Ventura County Star

Culture listings: FALL CHORAL FESTIVAL

The fourth annual event will feature Westmont’s Men’s and Women’s Chorales, Chamber Singers and College Choir performing with seven regional high school choirs, including Simi Valley’s Royal High School. more

Kokkonen thinks he's got a chance: Underdog Serious About Race

Westmont graduate Matt Kokkonen is nothing if not an optimist. When he talks about the long odds he’s facing in his race against Rep. Lois Capps, a five-term Democrat from Santa Barbara, his broad smile and the lilt in his lightly accented voice don’t waver a bit. He could be discussing a horse race in which he’ll ride Secretariat and his opponent will climb on a rocking horse. more

Teen wins top Girl Scout award

Mallory Farrar, 18, has completed work on her Gold Award. Her project involved collecting donations of school supplies and assembling backpacks for the children at Casa Pacifica, a group home in Camarillo. She spent many hours soliciting donations and organizing supplies in order to prepare the backpacks. She plans to attend Westmont College. more

Announcements: Bravo!

Graduated!The following Camarillo residents have graduated from college: Alec Avedissian graduated cum laude from Westmont College with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and business, and minor in Spanish. more