2011-07-07

Calabasas hiker dies on Mt. Shasta



Rescue workers recovered the body of a Calabasas woman June 29 who died while climbing Mount Shasta in Northern California. According to a report from Siskiyou County officials, John Vajo, 53, of West Hills and Jennifer Zinck, 56, of Calabasas became lost during a snowstorm while descending the 14,160-foot mountain. The hikers, who began their trek on Sun., June 26, […]

No new taxes



The annual stampede is on. Almost all of the politicians are predicting cuts in emergency services, such as fire, police and also education to the detriment of the kiddies. If they really have these departments as first priority for their cuts, then they need to be run out of office. Did you hear anything about cuts to welfare? The legislature […]

Acclaimed artist named honorary chair of Thousand Oaks Arts Festival



The honorary chair for the eighth annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival will be acclaimed wildlife artist Wyland. The Thousand Oaks Arts Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 17 and 18 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., and The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. […]

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”



Directed by: Michael Bay Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, lotsa CGI metal things MPAA rating: PG-13 (for intense action sequences) Running time: 154 min. Best suited for: adolescents, Hasbro investors, the ADD Least suited for: sci-fi fanatics who’ve seen efforts like “Firefly” and “Blade Runner” Acorn’s Rating: “The horror. The horror.”­— Mr. Kurtz, “The Heart of Darkness,” by Joseph Conrad […]

Brunch for Catholic women



Magnificat Ministry to Catholic Women will host a prayer brunch at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 6 in the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills. Marie Schaefer, born in South Korea and raised in Taiwan, will present her testimony about her conversion. Reservations are $30 by July 19 and $34 after that date. To RSVP, call Becky Rach at (818) 998-0865 or […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura A burglar stole a $1,200 sound mixing board from the garage of a home in the 29000 block of Mulholland Highway June 18. A vandal caused $ 375 in damage by keying derogatory words into the paint of a car parked in the 5700 block of Lake Lindero Drive June 19. Someone caused $ 300 in damage to the […]

Galleria exhibits ‘Food 4 Thought’



The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents the invitational show “Food 4 Thought” from July 7 through Oct. 10 in the Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. An artists’ reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 at the Hillcrest Center. Many of the works feature food […]

Ventura Film Festival attracts global talent



More than 250 films will be featured in the 2011 Ventura Film Festival from July 8 through 18. More than 100 filmmakers will present question/answer sessions at their films. More than $120,000 in prize award value will be given away, including the new GHS awards valued at more than $14,000. Academy Award winner George Chakiris and Academy Award nominee and […]

World Council of Churches fights HIV



The HIV pandemic has been on the world stage for three decades now. For most of that time the World Council of Churches (WCC) and its member churches have been involved in making churches and theological institutions HIV-competent, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The WCC involvement with HIV and AIDS dates to June 1986, when its then-general secretary, the Rev. Dr […]


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