2014-01-23

Mountain lion kitten killed by car on Kanan Road



A mountain lion kitten was struck and killed by a car Jan. 20 on Kanan Road south of the 101 Freeway, the National Park Service reported. A park service biologist picked up the body for genetic testing by UCLA. The animal was not wearing a park service tracking collar.  Vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death for mountain lions […]

Bieber brouhaha



Excessive show of force? No, I’m not talking about the Kelly Thomas trial in Orange County. I’m talking about the 11 police vehicles showing up at Justin Bieber’s house to investigate an egg-throwing incident on Jan. 9. Eleven cars and double that in law enforcement personnel? Really? I don’t even want to speculate about the desire by our men in […]

AYSO Region 4 boys’ U-12 Heat



BRIEFS



School hosts anniversary bash Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a community event that explores its history and success over the past two decades. After school on Tues., Feb. 4, Principal Jon Duim and Red Oak teachers will host the anniversary bash in the school’s multipurpose room. “We have invited over 70 former […]

CLU presents a variety of musical performances



California Lutheran University will present free musical performances in Samuelson Chapel at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Donations will be accepted. In addition to campus parking, parking will be available at Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard. For more event information, call the music department at (805) 493-3306 or visit www.callutheran.edu. KammerMusikere, a chamber orchestra from Pacific Lutheran […]

Blame on farmers



Thank you, Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, for producing the forum on water concerns in California. This forum brought several facts to light, such as the majority (66 to 75 percent) of the water transported by the State Water Project goes to farmers. The price the farmers pay for that water is 25 to 50 cents on the dollar, compared to […]

Westlake Athletic Club Tornadoes



Rhodes scholar enlightens OCS students



Westlake Village resident Aurora Griffin, 23, an Oaks Christian School alumna and a 2014 Rhodes scholar, spoke to the students of OCS on Jan. 9 at the first school chapel of the year. While a student at OCS, Griffin was the 2009 valedictorian and a CIF equestrian champion in show jumping. At Harvard University she studied the classics. At the […]

Vaccines recommended as flu season hits peak




Swine flu is making its way through Ventura County once again, and public health officials are urging people to get vaccinated before the local flu season hits its peak. As of Jan. 7, six people had been hospitalized this season in Ventura County with confirmed cases of H1N1—the same infl uenza A strain that reached a worldwide pandemic level in […]

Dog owners need to be responsible



This letter is in response to the letter in the Jan. 16 issue from the writer complaining about having to obey leash laws for dogs. I felt the letter was naive and selfish in taking consideration only for the writer’s own wishes and wants, with no regard for the safety of those around him. My father was severely bitten by […]


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