2013-04-18 E-Edition

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GMOs are back

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are made by forcing genes from one species, such as bacteria, viruses, animals, or humans, into the DNA of a food crop or animal in order to introduce a new trait. GMOs were created and patented by biotech companies that promote themselves as producing seed for food crops, but they are actually chemical companies (Monsanto, Dow, […]

Rotary street fair fun

Celebrating Planet Earth

The community is invited to any and all of the following Earth Day/Arbor Day events. Admission is free. For more information, contact the individual event. Ojai Earth Play: Sat., April 20. http://ojaiearthplay.org. Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest: Sat, April 20. www.venturaearthday.org Camarillo FBC Community Gardens Earth Day: Sat, April 20. www.earthdaycamarillo.com

United Methodists together in mission

Arrest made in last week’s Agoura Hills hit and run

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 17-year-old Agoura Hills girl in connection with a felony hit and run accident that left Joanne Oberlander, a woman in her 60s, injured, authorities said. The accident occurred at about 10 a.m on April 9. Oberlander was crossing at the intersection of Kanan Road and Fountainwood Street when a car struck her and left the scene. […]

Son of Oak Park pioneer succumbs to cancer

Family, friends recall moments big and small

Allen Michel Ross, son of Oak Park pioneer David Ross, died April 8 after a long battle with cancer. He was 46. At the age of 6, Allen Ross moved to Oak Park with his family when Oak Park was young. Brookside Elementary School was the only school in the bedroom community, and it was in Simi Valley Unified School […]

Bikes and pooches for a good cause

Open house welcomes community

Temple Adat Elohim invites individuals and families who are interested in connecting with the Jewish community to a free Mediterranean-Style Wine and Cheese Open House from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Fri., April 26 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A Shabbat service featuring the TAE Adult Choir and The Band of Milk and Honey will follow at […]

Pedestrian killed in WLV

An 83-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed early Wednesday morning in Westlake Village, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said. The incident occurred about 6 a.m. on April 17 at Agoura Road just west of Lindero Canyon Road. The driver, Reyes Casanova- Varguez of Simi Valley, stopped immediately and was cooperative with deputies, Lt. Todd Weber said […]