2013-03-28

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Prop. 30—a sheep in wolf’s clothing?



Remember the cry to raise taxes with Proposition 30, last year’s new revenue machine that was supposed to save our cash-starved public school districts? Local voters just might have been hoodwinked. Yes, Prop. 30 will raise an expected $6 billion—some from higher taxes on the wealthy and some from an increased sales tax that we all must pay—to help education […]

Westlake Women’s Club springs into fashion



The Westlake Women’s Club will host its 44th annual Spring Fashion Show in partnership with The Oaks mall at 10 a.m. Fri., April 12 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event will have a hosted champagne social hour, boutique shopping, silent auction, raffle, door prizes, luncheon and fashion show. The Westlake Women’s Club is […]

Unitarian services



Themes of betrayal and hope will be explored at the Good Friday and Easter services at Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The Rev. Lora Brandis will reflect on the betrayals described in the Christian Gospels and the frequent betrayals in modern life that lead toward darkness at the 7 p.m. Good Friday service on […]

Rock Store to sponsor pet photo event

Pictures to go in cookbook fundraiser

Rock Store will host a professional photo shoot and recipe donation for motorcyclists, bikers and community members to benefit WhatCanWe.org from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the store, 30354 Mulholland Hwy., Cornell. Residents can bring a pet, a favorite recipe and a $100 donation to participate in the special chapter dedicated to the Rock Store and […]

Westlake firm in business



School parking nightmare



For almost two years I’ve been dropping off and picking up kids from Westlake High School. As we all know, the traffic on Lakeview Canyon is a nightmare in the afternoon. This past week, the Thousand Oaks police officers were there for a few days giving out parking tickets for those who double park. Good for them! The people who […]

A hero’s game



KEVIN’S NUMBER—Above, Calabasas High School senior Josh Himmelstern, right, holds a jersey made in honor of Kevin Cordasco as Morgan Lieberman talks about Kevin during a memorial basketball game at Calabasas High School on March 21. The jersey was given to Kevin’s parents, Melodie and Kevin Sr., before the game. At right, a trophy for the winner of the Kevin […]

Cross-country walk promotes family values



“As goes the home, so goes the nation.” It’s a maxim that Jim Buckley, a longtime pastor at Newbury Park First Christian Church, takes to heart. “The home is so important,” he said. “Addiction, pornography, abuse. . . . If we have struggling, dysfunctional homes, our nation is in trouble.” On April 1, the day after Easter, the 66-year-old Newbury […]

Accidental rooster greets the morning



We have lived in Old Agoura for years and love the rural nature of the area. We have had new neighbors move in and much to our pleasure they decided to build a chicken coop. It is a beautiful coop and adds to the neighborhood. They bought several chicks that were all supposed to be hens laying a variety of […]


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