2012-02-09 E-Edition

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Open, collaborative process

The Las Virgenes Metropolitan Water District—like other water agencies but unlike most local government—carries wide-ranging power and authority, including the ability to issue building permits and to proceed with infrastructure projects without obtaining consent from cities and other entities. There’s a reason for this: People cannot survive without water, and it is LVMWD’s responsibility to deliver clean, safe water—despite all […]

Eco Girls promote business ideas for green planet

Can making environmentally conscious changes actually help a business’ bottom line? That’s the question a group of six high school and middle school students are trying to answer for the Idea to Impact Challenge, a contest sponsored by the Ventura County Office of Education and Cal State Channel Islands. Calling themselves the Eco Girls, the group is investigating how businesses […]

Grand opening of Ferrum Fitness

Ferrum Fitness, a new full-service fitness studio, will celebrate its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at its new facility at 29056 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. The event will have free classes, raffles, membership giveaways and 50 percent off any purchases made that day. The studio offers small, custom, high-energy workouts, and personal training […]

Adoption event

The Children’s Bureau will present an informational meeting for anyone interested in learning more about adoption from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 29 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road., Thousand Oaks. The bureau seeks single or married individuals, retired persons and families to consider adopting older children and sibling sets of three or four brothers and […]

Congregation honors Weissman

The congregation of The New Shul of The Conejo will honor Rabbi Gershon Weissman for his 32 years of dedication to the community with a champagne brunch and silent auction from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. Gershon has been active in the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association and instrumental in […]


Veteran actress channels her inner teen in Malibu Stage Company play

Katharine Ross, the beautiful actress best known for her role in “The Graduate” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” will portray a 16-year-old girl trapped in an aging body in the David Lindsay- Abaire black comedy “ Kimberly Akimbo” coming to stage. The play, which is directed by Australian film director Graeme Clifford (“ Frances,” “Gleaming the Cube”), opens […]

Teaching honesty to kids

In today’s fast-paced, wired world, all that separates people from sharing their guiltiest thoughts and darkest secrets with the rest of the planet is a single mouse click or a finger stroke on a smartphone screen. Therefore, today’s children need to be taught early on about the difference between being honest and sharing too much, say experts. “Amid the din […]

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