2012-08-02 E-Edition

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Local candidates build cash hoard in race for 26th Congressional District

Strickland, Brownley raise $2.3 million so far

In one of the most expensive races this year for the U.S. House of Representatives, the campaign war chests in Ventura County’s 26th U.S. Congressional District continue to swell with the two candidates reporting a combined $2.3 million in receipts as of June 30. Republican state Sen. Tony Strickland, who finished first in the June 5 primary with 44 percent […]

Oak Park road work

Due to underground pipeline work, a small section of one lane on Kanan Road in Oak Park will be closed from July 31 through Aug. 17. About 400 feet of the road’s eastbound lane will be closed to traffic beginning at Golden Eagle Drive. The Triunfo Sanitation District, which operates Oak Park Water Services, is building a new 2.1-million gallon […]

Ride in the cool breeze

The Kiwanis Club of Ventura and Channel Islands Bicycle Club will conduct the 18th annual Cool Breeze Century ride on Sat., Aug. 18 starting at the Ventura Educational Service Center, 255 W. Stanley Ave. The event will feature a very flat 34-mile ride and a flat 62- mile ride, a 100-mile event that will feature some hills and a very […]

Local bands will open for Air Supply

Conejo Valley’s Ben Babylon Band and HoneyHeart will open for the rock band Air Supply at The Canyon club on Fri., Aug. 3 at 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with HoneyHeart playing at 7:15 p.m., followed by the Ben Babylon Band at 8 p.m. and Air Supply at 9 p.m. The son and […]

Teachers schooled at literacy workshop

In the constantly evolving field of education, teachers must often play the role of student. “It’s really important to stay abreast of everything,” said Mary Nicks, a special education teacher at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology in Moorpark. “I want to be a part of anything that’s going to make (learning) easier for the kids.” Nicks was one of […]

‘Gold Team’ wants state to shine once again

Assemblymember Jeff Gorell and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the formation of the Gold Team—a bipartisan effort that hopes to lure businesses to California—during a July 27 news conference at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks. Gorell, a Republican from Camarillo, was elected to the Assembly in 2010 while serving as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy Reserve. The former […]

Inspirational A.E. Wright teacher only 64

Some teachers have a gift for inspiring their students to learn. Arthur Borgquist, a science teacher at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, was among them. Borgquist died on July 13 after a six-year battle with cancer and reported complications from exposure to Agent Orange, the toxic chemical used by the U.S. military to defoliate the jungle battlegrounds of Vietnam. […]

Rounding up little ranchers

SUMMERTIME FUN— Lots of L’il Ranchers gather at Leonis Adobe in Calabasas for an afternoon of games, crafts, Native American dancing and storytime on Tues., July 24. Left, Craig Newton leads the song parade. Right, Mandy Jacob and her son Lucas Knoos of Thousand Oaks do some serious twisting to the music.

Local equestrians win in competition

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