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high school girls’ basketball Marmonte League report

This is basketball at its finest. Several high schools girls’ basketball teams across Acorn country are primed for a successful season. Moorpark, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Agoura are all ranked in their respective divisions in the newest CIF-Southern Section polls. Newbury Park is the early frontrunner to capture a Marmonte League title, but Agoura, Moorpark and defending champion Thousand […]

High school jazz musicians to compete

Zoey’s Café will host the Ventura Music Festival’s seventh annual Student Jazz Competition on Sun., Jan. 13 at 185 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. The five contest finalists are high-school-age jazz musicians from across Southern California. The finalists will play a song of their choice, backed by drummer Charles Levin’s Coda jazz trio. The first place winner will receive a […]

Holidays on the air

. Radio station plays music, comedy

KCLU, a community service of California Lutheran University and the NPR station serving Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, is offering holiday programming through December. People can listen to 88.3 FM in Ventura County or visit www.kclu.org. The holiday lineup consists of music, comedy and storytelling shows as follows. Blues Shack All Holiday Special” will air from 2 to 5 p.m. […]


FRI., DEC. 14 Drive-Through Nativity 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday at First Baptist Church, 1601 Temple Ave., Camarillo. Stay in car to see living nativity. Free. ‘Believe’ 7 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church, 2900 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Family Christmas concert by Grace Brethren Junior/ Senior High choir. $10 advance, $12 at door. […]

Kids have frosty fun at city’s winter camp

Winter Camp Moorpark will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26 to 28 and Jan. 2 to 4 at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. The camp coincides with the Moorpark Unified School District’s winter break. The camp is for children ages 5 through 12. Extended care starting at 8 a.m. and ending at […]

Ronald McDonald House taking scholarship applications

. Submission deadline is Dec. 20

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is accepting applications for its $328,000 in scholarship funds for deserving high school seniors who reside in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The organization will award 104 scholarships in 2013 through its four programs: Ronald Mc- Donald House Charities /African American Future Achievers, RMHC/Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement, […]

Casey’s toy drive gains momentum

. Boy with rare disorder collects toys for pediatric patients

Casey Abrams is a 9-year-old hero to hundreds of children at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. The Moorpark fourth-grader is once again collecting toys for children at the hospital with the hope of bringing a little cheer to them during the holidays. Casey hopes his toy drive, now in its third year, will be bigger and better than ever. Last […]

Student musicians brighten holidays

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Synagogue serves holiday dinner Temple Adat Elohim will host the 18th annual holiday dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 25 at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. The temple expects to serve more than 350 free, home-cooked meals to the guests, mostly the homeless and the elderly. This is an opportunity for many to spend […]