2010-07-22 E-Edition

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Pastel artists support wilderness cause

The Pastel Society of the Gold Coast has joined the environmental group Save Open Space (SOS) in support of the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Project. Thirty artists from the region are exhibiting their work in a “Passion for Pastels” show at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery in Newbury Park throughout July. Presenting themes that focus on the natural landscapes and wildlife […]


Brandon’s role

Allow me to start off with a quote by Winston Churchill: “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Let me state clearly, Brandon Hein killed no one. He was subject to a fictionalized account of the incident in order to satisfy vengeful people. And people who perpetuate […]

Rockin’ for autism at The Canyon club

St. Max Kolbe welcomes new priest

Father Jarlath Dolan, the new pastor at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Westlake Village, says he’ll draw on his four decades of experience in the priesthood to help guide local parishioners with their spiritual needs. He also plans to join forces with the congregation and continue the philanthropic works started by previous church leaders. “One of my goals is to […]

Mothers grieve on both sides of case

Regarding John Britt’s letter about the criminal case of Brandon Hein, I support Brandon’s plea for freedom because he is not responsible for Jimmy Farris’s death. Additionally, Jason Holland did not “plunge a knife into the victim’s chest repeatedly,” as Mr. Britt suggests. A surgeon who saw Jimmy at the hospital said the stab wounds were not brutal or forceful. […]

New faces at Senior Concerns

Senior Concerns has elected two new board members. Both will serve initial three-year terms. Kim Lucas is the director of regulatory affairs at Baxter Healthcare Corp of Westlake Village. Lucas resides in Somis and is a member of the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club working in support of Habitat for Humanity. She has also been active in the Boys & Girls […]

Meditation group for those touched by cancer

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura invites cancer patients, survivors and family members to a free meditation group from 7 to 8 p.m. Mon., Aug. 2 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The group is not a class but offers those affected by cancer the opportunity to practice meditation together and discuss their practice. The group is open to meditators and […]

No end in sight to state’s spending

Last week at the Agoura Hills City Council meeting we were asked to support a resolution that would help “fix’ the state’s budget crisis. This fix was paid for by a raid on the state’s recycle and oil fund reserves, as well as a tax on oil production in the state. The scheme was brought to you by the same […]