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Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Jamboree at Borderline

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Kristal Lynn of Thousand Oaks teaches line dancing at the Big Jamboree event presented by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County held at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Friday, September 11, 2015.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County held their Big Jamboree event at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Friday, September 11, 2015.

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JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Kristal Lynn of Thousand Oaks teaches line dancing at the Big Jamboree event presented by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County held at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Friday, September 11, 2015.

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Kristal Lynn of Thousand Oaks teaches line dancing at the Big Jamboree event presented by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County held at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Friday, September 11, 2015.

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GOP Debate

Republican candidates debate at the CNN Reagan Presidential Library Debate. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn newspapers Donald Trump speaks to reporters after the CNN Reagan Presidential Library Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library on Wednesday, September 16.


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Donald Trump speaks to reporters after the CNN Reagan Presidential Library Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library on Wednesday, September 16.

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Honoring His Era As Coach

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Bill Redell, Director of Football Operations at OC, is deep in thought before he addresses the crowd at a reception held in his honor before naming the football field after Redell, former coach of OC, before the first game of the season against Notre Dame at OC Campus on Friday, August 28, 2015.

Bill Redell, longtime leader of the Lions’ football team, received the ultimate honor from Oaks Christian Christian School on Friday, August 28, 2015 by dedicating its home football field within Thornson Stadium in his name. In his 13 years at OC, Redell helped the Lions capture seven CIF- Southern Section titles and a 2006 CIF State Championship. A reception was held at the Dallas Athletic Center on campus prior to the dedication on the field during the first football game of the season.

JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Bill Redell, Director of Football Operations at OC, is deep in thought before he addresses the crowd at a reception held in his honor before naming the football field after Redell, former coach of OC, before the first game of the season against Notre Dame at OC Campus on Friday, August 28, 2015.

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Bill Redell, Director of Football Operations at OC, is deep in thought before he addresses the crowd at a reception held in his honor before naming the football field after Redell, former coach of OC, before the first game of the season against Notre Dame at OC Campus on Friday, August 28, 2015.

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2015 Summer Fun!

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Lisa Fuentes, 14, and Grace Tomasello, 14, students at Camarillo High School, enjoy the Thunder Bolt ride on opening night where rides were only $1 that night only at the Camarillo Fiesta Association Fiesta & Street Fair held in downtown Camarillo on Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the summer of 2015!

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JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Giada Paneno, 5, and Rachel Schachtel,5, of Calabasas run the 2mi holding hands at the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run held a Calabasas Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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Giada Paneno, 5, and Rachel Schachtel,5, of Calabasas run the 2mi holding hands at the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run held a Calabasas Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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First day of school photo roundup

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FIRST DAY - Fifth grader Sahan Ganewatte, left, receives a quick kiss on the check from his mother, Arvni, during the first day of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19.

Schools all over Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have been starting for the past week. Here is a roundup of photos from Arroyo Elementary School, Santa Susana High, Chaparral Elementary and Tierra Linda Elementary. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY FOR STUDENTS - Tierra Linda Elementary Principal Robert Waggoner opens the gate for students and parents to enter during the first day of school in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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READY FOR STUDENTS – Tierra Linda Elementary Principal Robert Waggoner opens the gate for students and parents to enter during the first day of school in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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Emmanuel Church’s Fellowship and Praise in the Park

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Emily Harris, 17, and Danny Chulack, 17, both of Thousand Oaks sway to the music at the Fellowship and Praise in the Park held at the Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Family and friends of Emmanuel Church enjoyed a Fellowship and Praise in the Park service that was held at the Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

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JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Emily Harris, 17, and Danny Chulack, 17, both of Thousand Oaks sway to the music at the Fellowship and Praise in the Park held at the Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

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Emily Harris, 17, and Danny Chulack, 17, both of Thousand Oaks sway to the music at the Fellowship and Praise in the Park held at the Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

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Special Olympics- The Great Britain Team

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TRAINING- Great Britain Special Olympic badminton coach David Gillespie, right, works with Karen Lyttle while training at Calabasas High school on Thursday, July 23. Calabasas was the host city of the Great Britain team.

The Great Britain team trains in their host city, Calabasas, California. photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers HI FIVE- Great Britain Special Olympic golfer George Brunt gets hi fives as he enters with his team to train at Calabasas High school on Thursday, July 23. Calabasas was the host city of the Great Britain team.


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HI FIVE- Great Britain Special Olympic golfer George Brunt gets hi fives as he enters with his team to train at Calabasas High school on Thursday, July 23. Calabasas was the host city of the Great Britain team.

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Ventura Raceway

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Johnny Conley of Camarillo drifts around a turn in his Pro Dwarf Car during a warm-up lap at the Ventura Raceway on July 11.

Photographer Michael Coons and Reporter Jonathan Andrade covered an afternoon of racing at the Ventura Raceway on July  11. Dozens of local drivers bring their Sprint Cars, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars and others to race around a quarter-mile track at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Below are photos from Saturday’s race. To read Andrade’s story about the raceway, click here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Cody Majors of Simi Valley races around the track in his Sprint Car during a warm-up lap at the Ventura Raceway on July 11.

