2010-01-21

Learn about acid reflux



People how suffer heartburn twice a week or more may have acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gilbert Simoni, MD, gastroenterologist on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will discuss the most current treatment for acid reflux from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 28 at The Oaks mall near Macy’s Women’s store on the […]

Westlake survey says Acorn is No. 1



Westlake Village residents say they are satisfied with their local government, according to a recent citywide survey. Using random digital dialing, 400 residents were contacted by phone in November. Another 200 residents took part in an online survey posted on the city’s website. The responses are being used to address current issues and help determine goals for the city. Ninety-nine […]

Home Buyer’s Expo coming



Keller Williams Realty Westlake Village will host a Home Buyer’s Expo from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 28 at The Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The expo will provide information on such topics as options for first time home buyers, using the 401K to buy investment property, short sales, how to buy bank owned […]

Rescued pooch becomes woman’s new companion



Nancy Porter had lost her husband early in 2006, and to ease her pain and provide companionship she acquired a cockapoo puppy that she named Woof. The dog grew into 27 pounds of inquisitive and destructive energy. Nancy knew she had to get a companion for Woof to help calm him down. In August 2007, Nancy visited the Agoura Hills […]

Splish, splash . . . We’re takin’ a bath



Swastika carved into student’s automobile investigated as hate crime



The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the carving of a swastika into the hood of a car belonging to a Calabasas High School student. Officials are calling the incident a hate crime. Matthew Babadjouni, 17, discovered the swastika scratched onto his 2009 BMW on Jan. 11. It wasn’t the first time his car had been vandalized with derogatory […]

Conference for business owners



Business owners will hear speakers address their business issues and motivate them to succeed in 2010 at the Power to Business Conference on Tues., Feb. 9 at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks. The event is presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Ventura County. Speakers include Ana Recio Harvey, director of the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business […]

Pet of the Week



Smoke shop or ‘head’ shop?

New Agoura Hills store has some residents fuming

The opening of a new tobacco, cigar and hookah shop on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Agoura Hills brought numerous residents to last week’s Agoura Hills City Council meeting to register complaints. The residents are opposed to Sam’s Tobacco, Cigar and Hookah shop at the corner of T.O. Boulevard and Lake Lindero Drive. In addition to the in-person complaints, more than […]

Parks running for reelection



Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks announced she is running for reelection in the 2nd District. The filing period for supervisor candidates begins Feb. 16 and ends March 12. Parks represents Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Oak Park and Santa Rosa Valley, among other areas. “We need strong advocates on our board of supervisors who will protect taxpayer dollars, support […]


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