2011-12-22

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Protestors go too far



I am as open-minded and aware of the right of free speech—having marched for it in the streets during the Vietnam War era—as anyone left, right or center. However, I was appalled and outraged the other day to see the return of the crazy “Obama is Hitler” types staked out on the post office doorstep and at its driveway. Personally […]

Pet of the Week



Whom are you taking for granted?



“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” — Michael Landon We have all heard the saying “Life is too short not […]

Prop H saved city’s semi rural feel



Yesterday I drove by Ladyface Mountain and thought, thank God there is no Home Depot there or, more accurately, an empty building that could house the Spruce Goose “and then some.” Approaching the 10th anniversary of the Prop. H anti-big box measure in Agoura Hills, my opinion is that it has been our saving grace and that all the rhetoric […]

Fluttery fairy performs children’s stories



College grads needed for Israeli program



The Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism are looking for English-speaking college graduates who want to make a difference this spring in south Tel Aviv and Jaffa. The award-winning TikkunOlam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa program offers the opportunity to spend five or 10 months living, volunteering and studying in Israel alongside Israeli peers. The spring semester begins Feb. 9. Applications are available […]

Heroin confirmed as cause of Kramer’s death

Coroner says 18-year-old died from overdose


Toxicology reports have confirmed that Griffen Kramer, the Thousand Oaks High School senior found dead at a friend’s Agoura Hills home in October, died of a heroin overdose, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Kramer, 18, died of acute morphine heroin toxicity, said Rita Contreras, a senior clerk at the coroner’s office. Kramer was a backup quarterback for […]

Treatment for childhood cancer improves



The treatment of childhood cancer is one of the great success stories of modern medicine. A few decades ago, only 20 percent of children survived the disease. Today, overall survival rates approach 80 percent. Yet cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in U.S. children older than 1 year of age, and some types of pediatric cancer continue […]

Christmas Eve service at Civic Arts Plaza



Godspeak Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks and Calvary Chapel Malibu invite the community to a celebration of the King of Kings on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 24 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Art Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The event will have live Christmas music, a performance of “Magnify […]


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