2007-03-02

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Dirty Harry: Bug Killer

Dirty Harry: Bug Killer I saw a flying insect the other night. As spring nears, more and more flying insects begin to occupy the night. Come summertime, they’re everywhere. I hate when flying insects get into my home. I must destroy them, as their buzzing and their flybys over and near my family’s heads drive me crazy. When going in […]

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Hugh Grant has pretty much defined the romantic comedy over the last dozen years. Handsome, suave and utterly unassuming, he charmed his way through a series of averageto-excellent romantic comedies. His breakout role as the love-lost Charles in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” put him on America’s map in 1994. He’s remained one of filmdom’s most relaxed (to the point […]

Vocalists Voco will perform at rebirth of concert series



The Ojai Concert Series will premiere at 7 p.m. Wed., March 7 at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. The vocal band Voco will perform music created from the roots of eastern European music and Appalachian harmony and rhythm. Voco has performed with Rufus Wainwright, Wilco, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Peter, Paul and Mary. Their concert includes […]

Exhibit to focus on life’s innocence



SPA by Diane Loring Inc. will display 27 watercolor paintings by local psychologist Priscilla Partridge de Garcia through July 31 at the Historic Love House, 119 S. Figueroa St., Ventura. An artist reception will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., March 16 at the gallery. The exhibit, “A Celebration of Moments: a Joyful Look at the Innocence of […]

S.S. Minnow II sets sail



The Gypsy Players are opening their 2007 season of unique dinner theater entertainment in Ventura County with a comedy murder mystery spoof, “The Last Cruise of the S.S. Minnow,” written for the company by local playwright John Logue. The venue will be Paul’s Italian Villa in Simi Valley March 18, April 1, April 22 and May 20 for Sunday Champagne […]

Eggs-pect the unusual at show



Eggs- they’re not just for breakfast anymore The 28th annual California Egg Artistry Show and Sale will be Sat. and Sun., March 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village. The show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Local, national and international […]

Family coach to speak



Tim Smith will present a lecture based on his book, “The Danger of Raising Nice Kids,” from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tues., March 27 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo. Smith is a research fellow with the George H. Gallup International Institute of Princeton and has written several books based on the research he developed with Gallup. […]

Gem show to include kids’ activities

Event runs through Sunday

The 45th annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary and Fossil Show of the Ventura Gem and Mineral Society will be March 3 and 4 at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura. Times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. The show features 50 displays of gems, minerals, fossils and handcrafted jewelry from private […]

McDonald’s scholarship applications now open



Applications for four Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships are now available for high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership skills and a commitment to the community. The four scholarship programs are African American Future Achievers, Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement, Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources and Scholars of Tomorrow. The $2,000 college scholarships may be […]

Lindebaum brings heat

Senior hurler fronts Rio Mesa's rotation

Standing 6-foot-6, Rio Mesa High senior Jordan Lindebaum looks like a basketball player at first glance. Pacific View League opponents may soon be wishing he was. Instead of shooting hoops, Lindebaum does his damage on the baseball diamond, where the Spartans are hoping he can lead them this year as their No. 1 pitcher. Last season Lindebaum went 6-3 with […]