2012-04-26 E-Edition

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Westlake should get down to business

The recession has taken our local cities down a long and difficult road. Business remains soft, unemployment shows only tiny improvement, and commercial real estate occupancy, especially in the office sector, continues to lag. The current Conejo Valley office vacancy rate stands at a very uncomfortable 20 percent. In 2010, the slumping office market sent Opus West Corporation and its […]

Downsized Relay For Life this year

. Participants still give their all for the cause

Photos by STEPHANIE BERTHOLDO/Acorn Newspapers

Awards to honor teachers, volunteers

. Event with food tastings is open to the public

The Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation, a charitable entity of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will honor a local volunteer and a nonprofit community organization at the 10th annual Spirit of Community Awards event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 31 at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. The event is open to the public. […]

Chili cook-o, car show in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club will host the 2012 Chili Cook Off, Classic Car Show and Miss Chili Pageant from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 29 at Conejo Creek Park, 23 Freeway at Janss Road East, Thousand Oaks. The annual regional chili cook-off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society. The event will also have classic autos from […]

The Art of Being

“We are each driven by a deep urge to form an intimate connection with the world around us, and most of us do this through relationships. If you take a soul look at this, you will see that your need for relationship actually stems from your basic human need to overcome your earthly sense of separation.” — Caroline Reynolds, “Spiritual […]

Tired of the NIMBYism

I clearly remember when Costco was allowed to come to Westlake Village, and the doomand-gloom NIMBYS (Not In My Backyard) and BANANAS (Ban Anything New) tried to recall the City Council. These are the same people who now walk out of Costco pushing heavily loaded baskets after having had lunch there. We live in a very special small city that has been blessed with city councils that believe in intelligent development which will […]

Lawyers to provide free advice to seniors

final wishes in writing run the risk of being appointed a conservator if they ever suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s or another mental illness, Gallagher said. “Conservators do their best, but they are making decisions for someone they don’t know . . . conservatorship is something you want to avoid.” “As you get older, you sometimes lose the ability to speak […]

The ride of the future is here

Families can to walk for kidney cause

The Nephcure Foundation will present its third annual Nephcure Walk-Ventura County at 9 a. m. Sun., April 29 at Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The walk will raise funds to benefit the foundation, an organization seeking a cause and cure for two kidney conditions, nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Nephrotic syndrome occurs when there […]