2014-06-05

All creatures large and small attend Family Fun Day



Brownley, Gorell the top two candidates for 26th U.S. Congress

Battle for November begins


There was no surprise Tuesday night as U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) and Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) were named the top vote getters in the primary election to decide which two candidates will vie for the 26th Congressional District seat in November. Brownley, the incumbent for the district that covers most of Ventura County and a small portion of […]

Lane closures at Lindero freeway exit



Reconstruction of the Lindero Canyon Road/101 Freeway overpass is forcing more lane closures in Westlake Village. Following several closures already this week, the southbound 101 Freeway will be blocked off again at Lindero Canyon Road on Mon. and Tues., June 9 and 10. The work will begin at 8 p.m. and the exit will be fully closed by midnight. The […]

New requirements make fireworks shows safer in Ventura County



The Fourth of July will be safer in Ventura County this year. Following accidents at professional fireworks shows in Simi Valley and Ojai last year, the Ventura County Fire Department has implemented new safety requirements that will help to protect the public, show operators and firefighters. “Regulations for fireworks and fireworks demonstrations are the responsibility of the California state fire […]

Seniors, alumni match comedy wits



The public is invited to decide who’s funnier—Oak Park High School students or alumni—in the school’s final ComedySportz competition of the year. The comedy match will take place in the high school pavilion from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 6. Colin Tanner, a senior at Oak Park High, has been on the team for four years. “This match is […]

Kids can learn about God at summer event

Program will have songs, games, treats and Bible Buddies

A summer kids’ event called Weird Animal Park Vacation Bible School will run from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 16 to 20 at Living Oaks Community Church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. Kids, ages 4 through those entering grade five this fall, can participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamworkbuilding games, make treats, experience Bible […]

Carr, Lieu best in class for 33rd Congress



In a primary election for U.S. Congress that drew 18 candidates to the fray, Republican ELECTION Elan Carr, a prosecutor for the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, came away top votegetter with 21.5 percent. Carr, a former military offi cer who served in Iraq, will face Democrat Ted Lieu in the November general election. Lieu got 19 percent. Carr’s performance […]

District bids fond farewell

LVUSD recognizes retiring teachers and employees for their contributions to local education


Twenty-four teachers, principals and other employees with many years of service among them retired this month from Las Virgenes Unified School District. The May 20 retirement party at the district office in Calabasas followed a tradition of highlighting accomplishments, mishaps and moments of joy that the employees experienced over the years. Favorite songs and memories were presented as the employees […]

Tips to get families ready for summer



Whether taking a road trip or simply hitting a pool or water park this season, creating family fun is all about being prepared. “Make sure you have everything you need to keep the kids entertained, happy and safe. There are lots of resources available online to help you plan,” said Emily “The Travel Mom” Kaufman, a family travel expert, author […]

Youth productions in Malibu



Young Actors Project will present two family shows: “Fame,” with live music and dancing set at the School of Performing Arts in New York City, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on Roald Dahl’s tale. Both productions are directed by Shoshana Kuttner and star local teens and youth. The shows will be performed at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific […]