2003-01-02

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

He was the professional football coach who symbolized toughness and dedication in sports. "Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing." That’s what you think of when you think of Vince Lombardi. Lombardi was always a hard man when it came to football. In college, at Fordham, he played guard on a famous line called the Seven Blocks of Granite. He […]

Calabasas needs to quit wasting money on the

Ahmanson fight

Calabasas needs to quit wasting money on the On Dec. 19 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the Ahmanson Ranch project. Before this decision was reached this board expressed their disgust with those who gave testimony before this board that was either totally false or deliberately distorted while representing themselves as "experts." This board also expressed disdain for the […]

Water flowed during repair work



In the midst of Southern California’s worst year for rainfall in recorded history, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) shut down its Colorado River Aqueduct—one of the region’s most important sources of drinking water—for 15 days last fall. No one noticed, which was just as intended, according to MWD. Water continued to flow, as a result of several years […]

CFO’s anticipate economic growth by second quarter of New Year 2003 expected to be a year for business expansion



CFO’s anticipate economic growth by second quarter of New Year 2003 expected to be a year for business expansion In a new survey of chief financial officers (CFOs), 51 percent of respondents said they believe the nation’s economy will start improving by the second quarter of 2003. In addition, 41 percent of financial executives said they plan at least some […]

Thrashers trash the competition



Replace the supervisors



As a concerned citizen, I sat through two days of expert testimony on the Ahmanson Ranch development at the Ventura County Government Center last week. I simply cannot believe that four of the Ventura County Supervisors could not even vote to adequately study a known cancer-causing contaminant prior to approving the building of new homes at Ahmanson Ranch. I, and […]

GOP women celebrate another year, new officers sworn in

T.O. Acorn Editor

Members of the Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated, recently joined together for a festive luncheon in the main hall at Sherwood County Club, and while enjoying eggnog and other holiday cheer, their new officers were installed. The only dampener on the day was when it was announced that Heidi Smith, National Federation of Republican Women president, who had journeyed from […]

Woodland Hills chamber sets January events



The Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce has a full slate of activities this month. From 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Wed., Jan. 8, they’ll host a networking breakfast at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road (between Canoga and DeSoto). The cost is $15 to $18 at the door and a RSVP is required and can be made by calling […]

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 […]


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