2010-09-23 E-Edition

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Business owner arrested on bank fraud charges

The owner of a Thousand Oaks business was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, grand theft and forgery on Sept. 9 after a joint Thousand Oaks Police Department and United States Secret Service investigation revealed evidence that the man was sending forged bank drafts through his business bank account and keeping a percentage of the money. Several victims throughout the […]

“The Town”

Remember Ben Affleck in “Gigli”? In “Daredevil”? In “Surviving Christmas”? Well, forget about ’em. Those days are over. Ben Affleck the actor and Ben Affleck the burgeoning director appear to be doing quite well these days. Affleck’s directorial debut— casting his brother Casey in 2007’s superb “Gone Baby Gone”—gave him a rare second chance in Hollywood. “The Town” is Affleck’s […]

Is it the final chapter?

We’ve received reports that the Barnes & Noble at the Calabasas Commons might be going out of business at the end of the year. A spokesperson for the shopping center wouldn’t confirm or deny the rumors. The Borders store in Thousand Oaks is closing down, however. What goes around comes around. In the mid to late ‘90s the mega-book store […]

YMCA to enrich childcare programs

Courses include Origami, Mad Science, cooking

As the new school year begins, a full schedule of enrichment programs are slated for Conejo Valley YMCA childcare sites in Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. Origami, Mad Science, international cooking and fitness are some of the enrichment programs scheduled for the first month of school. Each month, the childcare site directors organize a rotation of enrichment classes taught by counselors. […]

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Young at the heart of Oak Park’s cross country success

Senior has been on the fast track since joining girls’ team

Move over Roy Hobbs. Taelor Young is the real Natural. The Oak Park High senior tried out for the girls’ cross country team last year so she could spend more time with her friend, Kristen Liang. Today, Young is one of the fastest Eagles. And she’s getting better every day. Young never raced before or even enjoyed running much. When […]

Woman on a mission to help knock out ovarian cancer

“Ovarian cancer symptoms are very subtle, so awareness is important,” said Jocelyn McCarthy, a Westlake Village resident whose goal is to place teal ribbons throughout the Conejo Valley to promote Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. McCarthy is working to establish a local “Turn the Towns Teal” campaign in memory of her mother, Gail MacNeil, who started the campaign in Chatham, N.J. […]

Chorus gives fall concert

The Pacific Sound Chorus will present a fall concert at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 4351 Foothill Road, Ventura. The event will include a Texas barbecue with beef brisket, chicken and pulled pork along with salad, garlic bread and fresh fruit. The Pacific Sound Chorus, chapter quartets and The Edge quartet, 2009 Far Western District champions, […]


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