Crackdown on animal abuse

The U.S. House of Representatives, on a 36839 vote, recently passed a bipartisan bill that makes violations of the federal animal fighting law a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. The bill also makes it a felony to transport an animal across state or international borders for the purposes of fighting and prohibits the interstate and foreign […]

Farmers’ Markets have fresh fruit, flowers

10 varieties of strawberries available

Fresh fruits available at the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Markets this spring include limes, lemons, navels, blood oranges and tangerines in addition to ruby red grapefruit and oro blancos (hyprid grapefruit), according to grower Mike Shore. Fuerte and Haas avocados will be available. Soon Valencia oranges will arrive and will be in season through the fall. Reynaldo Rodriguez from Rodriguez […]

Red Cross honors seven women at Clara Barton Awards gala

The American Red Cross of Ventura County honored seven women for their contributions in bettering the lives of others at the fourth annual Clara Barton Awards Gala on Sat., March 24 at Camarillo’s World War II Aviation Museum. Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten co-chaired the event along with Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long. Totten said the nonprofit agency is […]

Dental checkups required for kindergarten

The California Dental Association has launched a statewide outreach campaign to educate parents, children, teachers and others about the new legislation requiring children to have a dental checkup by May 31 of their first year in public school. Last year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law that directs schools to notify parents that children must obtain an oral health assessment […]

Environmental consultant offers tips on how to create a healthy home

Free lecture at Green for Baby

Green for Baby will present a free lecture, “How to create a healthy, nontoxic bedroom for you or your baby,” at 3 p.m. Sat., April 14 at 2989 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Environmental consultant Mary Cordaro will explain simple ways to make a bedroom a “healthy sanctuary.” She will answer questions afterward. For more information, call (805) 230-2201, […]

Should public pay for trip abroad?

Do you know how the Oak Park Unified School District is wasting money that could be better spend on our children? A glance at the agenda for the upcoming OPUSD board meeting scheduled for April 17 reveals that the district intends to approve “out of country travel” for Superintendent Tony Knight. Apparently Mr. Knight believes that a part of his […]

Liz Garfield

Frances Lewis, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Regional office, congratulated Liz Garfield for her year-to-date production. Garfield’s total listing and sales production was more than $12 million for the first quarter of 2007. Garfield is a veteran agent and longtime resident of the Conejo Valley. She is consistently ranked among the top producers for the both the […]

Amgen exec departs amid corporate slump

Amgen exec departs amid corporate slump Amgen announced Tuesday the appointment of Robert Bradway as executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Thousand Oaksbased company. Bradway replaces Richard Nanula and will be responsible for Amgen’s finance, strategy and investor relations operations. Nanula departs in the wake of a five-month corporate decline in which the world’s largest biotechnology firm has […]

Business expo a Wild West success

St. Patrick’s Day wedding held in Malibu