Author: VCR Staff

HAPPENINGS | May 12-19, 2022

PICTURED: MALALA YOUSAFZAI | Tuesday, May 17, 8 p.m. A champion since the age of 10 for the rights of girls to receive an education and the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai made headlines when she was shot by the Taliban in 2012 at the age of 15 while traveling home from school on the bus with her friends in Pakistan. Now living with her family in Birmingham, England, she is internationally known for her courage in refusing to be silenced and continues to campaign for the right of every child to go to school....

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LETTERS | May 2022

May 12, 2022 To Linda, on our 28th Her color is red like a battery humming A stack of Marshall amps with the guitars strumming A face o so pretty, a peach, a wish She lights up the romm with her sweet disposish’ Her color is carmine like a sunset shade You touch her hand – Sonny, you are made A bod made for sin, a whisper, a confetti Fast and no fooling, you better be ready. Her color is Honey, Twist and Shout A breath of springtime, a candle never out Did you ever see a hawk that...

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HAPPENINGS | May 5-12, 2022

PICTURED: ARTS UNDER THE STARS | Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m. California State University, Channel Islands, presents its annual art and music extravaganza on the lawn of the John Spoor Broome Library. This year’s theme is “Inertia.” The CI Choir and Contemporary Music Ensemble will be the first to perform, followed at 8 p.m. by Channel Islands Dance, Theatre, Cheer and Kake Pops with special guests Hip Hop Mindset from the Rio School District and from Los Angeles, the Ukrainian dance troupe Chervona Kalyna. The performance will also serve as a fundraiser for the people of Ukraine. After the show,...

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IN BRIEF | May 5, 2022

PICTURED: May is Bike Month in Ventura County. VUSD seeks new board member The Ventura Unified School District needs a new school board member. Former Board President Matthew Almaraz recently resigned due to a conflict of interest with a new job, and a search is underway to fill his seat. The new trustee will complete a seven-month term and be eligible to run for election in November. The new member must reside in Trustee Area 5 which includes Montalvo and some surrounding areas of east Ventura. Applications are available on the district website at and at the district...

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HAPPENINGS | April 28-May 5, 2022

CAMARILLO GARDEN TOUR 2022 Sunday, May 1, 12-4 p.m. Started in 1996, the Garden Tour is one of Camarillo’s signature events. Now in its 24th year, the tour blends a variety of elements to create a truly delightful afternoon of fun and friendship. In addition to five amazing gardens, the tour features art exhibits and demonstrations (this year offered by the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast), a delightful garden-themed boutique, enticing raffle, live music and delicious refreshments. All proceeds from the event directly support our most vulnerable neighbors — parents, grandparents, children and friends. Your support provides care,...

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