2008-09-25

A home win for Calabasas, finally!



COYOTES HOWL—Calabasas High School football coach Lance Martin, right of center, can hardly contain his joy after the Coyotes beat Hueneme High 23-13 last Friday night, ending a six-year home losing streak. See page 44 for complete details.

Meeting on fluoride leaves a bad taste

Studies conflict

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) said it wants to close the debate on whether mandated water fluoridation in California is dangerous for consumers, but opponents of the additive have pledged to continue their battle to overturn the fluoridation law that became effective in the state almost a year ago. The water district invited scientists, doctors, dentists and other […]

Kids brave open house



SKY RIDE—Below left, William Taumkin of Malibu and Matthew Isaac of Agoura Hills team up with a partner and zip along a rescue wire toward the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station radio tower during an open house last weekend. Left, Alec Hartman of Calabasas gets to sit inside a sheriff’s helicopter. The event gave families a chance to meet the Lost […]

Train wreck spurs politicians to action



In the two weeks since the Metrolink crash that killed 25— the majority of whom were Simi Valley and Moorpark residents— local and state politicians have taken action to make train travel safer. A Metrolink passenger train collided with a Union Pacific freight train traveling in the opposite direction on the same track Sept. 12 after the Metrolink engineer, Robert […]

Dogs gone, owner upset over decision



Sandy Espinoza wants her cat and 13 dogs back from Los Angeles Animal Care and Control so she can take them with her on a road trip to Missouri. Esponoza said she and her pets were separated on Aug. 4 when the California Highway Patrol came to her Thousand Oaks home and arrested her for a warrant on an unrelated […]

Candidates’ forum set for Oak Park

School board, MAC and sanitation district candidates invited

Voters facing decisions in the races for Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education and Triunfo Sanitation District Board of Directors have the opportunity to see and hear the candidates in an election forum sponsored by the nonpartisan Community Foundation for Oak Park. All candidates on the ballot for each office have been invited […]

National Park Service formulates plan for the next 100 years

Top authorities meet in Westlake

A blue-ribbon commission comprising scientists, conservationists, politicians and other community leaders met recently at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village to discuss the future role of America’s national parks. The “National Parks Second Century Commission” met in Westlake because of the city’s proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, one of 390 national park sites covering more […]

Kiwanis look for tourney sponsorships



A limited number of sponsorships are available for the second annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, a fundraiser for the Kiwanis of Thousand Oaks Foundation. The event will be Sun., Nov. 9 at Borderline Bar & Grill, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks. Sponsorships vary from $2,500 to $200, and each level gets benefits and rewards. For details, call […]

Oak Park group reevaluating goals



In existence since 1979, the Community Foundation for Oak Park is in the process of reevaluating its goals and is seeking advice from residents. The Community Foundation’s 11-member board also is seeking new participation. “We would like input from new people and have them be part of this process, as opposed to bringing them on midstream or after we finish […]

Great pie for a good cause



DELICIOUS—Malibu United Methodist Church will host the 19th annual Malibu Pie Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 at 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. The event will include pies, auction, children’s activities, pie judging, and pie eating contest. The Melvin Eddy Blues Band and Steve Cole’s Jazzaster Funkadelics will provide music. Proceeds will benefit the church’s children, […]