2013-08-22

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Are e-cigarettes just a pipe dream?



To date, secondhand cigarette smoke has been banned in most public places. Those who don’t smoke are glad to be rid of the noxious fumes. Those who do smoke are learning to cope. The new frontier in the war on tobacco is the electronic cigarette, those devices that allow smokers to consume nicotine in vapor form without the release of […]

Democrats gather for garden party fundraiser



The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley will host its 11th annual Garden Party on Sat., Sept. 7 at the Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Welcoming will begin at noon with a silent auction and a no-host bar. Lunch will be served at 1 pm. The keynote speaker will be Sandra Fluke, Los Angelesbased attorney and social […]

Bird tests positive for West Nile virus



The Ventura County Environmental Health Division received confirmation on Aug. 14 from the California Department of Public Health that a wild bird collected by EHD vector control technicians tested positive for West Nile Virus. The bird was collected from the Oak Park area during the first week in August. The bird tested positive for an acute infection of WNV, indicating […]

The Movie Nut



Steve Jobs was obsessed with details. When you worked for him, you couldn’t just get some things right—you had to get everything right. And you couldn’t just do things better—you had to do them differently. Unless and until you did, he’d berate and belittle and badger you. He was a man of little patience and volatile temper—a visionary, not a […]

Firefighters to the rescue



Thank you seems inadequate, but thank you, firefighters, on land and in the air for keeping the Sun., Aug. 18 fire on the west side of Las Virgenes from damaging any buildings and spreading any further than it did. You always do such an awesome job. I know I speak for more than myself when I say I am grateful. […]

Conejo teens play ball for Team USA



AIDS Ride set



The River Trail AIDS Ride for bicycles and health expo will take place on Sat., Aug. 31 at 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura. Registered riders will start at 7 a.m. Walk-up signups will begin at 8 a.m. The health fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All booths will focus on LGBTQ health and HIV/AIDS. Guest speakers will […]

Music from the masters raises funds for cancer research



They don’t know what’s best for us



The citizens of Westlake Village have made a decision about the proposed senior housing project at the former Westlake Hospital site. For many reasons, they decided that this is not an appropriate project. Just as I, a resident of Westlake Village, would not presume to tell the citizens of Agoura Hills or Thousand Oaks what is best for their community, […]


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