2012-08-02 E-Edition

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Answers from water district board member

There have been a rash of inaccuracies in the letters to the editor in the past few weeks and without response they will stand as the truth, although their authors seem not to care about the truth, only making political points to further their mission. Martin Jansen says that I have a vineyard at my home. I have about 700 […]

Opera talk at the library

The Friends of the Platt Library will host a sixth season of LA Opera Talks beginning this month at the library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. The talks will be led by a representative of the LA Opera speakers’ bureau. The programs are timed with operas being produced by the Los Angeles Opera in the 2012-2013 season. All talks begin […]

Helping to navigate change in the workplace

Jo-Anne Smith recently announced the founding of Jo- Anne Smith & Associates Inc., a boutique consultancy businesses and individuals to thrive in the workplace. Smith, a resident of Newbury Park, has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations and employees undergo change. With a team of experienced executive career coaches and business advisors, JSA provides executive coaching and outplacement […]

Life’s a ‘Cabaret’ for talented young actors


Director Mark Andrew Reyes took on a formidable challenge when Young Artists Ensemble decided to stage the hit 1966 musical “Cabaret,” which concludes its run at the T.O Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum this weekend. With a talented cast of young teens, Reyes has created a highly entertaining production, although in deference to his young cast, he was forced to […]

Wants more guns, not fewer

Sitting Ducks I (2012): A shooter, allegedly James E. Holmes, submitted meekly to arrest in Aurora, Colo., after firing his AR-15 into the audience at the Batman premiere, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Forty-one persons were hit. To date, 12 have died. Sitting Ducks II ( 2007): A shooter, Matthew Murray, walked into the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and […]

Aerospace engineer sees benefits to interplanetary travel

COMMENTARY Space exploration

One day, astronauts will leave Earth’s orbit and travel to other planets in our solar system—and eventually to other solar systems as well. For now, NASA is flying through Saturn’s rings, visiting asteroids, slamming into comets, experiencing the harsh environment on Mercury, and landing and exploring the surface of Mars by using some pretty incredible robotic spacecraft. NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

Teaming up for success

TEAM Referral Network Thousand Oaks After Hours chapter will present a business networking mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event will have appetizers and a no-host bar. Raffle prizes include a $50 Visa gift card, $50 off new TEAM membership and NuSkin beauty care products. There […]


THURS., AUG. 2 Democratic Club Of Camarillo 7 p.m. at Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long presents “State of the County” assessment. Open to public. Phone: 805.484.8415. FRI., AUG. 3 50th Anniversary Event 5 to 9 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Fields, 150 W. Park Court, Camarillo. Free hot dogs, softball games, car show, band, […]

Dislikes Congress

Right on, Larry Brown. Our congressmen and senators are schmucks. I say one possible way we can stop the outrageous, divisive behavior in the Congress of the United States is for the states to approve and ratify a constitutional amendment that contains at least the following: 1. Congressmen and senators should be limited in their terms the same as in […]