‘Wife wanted’

A few years ago I heard about a single guy from Massachusetts who was getting some national media attention because he was advertising a finder’s fee of $1,000 to anyone who found him a wife. At the time, Dave Greenberg, a florist, was saying that not only would the person who found him a wife get the money, they’d also […]

Westfield expands Valley shopping footprint

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THURS., SEPT. 24 Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Refreshments and advice from experts at 6:30 p.m. Rose show at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Barbara Morse speaks on “Days of wine and roses in Italy” and shares photos of Italian gardens. Contact: Janet Sklar. Phone: 818.337. […]


Girls’ Night Out


Perfect cast provides rip-roaring fun

‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Irving Berlin’s venerable “Annie Get Your Gun” opened last weekend at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark, and it’s safe to say that even rabid gun-control advocates will enjoy this riproaring, high-spirited production, which plays through Oct. 11. Produced by Ken Rayzor and Kathee Boyer, and ably directed by Deidre Parmenter, the show combines excellent casting, effective singing, and […]

A bridge too far

I was amazed to see last week’s front page rendering of a proposed overpass for wildlife crossing the 101. At age 76, I thought I was losing my eyesight when a figure of $60 million was proposed for this insane idea. Does Sen. Pavley and others supporting this insanity know that there are people sleeping on the streets and people […]

Dancers take a stand

STEPPING UP AND CLEANING UP—The Thrive Dance Center participates in its fifth annual beach cleanup event Sept. 14. More than 100 Thrive students and their family members gathered at Zuma Beach, where they picked up trash and recyclable items. Thrive offers dance classes at its 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Newbury Park. For more information about the center, visit www.thrivedancecenter.com.

A wonderful run for Down children

ON THE RIGHT PATH—The inaugural “Twenty Onederful” 5K run/walk held Aug. 30 in Hidden Hills raised money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research in children with Down syndrome. An extra 21st chromosome in Down children is said to be associated with Alzheimer’s. More than 60 runners took part, along with students from A.E. Wright Middle School and several children with Down […]