THURS., AUG. 9 Channel Islands Navy League Coast Guard 11:30 a.m. at CG Station Channel Islands Harbor, 4012 Victoria Ave., Oxnard. August birthday barbecue. $15 for lunch. Contact: Jim Cecil Jr. Phone: 805.482. 8215. SAT., AUG. 11 Channel Islands Maritime Museum Parking Lot Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in parking lot at South Victoria Avenue and Channel Islands Boulevard, […]

Out-of-district opponents are shortsighted

I’m moved to write by the slew of letters decrying the heavy “burden” of out-of-district students on our local school districts. Whether it’s LVUSD or OPUSD, I hear over and over again how these students represent a huge drain on our tax base and account for the “never ending” calls for more funding and school expansion. I find it incredible […]

Solvers Work at Crime

ALL IN THE DETAILS—Above, 12-year-old Tyler Alexander of Agoura places an evidence tag near the “body” of a shooting victim during Teen CSI Camp at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. The camp includes instruction from Lost Hills Sheriffs Station investigators, a trip to the station to book a “suspect,” fingerprint dusting, DNA testing and footprint casting. Right, 11-year-old Rogan Fish […]

Two baby mountain lions are cause for celebration

Biologists from the National Park Service recently discovered two mountain lion kittens in the Santa Monica Mountains. The female and male kittens were outfitted with tracking devices after researchers located their den east of Circle X Ranch in Malibu. “The fact that successful reproduction is occurring in the mountains indicates that we have high-quality habitat for mountain lions here,” said […]

Fiery Favorites Reflect Heat of Summer at Chester’s Asia Restaurant

restaurant review Chester’s Asia

Within Ventura County there exist a multitude of Chinese restaurants of varying quality. From the steam trays of the well-known national chains to dingy and cramped holes-in-the-wall, one may be forgiven for assuming that the local Chinese culinary scene is simultaneously overpopulated and underachieving. Chester’s Asia Chinese Restaurant in Camarillo aggressively flips these assumptions upsidedown with a lovely ambiance and, […]

Blow that horn at T.O. concert

The Gardens of the World’s 10th annual Summer Jazz Concert Series, “Big Band Extravaganza,” will feature the Late Nite Big Band from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19 at 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Led by saxophonist Joe Gray, the band will perform a variety of music, from 1940s swing tunes to work done by modern composers. […]

Need for water infrastructure

Martin Jansen’s July 26 letter states that my interest in adequate mains for fire flow is personally motivated. In a sense he is right. My area, like most of the Santa Monicas, is prone to brush fires. Three have burned through our property in the 42 years I have lived here. The first destroyed our house. He is wrong, however, […]

Yin Yang summer art show in T.O.

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley is presenting a new art exhibit, “Yin Yang Summer,” through Oct. 8 in The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. This invitational show has original and diverse pieces of art by 12 professional visual artists. Photography, collage, assemblage and paintings in all media are represented. […]

Pet of the Week

Free cataract screening at Dougherty Laser Vision

Dougherty Laser Vision is offering free cataract screenings through August at its two office locations, one at 1821 Daily Drive in Camarillo and the other in Hollywood. Paul Dougherty, an expert in advanced vision correction surgery, is offering the complimentary screenings in honor of National Cataract Awareness Month. The leading cause of vision loss in older adults, cataracts are associated […]

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