2011-08-18 E-Edition

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Locals go to the fair

With its rides, rodeos, pig races, pie eating and apple bobbing, the Ventura County Fair had little trouble living up to its 2011 theme, “The Bounty of the County.” Held at Seaside Park in Ventura from Aug. 3 to Aug. 14, the fair’s mainstay was music, and lots of it. The concert lineup was impressive as legendary singers and bands […]

West Valley softball team is No. 1


THURS., AUG. 18 Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Cesareo Perez demonstrates displaying trees for showing. Bring trees and plants. Phone: 805.495.7480. FRI., AUG. 19 First Responders Barbecue 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at AlmaVia, 2500 Ponderosa Drive North, Camarillo. Honors medical emergency personnel. Public welcome. Free. RSVP requested. Contact: AlmaVia […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Sat., Aug. 20: Mock ACT Tues., Aug. 23: Pick up schedule changes Wed., Aug. 24: First day of school Calabasas Coyotes Mon., Aug. 22: Performing arts welcome back picnic/6 p.m. Fall coaches meeting/6 p.m. Tues., Aug. 23: Mandatory meeting for parents of new permit students/gym/6 p.m. Meeting for parents of freshmen and new students/gym/7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 24: […]

Agoura golfer takes on Pinehurst No. 2

ON THE MARK— Carson Caccamise, 16, of Agoura High, recently competed in the Teen World Golf Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. One hundred five of the top-ranked teenage golfers in the world were chosen to compete at the three-day event on Pinehurst No. 2, a course where the U. S. Open and other major PGA tournaments have been played. Caccamise was […]


Agoura A thief stole a purse containing $100 in cash and bank cards from a car parked in the 29400 block of Weeping Willow Drive July 31. The culprit later used the cards to make fraudulent purchases. A resident on United Road reported that someone broke into her home July 29. The victim said she was awakened by noise downstairs. […]

Tips for fun and safety around home pool

For a hot time in warm weather, consider these maintenance and safety suggestions for backyard living. Safety first. Keep each child within arm’s length at all times. Designate an adult as water watcher. Ensure that the pool’s fence is always locked. Install both gate and pool alarms. Dress up the landscape. Use shrubs for form, foliage-heavy plants for color and […]

“The Help”

Directed by: Tate TaylorStarring: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone,Bryce Dallas HowardMPAA rating: PG-13Running time: 136 minutesBest suited for: This one’slikely relevant for everyoneLeast suited for: residents ofJackson, Miss.Acorn Rating: Walking into the theater to see “The Help,” my biggest concern was that the movie would somehow concoct history into some Hollywood-rendered revisionist theory—the story of how one educated young […]

Tutoring for special needs

Special Thinkers Tutoring is a new academic tutoring center that specifically caters to children and young adults with special needs, including autism, ADHD and Down syndrome. The tutors have degrees in education and backgrounds in behavioral science. The center is at 3717 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 284, Westlake Village. For more information, go to www.specialthinkerstutoring.com or call (805) 413-1033.