2006-11-02

Gore Vidal kicks off Ventura County Speaker Series



DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER-Prolific American writer Gore Vidal with Mary Pallant, a local Democratic leader and founder of the Ventura County Speakers series. Vidal, 86, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd recently at the Oak Park Community Center. The next speaker in the series is Barbara Ehrenreich, author of “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.” For more information on that […]

Interface names interim executive director



Terry Miller has been appointed interim executive director of Interface Children Family Services. Miller has been serving as the vice president and chief program officer of Interface for the past 13 years. Since Miller’s entry into the field of nonprofit administration nearly 35 years ago, she has developed a wide variety of programs in the areas of juvenile delinquency, youth […]

Anatomy of an epic: How Westlake beat Agoura



1st quarter – Westlake quarterback Ryan Campbell finds wideout Michael StreckWoodard for a 9yard touchdown reception. Extra point is good (7-0 Westlake). 1st quarter – Agoura quarterback Doug Shumway answers back with a 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Josh Irvin. Extra point is good (7-7 Agoura). 2nd quarter – Campbell completes an 18-yard scoring strike to Evan Christiansen. Extra […]

Club sends well wishes to birthday girl



Yes on Measure H6



The aims of Oak Park Measure H6 are to increase the safety and productivity of school buildings -many of which have not been touched or renovated for 40 years. The security and fire systems at all of the campuses need updating. At Brookside Elementary School the library is extremely small and not nearly adequate to hold the appropriate number of […]

This Home Has Two Master Suites



This 4 bedroom, 3 bath Camarillo home has two master suites, one upstairs and one down. The kitchen has been upgraded with 5burner cook top and topofthe-line appliances including a convection oven and refrigerator with matching wood panels. Custom and lighted glass-front cabinetry features slam-free closing drawers. Granite counters frame the kitchen, which includes an island for seating and a […]

Las Virgenes teacher talks break down

Impasse reached over wages and benefits

Contract negotiations between the Las Virgenes Educators Association and Las Virgenes Unified School District continue to deteriorate, with union representatives from 14 schools staging a demonstration at last week’s board meeting to show the depth of their discontent. The teachers’ union is battling the district for higher teacher wages and added benefits. Dan Stepenosky, LVUSD assistant superintendent of personnel, said […]

Water district wins EPA award



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and the Triunfo Sanitation District won the 2006 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards Program for outstanding biosolids management. The national award was presented to David Lippman, water district director of facilities and operations, and Carlos Reyes, operations manager, by Michael Shapiro, deputy assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The two districts, […]

November gardening offers unique rewards



Flowers, vegetables and bulbs can still be planted in November, say experts at Agromin, a Camarillo-based manufacturer of premium soil products. As the sun moves lower in the sky, normally sunny areas become shaded and shaded areas receive sun. The company’s experts advise planting in shade and placing spring bulbs and annuals in areas now exposed to sun. The area’s […]

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  THURS., NOV. 2 Moms Meet MOMS Club of Westlake Village (Moms Offering Moms Support) hosts playgroup for new members to join, Oak Canyon Park, 3 to 5 p.m. Find ageappropriate playgroup for child, learn more about activities. (818) 974-3319. Democrats Discuss Democratic Club of Camarillo meets 7 p.m., UFCW Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road. Member forum (open discussion), Democratic […]