2010-09-02 E-Edition

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THURS., SEPT. 2 Democratic Club Of Camarillo Meets in Orchid Room, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Socializing 6:15 p.m. Program 7 p.m. Merrill Burge of Camarillo Smart Growth discusses Conejo Creek development issues, including flooding and water use. Free, open to public. Phone: 805.469.3749 Time: 6:15 p.m. Date: 9/2/2010 Ventura County Storytellers Guild 7 to 9 p.m. at Proverbs CoffeeHouse, […]

Borders store writing its final chapter

Conejo Valley residents looking to buy their next good read will have to go elsewhere come Jan. 31 of next year when the Borders lease in Thousand Oaks expires. Locals are hoping a new bookstore will take its place in the community, although with the advent of e-book shopping and the demise of brick and mortar stores, the prospects aren’t […]

Fish passageways will help steelhead trout

The endangered Southern California steelhead trout will receive a fighting chance at repopulating the region’s waterways if several environmental agencies can convince the city of Malibu that their plan to reestablish the fish’s migration routes is viable. The Solstice Creek Culvert Crossing fish passage project has been the pet project of Caltrans, the Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, […]

Westlake High graduate killed in Afghanistan

A local family and the Westlake High School football community are mourning the loss of former linebacker Andrew Jordan “A.J.” Castro, 20. The 2008 Westlake High graduate and U.S. Army specialist with the 101st Airborne Division was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 28 in a land mine explosion in Afghanistan. “A.J. was one of the best our society had […]

Tapia sewer plant permit hinges on chemical dependency

Hearing is today in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board is scheduled to meet today to discuss stricter controls at theTapia Water Reclamation Facility before issuing another wastewater discharge permit to the Calabasas sewer plant. A Las Virgenes Municipal Water District-Triunfo Sanitation District Joint Powers Authority coowns the Tapia plant, which needs a new permit every five years. The joint authority serves […]

Man shoots himself in yard

At around 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 27, a man in his 50s committed suicide in his front yard in view of his neighbors. Two women walking a dog past their neighbor’s home in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks noticed the man was looking through the back of his van for something. The neighbors knew him by name and […]

Expand the NPS?

The National Park Service will host public meetings to introduce the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study and answer questions from the public. The study will look at the potential for expanding the boundaries of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The study looks at resources to determine whether they meet the criteria for expanding the National […]

Teens pull an all-nighter to raise funds for Gift of Life

Music For Heart, a nonprofit organization that funds surgeries for children with congenital heart disorders living in impoverished countries, has changed its name to Gift of Life—Los Angeles. The charity is an affiliate of Gift of Life International. Agoura Hills resident Brenda Small, Music for Heart president, launched the charity when her daughter Delaney was born with a congenital heart […]

Dave Matthews’ private Hidden Hills concert benefits Heschel West