2012-06-14

The Art of Being



“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” — George Carlin Honk if you love harmony on the highway George Carlin makes a good point when he implies that anyone who’s not driving just like we are has got it wrong. He’s poking fun at us, […]

Parents gone wild

Man punched following youth baseball game

A Thousand Oaks man was cited for battery last week in an incident that occurred following a baseball game played by 13- and 14-year-olds at Triunfo Community Park in Westlake Village. Lee Appleby, 48, an assistant coach in the Westlake Baseball Association, punched the father of one of the opposing team’s ballplayers during a post-game argument, Sgt. Eric Buschow of […]

Fine imposed on business



A company formerly based in Thousand Oaks has been fined more than $400,000 in Ventura County Superior Court for violating California laws prohibiting unfair competition and misleading advertising. According to the court, employees of Ladco Financial Group, Inc. used misrepresentations and false promises to induce small business owners around the country to enter into lease contracts for credit-card swiping terminals. […]

Assistance League welcomes new board



Members of Assistance League of Conejo Valley met for their annual May Installation Luncheon at the North Ranch Country Club. The new officers and directors are: Pam Johnson, president; Debbie Samovar, vice president membership; Debbie Huyette, vice president philanthropic programs; Rita Phillips, recording secretary; Ingrid Brewer, corresponding secretary; Judy Flessner, treasurer; Lee Sorenson, director of public relations; Nancy Nasser, director […]

Calabasas High grads are off to a good start




While most students at the 2012 Calabasas High Senior Awards Night ceremony on June 4 received $200 to $1,000 to help jump-start their college careers, aspiring U.S. Army officer Adam Sharma got a $54,658 check from the Army Reserves Officer Training Corps to fund his studies at UCLA’s military sciences program. A commended Merit Scholar with more than 200 hours […]

Peace activist to discuss drone warfare



Peace activist Medea Benjamin will discuss the implications of the growing U.S. reliance on drones to combat terrorism during a Community Forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 15 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Benjamin will talk about her book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.” A discussion will follow her remarks, and […]

Some residents upset with preferential parking treatment in Old Agoura




Several Old Agoura residents say they disagree with the rules governing oversize vehicle parking in their neighborhood, an issue that is forcing the city to play the role of peacemaker. At a meeting on May 23, the City Council agreed to review a 20-year-old law governing the size and weight of vehicles that are allowed to be parked on public […]

Travel industry pioneers create a legacy of philanthropy in the Conejo Valley




Ed and Lynn Hogan of Lake Sherwood, pioneers in the travel industry and longtime philanthropists, are celebrating a golden anniversary. It’s not for their wedding date—they’ve been married for more than six decades—but for the amount of time they’ve lived and worked in the Golden State. The founders of Pleasant Holidays and the Hogan Family Foundation, the Hogans, both 84, […]

At the Library



Calabasas The Calabasas Library will present the following events in June at 200 Civic Center Way. •Yoga & You at the Library: Noon Thurs., June 21. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a mat or large towel. No experience necessary. Deanne Wenger is the instructor. •Lunch @ the Library: From noon to 1 p.m. Thurs., June 14, a veteran hiker from the […]

CHS seniors depart with memories



Jamie Fink Soccer drives Calabasas High graduate Jamie Fink to succeed on the field and in the classroom. The daughter of Laurie and Howard Fink, Jamie played on the CHS girls’ varsity soccer team througho ut high school. Along with being team captain for two years, she was named Most Valuable Player twice in the Marmonte League. The 18-year-old also […]


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