2012-10-04

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Senate District 27 commentary



On Saturday the mailbox contained the first big-money financed, hidden agenda hit piece of the season. It was aimed at Sen. Fran Pavley and pictured a senior woman blowing a gum bubble. The brochure was mailed from Sacramento by the California Senior Advocates League and urged recipients to call Pavley’s office to complain about her having voted for Senate Bill […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



Photography workshop captures the night sky



The National Park Service will host a two-part program about astrophotography and the heavens in general from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 in Thousand Oaks. Mike Shaw, a professor of physics and astronomy at California Lutheran University, will conduct the free program. Part one will be a classroom lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. at NPS headquarters at […]

Pastor embarks on new journey




A former pastor is stepping out of his congregation to return to his calling, launching a new Christian church in Simi Valley. George Taggart, a Northridge native who’s lived in Simi since 1992, said he felt moved to be more than just a member of a church and get back into an active leadership role. “I’ve been in the Lord, […]

The Movie Nut



“Looper” Directed by: Rian Johnson Starring: Joseph Gordon- Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels MPAA rating: R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/ nudity, and drug content Running time: 118 minutes Best suited for: those who enjoy a premise that may be implausible but is intelligently explored Least suited for: those who can’t imagine a future without aliens. Even […]

Cellphone lifeline



The need for cell coverage in Calabasas for all of the major carriers became acutely apparent to me last Saturday night when I was out walking with my husband. I lost my balance, fell, and needed assistance. If our neighbors around the block had not been outside at just that moment to come to our aid, my husband would have […]

Understanding wildfires

. Fire season a concern in October


Whether naturally ignited or caused by man, fires are an inevitable part of life in Southern California. California’s history is dotted with wildfires, many severe and engulfing large tracts of the landscape. The 2009 Santa Barbara Fire, October 2007 wildfires, Cedar Fire of 2003 and 1993 Malibu Fire, among others, are recent memories of particularly devastating events. Undoubtedly, more wildfires […]

Race to benefit SIDS research



The fifth annual Jason’s Race to benefit SIDS research will be on Sun., Oct. 14 at the Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Check in and walk-in registration will start at 7:30 a.m. The 10K race will begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by the 5K run at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile fun run/walk at 9:05 a.m. […]

Emergency expo prepares families




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