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Young musicians play concert

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will perform the OPUS 25 concerts at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, July 31 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, and 2:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 2 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The Aug. 2 concert will be followed by a dinner fundraiser at Fiamme Restaurant & […]


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Let happiness happen

As I sat preparing to go into meditation, I gazed out the window of my hotel room on the 28th floor. I was appreciating the unparalleled view when suddenly a man appeared right in front of me on a hanging scaffold and began washing the window. And, as if that weren’t enough, he was happily singing “What a Wonderful World” […]

Seeks justice in Jimmy Farris case

Brandon Hein’s story is not a fairy tale, though I wish it were, and then I would rewrite it so there was no injustice, no pain and no loss of precious time. My friend Brandon Hein would have appreciated that because for him there would be no second chance. I know what you may be thinking, that this can’t be […]

Oak Park’s Deerhill vandals strike again

Vehicles rip up the turf

  Now, just one week before soccer season, the newly reseeded field at Deerhill Park in Oak Park has been vandalized once again. Over the past four years the park has been the target of multiple vandalism incidents. Colleen Janssen, spokesperson for Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, said the north quarter of the field was destroyed when a large […]

WAGS girls are winners

Summer school teachers go high-tech

Summer school at Sumac Elementary in Agoura Hills is coming to an end today, but the lessons learned by students will help them in the coming school year. Teachers used the latest technology to help about 300 students from throughout the district brush up on basic skills in reading, writing and math. Under the leadership of summer school principals Carol […]

Local composer to present two recitals

Internationally acclaimed local composer Frederick Bayani Mabalot will conduct two recitals of his composition “Heart Pours,” featuring two of his most recent original song cycles, “Songs of Love” and “Songs of Rumi,” at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 8 and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 9 in Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. The performance will also […]

Time for the Fed to get back to basics

The U.S. Treasury used to mint gold and silver into coins. Later, when paper money was issued by the Treasury, it was backed by gold or silver. In 1913, Congress created the unconstitutional Federal Reserve. Today, our currency is not backed by any precious metal. It is fiat money made legal tender by federal law. The Federal Reserve decides how […]

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