2012-10-04 E-Edition

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Likes Strickland

I’ve recently been seeing numerous attack ads put out by Julia Brownley and her team meant to criticize Tony Strickland and his voting record. The criticism I’m sure most people are aware about are his supposed “anti-woman” policies. This man has a loving wife and family and I cannot understand why anyone would go this far to try and defame […]

Eye on the Conejo

Busy retirement

Your loyal columnist has been busy. On Oct. 1, I become president of the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club. The term of office is one year, but the commitment is four. I’ve already put in a year as vice president and another as president-elect. After serving as president, I’ll serve a year as immediate past president. Joining Kiwanis is one of […]

Synthetic lens can restore vision


Looking into the future, it’s easy to see what many of the baby boomers have in common. The 132 million U.S. men and women who are over 45 are routinely affected by failing eyesight, especially the ability to see up close. Modern science is shedding new light on the topic of presbyopia and offering older Americans a chance to see […]

Disability advocate to speak about breast cancer

Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, will speak about her own experience with breast cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 at Church in the Canyon, 4235 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The theme of the event is “ Finding Hope, Conquering Fear and […]

Debut of new theater troupe

The nonprofit Effusion Theatre Company will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 at Lobo Castle, 31400 Lobo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. Attendees can view the play and have wine and food. All proceeds will go towards launching this new nonprofit theater company. Tickets are $20. For information or tickets, visit www.effusiontheatre.org.

Body of Oaks Christian graduate identified

Human remains discovered near a canyon trail in Pacific Palisades last weekend were identified Sept. 26 as those of missing UCLA honor student David Goeser, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. Goeser, whose July disappearance prompted a widespread search along the West Coast, was found Sept. 22 by two hikers near the Los Liones Canyon Trail. The hikers […]

Combating student apathy

When Colina Middle School teacher and martial artist Monica Kern takes her 20-mile walk each Sunday, she leaves her radio at home. “ I’m listening to my own thoughts,” Kern said. “I try to figure out how to be a better wife, mother, friend and teacher.” The 47-year-old Westlake Village resident and mother of two is committed to improving herself […]

Little pup ponders life with people

CRITTER TAIL ‘Nemo’ speaks volumes

My name is Nemo and I’m today’s non-human guest columnist. I was named for the motto of Scotland, “Nemo me impune lacessit (No one attacks me with impunity),” to supposedly give me courage because growing up here in rural Agoura, I’m a tiny toy breed pup in a world of supersized dogs. I guess it’s better than being named for […]

Church hosts Armenian musician

Master oud player, Richard Hagopian, is known worldwide for his folkloric renditions of traditional Armenian music. Hagopian and his band will entertain the guests at the fifth annual dinner, dance and silent auction fundraiser for the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County on Sat., Oct. 13 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel. Admission is a $75 donation per person. All […]