Super sluggers

Sweet-swinging senior captains lead Eagles’ softball team

Rebecca Kubena and Sarah Langley are allowing their cleanup hitter to get cozy at the plate this season. “I feel more comfortable when someone is on base,” said Taylor Deshotel, the No. 4 hitter for the Oak Park High softball team. “This year, I’m feeling extra comfortable with Rebecca and Sarah reaching base each inning. “They’re hot right now. Pitchers […]

Still looking for answers

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board’s lack of response to my repeated requests for information has prompted this letter. On Feb. 20, I emailed the entire LVMWD board asking them to reconsider the construction of the water tank in favor of using funds already collected to provide water-saving measures to LVMWD residents. One member of the board, Charles Caspary, […]

Flying Squirrel

Downtown’s new star When residents of Ventura County think about taking a day trip, chances are they have some familiar favorites: Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and our local beaches. Whether it’s seeing a mission, doing some wine tasting or hanging out at the ocean, many of us are probably creatures of habit. We like our old reliable favorites. I’d like […]

At Tushita, a pause for reflection


THURS., MARCH 27 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Carrow’s restaurant, 2401 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. No-host luncheon. For any person of Portuguese descent or interested in Portuguese culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Yvonne Westervelt. Phone: 805.483.4168. Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club 6 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Bart Kaslow gives presentation on […]

Anyone for tennis?

New tank a drop in the bucket

Contrary to Mr. Gate’s letter, the water tank recently approved by the majority of the water board over the objection of the minority has absolutely nothing to do with the drought. The Las Virgenes Water District has a 3-billion-gallon reservoir full of water. The board is squandering $650 per household to add a 4-milliongallon water tank which, in the scheme […]

Blast from the past

TIME WARP—Above, Haley Brown dances to the 1980s music—think Cyndi Lauper—during “A Blast From the Past 80’s Party” at the Wood Ranch Country Club in Simi Valley on March 21. The fundraiser, organized by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club, will benefit Many Mansions, the Cancer Support Community and the Conejo Free Clinic’s Mammogram Fund. At left, Sean Keanini of […]

Auditions open for chorale singers

Tenors, baritones and basses needed for choir

Los Robles Master Chorale will hold auditions for new singers for the 2014-2015 concert season on April 13, 26 and 27 at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Audition times are by appointment only. Auditions with artistic director Lesley Leighton will last approximately 10 minutes. Singers should prepare a solo and may be asked to sing […]

What’s New On DVD?

Several titles carrying Oscar weight have recently been released on DVD, along with some classic television shows and a documentary about one of America’s greatest bands of the ’60s and ’70s. Sit back, relax and hit play. “All Is Lost” DVD, Blu-ray, Ultraviolet Combo (Lionsgate) This Golden Globe- winning survival drama features Robert Redford. After a collision with a shipping […]

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