2012-01-19 E-Edition

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Agourafire destroys Derry Ave. businesses

A fire broke out in the Agoura Business Center and Industrial Park Monday night, destroying two businesses and damaging at least one other, the fire department said. According to Capt. Ed Saldibar of Los Angeles County Fire Department in Agoura Hills, a resident reported a brush fire in at the Derry Avenue business park at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 16. It […]

Assistance for homeowners

Calabasas officials will use federal grant money to assist low-income homeowners in the city who need to make repairs to their properties. The city anticipates receiving almost $70,000 in Community Development Block Grants during the 2012-13 fiscal year, said John Bingham, senior management analyst for Calabasas. About 90 percent of the money will go to the city’s housing rehabilitation program, […]

Chinese New Year at CLU

California Lutheran University will host a Chinese New Year celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2, at the Soiland Recreation Center on the Thousand Oaks campus in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 60 W. Olsen Road. This free event will celebrate the Year of the Dragon, with a traditional lion dance, acrobats, gong fu demonstrations and vendors. […]

Choir auditions at CSUCI

Cal State Channel Islands University is auditioning singers for its choir through Mon., Jan. 23. Male tenor and bass voices are encouraged to audition. Open auditions are by appointment and can be arranged by contacting the choir’s artistic director, Dr. KuanFen Liu. The choir meets Monday nights from 7 to 9:50 p.m. in Malibu Hall 140 on the campus, One […]

La Cucina di Venti

Thousand Oaks resident Jim Seerden, whose two sons were successful professionals in the food and beverage industry, had often thought of opening his own restaurant. Matthew Seerden had several years of management and operations experience working for corporations including Applebee’s, P.F. Chang’s and Rio Bravo. His brother, Greg Seerden, had a flourishing career as a chef working for corporate establishments […]

The Bryce is right

Hardworking senior striker sets the tone for Oak Park

Bryce Arenson could have coasted into his senior season knowing full well that he is the most ballyhooed player on the Oak Park High boys’ soccer team. He could have spent the summer sleeping in and chasing girls at the beach—or worse, playing FIFA World Cup video games day and night from the comfort of his couch. But that isn’t […]

Saving horses from slaughter

Old Agoura residents have rallied around a Santa Barbara County equestrian who’s riding through the state to protest the American horse slaughter industry. U.S. horse slaughterhouses could be revived now that President Obama has signed a bill that restores funding for the inspection of horse meat. Horse meat cannot be sold without government inspection. The prohibition on inspection halted the […]

Tony Strickland throws hat in the ring for U.S. 26th District

State Sen. Tony Strickland (RSimi Valley) announced Monday he will run for Congress during a press conference at the newly drawn U.S. 26th District, which includes much of Ventura County and Oak Park. Strickland, a 41- year- old freshman state senator from Thousand Oaks who represents the 19th District, is the second contender to enter the race following word that […]

CLU to screenfilm on economic crisis

California Lutheran University will show “The Flaw,” a documentary on the cause of the financial crisis, at 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 26 in Lundring Events Center, in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, north of Olsen Road near between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. A panel discussion featuring CLU faculty members will follow the screening. Jamshid Damooei, chairman […]