Pay as you go

If public servants are a product of our California educational system, then it is a dismal failure. They lack common sense. They tell us all about the budget shortfalls and the poor kiddies are going to suffer for it if we do not pass higher taxes. The kiddies are the number one priority. The suckers fall for their nonsense and […]

Conviction of child molester stirs up emotions for victim

For the past year, Breanne has attended every court hearing for the man who will be sentenced this month for sexually abusing her when she was a teenager. Her abuser, Ronald Wilson of Moorpark, was arrested March 20, 2009, at his office in Simi Valley and charged with committing multiple lewd and lascivious acts with a child. He pleaded guilty […]

Call for student essays on the personal impact of cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is taking entries for the 2013 high school essay contest on the theme “Dear Cancer, It’s Me . . .” All students attending local schools who have had cancer or who have a loved one or friend with cancer can submit essays of 500 to 1,500 words. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Mon., […]


THURS., JAN. 17 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. David Nichols of Green Thumb Nursery, Ventura, discusses soils and fertilizer for house plants and container gardening. Free. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933. Channel Islands Gulls New Year’s Luncheon 11 a.m. at The Greek restaurant, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. Greek […]

State of city

Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer will present the 15th annual Mayor’s State of the City Address at 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 24 at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way, adjacent to the Commons at Calabasas. Maurer will review the city’s accomplishments from the past year and outline goals for the future. California State Senator Fran Pavley, whose 27th Senate […]

A rocking campaign

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Local author examines relationships and faith

BOOK REVIEW ‘Sacred Intersections’

Oak Park resident Steve Adams has published a warm and introspective faith-based work, “Sacred Intersections: Enjoying and enhancing the stories around us.” Published by ThreeFiveSix Press and available online, the 112-page work is about human relationships—both incidental and intimate—and how they can build a bridge to the divine. As stated on the book’s cover: “Everyone has a story. And those […]

Threat assessment seminar taken seriously

Like other school districts across the country, the Ventura County Office of Education increased its awareness about campus violence following the 1999 assault at Columbine High School in Colorado. The Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in which 26 people were killed, including 20 first-graders, emphasized the need for continued vigilance by school officials and law […]

Gardens of the World seeking artists

The Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks is hosting local artists who wish to display their works for public viewing during specified weeks during coming years. All exhibits will be at the garden’s Resource Center and accommodated on a first come, first served basis at no cost to the artists. Available exhibition dates go quickly and artists are urged […]

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