2013-09-05

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Planners who fall down on the job



During the last part of July there was a big uproar in Carson about a tract of homes built on a site once owned by Shell Oil. The residents were complaining about harmful chemicals in the soil. They wanted to sue Shell Oil and make them buy back the property. When the developer bought the land they had to know […]

Literacy tutors workshop



The Conejo Valley Adult School Literacy Program will offer a free four-hour literacy tutor workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 in Room A at 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks. This workshop will prepare volunteers to tutor adults in basic literacy or math skills. Volunteers do not need to have a teaching background; however, clear speech […]

Chabad to host Yom Kippur services Sept. 13



Chabad will offer High Holiday services in seven locations throughout the Conejo Valley. Chabad of the Conejo will host Yom Kippur services beginning with the Kol Nidre service at 6:45 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13. Services start again at 9:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 14 with the Yizkor memorial service at noon and the Neilah service at 6:30 p.m. The Yom Kippur […]

The bell rings at CLU



More than 2,800 undergraduate students have started classes at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Classes in the Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program began Sept. 3 and traditional undergraduate courses started Sept. 4. The freshman class includes more than 550 students. Onethird of them are the first members of their families to attend college, and 42 percent are in ethnic […]

Life’s a beach for local golf teams

high school girls’ golf report


There’s no clear-cut favorite to win the Marmonte League girls’ golf championship. It’s going to come down to the chipping and pitching. “The team that has the best short game will win it,” Westlake High head coach Rick Naranjo said. “It’s too close to tell who’s the favorite. Newbury Park will be good. T. O. lost a lot of players, […]

Deregulation harmful to U.S.



Ironically, those who euphemistically call themselves “conservative” fail to see that it is they who have destroyed capitalism. They call it “deregulation” but it’s just another word for “lawlessness” and there can be no capitalism without the “rule of law.” Anti-trust legislation once assured competition but deregulation led to a litany of mergers that left us with virtually all goods […]

Prize honors ECPAT’s protection of children



The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, headquartered in Agoura Hills, has selected ECPAT—a global network of organizations dedicated to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children—to receive the 2013 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million, the world’s largest humanitarian prize. This is the 18th year the foundation has given the Hilton Prize to an organization whose goal is to […]

Critter Corner



Common Core standards now in print



State Superintendent of public instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced that the new Common Core standards are available in print for the first time. CDE Press, the publishing arm of the California Department of Education, is offering print versions of the “California Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts and Literacy in History/ Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects,” and “California […]


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