Swimming pools a great way to beat the heat

Mitzvah project lights up many lives

The facts about pot dispensary

Regarding your story last week, “Westlake City Council nixes medical marijuana dispensary,” these are the facts. To open a medical marijuana collective in Los Angeles County you must have a state seller’s permit, a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation set up, liability insurance for a collective and a lease from a building owner spelling out medical marijuana collective operations. In some […]

Local schools opposed to grand jury request for unification

Superintendents prefer local autonomy

Area school districts have turned a cold shoulder to the recent Ventura County grand jury recommendation that some of the districts consolidate their facilities and services in order to save taxpayer dollars. In its May report, “School District Administration: Is the Cost Too High?” the grand jury recommended the 20 public school districts in Ventura County be reduced to just […]

Southeast Ventura County YMCA adds new members

Board of directors expands

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA has added two new members to its board of directors. Members serve three-year terms. New board member Esther Hopkins is an estate planning and business law attorney in Westlake Village. A Southern California native, Hopkins became involved in the YMCA when her daughter joined the Y-Indian Princesses program. Adam Johnson was involved in Noah’s Anchorage […]

Comedy night comes to Wellness Community

A free Comedy Night for people affected by cancer will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Mon., Aug. 10 at The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The featured performer will be Laura Hayden Hayden has performed at the New York Underground Comedy Festival, Boston International Comedy Festival, Laugh Factory, The Friars Club and the Comedy Store. She […]

Shomrei Torah welcomes new rabbi

Festivities include musical Shabbat, picnic

Shomrei Torah Synagogue invites the community to meet Rabbi Erez Sherman, the congregation’s new assistant rabbi, at a dairy picnic dinner and musical Shabbat service under the stars at 6:30 p.m. Fri., July 31 at the synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Sherman is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. His graduation thesis was titled “Music […]

Remembering the good ol’ days

William O. Felsman’s letter (July 9) brought back memories of my boyhood life in Western North Carolina. I also owned a Boy Scout knife, but I didn’t throw it at trees. It had a screwdriver/can opener, a leather punch awl and a large blade I kept as sharp as I could so I could clean trout we caught in mountain […]

Oak Park water tank awash in legal issues

Construction remains on hold

Triunfo Sanitation District has hit a snag in its quest to build a new water tank in Oak Park. The problem involves a complex history of deed restrictions on the open space where the tank would be built. Officials from Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which owns the proposed water tank site in the hills above Oak Canyon Park […]

T.O. Farmers Market open for business

FRESH FUN—Beth Faitro of Agoura Hills, left, and Kristin Brabant of Westlake Village shop for produce and big, bright sunflowers at the Thousand Oaks Farmers Market last Thursday. Since the completion of The Oaks mall, the market will once again be in its regular location in the mall’s east parking lot on Thursday afternoons.

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