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April 15, 1992
Gene West, girls' soccer coach at Santa Margarita High School, has resigned, according to Doug Williams, the girls' athletic director. West, a part-time coach the past two seasons, has left to pursue his teaching credential. Santa Margarita finished third in the Angelus League last season and was eliminated in the first round of the Southern Section playoffs.
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September 3, 2000
Re "Through His Toys, Craftsman Fashions Self-Esteem, Values," Aug. 19. My commendations for Karin Grennan's wonderful story on Gene West, the Ventura County toy maker. I have known Gene and his wife for a number of years, dating back to when I was scoutmaster of a handicapped Boy Scouts troop at Camarillo State Hospital. He would bring his toys to our meetings, and the Scouts had a magnificent time. This story caught West's modesty and quiet demeanor. The fact that he refuses to sell any of his toys is a testament to his character.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2000
Re "Through His Toys, Craftsman Fashions Self-Esteem, Values," Aug. 19. My commendations for Karin Grennan's wonderful story on Gene West, the Ventura County toy maker. I have known Gene and his wife for a number of years, dating back to when I was scoutmaster of a handicapped Boy Scouts troop at Camarillo State Hospital. He would bring his toys to our meetings, and the Scouts had a magnificent time. This story caught West's modesty and quiet demeanor. The fact that he refuses to sell any of his toys is a testament to his character.
SPORTS
April 15, 1992
Gene West, girls' soccer coach at Santa Margarita High School, has resigned, according to Doug Williams, the girls' athletic director. West, a part-time coach the past two seasons, has left to pursue his teaching credential. Santa Margarita finished third in the Angelus League last season and was eliminated in the first round of the Southern Section playoffs.
SPORTS
September 3, 1990
Gene West scored a goal in the first half and Kevin Smith added another in the second half as UC Irvine defeated Sonoma State, 2-0, in a nonconference men's soccer match Sunday at Irvine. Tres Martin had three saves for Irvine (1-2).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1999 | JENNIFER HAMM
In an effort to raise money for the Moorpark College Child Development Center, the college will host Discovery Day on Saturday. Gene West, from the Sunshine Band, will make an appearance from 10 to 11 a.m. From 12:30 to 2 p.m., visitors can visit America's Teaching Zoo. Discovery Day will be held at the center at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $4 for children, $2 for adults. For information, call 378-1401.
NEWS
April 8, 1986
An accused murderer on the FBI's 10-most-wanted list was arrested in San Diego after a resident recognized him from an FBI poster in a local post office. Brian Patrick Malverty, 26, using the alias Tom Louzzi, had been living in San Diego for several months and was working as a self-employed carpet layer, FBI agents said. Malverty is wanted in connection with the double slaying of Gene West, 47, and Ricky Lee Sims, 17, in Atlanta on April 23, 1985.
NEWS
June 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
Demonstrators, some dressed as trees, launched Redwood Summer on Thursday with a protest at a lumber-export company, promising to "put their bodies on the line" to block cutting of virgin timber. The 50 demonstrators were matched one-for-one by police who are on edge because of a bombing that injured two members of Earth First!, the group organizing the summer of protest. The demonstrators gathered at the Port of Sacramento outside Gene West Inc., which exports logs to China, Korea, and Japan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2002
Gates open at 11 a.m. Exhibits close at 10 p.m. Address: Seaside Park in Ventura 648-3376. For additional information: www.vcfair.org Carnival ride wristbands (10 rides for $10) on sale until 8 p.m. Pepsi Family Day All Day: Gene West's Wonderful Working Wood Toys All Day: I'Madonnari Chalk Drawing by Ventura High School Art Dept. 11 a.m. Best Americana T-shirt contest 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.: Mad Science: Don't try this at home 12:30 p.m. Singer Trian Moon 2 p.m.
MAGAZINE
October 22, 2006
Although I share Dan Neil's concern about any plans Paramount Pictures may have for the next "Star Trek" feature film, I do not agree that the "franchise" should be abandoned ("Galaxy for Sale," 800 Words, Oct. 1). Certainly the series' creator, Gene Roddenberry, wouldn't feel that way, nor do millions of "Star Trek" fans worldwide. What "Star Trek" does desperately need is some new blood. Hopefully with J.J. Abrams at the helm, the next film will get the ship and her crew back on course!
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August 27, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI
Ventura County children can pretend they are sailing and navigating by the stars at a new exhibit at the Gull Wings Children's Museum in Oxnard. "Navigating by the Stars" is a remodel of the museum's Galaxy Room and is painted to simulate the inside of a ship. It includes a replica ship's wheel built by master toy maker Gene West. Meanwhile, the new "Tribute" exhibit features a giant mural of the American flag decorated with photos and letters from local and federal lawmakers.
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February 2, 1997 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving day was filled with conflict and confusion for Patrick West. It's not that he wasn't eager to see his parents, Gene and Patricia, when they arrived Saturday morning at Camarillo State Hospital. But it was as if he knew there was something different about this visit, as if he could tell--even though he is developmentally disabled and unable to hear or speak--that he might never return to the aging sanctuary.
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