2013-01-30 E-Edition

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Opposes county clean water fee

“When God makes it rain, you find a way to tax it” was the statement of the day to the board of supervisors at the hearing on Jan. 15 about a proposal by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District for a Clean Water, Clean Beaches Fee. Obviously everyone wants clean water and beaches, however, this proposal was filled with […]

Mardi Gras masquerade ball a blast

The Conejo Ski and Sports Club will host a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16 at a Conejo Valley location. The event will have dinner and dancing to live music. Guests should wear costumes and bring their own alcoholic beverages. Admission is $39. Registration and payment are required by Sun., Feb. 10. The address […]

Healthy Families medical insurance moves to Medi-Cal

The parents of more than 20,000 Ventura County children received notices in the mail in December reminding them that their Healthy Families medical insurance will soon be transitioning into the state’s Medi-Cal program. Healthy Families—the statesponsored health insurance program for children and teens in low-income families—is being phased out as of Jan. 1, pursuant to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Assembly Bill […]

Oak Park savors victory with Thunder

Sheriff’s booster club denies misuse of funds

    The sexual harassment investigation against Capt. Joseph Stephen of Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station has been expanded to include an Internal Affairs probe that could involve the alleged misuse of private funds given to the station by a nonprofit community booster club.    Stephen was placed on paid leave of absence last month following an investigation of charges by a […]

New clue in Gavin Smith disappearance

A Hummer sport utility vehicle that had been sought and was recovered by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives may help shed light on the disappearance last year of 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith. Smith, a 57-year-old West Hills resident, was last seen leaving a friend’s home in Oak Park around 10 p.m. on May 1, 2012. He was […]

Dining for Women celebrates first anniversary

For roughly the price of a meal, women help support women •

The second Agoura chapter of Dining for Women, a national organization that supports women’s health, education and economic initiatives around the globe, is celebrating its first anniversary in February. The chapter raised more than $3,000 last year. Members meet monthly to share a potluck dinner, learn about a pre-screened charity, and make a donation to support the work of the […]

Film, panel discussion on end-of-life issues

Our Community House of Hope, with California Lutheran University, will present a free screening of the documentary “Consider the Conversation” at 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 5 at Muvico Theaters No. 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The film is a sensitive portrayal of end-of-life issues for those seeking education and support in addressing medical, psychological and social issues. Immediately […]

Agoura prepares forfirst Marmonte tourney

Girls’ water polo tournament runs Feb. 5-7 at TOHS, Westlake pools

Jason Rosenthal pushed for a Marmonte League girls’ water polo tournament for many years. The Agoura High head coach got his wish this season. “I feel that having a league tournament and only playing each team once will benefit us,” said Rosenthal, the Chargers’ 17th-year head coach. “We get to play more non-league matches and face the top teams from […]