2012-05-17 E-Edition

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Race for the 26th District

I left the May 7 Acorn/CLU candidates forum 40 minutes after it started. I had heard enough and made up my mind about whom I am going to support. I was looking for the candidate who was sincere about trying to change our dysfunctional Congress. Both the Republicans and the Democratic candidates dished out the same old partisan diatribe designed […]

Oak Park history closely tied to school district’s boundaries

When Pat Manning moved to Oak Park in 1968, the masterplanned community built by Metropolitan Development Corporation seemed to be a perfect place for her growing family. Five-bedroom homes were available for about $23,000, and the sprawling hills and open space offered the Manning family a welcome change from the bustling city life of Chicago. When Manning and her husband […]

Spring Puts Bloom on Farmers Market

From delicious fruits and vegetables to exotic plants, the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Markets have a wide variety of offerings this spring season. Murray Family Farms brings seasonal fruits to the Saturday Downtown Ventura Market and on Sundays to the Santa Clarita Market. The season starts with cherries, blackberries and blueberries arriving in May, followed by stone fruits including 17 […]

Meet staff at Jewish day school

Conejo Jewish Day School will host an open house from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wed., May 23 at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Visitors can meet the school’s new Judaic studies and general studies principals, each with more than 30 years experience in education. Guests can also learn about the school’s programs, its new curriculum, and observe teachers in […]

Viewpoint advances to tennis semifinal

The Patriots march forward to the semifinals. For the Coyotes, a strong season ended abruptly. Viewpoint High’s boys’ tennis team clobbered Warren 16-2 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs. The top-seeded Patriots improved to 16-1 overall. Viewpoint opened the postseason with victories against Santiago and Dunn. The Patriots spar with Garden Grove in the […]

Race for the 26th District

Ever since Linda Parks began her community service as a City of Thousand Oaks planning commissioner in 1993, followed by her election to the City Council in 1996 in which she received the highest number of votes in that city’s history, Linda has demonstrated her selfless dedication to her community and the constituents which she serves. Ever since her successful […]

The Other Side of 50

More than a thrift store We live in expensive times. As prices go up and up and up, even the normal discount stores are starting to feel a little pricey. For many basic household needs, savvy shoppers are turning more frequently to thrift shops. People shop at thrift stores for any number of reasons. Some are trying to stretch their […]

Cooperative Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due

Ventura County Credit Union, the largest credit union headquartered in Ventura County, has a goal of saving its members a total $5 million in 2012. The credit union hopes to accomplish the task by helping their members refinance their high-interest car, home, Visa or personal loans with VCCU. Current and prospective members may save money by bringing their loans from […]

High School HiLights

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 18: Murder mystery/G building/6 p.m. Sat., May 19: Boys’ basketball marathon games/gym/8 a.m. Mock SAT/A1/8:30 a.m. Athletic physicals/off site/9 a.m. Athletic Hall of Fame dinner/ Lindero Cyn. Country Club/6 p.m. Murder mystery/6 p.m. Sun., May 20: Athletic physicals/ off site/9 a.m. Mon., May 21: Eighth grade orientation Softball banquet/6 p.m. Grad Nite meeting/A1/7 p.m. Tues., May […]

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