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Cody Majors of Simi Valley races around the track in his Sprint Car during a warm-up lap at the Ventura Raceway on July 11.

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A few photos from the NY Mets vs LA Dodgers game

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New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium. Mets won, 2-1. July 3, 2015.

Here are a few photos from the July 3, 2015 NY Mets vs LA Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers New York Mets' shortstop Ruben Tejada leaps to avoid Los Angeles Dodgers' Howie Kendrick as he steals second base during last Friday's game at Dodger Stadium.

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New York Mets’ shortstop Ruben Tejada leaps to avoid Los Angeles Dodgers’ Howie Kendrick as he steals second base during last Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium.

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4th of July fun for 2015

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Jill Yazejian, 16, of Calabasas came sporting her patriotic pride at the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run held a Calabasas Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Many areas in the Conejo and Los Angeles Counties celebrated the 4th of July with music, games, food and fireworks. Here are some moments captured in Calabasas, Moorpark and Westlake Village.

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JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Giada Paneno, 5, and Rachel Schachtel, 5, of Calabasas run the 2mi holding hands at the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run held a Calabasas Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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Giada Paneno, 5, and Rachel Schachtel, 5, of Calabasas run the 2mi holding hands at the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run held a Calabasas Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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Thousand Oaks Wildwood Trail 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Run

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Runners mark their time as they start the 10K race at the Wildwood Trail 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Runs held at Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Runners of all ages gathered from all over the Conejo Valley to participate in the 2015 Wildwood Trail 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Runs that were held at Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

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JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Runners mark their time as they start the 10K race at the Wildwood Trail 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Runs held at Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

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Runners mark their time as they start the 10K race at the Wildwood Trail 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Runs held at Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

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Pioneer Jamboree 2015 at Stagecoach Inn Museum

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Angela Maiorca, 9, of Tuscan visiting a relative for graduation plays with an old-fashioned bubble maker made of rope and sticks at the Pioneer Jamboree 2015 held at the Stagecoach Inn Museum on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

The Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park held its Pioneer Jamboree 2015 on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Activities included gold panning, Chumash & Pioneer games, 1890’s school lessons, cornhusk and yarn doll making, Gene West hand made wooden toys, humongous bubble making, and pioneer/cowboy costume photo opportunities to name a few.

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JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Angela Maiorca, 9, of Tuscan visiting a relative for graduation plays with an old-fashioned bubble maker made of rope and sticks at the Pioneer Jamboree 2015 held at the Stagecoach Inn Museum on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

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Angela Maiorca, 9, of Tuscan visiting a relative for graduation plays with an old-fashioned bubble maker made of rope and sticks at the Pioneer Jamboree 2015 held at the Stagecoach Inn Museum on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

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Graduation moments for 2015

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Emilee Garcia proudly displays her diploma to the crowd at the Grace Brethren High Graduation held in Simi Valley on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Here are a compilation of some of my favorite graduation moments to commemorate the 2015 graduation commencements in our community. Photos by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Emilee Garcia proudly displays her diploma to the crowd at the Grace Brethren High Graduation held in Simi Valley on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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Emilee Garcia proudly displays her diploma to the crowd at the Grace Brethren High Graduation held in Simi Valley on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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Oaks Christian Graduation 2015

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WAY TO GO- Lisa Harris and Jimmy Jam Harris cheer for their son, Tyler Harris, as his name is called to receive his diploma during  Oaks Christian School’s graduation on Thursday, June 4.

Photos from Oaks Christian graduation this year on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers GREAT JOB- Graduate Jasmeene Burton get a hug from Dr. Scott Lisea after being awarded the Headmaster’s award during  Oaks Christian School’s graduation on Thursday, June 4.


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GREAT JOB- Graduate Jasmeene Burton get a hug from Dr. Scott Lisea after being awarded the Headmaster’s award during Oaks Christian School’s graduation on Thursday, June 4.

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6th annual Family Fitness Night at Sycamore Canyon School

Tab Buongervino, 10, a fifth grader, tries his skills at Parkour at the 6th Annual Family Fitness Night held at Sycamore Canyon School in Newbury Park on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Sycamore Canyon School in Newbury Park hosted its 6th year of Family Fitness Night held on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The event’s objective was to get families moving, while putting a positive emphasis on physical activity and healthy living. Families were exposed to all forms of sports and fitness activities, which took place both inside the school gym and in the fields. Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

Tab Buongervino, 10, a fifth grader, tries his skills at Parkour at the 6th Annual Family Fitness Night held at Sycamore Canyon School in Newbury Park on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Tab Buongervino, 10, a fifth grader, tries his skills at Parkour at the 6th Annual Family Fitness Night held at Sycamore Canyon School in Newbury Park on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

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Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival

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Jordan Bush, left, of Santa Clarita plays his banjo while Dave Mc Possum of Valley Village plays his mandolin with a group of musicians during the 55th annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills on May 16.

The 55th annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills was held on May 17. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Melanie Curran of Los Angeles tunes her banjo while playing with other musicians during the 55th annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills on May 16.

