Ventura County Star

LECTURES AND APPEARANCES: Junipero Serra Series

In two talks at California Lutheran University, author and Westmont College professor Gregory Orfalea will discuss Spanish missionary Junipero Serra’s complex relationships with women and American Indians: “Serra’s Women: A Bilocating Nun, a Witch and a Sorceress,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; and “California: A Hymn or a Horror?” more

Hillcrest Christian graduates ‘persevered’

Hillcrest Christian School Principal Kathy Horan on Saturday told the six senior graduates of the school that they should be proud of their accomplishment that day as a class. more

‘Bassoon and Other Species’ concert at Ojai Art Center

A bassoon boom will hit Ojai on Sunday. Add a flutist to five bassoonists and you get “Bassoons and Other Species,” a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ojai Art Center. The program will feature Andy Radford of Ojai (pictured) and his bassoonist colleagues — Lyndy McGrody, Tamerin Busia, Brittany McHargue and Cameron O’Neil — plus flutist Carol Joe. more

In brief: ForestWatch plans annual fundraiser

The nonprofit environmental group Los Padres ForestWatch is holding its annual fundraiser Saturday at Thacher School’s Diamond Hitch Camp in Ojai. more

UCLA’s Sullivan had record in sight

In the days leading up to the final dual meet of her career, Alex Sullivan (Newbury Park) employed a visualization strategy. more

Kick-starting the economy

I agree with

Rep. Lois Capps that, “We should keep our focus on getting our economy back on track, addressing the housing crisis and creating jobs.” more

Two Republican women’s groups merge

With two groups representing Republican women in one town, members of the Camarillo Republican Women and Las Posas Republican Women decided to merge for a more energetic, efficient organization. more

Duckett works her way back into pool

Camille Duckett (Thousand Oaks) was on the verge of quitting swimming two years ago. more

Hueneme scores OT win

Maybe all that the Hueneme High boys’ basketball team needed all along was extra time. more

Art by BiJian – Chanting Wave

Camarillo artist, BiJian Fan, shares his weekly art creation with the community. This week’s artworks is a polymer sculpture, titled Chanting wave. It is juried into the 25th Open Competition of Buenaventura Art Association (BAA) by Professor John Carlander of Westmont College in Santa Barbara. The Exhibition is held January 11-29, 2001 at BAA gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93001. more