2014-08-21 E-Edition

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School dress code revisited

Every school day I spend a minimum of 20 minutes planning an outfit that will pass as schoolappropriate. However, I often ask myself, why is it that I waste so much time puzzling over something as petty as a single apparent strap? After reading over school guidelines and discussing the topic with school staff, it still remains unjustified. The answers […]

Life in the Single Lane

Time for a little romance In case you weren’t aware, August is National Romance Awareness Month. But before you say, “Bah humbug” to the whole thing, let’s see what this occasion might hold for singles. Personally, since I’m a megaromantic anyway, I figured I might as well embrace the time. And because another love of mine is the study of […]

Classical musicians also into rock ‘n roll

The Section Quartet will present a free rock ’n’ roll concert at 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake, 23400 Park Sorrento. The outdoor, family-friendly show is part of the City of Calabasas’s 2014 Sun Sets Concert Series and is copresented by the New West Symphony. The greenbelt is open to the public during concerts and […]

Ticket is justified

Jeffrey Samuels wrote a letter to the editor on Aug. 7 about getting a ticket for illegally tinted front driver’s side and passenger side automobile windows. My sympathy to him because of the insensitive treatment he felt he received during what must be a difficult time. But I strongly disagree that the ticket was for an “insignificant infraction.” Being able […]

Don’t worry, be happy, say optimists

. Find out how to look on the bright side at Optimism LIVE event

What if people could train their brains to give up cynicism and accept positivity? Or they could stop and smell the roses and, at the very least, try to find the silver lining when life takes a negative turn? Would luck then follow? Could heartache be healed and fortunes bolstered? Many people are dedicated to the notion that optimism can […]


THURS., AUG. 21 Jewelry Sale And Luncheon 11 a.m. at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. C.I. Gulls hosts annual jewelry sale. Guests are asked to bring gently worn women’s and men’s watches, chains, bracelets, earrings and jewelry boxes. Proceeds support local charities. Admission: $25 prepaid. RSVP required. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. Democratic Club Of Moorpark 6 […]

Westlake says pine trees should remain

The Westlake Village City Council denied a homeowner’s request to chop down three pine trees at the end of Hedgewall Drive. The resident was appealing an earlier decision by city staff to keep the trees. He told the city that the trees on public property between his home and open space pose a fire danger to his home. A city […]

FOODShare CEO secures $500K grant for national study

If Bonnie Weigel finds the success she’s looking for she could put herself out of a job. Yet with more than 74,000 people relying on Oxnard-based FOODShare every month, the CEO and president of the Ventura County food bank understands that she still has a lot of work to do before she starts looking for a new career. Weigel has […]

Fundraiser is a big win for shelter pets