Friday, March 19, 2010

March.. So Far!

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. 

IS 330 TO Boys Swim

IS 327 TO Boys Swim

IS 328 TO Boys Swim

Also, PONY baseball opened earlier this month in Agoura and I was there for the opening ceremony. 

IS 306 PONY Baseball

IS 304 PONY baseball

IS 305 PONY Baseball

Agoura High held a dance marathon to benefit Camp Kindle!

IS 115 Dance Marathon

IS 116 Dance Marathon

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.

IS 126 Reading

IS 128 Reading

Teachers protested proposed education budget cuts in Moorpark. Hundreds attended the rally - it was a massive turnout. They filled the streets!

IS 207 Teacher Protest

IS 208 Teacher Protest

High school baseball kicked off too. Here, Westlake High competes against Ventura.

IS 214 Westlake Bball

IS 216 Westlake Bball

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. 

IS 220 Cam Wild Art

The Simi Valley Dog Park celebrated its one year anniversary! I went up on a recent afternoon to catch puppies at play. 

IS 228 Dog Park

IS 229 Dog Park

IS 230 Dog Park

This is a Simi Valley singer-songwriter, Anita Coats. I loved all the color in this portrait. 

IS 302 Singer

Agoura High did some fundraising for its Grad Nite with an e-waste recycling event. These have become quite popular fundraisers!

IS 309 Recycle

Knights of Columbus in Moorpark celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Irish dancers from Claddaugh Dance school in Ventura.

IS 313 St Patricks

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. 

IS 317 Zoo Show

IS 319 Zoo Show

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.

IS 318 Funeral

IS 320 Funeral

IS 321 Funeral

IS 323 Funeral

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!

IS 332 State of City

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!

IS 336 Talent

IS 337 Talent

That's all so far for March... come back soon, as I do hope to keep updated around here!

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