2010-10-07 E-Edition

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Halloween fun coming to Simi Valley

Gull Wings Children’s Museum, the only nonprofit children’s museum in Ventura County, will present the inaugural Golftoberfest on Oct. 30 at Lost Canyons Golf Course in Simi Valley. The event will have a free Halloween Family Festival with a pumpkin decorating contest, carnival games, a family safety fair, food and children’s costume contest. The family festival will be open from […]

“The Social Network”

It begins the same way inventions have begun since the dawn of recorded history: A couple of guys alienated by women concoct a radically new idea to impress the ladies, hoping to score. These few drunken geeks ponder love, lust and programming languages in a Harvard dorm room—and a few years later “Facebook” is a household word with 500 million […]

Financing delays poke hole in Oak Park water tank plan

A new tank to be constructed in the hills above Oak Canyon Park will double the potable water reserves for the older Oak Park neighborhoods. But construction won’t start for several months due to financing difficulties, officials from the Triunfo Sanitation District said last week. The water and sewer district said it would seek cost estimates to build the new […]

Battle of wits

Normally I don’t get into a battle of wits with an unarmed person, but after reading the charming Ms. Fagan’s response of Sept. 16 to my letter of Sept. 9, I must make an exception. On the first question I posed, I agree my neighbors and I may not be registered scatology experts, as Ms. Fagan must consider herself, but […]

Other local football matchups

TOHS (3-1) at Agoura (1-3) Outlook: Agoura definitely has its hands full this weekend against Thousand Oaks. With quarterback Avondre Bollar back behind center—he had been nursing an ankle injury— and the Lancer offensive line playing an increasingly physical brand of football, TOHS rolled by Royal, 48-0 in Week 4. The Lancers racked up 222 rushing yards versus the Highlanders, […]

The many dimensions of loss and grief

During this season’s first episode of TV’s “Dancing With the Stars,” actress Jennifer Grey surprised herself when she broke into tears upon hearing the song she and her partner would be dancing to. It was a song from the movie “Dirty Dancing,” which evoked strong memories of her friend and co-star Patrick Swayze, who recently died of complications from pancreatic […]

Oak Park leaders praise water expert

’80s all-star party comes to Kavli

Microrich and Laura Walker- Coy will present Boys Don’t Cry and Friends: an ’80s all-star party, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 8 at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The hosts are actress Jane Seymour, MTV personality Martha Quinn and special guest DJ Richard Blade of K-ROQ FM. Guest artists include Terri […]