2012-07-12 E-Edition

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Who’s patriotic?

My wife and I live in a guard gated community here in upscale Calabasas, and the total lack of honoring or showing public respect for our Independence Day is appalling. My community of perhaps 160- plus homes had at most seven or eight homes displaying an American flag. Driving in and around Calabasas showed almost a complete absence of any […]

Nonprofit groups join forces tofight heroin abuse

Heroin is a dream killer. That’s the message of an upcoming public service announcement being created by Regenerate Films, a Ventura County-based organization dedicated to giving young people a voice through multimedia. Regenerate is working with Not One More, a nonprofit that aims to stop heroin and other drug abuse. The PSA is a response to the recent spike in […]

Art exhibit at Janss Marketplace

The Conejo Art Museum is running a free exhibit through August in the Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibit showcases the works of David Roberts R.A., a Scottish artist (1796-1864), covering places in Scotland and the antiquities of Egypt and the Holy Land executed during […]

Youth soccer camp has international flair

Tottenham Hotspur is coming to Southern California. The English Premier League squad is joining forces with Conejo Valley youth soccer club DMS 11 for a camp next week. From July 16 to 20, Tottenham coaches will instruct youngsters at Dos Vientos Community Park in Newbury Park. Campers will be divided into two groups. Players ages 9 to 13 will train […]

Water district should conserve, not spend

As an elected director for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) I know what you, our customers, expect of me. You want me and my colleagues to make smart choices about your money and your water. You demand that we conserve both. At the moment, the majority of our board is plunging forward on an expensive ($7 million) and […]

Saving Piggy

THe Movie Nut

“Savages” Directed by: Oliver Stone Starring: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta MPAA rating: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout Running time: 130 minutes Best suited for: those who enjoy the stylish quirkiness of Oliver Stone Least suited for: those looking for a […]

California Heat cook the competition

The California Heat girls’ volleyball club team captured its first Volleyball Festival Championship with a 25-22 and 25-23 victory over Mizuno West Volleyball Club. The California Heat Volleyball Club, named 16-Intrepid, went undefeated over 11 matches while dropping only two sets, including a two-point loss during the tournament’s quarterfinal match against San Diego Volleyball Club. The annual tournament hosted hundreds […]

Not happy with Boeing cleanup

My hat is off to the polluter Boeing for its PR spin on its contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab, the 3,800-acre former nuclear test facility bordering Oak Park, Agoura, Chatsworth, Bell Canyon, Simi Valley and parts of Westlake. Trying to divert attention from its refusal to clean up the great majority of the soil laced with hazardous chemicals and radioactivity, […]