Waves snare Coastal championship

AHS graffti

I support and applaud Agoura High School student Nikolas Polynice for speaking out against the poor handling of the racist graffiti incident at AHS last month. As an African American parent, I too met with Principal Misel personally and implored him to call a brief assembly to speak to the student body to assure the students they were safe, and […]

Fireworks to light up Moorpark skies on July 3

Festivities bigger and better this year

The City of Moorpark will present the annual Fireworks Extravaganza from 4 to 9 p.m. Wed., July 3 at the Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Aerial fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the City of Moorpark, this year the city has enhanced the event by increasing the size of the […]

Conejo Valley residents receive awards from military order

Region XIV of the Military Order of the World Wars presented awards to three Conejo Valley residents for their work over the past year at its annual convention on June 1. Outgoing region commander, Thomas E. Hanson, bestowed the awards. Brig. Gen. Daniel Pemberton, USAF (ret) of Thousand Oaks received the Merit Award for Outstanding Service, recognizing his leadership of […]

Camp teaches youths Shakespearian acting

The Summer Theatre Camp presented by the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company and California Lutheran University has returned for its 28th year with a new curriculum. The two-week morning and afternoon sessions will run through Aug. 2 in the CLU Theatre Arts Building. In “Beginning Shakespeare,” children age 8 to 12 will learn about the Bard, textual analysis, vocabulary, stage movement and […]

Westlake’s Smith is named top sprinter by county coaches

The Ventura County Track and Field Coaches’ Association honored the top student-athletes in the county. Sarah Baxter, a Simi Valley High junior, is the Ventura County Athlete of the year. She won her third straight state 3,200-meter championship this spring. She has never lost a 3,200 race in her high school career. Baxter is a three-time Marmonte League, CIF-Southern Section […]

Is Agoura High a racist campus?

Kudos and high commendation to Nikolas Polynice for speaking out about racism at Agoura High School in his letter on June 13 that focuses on the reality of racism. Polynice refers to a “school official who happened to be incredibly racist without knowing it.” That is the silent truth of racism. We internalize patterns of behavior without questioning the conditioning […]

Foundation celebrates 25 years of proud deeds

The Ventura County Community Foundation marked its 25th anniversary during a soldout Community Celebration luncheon on June 12 at the Camarillo Ranch House that saluted the vision of its founders, the generosity of its donors and the achievements of its volunteers over the past quarter century. The event featured the premiere of a video by Ventura County filmmaker Christopher Charles […]

Author to lead discussion at Agoura Library

Author Elizabeth Silver will lead a discussion of her acclaimed new book, “The Execution of Noa P. Singleton,” at 3 p.m. Sat., June 22 at the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court. The book is described as “a gripping off-kilter thriller of a young woman sitting on death row.” The author will be selling and signing her books. For more […]

The Acorn Epicurean

Camarillo International Supermarket and Restaurant From the outside, Camarillo International Supermarket and Restaurant looks like an independent community grocery store. But step inside, and you will find a bright and spacious world market filled with an abundance of high-quality meats, cheeses, baked goods, prepared foods, produce and groceries. “Until people come through the door they don’t realize that we are […]