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March 5, 1990 | LINDA CHONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When radio talk show host Ross Olney began throwing bottled messages into the Pacific six years ago, he never dreamed that one would end up in the central Philippines. Every whale-watching season since 1984, Olney--the host of an afternoon news and entertainment show on radio station KVEN in Ventura--tosses at least two marked wine bottles out into the waters of Southern California.
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March 5, 1990 | LINDA CHONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When radio talk show host Ross Olney began throwing bottled messages into the Pacific six years ago, he never dreamed that one would end up in the central Philippines. Every whale-watching season since 1984, Olney--the host of an afternoon news and entertainment show on radio station KVEN in Ventura--tosses at least two marked wine bottles out into the waters of Southern California.
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January 27, 1993
The Greater Los Angeles Press Club will hold its annual President's Installation Dinner to swear in new officers on Thursday at the Sportsmen's Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. The event will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; dinner will be at 7:30. KABC-TV reporter Fred Anderson will serve as master of ceremonies, with Joseph Cerrell of Cerrell & Associates as the keynote speaker, and the honorable Sam Yorty serving as installing officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2001 | From Times staff reports
The state's energy crisis and its long-term effect on Ventura County businesses will be the subject of a two-hour meeting Friday morning at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Ventura. The meeting is being billed as a workshop by officials with several Chambers of Commerce in the county. Representatives from Southern California Edison will offer suggestions to area business owners for conserving energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1991 | CAITLIN ROTHER
More than 25,000 books, including rare and unusual publications, will be up for sale at the San Buenaventura Friends of the Library's 23rd annual used book sale and auction this weekend. The silent auction, hosted by radio personality Ross Olney, will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The sale, to be held in the San Buenaventura Mall parking lot adjoining Mills Road, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ
A railroad turntable from 1909, possibly the longest and highest load ever to be transported by train in the United States, will make its way from the Santa Paula depot to the Fillmore & Western Railway about noon today. The Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society and the city of Fillmore bought the piece of track, which is 150 feet long and 96 feet high, for $16,000 from a town north of Toronto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1994
With regard to the closing of Poli Street, the series of useless, ill-considered, knee-jerk reactions by most of the Ventura City Council continues to be sadly amusing to those of us who choose to live in the area. One thing does become quite obvious, though. These servants of ours haven't visited the neighborhood in ages. If they had, they would know that speed bumps aren't needed. Sunset Drive, especially between Foster and Hyland (avenues), is so rutted, ridged and pot-holed that any speed over 15 m.p.h.
NEWS
October 6, 1994 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Santa Barbara author Gretel Ehrlich, whose brilliantly written "A Match to the Heart" re-creates for us the searing, painful experience the human body endures when struck by lightning, will read from her book at 7 p.m. Friday at Ventura Bookstore, 522 E. Main St. During an interview with Ehrlich on my radio program, she described how she was knocked unconscious for two hours and the subsequent agonizing physical disabilities she had to overcome.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1995 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are rich opportunities this week for literary folk to learn from veteran authors and public relations experts how the writing process and publishing business works. They will share their expertise on radio, in classes and at seminars. * Ventura's noted storyteller and writer Jim Woodard will perform tales with surprise endings at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on KCLU Radio 88.3 FM.
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August 3, 1995 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With another six weeks of summer to enjoy, think about relaxing at the beach, under a tree or on the patio with an armful of books. Suggested titles, all written by Ventura authors, include "Combat He Wrote" by Lt. Col. Charles S.
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June 29, 1991 | JACK SEARLES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite fund-raising problems and an identity crisis, an Oxnard event planned to honor Desert Storm troops and other U.S. war veterans on the Fourth of July will go on as scheduled, organizers maintained Friday. As of Friday, the steering committee for the Oxnard Airport event had raised only about $2,500 of the $11,000 needed, according to Ross Olney, Operation Homecoming's communications chairman.
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