Month: July 2006

Fly away

Known now as A-49, the first bald eagle chick hatched on the Channel Islands National Park in over 50 years, fledged from its nest on the north end of Santa Cruz Island. After weeks of practice hopping from tree limb to tree limb and feeling the air through its outstretched wings, the young bald eagle soared for the first time on July 14. The new addition to the northern isles affectionately known as "Cruz" and "Junior" to those viewing the eaglet\’s progress on the publicly broadcast Web camera and the play-by-play posts from an associated discussion board, allowed hundreds of viewers from around the globe to join biologists as they observed the chick showing typical pre-flight behavior over the past two weeks. "It\’s been a pretty amazing year for bald eagles on the northern Channel Islands," said Dave Rempel, a biologist for the Institute for Wildlife Studies, who has spent long hours monitoring the large nest. "We are thrilled to have been able to share the excitement of watching A-49 grow and fledge with viewers from all over." A-49 is the tag number placed on the wings of the eaglet, which is also equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) to monitor the raptor\’s comings and goings across the islands. The tag was attached to its wings when the chick was 8 weeks old. Since leaving the nest, the...

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~ HAPPENINGS ~

STONES IN HIS POCKETS July 14-August 20. Santa Paula Theater Center presents the two-man play by Marie Jones. Will Shupe and Fred Helsel tell the story of what happens to a sleepy village in County Kerry, Ireland when it is invaded by a Hollywood film crew. The absurdities involved in making a movie are observed by Charlie and Jake, two of the many locally hired extras. As the story unfolds, the two actors bring to life 15 characters including the American star of the movie, the crew and the last remaining extra from The Quiet Man. Due to the...

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~ MOVIE TIMES ~

CAMARILLO Paseo Camarillo Cinemas 390 Lantana St. 383-2267 An Inconvenient Truth Fri.-Sat., 12 noon, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., 12 noon, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30 p.m. Heading South Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion Fri.-Thurs., 11:45 a.m., 4:45, 7:10 p.m. Wordplay Fri.-Sat., 2:15, 9:35 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., 2:15 p.m. Edwards Cinema 680 Ventura Blvd. 383-8866 The Ant Bully Fri.-Thurs., 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 p.m. Clerks II Fri.-Thurs., 12:15, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 p.m. John Tucker Must Die Fri.-Thurs., 12:05, 2:35, 5, 7:30, 10:05 p.m. Lady in the Water Fri.-Thurs., 11:15 a.m., 4:30, 1:50, 7:20, 10:15 p.m. Little Man Fri.-Thurs., 11:55 a.m., 2:20, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 p.m. Miami Vice Fri.-Sat., 12 noon, 1, 3:15, 4:15, 7, 7:45, 10:15, 10:45 p.m.; Sun.-Mon., 12 noon, 1, 3:15, 4:15, 7, 7:45, 10:15 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 1, 3:15, 4:15, 7, 7:45, 10:15 p.m.; Thurs. 12 noon, 1, 3:15, 4:15, 7, 7:45, 10:15 p.m. Monster House Fri.-Thurs., 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 p.m. My Super Ex-Girlfriend Fri. 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45, 11:40 p.m.; Sat.-Thurs., 11:40 a.m., 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Fri.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 3, 6:30, 10 p.m. Scoop Fri.-Thurs., 11:50 a.m., 2:30, 5:10, 8, 10:25 p.m. You, Me and Dupree Fri.-Thurs., 11:20 a.m., 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:30 p.m. THOUSAND OAKS Janss Marketplace Mann...

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