2010-09-02 E-Edition

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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 […]

Newcomers club to host tea

The Westlake Village Newcomers Club will host a kickoff and membership tea for prospective new members from 1 to 3 p.m. Wed., Sept. 15 at the Westlake Village City Hall Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The club is open both to those new to the area and longtime residents. The club provides a variety of interest groups and social […]

Lorna Luft opens pops series

The New West Symphony recently announced the debut of New West Pops, a new series that will be produced along with the New West Symphony’s Classical Masterpiece Series. New West Pops will kick off the symphony’s 16th season at 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. […]

Despite budget woes, classrooms look spiffy on first day

School resumes, enrollment down

Las Virgenes Unified School District opened yesterday with a slight decline in enrollment. But administrators are grateful that programs, services and teacher jobs remain intact despite the ongoing state financial crisis that has reduced the district’s budget by more than $13 million over the past three years. Superintendent Donald Zimring said that while general funding is down overall, bond money […]

District apologizes for graduation mistake

A mistake made by an Oak Park High School counselor deprived a student from participating in the June graduation ceremony, but the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education issued a formal apology to Marc Bruckel and presented the student with his diploma at an Aug. 17 meeting. Counselor Tess Wilkoff, who is now retired, had told the Bruckel […]

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 […]

Strawberry festival seeks poster entries

Promotional items will incorporate the winning artwork

The California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for the 2011 Official Poster Contest with $2,000 awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Jan. 3, 2011. Past poster winners can be viewed at http://strawberryfest. org/about/poster-archive. The poster will be used in marketing and advertising as well as printed on T-shirts and promotional items. The 28th annual festival will be in Oxnard […]

Bollywood Indian restaurant

Most of us have our favorite restaurants, those much-loved places where we sit down at a comfortable table and enjoy a familiar dish, where we can feel “all is right with the world.” As wonderful as these homey experiences are, we often find ourselves craving an alternative, which makes visiting an ethnic restaurant fun and satisfying. Bollywood Indian restaurant, serving […]

Shopping is in her genes

FINDERS KEEPERS— Wendy Brenner, vice president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo/Las Virgenes, can’t believe her luck as she finds a gift card in the big clothes pile at the Great Denim Dig on Aug. 28 at The Oaks mall. The gift cards will be used to assist various charity efforts throughout the region.