2012-10-11 E-Edition

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Pumpkin lovers being kept apart

Two years ago, I sent out a plea in this very newspaper. The two giant, inflated pumpkins visible from the 101 Freeway in Calabasas were once again hoisted to their respective rooftops, but alas, they weren’t facing each other—unable to rekindle their yearly romance by gazing lovingly at each other across the busy freeway. The good people at Valley Crest […]

Triathlon club runs to raise funds for local cancer support

When the Conejo Valley Triathlon Club competes next month in the C3 Charity Club Challenge at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, they will not only be looking to win the team competition, but also to raise a significant sum of money for the Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara. The club—known more commonly as CVTri and for the bright green […]

Dogs have their day at Bark at the Park

Conejo Recreation and Park District will present its Bark in the Park event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 at Waverly Park, 1300 Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks. The event for dog owners, dog lovers and dogs will include: Tillman and Friends and Norman the Scooter Dog, dog contests, small dog races, pet adoptions, vendors, Ventura […]

Other local football matchups

Newbury Park (4-2) at Westlake (4-3) Outlook: In August this game looked like another easy win for Westlake. It’s October, and this matchup will be a tough, brutal battle. The Newbury Park Panthers are the most improved team in the Marmonte League. They could easily be 6-0 if the ball had bounced differently in overtime losses to Thousand Oaks and […]

The Ridge attracts new tenant

Scheu Development Corp. recently announced that a new company is moving to The Ridge office complex in Agoura Hills. Eric Maas, owner of Qualution Systems, and his company will occupy one of the condo units on Agoura Road. Qualution works with mobile virtual network operators and develops solutions for the wireless industry. Michael Foxworthy and Shaun Bieniek of Daum Commercial […]

Joe Bowman for water board

With all the coverage given to the Nov. 6 election at the federal and state level, we sometimes overlook the office seekers that have the most influence on our daily lives—those being local offi ces at the municipal and district levels. One such individual and office is Joseph Bowman, who is seeking re-election to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District […]

Canine hospitality

Human ears regret the call of this egret


In the 1830s John James Audubon painted the image of a snowy egret, a bird hailed by ornithologists as “no doubt one of the most beautiful of all birds.” The painting became part of Audubon’s ambitious “Birds of America” portfolio that brought him eternal fame. Yet his artistry may have unintentionally contributed to the near-extinction of this little egret endowed […]

Wave boots her way into Pepperdine hall of fame

Jennifer Lilley sported a French braid, a lucky yellow sports bra, a St. Christopher necklace and a multicolored “Rambo” belt for every single game. “I’m very superstitious,” said Lilley, who played soccer for Pepperdine University from 1993 to 1997. The 37-year-old Thousand Oaks resident will be inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame on Sun., Oct. 21 at the […]