THURS., MAY 19 Camarillo Newcomers Club Luncheon meeting at Secret Garden restaurant, 255 E. High St., Moorpark. Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia, psychologist, speaks about aging brain. $20 members, $22 guests. RSVP requested. Open to all in Ventura County. Phone: 805.658.7301 Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 5/19/2011 Ventura County Paralegal Association Wine Tasting 6 to 8 p.m. at Courtyard at Marriott, […]

Westlake High vandalized

Four Westlake High School students—all seniors, just weeks from graduation—were arrested this week for allegedly breaking windows at the school’s newly renovated theater and trashing a classroom. Two windows were broken at the Carpenter Family Theatre last Thursday, May 12 about 2:20 a.m., which set off a burglary alarm, Thousand Oaks Det. Todd Welty said. A window was broken, eggs […]

When nature girl went a-wooing

When my beloved old pickup broke down a final time, I settled on a newer used compact car because I was lazy and impatient. The car was very shiny outside and spotless inside. She intimidated me and came to be known as Miss Prissy. Within a year the car was still shiny but scratched up like the loser in a […]

Topanga fair to liven up Memorial Day

The 38th annual Topanga Days Fair is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. through Mon., May 28 to 30 on the Topanga Community Club grounds at 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Musical headliners are the Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Mayall, Maggie Mayall, Jim Messina, The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker and Yesterday’s Child. The fair […]

Recycle clothes for the team

The Charger Club will host a clothing recycling fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., May 21 in the staff parking lot at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Community members can drop off new and gently-used clothing, linens, purses, hats, belts and paperback books. The proceeds will benefit the 22 athletic teams at Agoura High. For more information, […]


An article last week stated the Calabasas Bark Park was only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This is true for the grass portion of the park, but a separate area is open seven days a week.

Drew Fellman to appear on CTV

Drew Fellman, writer and producer of the new IMAX movie “Born to be Wild,” will be the guest on CTV (Calabasas Television) “Authors Night,” which is taping May 23 at the Calabasas Library. “Born to be Wild” is playing at the AMC in Woodland Hills.

Giving a gift like no other

Brittany MacNeil is 33 weeks pregnant, but the baby is not hers. The baby girl she carries belongs biologically and legally to Anne-Lee and Sam of Melbourne, Australia, who preferred not to disclose their surname due to fear of repercussions from their country, where commercial surrogacy is illegal. MacNeil, 23, is from Moorpark, in a state where gestational surrogacy is […]

Scholarships established in Marie Panec’s name

Two scholarship funds have been established in memory of Marie Panec, a 57-year-old Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education member who died on May 3 of a brain aneurism. At Oak Park High School, a scholarship in Panec’s name will be awarded annually to a graduating senior. The Moorpark College Foundation created a similar scholarship. A biology student […]

Community chips in to help rescind teacher pink slips

$1 million in new revenue and cost savings keeps jobs intact

Most teacher jobs in the Las Virgenes Unified School District that were on the chopping block due to severe budget cuts have been saved, but not because the state came to the rescue. Parents, businesses, cities— even the water district—pulled together to raise funds which allowed district officials to rescind 43 of the 50 pink slip notices issued to teachers […]

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