2013-07-25 E-Edition

A performance of note

Woman ‘broke down the walls’ of N.Y. Stock Exchange

Author hosts book signing on Saturday at Promenade

On the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the 1960s, women were virtually invisible. Many male stockbrokers considered it bad luck to allow females on the floor, and if there happened to be a woman running around in the hectic and loud marketplace, the assumption was always that she was a stockbroker’s secretary. Usually that assumption was […]

Parade opens county fair

The annual Ventura County Fair Parade, presented by Elks Lodge No. 1430 and led by Grand Marshal Cotton Rosser, will begin at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 3 at the corner of Main and Aliso streets in Ventura. Auto clubs such as the Ventura County Model A Club, Viejitos Car Club, SoCal Corvairs, Association de Carros BG and the Nite Life […]

Superhero comes to life in new book

Cancer could not impede Scott Rogers’ imagination and creativity. While recovering from chemotherapy treatments, the 45-yearold Thousand Oaks resident spent his time creating a 32-page, fullcolor comic book. Titled “Bedbug,” the comic features a disabled single father who balances fighting crime with family time. As an Imagineer, Rogers works behind the scenes to create and improve attractions at the Disney […]

Slavin not running for Westlake City Council

Says ‘time for me to move on’

Robert Slavin, a member of the Westlake Village City Council since 2001, announced he will not run in the fall municipal election. Last week, Slavin was among five individuals who pulled nomination papers to run in the November Westlake Village election. The prospective candidates included incumbents Susan McSweeney and Mark Rutherford, and challengers Brad Halpern and Don Rosenberg. A later […]

Bonsai power

Cats with kidney disease sought for clinical trial at local animal hospital

A veterinary clinical trial with 35 study sites in the U.S. and Canada is evaluating cats with kidney disease to determine if they also have hypertension (high blood pressure). The Cat Doctor veterinary hospitals in Ventura and Thousand Oaks are among the practices taking part. Kidney disease and hypertension often occur together, especially in older cats. Hypertension is difficult to […]

College Corner

The new Common Application The new version of the Common Application opens Aug. 1, but smart seniors have already completed the main essay, and they can spend the rest of the summer writing any required supplemental essays, as well as essays for University of California and other colleges. Once school starts, it becomes more difficult to find time to do […]

Improved economy lets Agoura Hills give more to nonprofits

High school will get large share of the city’s donations

The city of Agoura Hills has approved a balanced budget that will allow 17 nonprofit groups, schools and other organizations to receive the financial help are seeking. As part of its new $27-million budget for the coming fiscal year, the City Council allocated $19,250 to organizations that depend on charitable donations to function. Four of the organizations help Agoura High […]

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