2013-01-16 E-Edition

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Highly paid man

It’s not surprising that Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has just instituted a substantial water rate increase for the next few years. Let’s compare the salary of the new LVMWD chief to the following national offices. United States vice president: $230,700 LVMWD general manager: $224,000U.S. Supreme Court justice:$223,500Associate Supreme Courtjustice: $213,900Speaker of the House:$223,500U.S. Senator: $174,000U. S. Representative:$174,000 Amnon Levy […]

Artists, exhibitors needed for Strawberry Festival

Many kinds of arts, crafts welcome

The application deadline for arts and crafts exhibitors at the 30th anniversary California Strawberry Festival in Oxford is Mon., Feb. 4. The juried showcase in May will feature collage art, drawings, leather, glass, mosaic, photography, graphic art, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, handmade toys, foods, furniture and youth accessories. No commercially or mass produced arts and crafts items are permitted. To download […]

Talk on keeping the mind sharp

Scientists have learned why some kinds of memory problems are serious but others are not. Although there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing memory loss or dementia, memory tricks can be helpful. Lorne Label, M.D., neurologist on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will discuss “Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp, Keen and Healthy” at Health […]

Shakespeare goes west in OPHS production

For Oak Park High School’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” boys will dress as cowboys, girls will dance in saloons and the prerecorded music will include non-Elizabethan-era “Turkey in the Straw” and “The Lone Ranger Theme.” OPHS drama teacher and play director Allan Hunt introduces his students to the Bard through the “concept plays” he’s […]

Pay as you go

If public servants are a product of our California educational system, then it is a dismal failure. They lack common sense. They tell us all about the budget shortfalls and the poor kiddies are going to suffer for it if we do not pass higher taxes. The kiddies are the number one priority. The suckers fall for their nonsense and […]

Conviction of child molester stirs up emotions for victim

For the past year, Breanne has attended every court hearing for the man who will be sentenced this month for sexually abusing her when she was a teenager. Her abuser, Ronald Wilson of Moorpark, was arrested March 20, 2009, at his office in Simi Valley and charged with committing multiple lewd and lascivious acts with a child. He pleaded guilty […]

Call for student essays on the personal impact of cancer

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is taking entries for the 2013 high school essay contest on the theme “Dear Cancer, It’s Me . . .” All students attending local schools who have had cancer or who have a loved one or friend with cancer can submit essays of 500 to 1,500 words. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Mon., […]


THURS., JAN. 17 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. David Nichols of Green Thumb Nursery, Ventura, discusses soils and fertilizer for house plants and container gardening. Free. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933. Channel Islands Gulls New Year’s Luncheon 11 a.m. at The Greek restaurant, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. Greek […]

State of city

Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer will present the 15th annual Mayor’s State of the City Address at 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 24 at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way, adjacent to the Commons at Calabasas. Maurer will review the city’s accomplishments from the past year and outline goals for the future. California State Senator Fran Pavley, whose 27th Senate […]

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