2006-05-04

Officials bear down and finally make the catch

Large black bear shows up in Westlake Village and is cornered in Newbury Park

How does a 300-pound California black bear make it from Westlake Village all the way to Newbury Park without being spotted by the public? Easily, Ventura County Sheriff ‘s Department Capt. Ron Nelson said, when it makes use of the Conejo Valley’s extensive drainage system. The bear, which caused quite a stir when it was spotted April 27 near the […]

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Is May a month for Maybe I will or Maybe I won’t? As in, “Maybe I will finally get involved in helping others?” You may just like it, too. And not only do you contribute your skills and experience, but you are likely to gain much in return for giving so much of yourself to help others in the community. […]

Natural pest control healthier for humans



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Mental Health on Campus Many adults fondly remember college as a time of football games, fraternity parties and midnight pizza with roommates. Sure, final exams could be stressful, but this was a chance to spend four years exploring your interests, having fun, and not being overly worried about the future. But in recent years, the pressure to get into selective […]

iving trusts to be discussed



A free seminar is being offered on “Eliminating Estate Taxes Through a Living Trust” with Michael Hunter and Heath Goldman of Quantum Advisors West. The seminar will discuss protecting your estate and your heirs from taxes; redirecting funds to your family or favorite charity that would ordinarily be paid to taxes; and reducing the income tax on your IRA. The […]

Says bicyclists are hogging the road



The arrogance of some bicyclists is absolutely astounding. They demand “equal rights” to the roads, but, for them, it is a oneway street. They think that none of the highway rules apply to them. I actually had one bicyclist run a red light and hold up his hand for me to stop even though I had the green. Their idea […]

Come see democracy in action



Politicians are nothing if not accountable to the electorate they serve. The accountability period typically begins when a candidate releases a platform explaining their position on issues. Once a candidate is elected, the platform serves as a good frame of reference by which all future performance can be judged. The best politicians are the ones who make promises-and keep them. […]

Gas prices driving us mad

One city decides to fight back

Summer nears and gas prices soar. While many drivers say they have no choice but to pay the high price at the pump, Calabasas officials have been working on ways to reduce the city’s use of gasoline. “I cannot honestly say that I drive less because of rising gas prices,” said Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem James Bozajian. “I have two […]

Poker benefits baseball



Westlake Warrior Baseball will present its inaugural Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., May 13 at Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Free instruction will be provided at 3:30 p.m. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. and play begins at 5 p.m. Cost is $100 per participant if paid by Mon., May […]

Oak Park students ride for diabetes research



A group of students from Oak Park High School used their bicycles to raise more than $800 for diabetes research last Sun., April 30. Members of the school’s Students for a Cure club participated in the Tour de Cure, a 32-mile ride sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. The course took riders through Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. “It was […]


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