FRI., JUNE 17 Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Buffet luncheon, no-host bar. Ernie Villegas and Councilmember Glen Becerra discuss outreach to Latino community. Phone: 805.796.9553 Email: CVRWF@verizon.net Time: 11:30 a.m. Date: 6/17/2011 Fernando Awards Nomination Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hilton […]

Sweet win at Strawberry Cup for local crew

Life’s a beach for baseball All-Stars

Eighties wrestling was more than just ‘Macho Man’ and Hulkamania

The untimely death of Randy “Macho Man” Savage last month got two old friends to texting. For many like us who slowly matured from snot-nosed kids to terrible teens in the late 1980s and early ’90s, Savage was a defining figure in what now must be considered the golden age of professional wrestling. Back in those days life was much […]

Community Briefs

Entries open for car show The Seabee Days car show will take place Sat., July 23 in the parking lot next to Dukes Place at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, with check-in for vehicles from 8 a.m. to noon. The car show is open to all 1900 to 1975 domestic cars and trucks and to imports of any year. […]

Shakespeare fest returns

The 15th season of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will feature performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “The Merchant of Venice” at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The 2011 season will run July 1 through Aug. 7 in Kingsmen Park. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. “The Taming of the Shrew,” which was […]

The Movie Nut

“Super 8” Directed by: J.J. AbramsStarring: Joel Courtney, RileyGriffiths, Kyle Chandler, ElleFanning, Ron EldardMPAA rating: PG-13 (forviolence)Running time: 111 minutesBest suited for: those whomiss (producer) Steven Spielberg’s early daysLeast suited for: those whomiss Spielberg’s perfectlychoreographed early daysAcorn Rating: Once upon a time, before creating heady adult films like “ Munich” and “ Schindler ’s List” and “ Saving Private Ryan,” […]

College Corner

Love of learning will set applicants apart “How will you benefit from attending our college? What will you contribute to our college?” While colleges may not ask these questions outright, if you have answered them in your applications you will be setting yourself apart from other applicants and making a persuasive case for your admission. Students sometimes lose sight of […]

Outgoing freshman looks to the future

It’s that time of year again: school is ending, summer is starting, and students, just like me, are exhausted after making it through our last few weeks of classes. After a being a freshman, I realize how important it is to do well the next two years of high school so I can go to college and push a little […]

Transforming the global food system

Dear EarthTalk: I understand a recent government report concluded that our global food system is in deep trouble, that roughly 2 billion people are hungry or undernourished while another billion are over consuming to the point of obesity. What’s going on? — Ellie Francoeur, Baton Rouge, La. The report in question, the Global Food and Farming Futures Report, synthesized findings […]