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Melanie Curran of Los Angeles tunes her banjo while playing with other musicians during the 55th annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills on May 16.

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Oak Park Boys’ Volleyball wins CIF Championship

William Cook, #11, a senior, leads the victory run carrying the plaque declaring them the CIF Championships for Division 2 at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship game held at Cerritos College on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Oak Park High School’s Boys’ Volleyball team won the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship game that was held at Cerritos College on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

William Cook, #11, a senior, leads the victory run carrying the plaque declaring them the CIF Championships for Division 2 at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship game held at Cerritos College on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

William Cook, #11, a senior, leads the victory run carrying the plaque declaring them the CIF Championships for Division 2 at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship game held at Cerritos College on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

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La Reina’s graduation ceremony

The graduating senior girls toss their hats in the air after the ceremony ended at the La Reina High School graduation held on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Hundreds of family and friends carpeted the front lawn of La Reina High for it’s 2015 graduation ceremony held on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

Hundreds of family and friends carpeted the front lawn of La Reina High for it’s 2015 graduation ceremony held on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photos by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Hundreds of family and friends carpeted the front lawn of La Reina High for it’s 2015 graduation ceremony held on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photos by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

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Ventura County track and field championships

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Runners compete in the 1600-meter race during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships at Moorpark High School on May 1.

The Ventura County track and field championships were held last Friday at Moorpark High School. Here is our gallery from the event. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Simi Valley's Alex Billing screams as he crosses the finish line for a first place win in the 110-meter hurdles during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships at Moorpark High School on May 1. Billing won with a time of 13.97 seconds.

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Simi Valley’s Alex Billing screams as he crosses the finish line for a first place win in the 110-meter hurdles during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships at Moorpark High School on May 1. Billing won with a time of 13.97 seconds.

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Women’s Lacrosse

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Westlake’s Jayda Richardson and Simi Valley’s Paige Negrete both go for the ball during their game on Wednesday, April 29.

A group of photos from a couple of high school games. Photos/Richard Gillard

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Newbury Park’s Devin Sercu scoops the ball during their game against Agoura on Friday, April 24.


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Newbury Park’s Devin Sercu scoops the ball during their game against Agoura on Friday, April 24.

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Thousand Oak vs Calabasas Lacrosse

Read No reLAXin’

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 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Calabasas’ Jack Korchek breaks between Thousand Oaks’ Connor Koeritz and Brady Finigan during their game on Friday, April 17.


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Calabasas’ Jack Korchek breaks between Thousand Oaks’ Connor Koeritz and Brady Finigan during their game on Friday, April 17.

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Oak Park Teen CERT Final Drill and Graduation

Maddy Watson, 16, and Arman Badiei, 15, are front and center carrying a dummy on the stretcher during their CERT Training before graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

A final drill highlighting the skills participants from Oak Park High School have gained and practiced over a two month period have been completed and students ranging in ages 14-18 were honored in a graduation ceremony that followed at Oak Park High on Monday, March 30, 2015. This is a free program offered by the Ventura County Fire Department Disaster where classes include simulated search and rescue, disaster medical, fire extinguisher/utility, disaster preparedness, terrorism and disaster psychology.

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Maddy Watson, 16, and Arman Badiei, 15, are front and center carrying a dummy on the stretcher during their CERT Training before graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Maddy Watson, 16, and Arman Badiei, 15, are front and center carrying a dummy on the stretcher during their CERT Training before graduation at Oak Park High School on Monday, March 30, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

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Gold Rush at White Oak

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CLAIMING A STAKE- Fourth grader Aviv Stabinsky leads a pack of gold miners looking to claim their stake during Gold Rush Experience 2015 at White Oak Elementary School on Thursday, March 26.

Fourth graders at White Oak learn about life during the California gold rush with hands-on learning during Gold Rush Experience 2015.

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 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers PANNING FOR GOLD- Fourth grader Grant Phillips pans for gold during Gold Rush Experience 2015 at White Oak Elementary School on Thursday, March 26.


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PANNING FOR GOLD- Fourth grader Grant Phillips pans for gold during Gold Rush Experience 2015 at White Oak Elementary School on Thursday, March 26.

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Ventura County Science Fair

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Ethan McGregor, 13, left, from Mesa Verde Middle School in Moorpark, talks to Medea Creek Middle School students Spencer Driggs, 12, Samantha Dickman, 12, and Ross Gelick, 13, about his project on a wind powered car during the Ventura County Science Fair in Ventura on April 1.

Hundreds of students from all over Ventura County participated in the annual Ventura County Science Fair at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on April 1. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TESTING - Naleah Ray, 12, right, a sixth grader at Mountain View Elementary in Simi Valley, tests her project on the voltage of produce while Athena Cruz-Albrecht, 12, a student at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, watches during the Ventura County Science Fair in Ventura on April 1.

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Naleah Ray, 12, right, a sixth grader at Mountain View Elementary in Simi Valley, tests her project on the voltage of produce while Athena Cruz-Albrecht, 12, a student at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, watches during the Ventura County Science Fair in Ventura on April 1.

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