2009-07-16

All about organic gardening



Residents interested in the Oak Park Community Garden will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, July 16 at Mae Boyar Park, 130 Kanan Road. Steven Witherly, PhD, will give a presentation on organic gardening and garden secrets. The event is free and the public is welcomed.

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Company Name Symbol July 15 July 8 July 1 June 24 Headquartered AMGEN AMGN 57.87 59.50 52.76 51.01 THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER BAX 53.09 52.34 52.74 50.63 THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP BHBC 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02 CALABASAS CAMINOSOFT CORP. CMSF 0.00 * 0.00 * 0.00 * 0.00 * WESTLAKE VILLAGE CHEESECAKE FACTORY CAKE 17.53 16.11 17.84 15.81 CALABASAS DIODES, INC […]

Protect kitties with these tips



Whether a pet cat enjoys the outdoors or prefers the inside, it’s important to protect it from what may be a surprising risk. A number of fragrant flowers can be deadly for cats. “Certain types of lily are extremely poisonous to cats if eaten or if the pollen is ingested,” said Michele Gaspar, DVM, veterinarian and feline specialist for Feline […]

Master Chorale opens auditions



The Master Chorale of Ventura County Children’s Choir has opened auditions for girls and boys ages 8 to 16. Membership includes voice instruction, concert experience, participation in children’s choir festivals and performances in concert with the Master Chorale of Ventura County. Rehearsals begin in September. To schedule an audition, call Cheryl Gillaspy, choir director, at (805) 796-1951 or e-mail CHERYL@CAMCC.NET.

Ask the DMV



Do you have questions about general drivingrelated requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. “Save Time by Going Online,” at www.dmv.ca.gov. Q: I’ve been hearing a ton of different things about a cellphone law prohibiting people from driving and talking on their cellphone at […]

Serving in Uniform



•Army Pvt. Alex D. Pettersen has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Mike and Dawn Pettersen of Agoura Hills and a 2008 graduate of Agoura High School. •Navy Seaman Recruit Jason M. Bohner recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is […]

Kingsmen Shakespeare Company selects apprentices



Eight teens have been selected as Rhodes junior apprentices for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival at California Lutheran University. The program is named in honor of Rick Rhodes, an Emmy Award-winning composer from Oak Park who coordinated the curriculum for many years before he died in 2005 from a brain tumor. The students are Teza Belmond and Patrick Rosenberg from Agoura […]

Pet of the Week



SERENE—Keaton, a 2yearold male domestic short hair orange and white cat, is a stray. Keaton can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Keaton home, ask for ID No.3995837. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

All’s well at festival



Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, a professional nonprofit theater company, will conclude its 13th season with its first production of “All’s Well That Ends Well” with performances at 8 p.m. July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, and 31, and Aug. 1 and 2 at Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The presentation marks Brett Elliott’s debut as a […]

Calling all parents: cell tower alert



If it’s not one thing, it’s another. While nobody discounts the danger of radio waves in concentrated doses (never, ever stick your head in a microwave oven), it’s a stretch to say there’s a direct correlation between the placement of cellphone towers on school campuses and innocent students dying from disease. The cell tower controversy at Lindero Canyon Middle School […]


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