2010-07-22 E-Edition

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FRI., JULY 23 Ojai Concert Series At Dancing Oak Ranch, on Highway 150 past Lake Casitas. Bring lawn seating. Potluck picnic 5 p.m. Blame Sally, all-girl folk/rock band, performs 7:30 p.m. $18 advance, $20 at gate. Phone: 805.665.8852 Contact: Shane Butler Web: www.ojaiconcertseries.com Time: 5:00 p.m. Date: 7/23/2010 Camarillo Cruise Night 5 to 8 p.m. in Old Town Camarillo, Ventura […]

Ride Harleys for heroes

The inaugural Wounded Warrior Spaghetti Blues Ride will depart from Moorpark on Sat., July 24. Participants will meet for coffee and bagels at 9 a.m. at Simi Valley Harley, 6190 Condor Drive, Moorpark. Riders will leave at 10:30 a.m. for Santa Barbara Harley Davidson, 3501 Via Real, Carpinteria. At about noon, local participants will arrive in Carpinteria along with other […]

Voters face a mixed bag in the November election

10 propositions carry weight

Besides choosing a U.S. senator, a governor and various state and local representatives, Californians will go to the polls this November to vote on 10 new ballot measures. Proposition 19 carries the biggest buzz because it calls for the legalization of marijuana. The initiative would have the state regulate the drug—as it does with alcohol and tobacco— by permitting taxed […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

• Chelsea Meloeny of Calabasas and Kevin Cochran of Oak Park made the spring 2010 dean’s list at Baylor University. •Adam Brosh, an Agoura High graduate, made the dean’s list at Tufts University in Boston. •The following students made the spring dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin- Madison: Monica Schweitzer, Agoura Hills; Ellen Schopler, Calabasas; Jaclyn Gersh, Hidden Hills; […]

Workshop for local business owners helpful in gathering market data

July 27 session in Agoura Hills

The city of Agoura Hills will host a workshop for local business owners and put a recent report to work that determined what Agoura Hills’ residents want from entertainment, food, retail and other sectors of the business community. The Marketing and Merchandising Intelligence Report Workshop will take place at 8 a.m. Tues., July 27 in the council chambers, Assistant City […]


Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy Rating: PG-13 (for adult language, psychological manipu- violence) Running time: 147 minutes Best suited for: the psychological thriller fan Least suited for: those unimpressed by mind games Filmmakers and audiences have long been intrigued with films that dare to play “mind games,” […]

Leaders and soldiers

Beauty and the bright blue sea

Ocean kayaking adventure offers a unique experience

Fifteen seconds outside the Ventura Harbor and you really start to feel alive. As the bow of our 64-foot vessel, the Islander, crashed into the incoming wind-swell waves on a sun-drenched Friday morning, a vociferous collection of “ohhs” and “ahhs” bellowed from bundled-up tourists strewn about the bobbing ship. The sea was angry that day, friends, but our steel-nerved captain […]

How to be honest

A friend told me how one of his coworkers was the most dishonest, angry, aggravating, unfair individual he’d ever met. When the two were together, however, you’d think they were best friends. As a father, I feel I have a responsibility to teach my 6-year-old son about honesty. I don’t want him to become dishonest and two-faced like my friend. […]