2012-07-26 E-Edition

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Do conflicts of interest exist at water district?

The Santa Monica Mountains are an unnatural place for wine vineyards because the water required for grape growing must come from Lake Shasta and Lake Oroville in Northern California, which is more than 500 miles away, via the California Aqueduct. Normally, water-use intensive commercial vineyards are located either close to a river or have access to good quality ground water. […]

History made fund

All aboard for train excursions

The Fillmore & Western Railway offers a variety of train rides in August. All rides depart from and return to the Fillmore station. Trips require advance reservations and will run rain or shine. For reservations, call (805) 524-2546 or go to www.fwry.com. Weekend Scenic Excursions Train Rides from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, […]

The Movie Nut

“The Dark Knight Rises” Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy MPAA rating: PG- 13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language Running time: 164 minutes Best suited for: those who believe a “comic book movie” can have characters of depth and dimension Least suited for: those who can’t handle […]

Not enough spay and neuter

I feel compelled to write about my recent day at the animal shelter. My mother and I had already pulled three dogs to rescue that day, one more than we were planning. As we were waiting for them to bring out the last of the three dogs for us to take home, I noticed a small female puppy that had […]

On target

Summer fun at the Calabasas pool

Acting classes for children at Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory offers its final session of summer camp for students ages 9 and up from July 30 through Aug. 9 at 1414 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The Musical Theatre Intensive camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Mornings will feature courses in how to audition, cold readings, dance and movement, […]

Reader’s thoughts for a day

Joe Paterno’s statue looms proudly above Penn. State. JPMorganChase gamed California energy markets Enron style, bilking tax payers out of around $57 million a year. Banks repeatedly settle fraudulent acts for pennies without admitting wrong doing. The deputy commissioner of foods at the FDA was the former vice president of public policy for Monsanto. The only alternative to the tepid […]

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