2011-02-24 E-Edition

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Agoura is in for tough fight over Heschel purchase

The city of Agoura Hills purchased land east of Old Agoura at a foreclosure sale for something in excess of $650,000 as I remember. They were the only bidders at this sale. What they did not understand, but other potential buyers did, was that they were buying a property subject to a superior note secured with a deed of trust […]

Artists group seeks new members

The Thousand Oaks Plein Air Watercolorists is open to new members. The group welcomes all plein air painters, all levels and media, to join them on the first and third Wednesdays each month at public outdoor locations. Meetings will take place at Westlake Village Inn, Leonis Abobe Museum, Paramount Ranch, Rancho Sierra Vista, Stagecoach Inn Museum, Reyes Adobe Museum, Grant […]

Joffrey Ballet to dance at Kavli Theatre

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present the Joffrey Ballet at 7 p.m. Sun., March 13 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The company will perform four works: “Reflections” ( Arpino) with music of Tchaikovsky; “. . . smile with my heart” ( Lar Lubovitch) with music of Richard Rodgers; […]

Three Viewpoint seniors named to U.S. Presidential Scholars program

Viewpoint School seniors John Christian, Cindy Shih and Katherine Bollens are among 267 students in California selected as candidates for competition in the 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. The competitive program, which nominates 3,000 students from the 3.2 million high school seniors in the U.S., honors young people for outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship and community service. Christian […]

Grapplers excel at TVL finals

Freshmen Sam Shpall and Daniel Kurzweil, a pair of Agoura residents who attend New Community Jewish High in West Hills, claimed medals at the Tri-Valley League wrestling finals. In the 125-pound title bout, Shpall secured a gold medal by pinning his opponent from Santa Paula in just 38 seconds. Kurzweil earned a silver medal in the 189-pound final. By earning […]

Tough on crime?

So Matthew Toomey has it all figured out—let’s just get tougher with criminals. I agree wholeheartedly. Let’s begin by cutting the hands off of thieves and go from there. The trouble with the state getting into the easy execution business for convicted rapists and murderers is that the state becomes as bad as the alleged criminals and, secondly, believe it […]

Workshop to address dementia

Sunrise Assisted Living of Westlake Village will host a “Breaking Through the Barrier of Dementia” workshop presented by Naomi Feil, speaker and developer of Validation, from 8:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., March 6 at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Validation is a proven model of practice for professionals and personal caregivers who work with confused […]

Second City brings laughs to T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Chicago’s famed sketch comedy theater The Second City’s “Fair and Unbalanced” at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 27 in the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from the group’s 50-year history, a satirical […]

Social Security recipients shouldn’t forget that benefits may be taxable

Millions of taxpayers are busy gathering the forms and documents they need to file their federal, state and local tax returns. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of those items may be your SSA-1099 from Social Security. Some people who receive Social Security may have to pay taxes on a portion of their benefits. If you’re one of these […]