2010-12-02 E-Edition

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She’s 105 years old, but still young at heart

After the celebration of her 105th birthday, Ida Cohn proudly declared that she retains her independence. The Westlake Village resident offered no special secrets for her enduring stamina. “I just lived an ordinary life,” Cohn said. Born on Nov. 5, 1905, Cohn grew up in Minneapolis. She was the third of seven children of Jewish Romanian parents who immigrated to […]

National Parks Service seeks volunteers

The National Park Service is looking for friendly volunteers to assist with a variety of curriculum based programs for school children at several locations, including Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Solstice Canyon in Malibu and the Satwiwa Cultural Center in Newbury Park. Volunteers help future generations learn about and care for the national parks through hands-on education programs. The biodiversity […]

‘Strega Nona’ scheduled

Performances to Grow On will present the national touring production of the musical “Strega Nona” at 10 a.m. Tues., Dec. 7 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show is based on Tommy dePaola’s series of children’s books featuring Strega Nona, a friendly witch who strives to cure the […]

Water rates on the rise again

Triunfo up 40 percent in past two years

Triunfo Sanitation District officials approved a rate increase for potable water at their meeting last week, the second hike in less than a year No decision was made about whether to raise rates for the reclaimed, or non-drinking water used for parks and open space irrigation. As of January 2011, potable water will go up by 10 cents per hundred […]

Ride bikes in same direction as traffic

Week after week, the apparent conflict between riders, runners and cars continues to grow. One person suggests bicycles ride against traffic. Bad idea: Witness the fellow killed in Oxnard a couple weeks ago doing just that. I run and bike and am pretty safe and courteous at both. There are no natural enemies here: Share the road. That and the […]

Holiday Homes Tour to feature entertainers

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura has announced the lineup of entertainers who will perform for visitors on the 19th annual Holiday Homes Tour. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds funding free programs of support and education for people fighting cancer and for their families. The self-guided tour of four Conejo Valley homes will take place from 10 a.m. […]

A victorious ending

T.O. Civic Arts Plaza gets into the swing

Community behind Santa Comes to Agoura

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