2017-02-02 E-Edition

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District seeks tax through mail-in ballot

Even though Oak Park residents approved the Measure S school bond last November, they will be asked to renew a separate parcel tax in May that has been in effect since 2004. Oak Park Unified School District officials hope that voters will support the tax continuation, Measure A, through a special mail-in ballot on May 2. Homeowners will be asked […]

Ringing in a new year

Reagan Foundation to award scholarships

Ventura County high school seniors eligible to apply

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has launched the 18th year of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program. The scholarship program rewards seniors graduating from Ventura County high schools who have demonstrated leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement and commitment to Ventura County throughout their four years of high school. A total of $50,000 in college scholarships will […]

Residents upset over Triunfo grassy knoll conspiracy

After three years of pulling up grass at nearly every park within its boundaries, did the Conejo Recreation and Park District finally go too far with its water-saving efforts at Triunfo Neighborhood Park? That’s what a few outspoken park regulars are saying—and they have statistics to back it up. Unlike other parks in the district that lost between 25 and […]

Another sideline ‘squeeze-athon’

Hot Flashes

If you’re into armpits, I’ve got just the game for you. Basketball. The sport of squeaky shoes and flashing underarms, where it’s a serious crime to travel but OK to dunk and dribbling won’t send you into the old poops’ home. Turns out I have two grandsons who could be described as happy, squeaky, dribbling dunkelberries. So on Saturday mornings, […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 3: ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4: Mock SAT/A1/9 a.m. Tues., Feb. 7: Dance team meeting/faculty dining room/6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 8: TAB meeting/ faculty dining room/4 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., Feb. 3: PFA meeting/ library/8:30 a.m. Choir Broadway night/pavilion/ 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4: Super Saturday/ campus/9 a.m. to 2 p.m. VEX Robotics tournament/ […]


It’s time to learn about antique clocks

The Ventura and Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will hold a two-day introductory workshop on antique clocks from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Feb. 11 and 12 at the Santa Paula Odd Fellows Lodge, 868 Main St. No experience is required. Class size will be limited to 10 students. The […]

‘Dear Cancer, It’s Me’

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara has opened submissions to the fifth annual “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” high school essay contest. All students in grades nine through 12 who have experienced cancer themselves, or who have a loved one or friend with cancer, are eligible to submit written essays of 500 to 2,000 words. The contest has two categories: teens that […]