Learn about emergency preparedness

An emergency and family preparedness fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2645 Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. The free event, sponsored by the church, will include community organizations dealing with disaster relief, booths and demonstrations covering a variety of aspects of preparedness such as […]

Fluoride is safe

More than 60 years ago Grand Rapids, Mich. became the first American community to fluoridate its public source of water. Hundreds of subsequent scientific articles have determined that optimally fluoridated water is the single most effective public health measure to prevent dental decay. Studies show that the incidences of childhood and adult cavities decrease 20 to 40 percent in areas […]

Political Cartoon

Agoura family organizes concerts to help friend

Although cancer is keeping Agoura Hills buddies Morgan Miller and Alex Berson apart, Morgan isn’t letting the disease prevent him from supporting Alex, his absent Lindero Canyon Middle School friend. The seventh-grader has to stay at home these days because of nonHodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. To help the 12-year-old Alex, Morgan and his family organized a […]

Travel the universe at CLU

Andrew Fraknoi will present “If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Jupiter: A Grand Tour of the Universe” at 10 a.m. Mon,, Oct. 22 in California Lutheran University’s Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Fraknoi is the chair of the astronomy department at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and an educational consultant for the Astronomical Society of the […]

De Jesus commits to S.F. State

Westlake High senior pitcher Ryan De Jesus has made a verbal commitment to play baseball at San Francisco State. During his junior season for the Warriors, De Jesus, a 6foot2, 175-pound left-hander, was 1-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 28.2 innings of work. He struck out 14 batters and walked seven.

Dalai Lama answers pressing questions

Spiritual leader featured in local filmmaker's project

The film “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” will be screened at 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 21 at the First Neighborhood Community Center, 31380 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. A questionandanswer session with filmmaker Rick Ray will follow the movie. There will also be a presentation by Tseten Phanucharas, president of the Los Angeles Friends of Tibet. Admission is $15 […]

Fluoride is toxic

Regarding the proposed plan to add fluoride to our water, I think it is important to understand what is being added. The studies which “proved” that fluoride would prevent cavities were evaluating the effects of actual groundwater minerals, not the chemicals that are being added today. Fluorosilicic acid, which is a classified hazardous waste, is the substance used in 90 […]

Guest Opinion

Local water supplies are threatened

Do we really have to think about where the water comes from in our community? The answer is yes. During all these years of living in the Conejo Valley I have been blithely turning on the faucet thinking there was an endless supply of water at the other end, and that it came from somewhere nearby. Well, those days are […]

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