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Letters from Vietnam

In early 1966, as the war raging in Vietnam dominated the American psyche, a newlywed civilian named Lauri Meno watched Martha Raye perform in Las Vegas. Raye, the famed comedic actress and singer, had not only entertained troops overseas but often served shoulder to shoulder with them as a nurse on the battlefield throughout the Vietnam War. The night Meno […]

Entertainer’s home in Thousand Oaks with unobstructed canyon views

This view home is in the neighborhood of hilltop Kevington at the end of a cul-de-sac in Thousand Oaks. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,473 square feet of living space. The entertainer’s home has unobstructed views of the canyon from the huge front deck, living room, dining area and bedrooms. The open floor plan has natural […]

NAWBO promotes mentoring

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has announced a new mentoring program for college seniors, graduate students and young professionals who are in their first five years of business. “This valuable program is designed to connect aspiring young women entrepreneurs with successful and inspiring women business owners throughout the county and is ideal for […]

These are the girls who code

Closing the STEM gender gap

Sabrina Stone, an incoming senior at Oak Park High School, is getting a leg up this summer on a career in technology. It all started with a summer 2017 Girls Who Code immersion program at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. The experience was so rewarding that Sabrina launched and hosted a girls-only after-school coding club on campus during her […]

Schwarz only Agoura council member committed to November


After 25 years of public service to the City of Agoura Hills, mayor and councilmember Bill Koehler announced that he will not run for reelection in November. Koehler is the first of three incumbents to announce plans for the fall election. Councilmember Harry Schwarz said he will run for reelection, but Denis Weber, the city’s longest serving City Council member, […]

Sports moms rock and rule on the field

Hot Flashes

Once upon a steamy weekend, a bawdy band of stinky 10-year old boys in baseball uniforms, wearing cleated footwear and dreaming about the thrill of victory, lit upon a diamond filled with their fellow dudes in Oxnard. Through a barrage of bats, balls, gloves and brawn, they won. Yee haw. And that’s all you need to know about them in […]

Dilbeck adds cornerstone agents to its Camarillo office

The team of C& M Real Estate, Carolyn Triebold and Merilee Iverson, have joined Dilbeck Estates. They are the cornerstone agents of Dilbeck’s Camarillo office in the Plaza at Mission Oaks. Triebold and Iverson both come to Dilbeck with 14 years of experience in the Ventura County real estate market, having closed hundreds of sales with their clients throughout the […]

Cabrillo board seeks candidates

Group provides housing services

The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications for its board of directors. Cabrillo is seeking candidates who believe in and will actively support the core values and vision of providing comprehensive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency for individuals and families who are most lacking in opportunity in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. “In 2017, Cabrillo completed its strategic […]

Young authors pen their own books

WORDSMITHS—Fourth-grade boys in the L-Stem (language, science, technology, engineering, math) program at Sumac Elementary School show off the books that they wrote and illustrated themselves. Teacher Julie Birkett looks on. Sumac fifth-grade students also took part in the activity.