2016-06-16

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History shows Dad is loved just as much as Mom



Fits and starts. That’s perhaps the best way to describe how Father’s Day began. The holiday—recognized worldwide, albeit on different days— will be celebrated in the U.S. on Sunday. Like all American holidays, it’s not only about family, but also about the cash. The National Retail Federation says the average shopper will spend about $125 on Dear Old Dad this […]

Ventura County Fair poster winners for 2016



The 2016 Ventura County Fair announced the winners of its 2016 poster contest, which was open to all Ventura County youth in grades 5 through 12. Ventura resident Madison Lonis,16, rendered the winning poster illustration digitally, a first for the fair. Madison is a student at Buena High who devotes her free time to drawing, both traditional and digital, and […]

The Bard’s plays in T.O.



To celebrate the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival’s 20th season and the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s death, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will kick off the summer with a play that was one of the most popular with its audiences. Performances of “Henry V” will be at 8 p.m. June 24 through 26, July 1 through 3, and July 8 […]

Student receives $40,000 UC Berkeley scholarship



Calabasas High School graduate Emily Harari was awarded a $40,000 scholarship from the National Student Leadership Conference to attend UC Berkeley this fall. Applicants for the NSLC Alumni College Scholarship are evaluated on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, submitted essays and letters of recommendation. The recipients were chosen by the National Student Leadership Foundation’s Scholarship Board. To be […]

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Art museum announces new board



The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, a nonprofit organization, has selected new officers for its 2016-17 board of directors, as follows: •Tony Principe, chair. Principe is a principal and president of Westcord Commercial RealEstate Services and co-managing partner of TR Funding LLC. He has been active with Rotary Club International, American Heart Association, Braille Institute, Special Olympics Los Angeles […]

Musical placed in carnival setting

play review /// ‘The Fantasticks’


Long before Donald Trump ever conceived of building a wall, one was used as a central theme in the groundbreaking off- Broadway musical “The Fantasticks” by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. The show racked up over 17,000 performances during its record-breaking 42-year run and is one of the most beloved musicals in theater history. An allegorical tale about love, the […]

Seniors awarded Reagan foundation scholarships



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation presented $50,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in Ventura County on May 18. The program rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and strong character throughout their four years of high school. This is the program’s 17th year. Out of a pool of 165 applicants, 13 students were granted scholarships. […]

Confusion at the ballot box



Whose election is it, anyway? I’m a registered independent, and I was very excited on the morning of June 7 to vote for my favorite Democratic candidate. There was just one problem: I knew more about the voting process than the people running the voting process. After my registration checked out, I requested a Democratic ballot so I could vote […]


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