2012-07-26

Acting classes for children at Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory



Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory offers its final session of summer camp for students ages 9 and up from July 30 through Aug. 9 at 1414 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The Musical Theatre Intensive camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Mornings will feature courses in how to audition, cold readings, dance and movement, […]

Reader’s thoughts for a day



Joe Paterno’s statue looms proudly above Penn. State. JPMorganChase gamed California energy markets Enron style, bilking tax payers out of around $57 million a year. Banks repeatedly settle fraudulent acts for pennies without admitting wrong doing. The deputy commissioner of foods at the FDA was the former vice president of public policy for Monsanto. The only alternative to the tepid […]

Community choir invites residents to sing along



The Conejo Valley’s community choir, Oaks Camerata, is gearing up for its new season and positions are available for singers. Oaks Camerata is a chamber vocal ensemble of 25 men and women. The choir serves the Conejo Valley by performing music from the Renaissance through modern periods. Prior to its transition in 2011 to new leadership and its current name, […]

Painted Sky



A vintage fundraiser

. A Taste of Camarillo turns 25


Eight years, ago Chris Brown stood atop a hill at a small winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, looked down upon the rows of grapes and had an epiphany. It was the realization that she and her husband Mike didn’t need a vast vineyard to open their own winery. Brown thought: “We could do this if we really wanted […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $500 iPhone from an employee at Urbane Cafe in the 29100 block of Canwood Street July 13. Vandals caused $ 500 in damage smashing the rear window of a car parked near Canwood Street and Forest Cove Lane July 11. A burglar stole three bicycles valued at $8,000 from the garage of a home […]

COMMENTARY Social Security update America’s most popular baby names




Each year, Social Security announces the top baby names for boys and girls, based on Social Security card applications for babies born in the previous year. If you have children or you’re friends or relatives with those who do, chances are you might know a few babies with the “in” names. This year, the most popular babies in the playpen […]

Poets, take out your pens



The Celestial Arts Society is offering a $1,000 grand prize in a free poetry contest. There are 50 prizes totalling $5,000. Poems of 12 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director, Dr. James Cameron. Entries are due by Aug. 20 and can be mailed to: Free Poetry Contest, PO Box […]

Local missionary prepares for two-year African adventure

. Thousand Oaks woman will teach young orphans in Zambia


American writer and theologian Frederick Buechner said, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” If this is true, Thousand Oaks resident Rachel VanGent is one happy lady. On Aug. 11, the 24-year-old will hug her friends and family goodbye and fly to the remote village of Chongue in […]


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