Tri-Valley standings

Healthcare to be considered a right

Right-wingers kept saying, “Show me where the Constitution says that healthcare is a right,” so I decided to put a minimal effort into educating them. The most fundamental rights of all are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. These rights are described therein as “inalienable.” They have been cited […]

Show to feature unique puppets

Performances To Grow On presents the Cashore Marionettes in “Life in Motion” at 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 16 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The puppet show consists of a series of vignettes and features an unusual combination of finely detailed marionettes, classical music underscoring and miniature set pieces. Nearly all […]

Woman’s disapperance a mystery

Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell has alleged Mitrice Richardson of Los Angeles is “lost at the hands of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station” and charges the law enforcement agency in Calabasas with committing a “series of errors” that contributed to the woman’s disappearance Sept. 17. Lost Hills deputies arrested Richardson at Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu at approximately 8:30 p.m. on […]

Community enhancement grants available through Thousand Oaks

Total of $45,000 available to nonprofit groups

The city of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Community Enhancement Grant Program. The program provides grants for nonprofit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to raise funds to support group activities. In turn, the groups volunteer for a community beautification project, such as tree planting, mulching, weed abatement, litter collection, […]


THURS., OCT. 1 Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Faulkner Farm, 14292 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. Four weekends in October and Halloween. Pick pumpkins, giant sunflowers, hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, mini train rides, country store, entertainment. Locally grown corn on the cob, tri-tip, country chicken sandwiches, fresh baked pies, caramel apples, lemonade. Admission […]

Other local football matchups

OCHS (3-0) at Venice (3-0) Outlook: After beating Skyline of Washington 28-25 on the road in a nationally televised clash on Sept. 18, the Lions had a week off to regroup and rest up for another highly anticipated contest at Venice. Oaks Christian would be wise not to take Venice lightly. It was, after all, only two years ago that […]

Student shows appreciation

At the beginning of the 20092010 school year I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the teachers at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Beginning with my first year at LCMS, I was fortunate to have teachers who recognized the power of teaching in the classroom. I quickly realized that I would need to put in my full […]

Strawberry Fest seeks poster entries for 2010

The 27th annual California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for the 2010 official poster contest with $2,000 awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Jan. 4, 2010. The poster will be utilized in marketing and advertising, and also printed on collectible Tshirts and promotional items. The festival will be on May 15 and 16, 2010. The contest has no age […]

Oak Park teen chosen as diabetes foundation spokesperson

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age four, Michelle Smolarski, now 15, wants to educate others about the disease. The Oak Park teen has been chosen as a spokesperson by the Los Angeles chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “It’s such an important cause. A lot of people aren’t educated about diabetes,” said Michelle, an Oak Park High School […]

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