2014-12-25 E-Edition

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Unitarians host service tonight

A family Christmas Eve service will be held tonight at 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 24 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The service will include stories and songs of the season with music from the choir, additional musicians and congregational singing. For more information, call (805) 492-8751.

Fun with puppets

Menorah lighting promotes community

Art show on calligraphy

Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s Blackboard Gallery will host a free joint exhibition titled “Image and Essence” from Jan. 3 through 28, with a free reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 10 at 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The exhibit—Outsider Art, Chinese Calligraphy and Uppity Women: Different Approaches to Figurative Art—will feature the work of Tiger Huang, Maggie Kildee […]

The Movie Nut

The story itself should have been an obstacle. How could it be possible to tell this true, mostly-internal tale of a woman hiking alone for three months in the wilderness— and make it interesting? The answer: Apply talent. Director Vallee has proven (in last year’s “Dallas Buyers Club”) that he can tell stories powerfully by getting extraordinary performances from his […]


WED., DEC. 31 CAPE Comet Glow Run 7 to 9 p.m. at CAPE Charter School and Valley Lindo Park, 777 Aileen St., Camarillo. Prize for best glowin the-dark costume. Obstacle course and craft table for kids. Glow items and LED hats for sale. All proceeds benefit CAPE PTSO. Registration: $20 adults, $10 kids age 14 and under. Includes goody bag, […]

Students excel at chess tourney

Each player finishes in top half of grade division

Evan Valens from Westlake Village and Rachel Burak of Calabasas recently competed in the U.S. Chess Federation National Scholastic K-12 grades Chess Tournament held in December in Orlando. Fla. Evan, a fourth-grader, represented Westlake Elementary. Rachel is a sixth-grader at AC Stelle Middle School. “When we arrived for her first game, Rachel was in awe of the cavernous meeting room […]

Doctor seeks to rehabilitate veterans

New Year’s bash will benefit National Wounded Warrior Center

Dr. Jeffrey Nordella has lived a life marked by success, tragedy and the desire to help those who cannot help themselves. “It’s the little guys in our world that need help standing up,” Nordella said. “You get to a stage in life when you have more days behind you than you have in front of you and you want to […]

B&G Clubs announce new board member

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announced Tim English as a new member on its board of governors. Retired in 2013, English was the former owner of CEO Alpha Property Management and Realty Partners Development, a company committed to improving the living conditions for its residents. English started his career as a CPA working in public accounting […]