2013-03-14 E-Edition

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Little strummer girls

Triunfo meeting moved to T.O.

The board of directors of Triunfo Sanitation District will hold its next monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Wed., March 20 at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The water district meeting will be in the upstairs conference room and is open to the public. Since approximately half of the district’s customers live in the […]

Back to nature in Oak Park

OUTDOOR FUN—Above, 15-month-old Aaron Rokf and his father, Rick, of Newbury Park hang out together at the Oak Park Community Center and Duck Pond on March 9. They joined about a dozen other families on a monthly nature walk for kids led by the Havasi Wilderness Foundation. At right, a duck enjoys solace on the pond.

Red Oak kids get early intro to college


A clash of wills in clean waterfight

Water district takes on EPA and Heal the Bay

Local environmental organizations and water agencies are at loggerheads over the alleged pollution of Malibu Creek Watershed, currently the target of strict new controls by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While environmental groups are working with the EPA to strengthen regulations, local water and sanitation officials are petitioning to block the new standards proposed for the watershed saying they would […]

Regional citrus crop said to be at risk

Tiny pest can carry destructive disease

A tiny bug no bigger than a grain of rice has the power to cripple the local citrus industry, and government officials and state growers have declared war against the disease-carrying insect. They are hoping residents will join the fight. “We’re really calling this a call to action for homeowners because there is so much backyard citrus in Simi Valley […]

Pet of the Week

50-year anniversary planned

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is planning myriad events to celebrate its 50th anniversary next month. At a Feb. 26 LVUSD board of education meeting, Superintendent Dan Stepenosky said he would like to organize a “manageable celebration” in which students, parents and staff can participate. Board president Lesli Stein wants to integrate a history of the district as spelled […]

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