2003-01-02

Pet of the Week



Thousand Oaks should be renamed ‘1,000 Stumps’



Thousand Oaks should be renamed ‘1,000 Stumps’ I was in attendance at all of the hearings on Ahmanson Ranch, and read most of the newspaper reporting on these meetings. What stood out in my mind was the arrogance of three Ventura County Supervisors involved, these being Maria Vanderkolk, Judy Mikels and Frank Schillo. The standout was Judy Mikels, who admonished […]

Used computers to help needy students



The Oxnard College Foundation recently received computers and printers for its Adopt-a-Computer program through a donation made by State Farm Insurance, which has regional offices in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks Ventura and Oxnard. In addition, 50 State Farm agents’ offices throughout Ventura County also made donations. The 10 workstations and eight printers will go to disadvantaged students who wouldn’t normally […]

Local marketing firm will help United Way, Casa Pacifica



Westlake Village-based Mustang Marketing & Advertising has teamed with United Way of Ventura County. The agency recently completed United Way’s fall newsletter Community Connections that is distributed throughout the community to member agencies, donors, businesspeople and others. This is the second pro bono newsletter Mustang has created, edited and produced for United Way. Casa Pacifica, a residential and crisis care […]

Other animal shelters are nearby



Cats, dogs and rabbits are available for adoption at the Ventura County Animal Regulation Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. The shelter can be reached by exiting the 101 Freeway at Las Posas. Pets can be viewed 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. There’s also an […]

Will change banks



Since Washington Mutual Bank wants to play with our health and move forward on the disastrous Ahmanson Ranch project, I will not allow them to play with my money. My homeowners’ association, of which I am a boardmember, has voted to close our account at Washington Mutual and withdraw over $118,000. My kids play in streams fed from water runoff […]

Women’s club to hear about female pioneers



Anne Schroeder, a fifth generation Californian who grew up in Conejo Valley and attended Timber School until 1959, will speak on the pioneer women of the Conejo during the Westlake Women’s Club luncheon meeting beginning 10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 14 at Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake. Schroeder’s latest book, "Branches on the Conejo," depicts a slower time when the […]

CPAs announce a merger



CPAs announce a merger Thousand Oaks-based accounting firms Steele & St. John, LLP and Susan E. Cohen, CPA, have merged their practices. The firm will continue to serve businesses, individuals and nonprofit groups throughout the Ventura County area, providing a full range of audit, accounting, consulting and tax services.

Agoura Hills



Agoura Hills A BMW convertible, a purse and keys totaling a loss of $20,063 were stolen. The purse (which contained a receipt for valet parking) had been left at a dining room table of a restaurant in the 28000 block of Agoura Road while the victim went to the bar. An imposter claimed the vehicle (and stole it) the evening […]

Wants to keep the portable basketball boards



Wants to keep the portable basketball boards On Dec. 5 an article in your paper reported about the supposed danger to teenagers playing basketball with portable hoops and backboards on Evanwood Avenue. Apparently some homeowners petitioned the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council to remove the portable hoops from the street. Who were these homeowners who petitioned the advisory council? How […]