2010-06-10

Marlins draft Yelich in Round 1



Baseball has been very, very good to these young stars. Several local baseball players have been selected in the opening rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Westlake High senior Christian Yelich led the parade when the Florida Marlins nabbed the third baseman with the 23rd overall pick in the first round. Yelich batted .451 with nine home […]

Students can study environmental issues



The Joint Powers Authority, comprised of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District, will offer a free four-day workshop for high school students interested in environmental issues. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 to 24. Lunch and transportation to field locations will be provided. The application deadline is Fri., June 11. Professionals […]

The three most important words



I recently viewed a poignant video on YouTube and am moved to share an awareness that arose in me as I watched it. The video is a tribute to the power of the words “I love you” being spoken to the viewer by total strangers. After watching it, I began to realize I was feeling a deep sense of connection […]

More about water district pensions



The union agreement had only one change to the existing benefits package of the employees of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and it was a benefit for the the district or rate payers, so your headline last week was at best misleading. The change was that the employees agreed to equally share any increase of the Public Employees Retirement […]

Apply for O’Connell scholarships



The Ventura County Democratic Central Committee established the $1,000 Jack O’Connell scholarship in 2007 as a tribute to the state superintendent of public instruction. Applications for 2010 are available at the website www .venturacountydemocrats.com. Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County, registered or registration-in-process for the fall semester at any public college or university in California, a graduate of […]

Oak Park adds several new coaches



Stephen Kilroy and Marc Minasian have been hired as cohead coaches for the Oak Park High cross country program, replacing longtime leader Kevin Smith. Kelly Churchmen takes over for Smith as track and field coach. Scott Hall, a JV baseball coach this season, has been promoted to varsity head coach.

Master auditions



Los Robles Master Chorale will open auditions for new and current singers for the 2010-2011 concert. Auditions, by appointment, will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tues. and Wed., June 15 and 16 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., June 19 at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. All voice parts are welcome, […]

Social Justice Fund gives grants



The Social Justice Fund for Ventura County seeks grant proposals from nonprofits working to better the community. A total of $50,000 will be available in the fund’s fourth annual grants program. Grant proposals in any amount up to $10,000 will be considered. The Social Justice Fund’s Giving Circle expects to make a number of small grants under $5,000 and a […]

Monitors his water use accurately



The rebates that the Las Virgenes Water District are sending out are not all bad. Since the bi-monthly water allocations have been in place, I have been reading my water meter weekly and recording those readings in a spreadsheet database along with the official readings. The database automatically plots the cumulative usage to see how I’ve been doing between the […]

Students earn PTA Reflections Awards



Several students throughout the region were recognized at the state level for their contributions to Reflections, a National PTA program that encourages children to explore art in all its forms. In Las Virgenes Unified School District, Liana Leininger and Joshua Carlon received awards of merit at the California Reflections ceremony in Sacramento at the beginning of May. More than 63,000 […]


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