What? You thought summer would wait until June, maybe July? Forget it - it's already steaming hot in March! Well, swim teams are gearing up for the season already and this month I shot a few at Thousand Oaks High that came out really well.
Also, PONY baseball opened earlier this month in Agoura and I was there for the opening ceremony.
Agoura High held a dance marathon to benefit Camp Kindle!
Dr. Seuss' birthday came early in the month and the kids over at Arroyo West celebrated with storytime, a big book swap and lots of reading-related activities.
Teachers protested proposed education budget cuts in Moorpark. Hundreds attended the rally - it was a massive turnout. They filled the streets!
High school baseball kicked off too. Here, Westlake High competes against Ventura.
In Camarillo, the Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center is getting ready for summer with lifeguard tryouts. Here, a staff lifeguard is playing the part of an incapacitated swimmer for the skills assessment part of the tryouts.
The Simi Valley Dog Park celebrated its one year anniversary! I went up on a recent afternoon to catch puppies at play.
This is a Simi Valley singer-songwriter, Anita Coats. I loved all the color in this portrait.
Agoura High did some fundraising for its Grad Nite with an e-waste recycling event. These have become quite popular fundraisers!
Knights of Columbus in Moorpark celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Irish dancers from Claddaugh Dance school in Ventura.
The Moorpark College EATM program held its annual Spring Spectacular, with a show featuring the zoo's creatures, VIP tours, crafts, and a bunch of up-close and personal mini-shows.
I attended a wonderful memorial service for five homeless veterans from Ventura County in Agoura Hills, with the VFW District 7 (which includes Simi Valley) doing the honors as color guard. It was really a beautiful ceremony.
Finally, Simi Valley Mayor Paul Miller announced he will NOT see re-election after 8 years as mayor and another 10 on the city council! He really has been around Simi Valley for decades - talk about dedication!
And Moorpark organized tryouts for the "Moorpark Has Talent" show, which will be mid-April. Lots of adorable and truly talented people. I'm looking forward to the actual show!
That's all so far for March... come back soon, as I do hope to keep updated around here!