CSUCI Choir holds auditions

The California State University Channel Islands Choir will have open auditions for community members on Sat. and Mon., Jan. 9 and 11 on the campus in Camarillo. The first concert of the 2010 season will be a performance with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra singing J. Brahms’ “Nänie,” Op. 82 and Schicksalslied, Op. 54 and Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna.” To […]

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Oak Park welcomes new recreation leader

Martin Gomez wants to make the Oak Park Community Center grow. As the new recreation specialist replacing Jo Lassak, the longtime park specialist who retired last spring, Gomez is overseeing adult sports leagues, teen programs, facility rentals and special interest classes at the Oak Park center. Since starting the job about two months ago he has arranged a number of […]

Homeschoolers present ‘Twelfth Night’

Let us hear your ‘tails’

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A 6-year-old’s plans for Christmas

Last Friday, my family sat at the dinner table—quiet. Maybe we were tired from a long, busy week. Then the 6-year-old boy cleared his throat to speak. My wife and I woke from our overworked trance, and we turned from our plates of meatloaf, peas and potatoes to hear what he had to say. “So what are your plans for […]

Guild to offer art programs in January

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present programs in January at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. For more information, call Nancy Bragg, workshop coordinator, at (805) 449-1974, e-mail nmb2255@yahoo.com or go to www.wvartguild.org. •Award-winning artist Carolyn Counnas will give an oil painting demonstration on “The Seven Principles to Create Depth in Your Paintings” from 3 […]

Honesty pays

I wish to thank the good Samaritan who found my daughter’s pay in an envelope inside Trader Joe’s. It took her a week to figure out where it might be and when we called Trader Joe’s seven days after she lost it, they said it was found on the floor. Thank you, Trader Joe’s, and thank you again to the […]

Family provides boxes full of joy

Ring in the New Year at Fiamme Restauran

Fiamme Restaurant and Bar will host a New Year’s Eve dinner starting at 5 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 31. The evening will feature a four-course dinner, live dance music by the Ralph Mathis Band and a midnight champagne toast. The dinner will offer a choice of stuffed mushrooms, fried calamari or French onion soup; insalata della casa, pear salad or Caprese […]

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