2012-04-12

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Animal advocate



I must add my endorsement to the eloquent words of Lisa Friedman and Craige Story in support of shelter animals. Their love for these “surrendered” animals reminds us that we must be responsible and caring owners for them just as we should be responsible and caring parents for our children. Let me share our family’s joy. In June of 2009, […]

Homes foundation shows heart




Making a house a home isn’t always easy, especially when times are hard and repair costs are high. Charitable organizations normally assisting those who can’t afford home their repairs aren’t able to help as much as they used to. That’s where the Hartman House comes in. The nonprofit organization based in Calabasas has been helping people in poverty-stricken regions in […]

Experience Scandinavia



The gates to the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation’s annual Scandinavian Festival will open at 10 a.m. Sat., April 14 and Sun., April 15 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. In addition to the Scandinavian Marketplace, there will be folk dancing, music, children’s crafts and games, the raising of the maypole, a Viking camp and […]

Wellness Community offers ongoing cancer support



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura offers the following ongoing programs open to cancer patients, survivors and their families. For location and more information, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.TwcVv.org Orientation meetings: Learn about the Wellness Community Tuesdays, 7 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. Open to cancer patients, survivors and their families.•Family and Friends Support Group, weekly: Open to family, friends and […]

Questioning need for water tank



Before supporting a project, I expect to see justification for it. In the case of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District backbone upgrade and water storage tank project, only a handful of people outside the district have read the 2007 Potable Water Master Plan and other documents describing the upgrades. Of those people, most, if not all, believe that LVMWD […]

Chinese educators visit A.C. Stelle



Double treat of chili and classic cars



From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 29, the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will present its 36th annual Chili Cook-Off and the Rotary Club of Conejo Valley will host its Classic Car Show at Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road at the 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks. The $10 fee will cover admission to both events. Kids […]

Your good health needs a shot in the arm



One easy way to ward off disease is by keeping up with immunizations, a safe and costeffective practice for children and adults alike. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all Americans stay vaccinated to protect themselves from serious and sometimes deadly infectious diseases throughout their lives. Updates and catch-ups Adults who get sick can put their entire families at […]

Shedding light on dark skies law



I would like to set the record straight regarding the dark skies ordinance. The birth of the dark skies concept originated from my exhusband and I who were concerned in the early 1990s of light pollution encroaching on our dark skies in Agoura, especially in Old Agoura. We had an observatory in the back yard and were able to look […]


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