2012-08-16 E-Edition

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Microbrews on tap for inaugural fundraiser

. Food and wine samples also served

The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club Foundation will host its inaugural BrewFest, which will allow adults to taste samples of microbrews, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13 at the Conejo Creek Park North (behind the library), 1378 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event is a fundraiser for the foundation and proceeds will help worthy causes in the Conejo Valley. […]

Safe ride


THURS., AUG. 16 Conejo Valley Cloggers 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Old Meadows Center, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. Clogging and white elephant sale. $6 dancers, free for non-dancers. Phone: 805.796.0616. Web: www.conejocloggers.com. Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring trees for a workshop. Free. Phone: 805.495.7480. Conejo Amateur Radio Club […]

Musical prodigies learn how to deal with stress of performing

While watching the young soloists of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic perform, it’s easy to forget they are still children. The organization gives young artists from Calabasas to Ventura the opportunity to perform as soloists with a professional orchestra of union musicians and teachers. But sometimes the ability to handle the pressures involved in performing is not equal to a youngster’s […]

For cats, black is beautiful

The Camarillo Animal Shelter will host special Black Cat Appreciation Days this weekend, Fri. through Sun., Aug. 17, 18 and 19. Pet lovers can adopt a black cat or kitten at half price, $60, which includes spay/neutering, shots, microchip and a catnip treat. The Camarillo Animal Shelter at 600 Aviation Drive is near the outlet mall and adjacent to the […]

Pet of the week

Baseball squad wraps up season

Former Camarillo High standout Taylor Hansen received a golden opportunity to play Division I baseball. There was just one catch—put down the bat and turn into an everyday pitcher. “I’ve always preferred to be a hitter,” Hansen said. “It just happened that San Diego State saw me have one of my best pitching games.” The 2011 ACHS graduate seized the […]

Student-run sports media company wins national title

Competing against 15 studentrun companies from across the nation, Chaminade College Preparatory’s high school business students won the Junior Achievement Company of the Year award for their sports media company, Eagle Eye. Chaminade business teacher Aron Gideon and five senior student representatives—Jake Speyer, Cameron Villadiego, Zach Miller, Nicole Nazarian and Sara Kelley—traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Junior Achievement USA […]

UCLA graduate receives national Mortar Board fellowship

Schwarz uses dance to communicate complex medical concepts to the public

Viewpoint graduate and Agoura resident Madeline Schwarz is the recipient of the 2012 Mortar Board Jane K. Smith Fellowship, a $5,000 award given by the Mortar Board National Foundation. Schwarz graduated from UCLA in June, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in world arts and cultures with a dance concentration. In […]