CSUCI will train teachers

Cal State Channel Islands is one of two universities in the CSU system to be groomed for a teacher residency program. The National Center for Teacher Residencies, an organization dedicated to developing and supporting teacher residency programs, will spend a year working with CSUCI to create a K-12 program for students in the university’s education program. Funding for the program […]

One surprising serenade

Pet of the Week

BIG REPERTOIRE—Belle, 2, is a Belgian Malinois-boxer mix. She is very smart and has learned sit, stay, shake, army crawl, down and come. If you would like to adopt Belle, ask for ID No. A683736 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check www.vcas.us before visiting the shelter.

BBQ to honor Dons, Doñas

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society will present its annual Don and Doña barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St. For the past 53 years, Don and Doña honors have been awarded to longtime local residents who are nominated by the community for their professional and volunteer efforts for at least […]

Horses come out to play

Show marks 100 years of Bernstein

play review /// ‘West Side Story’ Of all the works of American composer Leonard Bernstein, none is as revered as the 1957 Broadway musical “West Side Story.” Jerome Robbins’ updating of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” depicts a turf battle between two Manhattan street gangs and won Tony awards for its choreography and scenic design. Its frank, often brutal, depiction of […]

‘Bad Moon’ to rise at county fair

To quote a lyric from “Proud Mary,” bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford aren’t “worryin’ ’bout the way things might have been.” Instead of letting their acrimonious 1972 split with fellow Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founder John Fogerty sully their love for the band’s hit-packed back catalog, these two musicians are happy to tour the world and pound out […]


SAT., AUG. 4 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 a.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group coffee and chat for prospective members. Web: aauwto-ca.aauw.net. Night Sky Festival 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Kids’ activities, telescope viewing, night sky presentation, native American stories. No charge. Dress for cool evening. Contact: […]

Program beckons students to try bus

‘Easy Ride’ will provide free transportation

Who says there’s no such thing as a free ride? Not the Ventura County Transportation Commission. This school year, the agency is launching College Easy Ride, a program offering free travel to students at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks and all of the county’s community colleges. “This will allow students to have […]