2009-03-19

Freeway crash in T.O. kills woman



A woman died March 12 in Thousand Oaks after the car she was riding in veered from the 101 Freeway and crashed. Elisa Laura Failauga, 22, of Oxnard was a passenger in a 1991 Toyota Roadrunner driven by 20-year-old Desirie Osuna, also of Oxnard, that abruptly swerved to the right for unknown reasons and left the freeway, hit a tree […]

Democratic Club remembers Cesar Chavez



The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley will host a luncheon commemorating Cesar Chavez Day at noon Tues., March 31 at El Torito Mexican Grill, 449 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Frank Barajas, associate professor at Cal State Channel Islands, will speak about Chavez’s work with farmworkers in Ventura County before he founded his own union in 1962. The cost […]

League championship is up for grabs

Marmonte League spring preview: Boys' volleyball

Fans of boys’ volleyball in the Marmonte League should take a magic marker, find a calendar and circle May 6. On that night all eight Marmonte teams will play their final league matches, and it’s a good bet a championship could be on the line. The race for a Marmonte title is wide open, as Royal, Westlake and Thousand Oaks […]

Chef offers Passover cooking tips



A Passover cooking class with Executive Chef Peter Maher will be at 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 24 in the social hall at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Maher will demonstrate food preparation for Passover. Attendees are invited to bring a favorite recipe to share. Admission is free. For more information or reservations, call Helene Phillips at […]

Don’t be rude



While standing in the checkout line at Vons in Agoura Hills last week, I witnessed an annoying event. The lady who was checking out ahead of me was talking loudly on her cellphone, something we’ve all experienced. The tone and volume of her words not only irritated me but I could tell that the checker and bagger felt equally uncomfortable […]

Pamella McWaid



Pamella McWaid was welcomed to Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks office by broker/ owner Bob Majorino, management and staff. A resident of Ventura County for 25 years, McWaid has been a real estate professional in the area for more than 20 years. She resides in Camarillo and serves real estate needs throughout Ventura County. She is a Graduate Realtor Institute […]

Lindero Middle School wins Bravo award



Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills has won the Bravo award sponsored by the Music Center of Los Angeles County. Principal Ron Kaiser accepted the honor at the 27th annual awards ceremony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles March 10. The ceremony was hosted by producer-director Garry Marshall. The Bravo award is given to teachers and […]

Rotary Club hosts street festival, run



The Rotary Club of Westlake Village will present the annual Community Street Festival and The Westlake 5K/ 10K Charity Run, including a kids’ run, on Sun., April 5 on Lakeview Canyon between Agoura Road and Watergate in Westlake village. Race registration begins at 7 a.m. for adults and children. Admission includes chip timing, a race T-shirt, healthy snacks, and an […]

AYBA fourth-grade team finishes in first



Church of the Epiphany to host Taizé service



The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) will present a service in the style of Taizé featuring the parish choir with keyboard accompaniment at 7:30 p.m. Sun., March 22 in the church sanctuary at 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Originating in France, the Taizé movement has become popular in churches around the world, providing an ecumenical and contemplative experience. The meditative […]


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