With participation down, Great Race considers new path

The 28th Dole Great Race of Agoura on March 23 lost runners and donations, prompting organizers to say the race may need to be operated differently in the future. Danny Greenberg, president of the Great Race of Agoura, Inc., breathed new life into the race about 12 years ago, transforming a local school charity event organized by campus moms into […]

Report on Rim of the Valley

Residents of the Conejo Valley need to be aware of the proposed Rim of the Valley National Park. It would include the Santa Monica Mountains and could have negative impacts on the property rights of people living in or near the mountains. The last public hearing will be in early 2014. Please go to NPS. GOV Rim of the Valley […]

Campaign seeks to protect local watersheds

Keeping the water clean

As Ventura County residents, we live in a beautiful place. We’re surrounded by mountains, orchards, creeks, and the Pacific Ocean with all its majesty. The common thread running through every aspect of our lives and our environment is water and in particular, our county’s watersheds. A watershed is an area of land defined by ridgelines where stormwater and other runoff […]

Local Webelos see the light

Janklow back at Bogie’s Bar

Young artist performed at Kennedy Center

Danny Janklow returns from performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to play at Thursday Jazz Nights at Bogie’s Bar and Lounge. Janklow and Friends hosts Bogie’s weekly jazz series which features musical guests. After being awarded a scholarship to perform last week at the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, Janklow says, “Jazz Ahead at […]

Sheriff launching remote controlled-device to help improve rescue efforts

It’s called the Qube, and it may look like a remote-controlled toy found in a hobby shop, but the tiny aircraft—it weighs less than 6 pounds—is far from a plaything. It’s a state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft made by the Monrovia, Calif.-based technology company AeroVironment and is intended to be a new high-tech tool for public safety agencies across the U.S. The […]

“Ginger & Rosa”

I don’t want to die,” Ginger (Fanning) says at one point in this quietly insightful film. “I want to grow up and do things.” What Fanning is “growing up” to do here is deliver a performance that’s knowing, captivating, pitch-perfect beyond her years. She brings the innocence of a child into the insanities of an adult world. In London, 17-year-olds […]

Reading celebrated at college

Cal State Channel Islands invites children and their families to the eight annual Children’s Reading Celebration and 36th annual Young Authors’ Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 13 the John Spoor Broome Library on the Camarillo campus. Headlining the event is Tina Nichols Coury, the Oxnard-based author of “Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore.” […]

‘Inherit The Wind’ opens in Moorpark

The High Street Arts Center will present “Inherit the Wind,” America’s greatest courtroom drama, from Fri., April 12 through May 12 at 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Opening night tickets include a champagne reception with the cast following the show. During the summer of 1925, tiny Dayton, Tennessee unexpectedly […]

Women fight for less toxic landscape maintenance at public schools

Several women are leading a charge to reduce the use of toxic chemicals that kill the weeds on community and public school landscaping. At the Las Virgenes Unified School District on March 12, Caroline Aslanian, Rhonda Jessum and Ziva Santop spoke to board of education members about the possible health hazard of herbicides used at local schools. The group wants […]

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