2010-09-16 E-Edition

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Young entrepreneurs bank on oil, vinegar in new business

Nicole Shaver, a graduate of Oak Park Independent School and California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, is 23 years old and already a business owner. Shaver and her fiance, Brandon Ledford, and their friends Jenny and Jason Adams—all in their 20s—recently opened “The Olive Vineyard” at the new Shops at Oak Creek center in Agoura Hills. For Shaver, who […]

Westlake couple finds their stroke at video game competition

Being good parents and volunteers has paid off for Westlake Village residents Bonnie and Bill McAfee. Bonnie, 58, and Bill, 66, joined forces to take first place in the super adult division of the finals of the Wii Games: Summer 2010 Championships in Redondo Beach on Sept. 3. “We were the first on our block to get a Wii,” Bill […]

Adat Elohim festival bowls them over

Walk benefits suicide prevention effort

More than 200 people from throughout Ventura County will participate in the Camarillo Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sat., Sept. 25 at Constitution Park in Camarillo. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and end at the same location at approximately 11:30 a.m. The fundraising walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by helping to support local […]

Hall of Famer Chang to host tennis camp in Westlake Village

On Sat., Sept. 25, Hall of Fame tennis player Michael Chang is coming to Westlake for a clinic. Partnering with his cousin Jerry Yu, Chang will appear from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Westlake Tennis and Swim Club. The clinic is for players of all ages and abilities. Participants will receive special instruction not only from Chang, but from […]

Young Calabasas performer to compete in Disney contest

When Sacha Edwards was 12 she walked up to singer Kid Rock at a July Fourth party in Malibu and asked him to rock out with her onstage. That move led to a foursong concert at the party that night and an invitation to perform with Rock at Universal Amphitheater. At the amphitheater, Sacha sang Sheryl Crow’s part in the […]

New book proves to be a ‘power source’

Alpha course presents Christianity 101

An Alpha course that presents the basics of Christianity is being offered from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. The course consists of 15 sessions presented over 10 weeks and is open to nonmembers and the community. The class begins with a meal, a short teaching on video about an […]

Be prepared for emergencies

Develop family communication plan

September is National Preparedness Month, and Ventura County is taking part in a nationwide effort to encourage individuals, families and organizations to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. Some simple steps that residents can do to prepare for the unexpected include making an emergency supply kit, developing a family communications plan and staying informed of hazards in […]