‘Gidget,’ a surfer girl among boys

1950s movie based on true story of Malibu teenager

Gidget, the surfer portrayed by Sandra Dee in the 1959 “Gidget” beach movie, is based on real-life surfer Kathy Kohner, now Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman. At the age of 15, Kohner spent her summer on the beaches of Malibu. The movie aptly depicts the teen bargaining with surfer boys to teach her how to ride the waves and stay alive. In an […]

Library hosts benefit show

Two comedians to perform

The Moorpark Friends of the Library will host Live Comedy at the Funeral Home, clean comedy fundraiser for the Moorpark City Library, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sun., Oct. 27 at the Perez Family Funeral Home chapel, 1347 el Norte Road, Camarillo. The event is produced by Jason Love, a Camarillo-based stand-up comedian. He produced the library’s first comedy fundraiser […]

Parent seminar covers Internet, drug use

The Mesa Verde/Chaparral/ Campus Canyon PTSA will host a Parent Awareness Seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Oct. 29 in the multipurpose room, Mesa Verde Middle School, 14000 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. The topic is Internet safety and drug trends. The guest speakers are Detective Leslie Trapnell and Detective Chad Goodwin. Trapnell served for 27 years with the Santa […]

Getting in shape for a good cause

Running for research

Family Men

The big bike debacle Halloween is approaching and the bogeyman comes to mind. As a parent, my job isn’t just to protect my kid from monsters. It’s also to worry myself sick. When my son entered kindergarten, I worried. Would he learn? Would he behave well? Would he be socially challenged, hide in his room and threaten to never come […]

Most Americans support cursive writing

Cursive writing is back in the spotlight. For the 2013 school year, learning to read and write in cursive may be an optional part of elementary school education in many U.S. public schools. The controversy about cursive lessons in modern classroom curricula is about more than reading Grandma’s cookie recipes and signing credit card receipts, as many might think. The […]

T.O. Street Fair

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will hold its 22nd annual Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 20 on Moorpark Road between Hillcrest and Wilbur roads in Thousand Oaks. More than 370 vendors will offer handmade arts and crafts and other merchandise. Nonprofit and political organizations will have booths. The event will have food, a Kids’ […]

Life in the Single Lane

App happy After I wrote my last column, about ways to identify who’s single and who is not, I thought surely there must be more items in the marketplace besides ID bracelets and name tags—without resorting to forehead tattoos or scarlet letter “S” vests. So, because we live in an age of advanced technology, I decided to go on the […]

Active adults celebrate birthdays

The Moorpark Active Adult Center will celebrate October birthdays at 11:45 a.m. Wed., Oct. 30 at the center’s multipurpose room, 799 Moorpark Ave. Entertainment will follow salad and lunch. Lorrell “Coop” Cooper, a one-man band, will perform. In addition, prizes will be awarded to those with the most original, funniest and scariest costumes. The performance is free. The suggested lunch […]