2012-10-11

2012-10-11 E-Edition

Local schools counting on tax hike propositions

Governor’s measure is favored

School districts across California are hoping that at least one of two propositions on the November ballot will come to their rescue. Propositions 30 and 38 both promise to reinvigorate ailing school budgets, but in different ways. Local school districts favor Gov. Brown’s Prop. 30. The measure will increase the state income tax on people who earn more than $250,000 […]

Readers in favor of Fran Pavley



Todd Zink seems like a nice guy, with an impressive record of service for our country, for which I am thankful. But he has the dubious task of telling the 27th District why we should replace the hard-working incumbent, Fran Pavley, from a job which she has done demonstrably well. It’s too easy for him to look at the incumbent’s […]

Recovering home yards from the long, dry summer

Commentary Healthy lawns


Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating. Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stress of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn. […]

Seminar to address breast cancer treatments

. Cancer survivor Joni Eareckson Tada is guest speaker

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present the 16th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The free community seminar titled “How to Cheat, Treat and Beat Breast Cancer” will address the latest information on breast cancer prevention, screenings, diagnosis and treatments from […]

‘Grand Duke’ is grand fun




Play review ‘The Grand Duke’ Leave it to Gilbert and Sullivan to come up with yet another skewering of political and sociological conventions, coming just in time for Election Day. “The Grand Duke,” the venerable pair’s 14th and final collaboration, was a financial failure when it made its debut in 1896 (Gilbert himself called it “that ugly, misshapen little brat”), […]

Learn all about college



Students attending Calabasas, Oak Park, Agoura and Malibu high schools are invited to attend the Oak Park High School College Knowledge Night of workshops tonight, Thurs., Oct. 11. The SAT/ACT Test Prep Vendor Fair will start at 5:30 p.m. Twenty workshops will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: The California State University System and the UC System. How to Choose […]

Sticker shock

Calabasas gas station delivers premium prices


For Pearl Garcia, whose daily commute to and from work is almost 120 miles, the recent gas price surge has been painful. “I have to drive straight home. I can’t afford to add more miles,” said the motorist as she pumped gasoline into her car at the Low-P gas station at the corner of Calabasas Road and Parkway Calabasas. Consistently […]

Sheroff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Thieves stole two $ 40,000 storage containers with an antique horse carriage worth $ 30,000 and other items valued at about $10,000 from property on April Road Aug. 30. While responding to a possible bicycle theft Sept. 26, deputies arrested a man who was walking a white bike along Kanan Road. The man said his vehicle had been […]

Fresh produce a-bloom at T.O. farmers market

. Locally-grown fruits, veggies available

The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association features a wide variety of produce at the Thousand Oaks Farmers Market from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Oaks mall at the east end parking lot at Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The Peacock Family Farm offers more than nine varieties of peppers along with raisins, dried fruit, persimmons and […]


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