2010-07-08 E-Edition

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THURS., JULY 8 Conejo Gem & Mineral Club Meeting 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Steve Wolfe gives program on petrified wood. Public welcome, no fee. Pebble Pup workshop (youth program) during the meeting. Phone: 805.494.7734 Contact: Rob Sankovich Email: rmsorca @adelphia.net Web: www.cgamc .org Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 7/8/ […]

On top of the soccer world

Agoura Hills and Westlake Village on parade

Oak Park schools not wasting money

I would like to correct some misinformation in Mr. Toomey’s letter of July 1 regarding the financials of the Oak Park Unified School District. We are getting 15 percent less from the state to pay our teachers and run our schools than we did two years ago. With close to 90 percent of our costs tied to paying salaries, a […]

Conejo Oaks are best in the West

Local housing report brings mixed news

Total housing starts in California rose a bit in May, the California Building Industry Association reported. According to statistics compiled by the Construction Industry Research Board, permits were pulled for 3,088 total housing units in May, up 4 percent from the same month a year ago but down 6 percent from April. Permits for single-family homes totaled 1,902, down 19 […]

United Way reorganizes its board of directors

Madeline Hess, chair emerita of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Community Foundation, is the new chair of the board for the United Way of Ventura County. Hess succeeds Michael Powers, director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. He will serve as immediate past chair. The United Way’s volunteer board comprises […]

MRT’s Discovery Nature Camp explores wonders of outdoors

Mountain’s Restoration Trust will host Discovery Nature Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Headwater Corners, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. The camp, for children 8 to 12 years old, will introduce children to the wonders of nature through hands-on activities. The learning experiences will provide a science and environmental focus using labs, scientific tools, guided discoveries, hikes, […]

OPUSD’s student aliens welcome

Regarding Mr. Toomey’s argument against the policy of OPUSD to allow nonresidents to enroll in our schools, it must be pointed out that nonresident students bring in more money than it costs to educate them. By admitting outside students, our schools are able to maintain the high standards for which they are known. Their numbers allow us to keep the […]