What, no time off?

Why are they on vacation? Our elected officials have created a major money problem (the budget) and now they are on vacation. When they created the mess by spending too much, why are they not working to fix the problem? We pay them to fix problems. If you or I had this problem we would not go on vacation. These […]

Actress Tippi Hedren to speak at fundraiser

The Havasi Wilderness Foundation of Agoura Hills will host its inaugural fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 15 at Hampton’s Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Actress Tippi Hedren will present a slide show about her tigers and lions in the Shambala Preserve and also the Roar Foundation. The evening will have cocktails, buffet, raffle, silent and […]

Watch out for spiders

California Poison Control System suggests that residents should be on the lookout for spiders, which are increasingly active when the temperature rises. Spider bites can result in small puncture wounds, pain, redness, itching and swelling that can last a couple of days. Most bites occur between April and October and are usually not serious. Many times people think that they […]

Fond farewell

Business leaders SCORE with tips on marketing

“Without marketing, a terrible thing happens. Nothing,” is one slogan presented during an event hosted by the Ventura County Chapter of SCORE ( Service Corps of Retired Executives), which provides free counseling, mentoring, and seminars and low-cost workshops to future and veteran small business owners. About 180 individuals—some in suits, others in shorts—came in from Ventura County to tap into […]

Public display

I have never written before but feel this delicate subject needs addressing. It concerns the longterm memorial display on Lindero Canyon near Bowfeild. I myself showed my sympathy with flowers on this makeshift memorial site when this person, unknown to me, was unfortunately killed. Now it is seven months this year that it is a depressing memory forced on the […]

LoVEFest supports African orphans

LoVEFest 2011 will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 10 at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The event will have food, wine tasting and music, with proceeds going to provide housing for children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa. The musical artists will be The Horizons, Bleeding Harp, Tim Heintz and Friends […]

Professor to present 9/11 memorial recital

California Lutheran University will present a concert marking the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 11 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus. CLU faculty member Eric Kinsley will perform a recital of 17th to 20th century works for harpsichord and piano dedicated to the victims […]

Nate ’n Al

Like songs and scents, food can take us back in time. We remember friends who, like ourselves, enjoy a particular food. We recall the fine points of favorite restaurants. Our fervor is obvious when we share with others delicious details about the object of our gastronomic passions. If the conversation produces a joint recollection and the nostalgic feeling is mutual, […]

With school in session, farmers market stresses importance of nutrition

Besides preparing your children academically now that school’s back in session, it is also time to teach them about the importance of good nutrition. The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market is offering schoolaged children an opportunity to visit the market and learn about healthy eating. At the market, children can connect directly with the farmers to sample fruits and vegetables and […]