Whale fest next week at Leo Carrillo

Santa Monica Mountains Natural History Association will sponsor the 13th annual Whale Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 19 at Leo Carrillo State Park, 35000 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. The event celebrates the annual migration of the California gray whale, and will include live entertainment, environmental conservation information booths, whale-watching stations, arts and crafts, activities, music […]

Volunteer Opportunities

Residents are invited to participate in any of the following volunteer opportunities in the area. For more information or to sign up, call the phone number listed for the event. •The Conejo Valley Adult School Literacy Program will offer a free literacy tutor training workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 23 at the Conejo Valley Adult School, […]

Uncertainty for colleges and students

April has arrived, and that means admission decisions have been made. But the process isn’t over for everyone. For some students, as well as colleges, the uncertainty will continue for a while longer. I received an e-mail recently from the admissions director at the Seattle campus of the University of Washington saying that the waitlist will be very important this […]

Bringing up baby

The Canyon club plans big weekend for the blues

Blues alert! Louisiana born and bred blues rock guitar phenom Kenny Wayne Shepherd comes to The Canyon club in Agoura Hills Fri., April 17, one night ahead of the legendary B.B. King, who takes the Canyon stage Sat., April 18. King, a living legend at 83, recently earned his 15th Grammy (for his 2008 “One Kind Favor” release) and is […]

Oak Park local was Renaissance man

Everybody has at least one story to tell, but Jean Louis Henraux’s extraordinary life could fill several volumes. Henraux—an artist, a champion skier, and a man who had two popes (Pope Pius II and Pope Pius III) in his family tree—died in his sleep April 3 at his Oak Park home. He was 88. Henraux’s ancestry is a veritable “who’s […]

Girl Scouts seek nominations for women of distinction

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is seeking nominees for the annual Women of Distinction Awards, which honors women who embody the values of Girl Scouting: leadership, courage and community service. Honorees are outstanding achievers as well as generous and compassionate contributors to Ventura County. Nominations are due May 15. The 2008 honorees include Cheryl Lambing, MD; Frances Prince, JD, […]

Dance students perform at Calabasas High School

The Calabasas High school Dance Program will present a spring concert, “Peace, Love and Dance” at 7 p.m. April 22, 23 and 24 in the school theater, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. More than 200 dancers from grades 9 through 12 will perform. Salads and pizza will be on sale at 6 p.m. A bake sale will take place before and […]

Pet of the Week

Poetry writing contest

The Ventura County Writers Club is sponsoring a poetry contest for local poets. The entry deadline is May 31. The age categories are adults over 18 years old, and youths 18 years old and younger. No previously published poems may be entered. All entries must be submitted with an official contest entry form. Poets may enter as many poems as […]