2012-08-17

Team earns gold with 19 wins, 1 tie



Women on wheels ride for hospital



Family hikes for summer



The Nature Conservancy’s L.A./Ventura Project offers free public hiking tours in Ventura County. Hikes run from 10 a.m. to noon except for Santa Clara River West events, which end at 2 p.m. Rain will cancel. For driving directions and more information, call the Nature Conservancy at (805) 535- 5533 or go to www.nature.org/ california. Following are the sites and dates. […]

Center offers teen activities



To combat boredom and provide positive activities for kids, Interface Children and Family Service’s Oxnard Family Resource Center launched a summer youth council program called The Hangout, which meets Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the center, 260 W. 4th St. The program is open to teens ages 13 through 18 who would like to make positive changes in […]

Moorpark will host Renaissance Fair

Elizabethan festival will premiere next summer


Get ready to step back in time and return to the Renaissance. A 25-acre field just outside Moorpark city limits will be transformed into an Elizabethan village next year, when a local team of modern-day Renaissance lovers brings the inaugural Nottingham Festival to eastern Ventura County. The village is planned to sit inside an undeveloped 160-acre plot of land belonging […]

Daily calls can offer reassurance



Many single or widowed seniors continue to live in their home well into their 80s and 90s. In fact, living alone has become more common for all age groups over the past 50 years. Single seniors who are older and consciously make the choice to live in their own home in later years often do so because they feel a […]

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Facebook ‘like’ helps beat cancer



MB2 Raceway will donate $1 to Shred Kids’ Cancer for every new person who indicates a “like” on the raceway’s Facebook page during August. Shred Kids’ Cancer is a nonprofi t organization that gives kids the opportunity to raise funds for research to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with cancer. Two of its most […]

Camarillo teams stockpile championships



National Park Service makes feline find: 2 mountain lion babies

Discovery is big news to wildlife preservationists

Biologists from the National Park Service recently discovered two mountain lion kittens in the Santa Monica Mountains. The kittens, one female and one male, were outfitted with tracking devices after researchers found their den east of Circle X Ranch in Malibu. “The fact that successful reproduction is occurring in the mountains indicates that we have high-quality habitat for mountains lions […]