2012-11-08

Local water rates on the rise again

9 percent potable hike in 2013


Customers of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will seea9percentrateincreaseon potable water bills in 2013. At a meeting Oct. 22, district officials voted 3-2 to approve a new three-year rate structure, with directors Barry Steinhardt and Joe Bowman dissenting. The new rates reflect increases from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in 2013 and 2014, which supplies water to the […]

All work completed on Lindero Middle School expansion




Las Virgenes Unified School District closed the books on the Lindero Canyon Middle School renovation, modernization and expansion project at a school board meeting last month. LVUSD officials contracted with S.C. Anderson Inc. with a goal of giving the school district greater control and flexibility in how the project was designed and carried out. Superintendent Dan Stepenosky said that the […]

Creator of horror cult classic leaves behind lasting legacy

. Bob Munger was man behind ‘The Omen’


The mastermind behind the 1976 horror film “The Omen,” longtime Conejo Valley resident Bob Munger wasn’t shy about the movie’s intent. “ He wanted to scare the hell out of people,” said Grace Munger, his wife of 43 years. “He wanted people to know what the Bible said about the Antichrist.” “The Omen,” starring Gregory Peck and considered by many […]

Young adult author to meet readers



The Colina Boys & Girls Club—a branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley—will host a book signing for students with best-selling author Brandon Mull, known for the Fablehaven fantasy series, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9 at Colina Middle School, 1450 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Brandon Mull, an American author, has also written […]

Teams prepare for tough playoff road

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Postseason


High school football playoffs are here. It’s time for teams to win or go home. Seven schools from Acorn country advanced to the postseason this fall. Marmonte League outfits Oaks Christian, Moorpark and Westlake qualified for the CIFSouthern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs. Camarillo, which wrapped up a fourth straight Pacific View League championship, hopes to make a deep playoff run […]

Talk on realizing ones dreams



Gail Small will give a presentation on “Joyful Living” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Nov. 17 in the Westlake Village Civic Center Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Small will discuss how happiness and success come from meaningful choices and how persons can realize their dreams. Light refreshments will be served at the event. A Fulbright Memorial scholar, Small […]


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