2016-07-14 E-Edition

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Says Christians as violent as Muslims

Somewhere along the line, Acorn letter writer Brian Goldenfeld has confused patriotism with bigotry. There are currently thousands of Muslim Americans serving in our armed forces and thousands more on American police and fire departments, none of whom enjoy being insulted. Goldenfeld says, “Other religions have dark pasts but only Islam has a dark future.” A Christian gunman killed six […]

Concert for fans of British light opera

The Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company Summer Concert Series will continue at 3 p.m. Sun., July 17 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. This all-Gilbert & Sullivan concert will feature singers from the VCGSRC family sharing some of their favorite songs from the G&S canon. The audience can sing along on […]

A magical fundraiser

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks will present magician Tony Clark in three shows at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., July 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Sun., July 24 at its operation center, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The “Magical Odyssey” performances will feature sleight of hand, mind reading, comedy magic and original art. Clark will also share funny […]

Spruce up the place

NFL /// Los Angeles Rams

Nelson Spruce can’t escape the spotlight. He doesn’t want to. It doesn’t faze him. He might as well slip off his cleats and call it home. He was in the limelight on Westlake High’s football team and again as a superstar at the University of Colorado, where he matured into one of the most prolific wide receivers in school and […]

Survey for Agoura Hills

The City of Agoura Hills’ Community Services Coalition is conducting an online survey to obtain residents’ feedback on issues pertaining to the quality of life in the city. The 12-question survey allows residents to comment on topics as well as add their own comments or suggestions. “We know sidewalks have cracks and bike paths are needed, but for the coalition, […]

Rocking the park

Master class with Van Cliburn award winner

The Ventura Music Festival lineup includes two admission-free events: an outdoor public concert and a master class. The Festival Brass Quintet will kick off the festival with a free concert at 6 p.m. Fri., July 15 in the mini-park at California and Santa Clara streets, Ventura. Pianist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the gold medal and all the special prizes at […]

Says museum from ‘Star Wars’ creator belongs on space-age property

Children are born with their minds open to the belief that anything is possible, but that doesn’t last very long. By age 11 or 12, it’s generally crushed out of them by those who deride it as “immature.” In art, the belief that anything is possible is derided as “popular.” Popular art tells stories of courage and daring, of good […]

Symposium will offer alternatives to rodenticides

Wildlife is affected by poisons used for rodent control

Sen. Fran Pavley and Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks will present “Protecting Farms, Facilities and Wildlife,” a symposium on alternatives to anticoagulant rodenticides from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wed., July 20 at Broome Library, Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo. The free symposium will focus on how to control rodents without unintentionally harming wildlife. The science behind effective rodent-control alternatives […]