2013-09-05 E-Edition

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Board gives preliminary approval to disputed Westlake water tank

Polan says his vote a ‘mistake’

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials have taken a step closer to approving an $8.5-million potable water tank slated to be built next to the Las Virgenes Reservoir above the Three Springs community of Westlake Village. At a meeting on Aug. 27 the board voted 4-1, with Barry Steinhardt dissenting, to approve a design for the 5-million-gallon tank and to […]

New state funding gives schools a lift

Gov. Brown promised that school budgets would be simplifi ed under the new Local Control Funding Formula that became law in California following the passage of last year’s Proposition 30 school tax, but educators are still trying to make sense of the new funding allocation and what it means to campuses locally. “Funding will be significantly different,” said Karen Kimmel, […]

CSUCI professors offer free lectures

Cal State Channel Islands invites the public to presentations ofits faculty in a free lecture seriesat libraries in Thousand Oaks andSimi Valley. All lectures are freewith complimentary parking.Below are listings of scheduled speakers and topics.Grant Brimhall Library,1401 E. Janss Road, ThousandOaksBusiness Success in China—Understanding Business Culture:Wed., Oct. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Dr. Priscilla Laing, associateprofessor of finance, will explorethe […]

Student spreads word about ovarian cancer

Diane Darling of Oak Park is keeping a promise she made to her mother, Dorene Smith, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007. Darling had pledged to spread awareness of the disease, which has vague symptoms, is difficult to diagnosis and spreads rapidly. Because ovarian cancer has been known to strike young women, Darling decided to share information with Oak […]

Hospice volunteer training to begin

Nonprofit Hospice of the Conejo will offer its eight-week community volunteer training program from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 19 through Nov. 7 at Los Robles Hospital, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This educational program will prepare individuals to deal compassionately with end-of-life issues for the terminally ill and their loved ones. Volunteers can also assist professional […]

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Peterson stays with park district

Larry Peterson, district manager for the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, has withdrawn his planned resignation, and the entity’s board of directors has approved the creation of a new management position. Peterson said assistant general manager Ed Hayduk’s retirement last month left a large gap in the district’s management ranks. Rancho Simi includes Oak Park. When Hayduk retired, only […]


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