Living Oaks to host MOMSnext

MOMSnext is a new program for mothers from MOPS International that will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 21 at Living Oaks Community Church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. “Growing Pains” actress Chelsea Cameron will be the featured speaker. For information, visit www.livingoakschurch.com or call (805) 376-1800.

Chabad fallout

I would like to respond to Norman Shubert’s letter regarding the Chabad expansion in Oak Park. Again, Mr. Shubert has completely missed the point. The Chabad expansion was not based on “misconception or incorrect facts.” It has nothing to do with the New York City mosque. New York City encompasses all districts that are not residential, for the sake of […]

Tri-Valley standings

Alleged pervert is arrested

A 37-year-old Tarzana man has been arrested locally on two counts of indecent exposure. The Thousand Oaks Police Department’s sexual assault unit arrested Brian Carpenter in his home at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 3 after two women identified him as the man who exposed himself to them, Detective Jason Robarts said. One incident took place in July and the other in […]

Many Mansions receives grant

Many Mansions recently received a grant of $15,000 from Comerica to support the operation of its affordable housing programs and services. The grant was part of Comerica’s Community Involvement programs, which earned an “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Comerica is a financial services corporation. Since 1979, Many Mansions has provided serviceenriched, affordable housing […]

Kristofferson to perform

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present an evening with Kris Kristofferson at 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Kristofferson will present an intimate solo acoustic show, performing his classic hits along with songs from his more recent CDs, “This Old Road” […]

Wii are having a party

My 7-year-old son showed me how to open a bottle of Flintstones kids’ vitamins, then said, “Look, Daddy, I can get past the child lock.” Ahhhhh! The boy assured me he’d never touch the vitamins again. Okay, so that’s a good reason to have a nervous breakdown. But for me, even the smallest things get me worked up. “There are […]

Pet of the Week

Other local football matchups

Simi Valley (0-1) at Agoura (1-0) Outlook: Now that’s the Agoura offense we’ve all been waiting for. Charger quarterback Gerard Poutier was the man during his squad’s 35-34 win against Ventura in Week 1. Channeling his inner Philip Rivers, Poutier completed 27-of-39 passes for 341 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Poutier connected with seven different receivers in the […]

School board miffed over $500K salary

Financial transparency questioned

Although outraged over the half-million-dollar salary being paid to the top executive of the California School Boards Association, one local school district has decided to continue its membership in the association. The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education sent a letter to CSBA condemning director Scott Plotkin’s annual salary, which reached $539,000 in 2008. Las Virgenes school board […]