Family Men

I always lose I never win. I wonder if that’s the way it’ll be forever. I lose in sports; I lose in those dice and word games you play on your phone; I never pick the winners at Oscar time; I never place in contests, except for that one countywide poetry contest I won in second grade. But that doesn’t […]

Come adopt a new friend

Ventura County Animal Services will host its eighth annual Hugs, Slurps and Slobbers Pet Adopt-athon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 29 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. This public event will feature music, food, vendors, a silent auction, raffles and the chance to take home a new furry best friend at discounted adoption rate. Sponsored […]

Ride the musical trolley to Cabrillo show

PLAY REVIEW ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

In the original 1989 New York Times review of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Frank Rich wrote, “It most resembles the many professional, second-rate shows a musicalcomedy fanatic would settle for seeing in the 1950s or ’60s, when there were no tickets to be had at a ‘Music Man’ or ‘Dolly.’” A recent production of the show by Cabrillo Music […]

Special interest prevails in WLV

In May the City Council of Westlake Village voted to allow a change in zoning of land on Russell Ranch Road to accommodate the construction of a Target store. Subsequently a group of concerned citizens, including myself, decided to solicit signatures of registered voters to petition for two referendums to be put on the ballot in the fall. The purpose […]

Former game show host will chat at Cal Lutheran

Former game show host Bob Eubanks will discuss his varied career, touch on his friendships with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and answer questions in “An Afternoon with Bob Eubanks” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., July 28 at California Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center, north side of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard, Thousand Oaks . The event is one […]

Disney treasures sparkle in new Reagan Library exhibit

The Reagan Library may be two hours north of Anaheim’s Disneyland, but the spirit of the “Happiest Place on Earth” and the man who created the magic has taken up residency in Simi Valley. Walking into the newly opened “D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibition, this 27-year-old couldn’t help but feel like a kid again. Even people […]


THURS., JULY 26 Ride2Recovery Fundraiser 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Dan Zek Insurance Services, 2720 Cochran St., Simi Valley. DJ music, wine tasting, silent auction, rafle. $15 donation includes wine, snacks andfive rafle tickets. Web: www.ride2recovery.com. Camarillo Community Band Concert 7 p.m. at Community Center Park, Carmen Drive and Burnley Street. Julie Judd conducts. Bring lawn seating and picnic. Free. […]

Do conflicts of interest exist at water district?

The Santa Monica Mountains are an unnatural place for wine vineyards because the water required for grape growing must come from Lake Shasta and Lake Oroville in Northern California, which is more than 500 miles away, via the California Aqueduct. Normally, water-use intensive commercial vineyards are located either close to a river or have access to good quality ground water. […]

History made fund

All aboard for train excursions

The Fillmore & Western Railway offers a variety of train rides in August. All rides depart from and return to the Fillmore station. Trips require advance reservations and will run rain or shine. For reservations, call (805) 524-2546 or go to www.fwry.com. Weekend Scenic Excursions Train Rides from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, […]