pendant from the council. Kitz is retiring after 25 years of volunteer service as a board member for the Trails Council, […]

Local wrestlers tough it out at Marmonte League championships

Westlake, Agoura each have a pair of first-place finishers, while Calabasas wins one individual title

Moorpark’s wrestling team served notice to its competition at the Marmonte League wrestling championships. All five of the Musketeer grapplers entered took a firstplace award during Saturday’s league tournament at Simi Valley High School. The Musketeer quintet taking first place were Reed Dadoune (142 pounds) Eric Bodjanac (154) Esteban Torres (173) David Johnson (191) and John Martinez (heavyweight). Bodjanac received […]

Youth quartet to play fundraiser

The Danny Janklow Quartet will perform at 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 19 at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles in a benefit for the Agoura High School music program. The money raised will enable students to travel to a variety of upcoming competitions. Janklow, a junior at Agoura High School, plays saxophone and clarinet for the school’s Essentially Ellington Jazz […]

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Leader in Oak Park recreation retires

After 16 years of working with the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, Dennis Anderson, the long-time recreation supervisor in Oak Park, is retiring. Since 1989, Anderson’s responsibilities for the district have included supervising recreation programs, classes, special events and sports leagues for Oak Park. He also assisted in the production of the Fourth of July fireworks show in Simi […]

Former FBI agent heads Westlake security firm

As a captain in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam, a 26-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the former head of security for Warner Bros. Studios and Time Warner, Scott Nelson knows a thing or two about protecting others. Nelson, 62, has taken his past experience and his network of relationships with former federal agents and […]

Lions primed to take care of unfinished business in CIF playoffs

OCHS boys

On Monday afternoon at Thorson Stadium, the Oaks Christian boys’ soccer team showed Marshall Fundamental the fundamentals of high-quality soccer. Behind a pair of goals from senior Matthew Morrissette and another score from junior Harrison Hill, the Lions rolled the visitors from Pasadena, 3-0, in a contest that was physical throughout. Morrissette, an All-CIF defender a year ago, came within […]

Moorpark theater has ‘Company’ for the weekend

The Tony award-winning musical comedy “Company” is now playing at the Theater on High Street, 45 High St., Moorpark. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18, with 2 p.m. matinee performances Sundays, Feb. 12 and 19. Credited with containing some of Stephen Sondheim’s best music, “Company” is about 35-yearold Robert, a man who has […]

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