2013-10-17

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School board, city candidates



After 12 years on the LVUSD school board, I decided to not run for re-election. There are three strong candidates for the LVUSD school board whom I support. Lesli Stein in running for her second term. She is the current president and has done a masterful job. Lesli is student centered and a big-picture visionary. She is frugal with funds […]

Riding high after all these years

72-year-old ‘Gidget’ to appear at Leo Carrillo event


Gidget, the surfer portrayed by Sandra Dee in the 1959 “Gidget” beach movie, is based on real-life surfer Kathy Kohner, now Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman. At the age of 15, Kohner spent her summer on the beaches of Malibu. The movie aptly depicts the brave teen girl bargaining with surfer boys to teach her how to ride the waves. In an interview […]

Gift donation drive at Calabasas Pumpkin Festival will benefit hospitalized teens




In addition to a full array of fall and Halloween-related activities, the 2013 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival will offer visitors an opportunity to brighten the lives of hospitalized teenagers. The City of Calabasas and the Cordasco family will host a gift donation drive at the festival on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 19 and 20 in memory of 16-year-old, Honorary Mayor Kevin […]

Symposium on art, critical thinking

Comedian is keynote speaker

California Lutheran University will host the Arts and Learning Symposium: Conversations, Connections, Critical Thinking from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. The keynote speaker will be comedian, actor, impressionist, artist and arts educator Jim Meskimen, a semifinalist on this summer’s “America’s Got Talent.” Meskimen’s credits include the films […]

Oaks Christian girls’ volleyball team will contend for elusive first section crown




The Oaks Christian High girls’ volleyball team is on fire. The Lions, ranked No. 2 in this week’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2-AA coaches’ poll, travel to Phoenix today for the 64-team Nike Tournament of Champions. OCHS plays matches on Friday and Saturday—including bouts against two of the top-four Arizona squads—before returning home on Sunday. “We’ve been a good program, but […]

LVUSD favorites



I have the pleasure of putting my support behind three phenomenal candidates for LVUSD school board this year: Lesli Stein, Angela Cutbill and Mary Jo Ammon. Among the entire slate of candidates, these three candidates have the most experience with and knowledge of LVUSD. And they have the track records to prove it. They are proven leaders who are strong, […]

Grandson of baseball legend Ty Cobb to speak in T.O.



The grandson of baseball legend Ty Cobb, Herschel Cobb, will speak at 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Author of “Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb,” Herschel Cobb, whose parents filled his childhood with turmoil, recounts in the book how his grandfather provided the stability, […]

Buy bling at luncheon to support Big Brothers Big Sisters nonprofit



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County will host its fifth annual “Bags, Bling and Bubbly” champagne luncheon at 11 a.m. Fri., Nov. 8 at the Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. The luncheon will feature new designer and vintage handbags, jewelry and accessories. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle for $5,000 in cash. […]

Chief district techie heads to Montecito




Las Virgenes Unified School District’s technology guru, Phil Scrivano, is leaving the district. Scrivano, a 52-year-old Camarillo resident, has worked for LVUSD for three years and has been credited with overhauling the district’s technological capabilities from the inside out. He has accepted a job with the Montecito Union School District, which serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Montecito superintendent […]


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