2012-08-09 E-Edition

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Malibou Lake man dead from gunshot

Suicide follows apparent domesticfight

A 69-year-old man was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Malibou Lake home on Aug. 5, the end to an apparent domestic dispute that involved the intervention of a SWAT team. At about 10:30 a.m. last Sunday deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station went to the 29000 block of Paiute Drive after […]

Imagine if all people were allowed to carry

In response to the Aug. 2 letter, “Wants more guns, not fewer,” I wish to point out the following. Imagine what would have happened if half the Aurora, Colorado moviegoers had been carrying concealed weapons, as Mr. Felsman suggested. In the ensuring panic, there would have been more bullets flying and even more injuries and death. I would never take […]

Understanding your retirement entitlements

Q: My husband and I are both entitled to our own Social Security benefits. Will our combined benefi ts be reduced because we are married? A: No. When each member of a married couple works at employment covered under Social Security and both meet all other eligibility requirements to receive retirement benefits, lifetime earnings are calculated independently to determine the […]

Murder on the menu

Whodunnit Diner, an interactive murder mystery dinner theater, will present “The Silent Movie Murder” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. every Sunday night from Aug. 19 through Nov. 11 at the Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks. Brendan’s Irish Pub will cater the dinner. During the evening, guests will be served a three-course meal and will participate in […]

Busy lifestyles need a good breakfast

The 2012 Olympic Games can inspire many to make improvements in their family’s fitness. One thing that fans and athletes can relate to is the importance of starting the day right, with a great breakfast to help achieve one’s potential. “Nutrition, a balanced diet and a healthy breakfast—these are keys to success regardless of your aspirations,” said Nanna Meyer, United […]

Agoura-Oak Park football league thrives

Marshall Jones Sr. doesn’t go easy on his young players. Jones uses his booming voice and intimidating stare to get the best effort from his athletes on the Agoura Oak Park Youth Football Chargers. “I said I was going to quit four or five years ago, but I love coaching kids,” said Jones, now in his 13th season coaching the […]

Backyard brawl

Old Agoura opposed to new townhomes at freeway location

A new residential development proposed for a small parcel at the entrance of Old Agoura has stirred the concerns of residents who believe the rural character of their community is once again being threatened. But city officials believe the multi-unit housing project would be a good fit for the area if the developer agrees to make at least some changes […]

Gun statistics

I wish to respond to Mr. Felsman and his incorrect assessment of the Colorado shootings. Colorado does have concealed weapons laws on the books. Does Mr. Felsman realize that in a crowded theater with the sound turned high and smoke grenades, how confusing this situation would be and the panic? The most dangerous thing to have happened would have been […]

Nonprofit group brings youths in touch with nature

If you grew up several decades ago, it is likely that you can recall your weekends or after-school hours spent playing outdoors. Your parents left it up to you to entertain yourself, whether playing hockey in the street with neighborhood kids or climbing trees with your brother or sister in the woods behind your house. For most of us, those […]

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