Visual arts committee taking show entries

The Ventura County Arts Council Visual Arts Committee has announced that applications are available for the 2007 County Government Center Juried Competition. Artists in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties are invited to submit up to three pieces of original work for consideration in the fifth annual Open Juried Show. Accepted work will be on exhibit Thurs., June 14 […]

Scott Urquhart

Top selling agent honors for February 2007 went to Scott Urquhart at Prudential California Realty’s North Ranch/ Westlake Village office. Urquhart has been a Ventura County resident for more than 40 years. He was raised in the Conejo Valley and attended the local schools there from elementary to Thousand Oaks High School, then on to Pierce College. He has been […]

Conejo Valley National Charity League presents 2007 debutantes

The Conejo Valley Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) introduced its 2007 debutantes at its annual tea, held on Sun., May 20 at Sherwood Country Club. The tea also recognized the senior Ticktockers, who contributed more than 9,600 collective hours during their six-year membership in NCL and presented incoming Ticktockers. National Charity League Inc. is a nonprofit, motherdaughter organization […]

Healthy bake sale a success

The inaugural Healthy Snack Bake Sale at Brookside Elementary in Oak Park on May 10 raised $250. Among the items offered were fruit kebabs, watermelon slices, homemade zucchini and carrot muffins, frozen bananas and juice bars, popcorn and trail mix. The sale was sponsored by the school’s Wellness Council and its third grade, under the direction of teacher Linda Glander […]

Cal student selected for fellowship on terrorism

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, has selected Matthew Brown of Calabasas, a freshman at UC Berkeley, to participate in an undergraduate fellowship program that teaches students about terrorist threats directed at America and allied democracies around the world. Brown is majoring in political economies of industrialized societies and English at UC […]

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The sensational sea lion Not too long ago I was sitting on one of the more secluded beaches of Pointe Dume. Off in the distance I could hear the barking of the California sea lion. A short time later, about 20 feet offshore, a large male sea lion swam parallel to the beach. He was quite aware of my presence […]

Bruno to step down

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to speak and a time to be silent. I have wrestled and travailed a great deal for the past six months over my decision to run for reelection to serve on the City Council for the magnificent city of Westlake Village. I have come […]

Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson

Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson, consistent top producing directors of estates with Coldwell Banker Previews International in its Westlake Village Promenade office, were congratulated by Coldwell Banker manager Frances Lewis for posting more than $11.2 million in listings and sales transactions during the month of April. Specialists in luxury real estate throughout the Conejo Valley and east Ventura County, including […]

Fiddle fest attracts folks from near and far

MUSIC IN THE AIR- Above, Sueannah Nicholas of Huntington Beach leads a group of musicians at the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch on Sunday. Below, Jean Pellerin of Montreal, Canada, improvises a tune. The one-day event attracted folk aficionados from many places. In addition to organized competitions on four stages, musicans gather throughout the old western […]

Gymnastics puts kids in winning mood

The Monarchs National Gymnastics Training Center’s Rhythmic Team recently won honors at a recent competition in San Diego. Brigita Budginas, 8, of Agoura Hills will go on to Region 1 at the Level 4 and 5 National Competition in Boston, May 25 to 27. Lily Kobabe, 11, of Oak Park, won second-place in the Level 6 division and will compete […]

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