Who might be holding your happiness hostage?

All blame is a waste of time. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you […]


Country music festival is next week

Will raise money for three charities

The fourth annual OakHeart Country Music Festival will take place from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 6 at Conejo Creek South Park, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The 2015 artist lineup includes Easton Corbin, Cassadee Pope, Annie Bosko, Blackjack Billy, Eli V, Scotty Mac Band, and the Walking Phoenixes. Presented by The Rotary Club of Westlake Village, the […]

Award recipients praised for innovation

The VC Innovates 2015 Award Luncheon took place on May 7 at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. The event honored this year’s most innovative students, educators, business partners, mentors and community leaders. The award recipients were selected by each of the education partner districts. They were recognized for setting the standard for education and workforce collaboration. The Pathfinder […]

New SAT complicates choices for class of 2017

If junior year of high school isn’t stressful enough, the new SAT is creating even more test anxiety for the class of 2017. After years of losing market share to the ACT, the College Board is making major changes to the SAT, and the new test will look more like the ACT. The new SAT will debut next March, but […]

Gateway School to hold graduation ceremony

Gateway School will have its Class of 2015 graduation ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Mon., June 8 at the Ventura County Office of Education, Conference and Education Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo.

Retired educators to take the spotlight at awards dinner

Three awardees worked in local schools

The Ventura County Educators’ Hall of Fame will hold the annual Induction Dinner on Sat., June 6 at the FourPoints By Sheraton in Ventura. Two Hollywood celebrities will be in attendance: Blanca Blanco, the keynote speaker, and two-time Oscar nominee John Savage. Six educators from throughout Ventura County will be inducted into the Hall of Fame: •Cecilia Coe of Simi […]

Civic Arts Plaza to host Jewish music celebration

Chabad of the Conejo, a Jewish educational and social service organization serving the Conejo Valley from seven regional centers, will host a community-wide “Evening of Jewish Song and Solidarity” at 7:30 p.m. Wed., June 10 at the Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Headlined by Israeli-born singer and Broadway star Dudu Fisher, the program […]

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