2014-07-24 E-Edition

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Money in raceflows to Brownley

California Assemblymember Jeff Gorell gave incumbent U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley a run during the state primaries in June, with Gorell 833 votes shy of tying Brownley in the 26th Congressional District race. Despite Gorell’s strong showing in the primary, he’s fallen far behind Brownley in the fundraising department. Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) had nearly $1.2 million in the bank just before […]

– Brenda Barry –

Our beloved BRENDA BARRY born 2/21/50 passed away on 7/9/14. She was a beautiful soul with the most unselfish giving heart, who spent her entire life helping those around her in anyway she could. She was an amazing mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin, colleague and friend to so many people from coast to coast and will be missed greatly but […]

Lazertag fundraiser for Cabrillo theater

Lazertag Extreme will host a special fundraising event for the Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon., July 28 at 591-A Country Club Drive, Simi Valley. Lazertag Extreme will donate 100 percent of its proceeds from that day to the theater. The event will also have a bake sale and raffl e. Theresa and […]

Body in wreckage identified

The body of a man found near a vehicle at the bottom of a ravine along Kanan Road in Malibu last week has been identified. According to the L.A. County coroner’s office, Hjalmar Ashley DeGeorge, 31, of Agoura Hills, committed suicide. About 6:30 p.m. July 15, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu Search and Rescue Team received a report […]

A safety net for foster kids

Presis Bryson spent her adolescent years and a portion of her childhood living in foster care. The Ventura County resident can attest to the struggles of youth growing up in the foster care system, without having a home to call their own and the additional worry of where to turn when they “age out” of the state’s child welfare system […]

Family Men

Fetching torpedoes It’s summertime and my 11-year-old son wants to do nothing but three things—swim, swim and after that swim some more. He’s part human. I think his love for swimming, however, comes from the fish in him. I used to be just like him when I was his age. Living in Southern California, I spent entire years in the […]

Jazz icon an innovator, activist

Charlie Haden, superstar bassist from Agoura, dies at 76

Folks in Agoura Hills knew Charlie Haden as a kind man who routinely walked the neighborhood with his wife and small dog, greeting others when they passed them by. Music lovers knew Haden as an innovator and superstar of modern jazz, a performer whose influence as a double bassist was revered and celebrated around the world. Haden died July 11 […]

Rotarians to provide needed school supplies

The Rotary School Backpack Stuffing Event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 2 at Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. The goal of the event is to provide more than 200 backpacks and school supplies to children in the community who would otherwise not begin school with the necessary supplies, and a backpack […]

Kids explore Southland in the summer

AFTERNOONS OF FUN— The summer travel camp sponsored by the Lindero Canyon Boys & Girls Club in Agoura Hills takes youngsters to a variety of local outdoor attractions. Left, a group hikes the Scorpion Anchorage on East Santa Cruz Island. Below, Thy Bell, left, and Dylan Jackson paddle their way through Ventura Harbor. Club members can choose from a number […]

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