Dogs have their day at Pooch Parade

The Canine Adoption and Rescue League will present its 22nd annual Pooch Parade fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., May 5 at Ventura Beach Promenade Park. The day will also have races, pet-related vendors and displays, food, live music, beer and wine, demos, a silent auction and contests. As the benefit’s main fundraiser, the Pooch Parade is a […]

App seeks to tap into talents of stay-at-home moms, create avenue for income

Last year about 28 million women ages 20 to 64 were not members of the workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Many of these women faced obstacles returning to work after having children, earning their degrees or taking personal time off. “Research suggests that as many as 35% of these women would welcome paid work if it was […]

Area beaches get clean bill of health

Report says water quality improved at seven locations

Seven of Ventura County’s beaches were removed from the impaired water body list by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. The beaches, which consistently met water-quality objectives for indicator bacteria, have shown to have a significant improvement in water quality through results below the levels of concern for beach users’ health. The beaches are: Point Mugu, Ormond, Port […]

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Burger throw-down for youth

Reel Guppy Outdoors will present a Boat Burger Throwdown 3 fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., May 10 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4684 Saviers Road, Oxnard. In addition to boat galley-style burgers and fries, the familyfriendly event will feature a silent auction and raffle prizes, including sportfishing adventures as well as tickets to the Santa Barbara Museum […]


FRI., APRIL 19 Simi Valley Moorpark Republican Women Fed. 11:30 a.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Speaker is Jimmy Weldon, motivational speaker and author of “Go Get ’Em, Tiger (Becoming the Person You Want to Be).” $25 at the door cash or check. RSVP requested. Contact: Lea Williams. Email: mrsleawilliams@gmail.com SAT., APRIL 20 Spring […]

Sunrise service greets Easter Sunday

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park will host its 52nd annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Sun., April 21 in the parking lot of the main building, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The nondenominational service, sponsored by the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association, has the theme “No, never. Yes, always.” Clergy representing churches throughout the community will concelebrate the […]

Revisiting Miller’s red-baiting allegory

1950s themes still resonate in 2019

Play Review /// ‘The Crucible’ Cries of “witch hunt!” have been in the news for the past couple of years, but many people probably don’t know the origins of the accusation. If you think it comes from “The Wizard of Oz” or “Wicked,” you’re way off base. Witch-phobia dates back to at least the Middle Ages. In 16th- and 17th-century […]

Raise that bar

Trinity Haywood pushes herself in breakout season

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD /// Camarillo Scorpions Trinity Haywood earned eight medals during her freshman track and field season at Camarillo High. The sophomore’s goal this spring was simple. “I wanted to get more than that,” the 16-year-old said. Haywood, a 5-foot-4 guard on the basketball court during the winter, worked hard during the offseason to make sure she’d achieve […]

Latter-day Saints make reversal on baptism rule

Allows for children of LGBTQ parents to be baptized

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reversed a set of rules that caused controversy among LGBTQ members and their families. Four years ago, the Salt Lake City-based faith announced that children of LGBTQ parents could not be baptized—an action seen by the church as necessary for salvation—until they turned 18 years old. The former policy also classified […]