2011-02-03 E-Edition

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Housing issue invites hypocrisy

Land use policy and change always seem to bring out both the best and the worst in people. Currently, we are in the middle of such an event. In my opinion, the homes next to the high school should go forward. I have formed this view solely based on what I think is hypocrisy on the part of some of […]

Daring young ripper to appear on TV

Aspiring skateboarding pro Alex Midler, 12, has yet to meet a trick or ramp that he won’t try. His spunk even led to a role on a television show filmed at an extreme action sports camp for kids. The A. C. Stelle Middle School sixth-grader will star in the fourth season of FUEL TV’s “Camp Woodward.” The eight-week series premieres […]

Soccer club perfect on the pitch

CAN’T BE BEAT—The Real SoCal Blue Silver Elite U-13 girls’ soccer team is undefeated at the fifth annual Copa Real Nike Invitational Youngers. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Coach Steve MacKenzie, Rachel Julius, Bailey Hobson, Sarah Rodriguez, Mariana de Maille’, Natalie Weinberg, Rachel Finegold, CeCe, Jordan Bradbury and Eva Madarang. Front row: Nahe, Carlie James, Megan Demijohn, […]

Jade Buddha exhibit coming

An exhibition of the Jade Buddha statue and Holy Relics for Universal Peace will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 through 27 at the An Lac Mission, 901 S. Saticoy Ave., Ventura. Admission is free. The exhibition features the largest jade Buddha statue in the world, valued at $ 5 million, 8.9 feet tall. The event […]

School district on the wrong track

I’m glad Mr. Zimring was able to enlighten us with the “facts” on why we must use redevelopment agency funds to build subsidized housing on Agoura High property. Good thing he did since there were absolutely zero LVUSD representatives attending the workshop on this issue that could answer questions from the packed house of neighbors that did show up. Here […]

Course to teach beginning backpacking skills

The Los Padres Sierra Club will offer the Wilderness Basics Course from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 15 through April 5 at The Ventura TowneHouse, 4900 Telegraph Road, Ventura. The course is a comprehensive training program for people at all levels of fitness who want to explore the wilderness. Experienced leaders will demonstrate and teach students wilderness skills […]

Conejo Rec announces spring programs

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s spring program guide will be out next week. Those who do not receive it by mail may pick up a copy at the district’s community centers, the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce or the Grant Brimhall and Newbury Park libraries. To access the guide online, click on the Programs/ Registration link at www.crpd.org. The […]

St. Paschal to host Valentine’s Day dance

Knights of Columbus Council No. 8072 and St. Paschal’s Catholic Couples Group are co-sponsoring a Valentine Dinner/Dance on Sat., Feb. 12 at St. Paschal’s parish hall, Janss and Moorpark roads, Thousand Oaks. The event will have cocktails and a no-host cash bar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner buffet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and dancing from 8 […]

Mixed signals

Despite the strong objections of parents at Lindero Middle School and other concerned Agoura residents, T-Mobile has won the right in federal court to install a cell tower on the Lindero Middle School campus. This unfortunate situation would never have occurred had the Las Virgenes Unified School District refused to rent space to T-Mobile. The LVUSD operates as a private […]