2011-08-25 E-Edition

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New school tax isn’t justified

The Las Virgenes School District wants more taxes? Never! As a founding member of CANLT (Citizens Against New Local Taxes), the grassroots organization that led the battle to defeat the Agoura Hills utility tax in 1996, I promise you that we will do everything possible to raise public awareness and defeat this unnecessary tax. Over the past five years we […]

How to survive ‘Back to School’

Summer goes by too fast. Worse, stores prematurely advertise sales for “back to school” halfway through summer break, making summer fly by that much faster. As a kid, I hated those sales telling me my summer fun was coming to an end. As a parent, I still hate those sales, reminding me that my kid is one year closer to […]

Art guild to meet for dinner

Annie Hoffman will demonstrate painting techniques

The Westlake Village Art Guild will meet on Tues., Sept. 6 at the Los Robles Greens West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. The painting demonstration from 7 to 9 p.m. will feature oil painter Annie Hoffman, whose impressionistic landscapes and portraits have won many awards and been […]

Hasn’t Hooters hysteria gone way overboard?

A Dash of Youth

Hooters may be coming to Thousand Oaks. The apocalypse is now. After hearing that Hooters restaurant aims to replace Linens ’n Things as the raunchiest business in the Janss Marketplace (the “things” of Linens ’n Things had parents worried), some residents have sent emails and signed petitions in protest. Known for tightly-clothed waitresses who are working there just to pay […]

New head of school at St. Pat’s

Nancy Whitson was recently appointed Head of School at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Thousand Oaks. Whitson served as St. Patrick’s sixth-grade teacher for seven years before her new appointment. Prior to her career at St. Patrick’s, Whitson spent 28 years at the Buckley School in Los Angeles with 14 years as the principal and three years as the […]

T.H.E. Foundation

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Committee Members of T.H.E. (Together Helping Education) Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools, I want to thank you for printing the excellent article Stephanie Bertholdo wrote about our organization. The characterization of T.H.E. Foundation, its mission and its supporters, was very accurate and comprehensive. For the record, I’d like to point out […]

Rancho Simi recycling plastic bags

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District invites residents to drop off their plastic grocery bags at one of two district offices. The bags are used year-round at both Simi Dog Park and Oak Canyon Dog Park for dog clean up. Clean plastic grocery bags can be dropped off at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Door A-2, Simi […]

Aspen Environmental handed leadership award

Aspen Environmental Group of Agoura Hills was honored recently by state Sen. Fran Pavley and Mayor Harry Schwarz for its leadership in environmental sustainability. The company helps public agencies assess the environmental consequences of energy and infrastructure projects. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Aspen opened new headquarters on Chesebro Road. The building is a candidate to be certified as a the […]

Wine, art event

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will celebrate the 10th annual “ Midsummer Eve of Wine and Arts” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 28 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event is for adults only, ages 21 and up and benefits Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation. Olympic […]