2012-02-23

Local economy experts tout the recovery




Local community and business leaders agree the area’s economy is on the mend, but offer words of caution about the staying power of the current recovery. The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2012 Regional Economic Forecast Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza with a speaker panel that included local mayors and real estate and economy experts. […]

Forum on Planned Parenthood laws



A community forum will examine the attacks on Planned Parenthood over the past year at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Brianna Eardley- Pryor, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, will discuss “What’s Behind the Demonization of Planned […]

4 area boys’ basketball teams pass Tuesday’s playoff test

High school postseason roundup


It was a fat Tuesday for some and a tough Tuesday for others. Six area boys’ basketball teams played CIF-Southern Section postseason games Tuesday night. Four were left standing when the dust settled. Thousand Oaks, Royal, Calabasas and Oak Park punched their tickets to the next round while Oaks Christian and Viewpoint fell just short of advancing. In Division 2AA […]

Bagels for bucks at Yerba Buena



Housing affordability on the rise



In a ranking of 215 U.S. metropolitan areas by the Building Industry Association, Ventura-Thousand Oaks ranked 28th in least affordable homes at the end of 2011 with 66 percent of the families with median incomes able to afford homes. The Los Angeles metro area was sixth with only 48 percent affordability. The national average is 76 percent; California’s affordability average […]

Expo gets to the heart of women’s health



The American Heart Association will feature a health expo at 11 a.m. and the “Ventura County Go Red for Women Luncheon” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in women. The event’s guest speakers will discuss how women can learn to […]

Marmonte grapplers are Masters of the mat

League sending 16 wrestlers to Temecula


Postseason wrestling is a merciless, unforgiving grind. Boys become men. Young men break down. The broken rise again. At the CIF- Southern Section Eastern Division Wrestling Championships last weekend at Oak Hills High, the Marmonte League’s finest showed up ready to rumble. Sixteen Marmonte grapplers advanced to this weekend’s Masters tournament. Masters takes place Friday and Saturday at Temecula Valley […]

19-year-old dies in Kanan Road crash

Son of sportscaster Chris Myers loved in the community


A friend recalls his precocious demeanor and witty ways. Funny with friends but serious about his commitment to caring for animals, 19-year-old Christopher Myers of Oak Park was a college honor student whose bright future seemed all but assured. On Feb. 16, Myers’ car ran off Kanan Road south of Latigo Canyon and crashed into a ravine about 100 feet […]

Input sought on Lost Hills roadwork



The City of Calabasas and California Department of Transportation will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tues., Feb. 28 to review progress on the Lost Hills Road overpass widening project and get feedback from the public. An a study of the project is available for review and comment on the city’s website, www.cityofcalabasas.com. According to the study, the project […]

Safety first with ladder use



When going up a ladder, you want to make sure to come back down on your own terms. It doesn’t always happen that way. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, ladder-related injuries send about 160,000 people to emergency departments every year. That number more than triples when visits to clinics and medical offices are included. So before climbing […]