Club to host galaxy quest

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 17 in the multipurpose room at Mesa Union School, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Richard Ellis, a professor of astronomy at Caltech University, will give a presentation on the “Cosmic dawn: the quest to find the earliest galaxies.” The lecture will describe the observational […]

Medals of honor

U.S. Air Force band to perform at Reagan Library ww

The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note will perform a free concert from noon to 2 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s main courtyard at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. No reservations are required. Patrons may bring a picnic lunch. The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air […]


Something for everyone at the library

Kangaroo brings gentle therapy to ailing seniors

The Silverado Senior Living facility received a surprise visitor earlier this week- a gangly outoftowner who enjoyed visiting as much as the community residents delighted in receiving him. Elliott, a 10monthold kangaroo, visited Calabasas from a Silverado sister community in Aspen Park, Utah. Irv Shechter was one of the many Silverado residents, all of whom suffer from Alzheimer’s and related […]

Workers over 50 face discrimination

Older workers and their employers need to be on the lookout for unfair treatment or age discrimination in the workplace. Twentyone percent of mature workers age 50 and older reported they have experienced discrimination or unfair treatment in the workplace, according to a new nationwide survey by CareerBuilder.com and Kelly Services, conducted by Harris Interactive. More than one-third of these […]

Community leaders hear about need for healthcare reform

More than 1.5 million California children are without healthcare insurance, and the state may enact legislation this year to change this fact, experts told business, county and city leaders last week at a healthcare reform seminar in Camarillo. In Ventura County that means 27,000 children, the equivalent of 771 classrooms, do not have medical coverage, said Chuck Maxey, a dean […]

Oak Park, Oaks Christian must replace successful, winning quarterbacks

After reviewing the Marmonte League starting quarterback scenarios last week, let’s now focus our attention on a few of the local Tri-Valley League schools and detail how their quarterback competitions are shaping up. Of the six schools that compete in the TVL for football, we’ll focus on Oak Park and Oaks Christian. Grace Brethren, Nordhoff, Carpinteria and Santa Paula also […]

Jackson Browne sings for Boarding House Mentors

After 30-something years, rock legend Jackson Browne still exudes a boyish charm and croons as smoothly and melodically as he did in the 1970s. Browne and a slew of other musical talent performed at The Canyon in Agoura Hills on July 29 to raise funds for Boarding House Mentors, a nonprofit group that introduces at-risk, inner city youth to surfing, […]