2012-11-15 E-Edition

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Farewell to water board member

With this election finally behind us, the real work is now ahead of everyone. It’s our leaders role to lead, and the public’s role to not just watch, but participate, and keep our elected officials on the best path. I want to take a moment to say a special thank you—to Joe Bowman. For those of you that don’t know, […]

Santa on his way back to Agoura

Santa may be the busiest guy around the holiday season, but he is taking his time out of his toy-making schedule to once again help the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club host the 33rd annual Santa Comes to Westlake/Agoura and Beyond food drive. This year’s non-denominational event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 1 in the Agoura […]

Our dear wildlife

Pacific Pearl Music Association features talented Chinese musicians

Of the many community performance groups in the Conejo Valley, one that most people are not familiar with is the Pacific Pearl Music Association. An all-volunteer organization, the PPMA was founded in 2006 with a goal of enriching and nurturing the community through music performance and education. It incorporates four musical groups: the Pacific Pearl Symphony Orchestra, the Thousand Oaks […]

Patriotic students

We should all thank A.E.Wright Middle School; the principal, Kimmarie Taylor, and her staff; and the school’s parents club for the wonderful Veterans Day Program they presented at the school Nov. 9. The patriotism shown by the students, the music and the onscreen presentation demonstrated what is so good about this country. Thank you. It was a pleasure to be […]

Dance Time

Lab rescue has happy ending


As I was driving into my neighborhood in Agoura on Wednesday night, I spotted a chocolate lab that dashed across the street and disappeared into the field behind Costco Westlake. The next night, I had another sighting and knew this dog hadn’t just been out without a leash—it was lost. I tried to encourage the dog to trust me by […]

Chocolate lovers get ready

The Chocolate Invitational event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 at the Great Spirits Ranch in Malibu. The tasting portion of the event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while the evening will be devoted to picnicking and music. Vendors will be present to provide samples of of chocolate, mezcal and cider. The […]

Didn’t like Zink’s election tactics

There are some lessons to be learned from the Fran Pavley/ Todd Zink race for California’s 26th Senate District. Zink had almost $2 million poured into his campaign by independent committees. These committees were not controlled by Zink. They were largely funded by oil and tobacco interests who used misleading names such as “California Senior Advocates League” in their ads. […]

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