2008-05-01

The perils of teen driving hit home



Gayle Shank of Agoura Hills wants to spare other parents the nightmare her family faced. Shank, in tears, described to an audience of parents and teens how her 18-year-old daughter Krystin was killed by a reckless driver in 2005. She spoke at the “Is Your Teen Road Ready?” discussion sponsored by the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and the city of […]

Republican women to host legal forum



Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated will hold a “The Law, Justice and Politics” event beginning at 5 p.m. Wed., May 7 at Westlake Inn, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. The reception will start at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Featured panelists include candidate for Superior Court Judge Ventura County Jeff Bennett, Superior Court Judge Ventura County […]

Help for those who want to quit smoking



NP Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will hold a “Freedom from Smoking” class at 6:30 p.m. for eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning May 6 at the east campus of the center, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. Cost is $50 payable at the first session. The program will help attendees identify the psychological effects of smoking or chewing tobacco and apply […]

Sumac holds a ‘green’ fundraiser



Every day is Earth Day at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The school even has found an environmentally friendly way to raise funds. Rather than the traditional gift wrap or cookie dough fundraiser, the school’s parent-faculty club launched a “green” fundraising drive through “Greenraising,” a national, nonprofit, “eco-conscious” organization founded last year by Lisa and Mike Olson, parents of […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Vandals caused $300 in damages by shattering the window of a vehicle parked in the 5300 block of Chesebro Road on April 21. Burglars stole 10 kegs of beer valued at $500 when they broke into a storage shed in the 3000 block of Lakefront Drive on April 20. A briefcase containing various documents valued at $200 and […]

Young man gives periodical salesmen a bad name



Look out for scammers. A young man approached me while I was working in the front yard. He said he was from Pepperdine University and represented the league-winning baseball team. He said that the team needed money to go further with their play. He offered a number of services like car washing and window cleaning for $48. I took the […]

This Home Has A Large Backyard



This home has a large backyard with a hillside rock type formation with a 20 foot slide, grotto and waterfall into the pool, as well as a built in barbecue, fire pit and palm trees. The house has five bedrooms, three baths and a garage large enough to house a 20 foot boat. For more information on this property, listed […]

Community group stages protest to ‘rescue’ California’s education budget



A volunteer community group called Californians Organized to Rescue Education (CORE) and the 12th District Parent-Teacher Association took to the streets to express their grievances with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed education budget cuts. On Fri., April 25, members of CORE and the regional PTA branch demonstrated outside state Sen. Tom McClintock’s Thousand Oaks office. More than 50 people carrying signs […]

Careful crossing



Datebook



THURS., MAY 1 Candidates Debate Democratic Club of Camarillo hosts Candidates’ Night, 7 p.m., Orchid Room, UFCW Union Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Democratic candidates for 24th Congressional District, 37th Assembly District, candidates for nonpartisan 3rd Supervisorial District race present statements, respond to questions. Public invited, free. Jack Phillips, (805) 504-3749. Mexico Update Business and […]


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