2014-02-06 E-Edition

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Oak Park to see new cop cars

By summer, deputies will be driving Chevy SUVs

Move over, Crown Vic. There’s a new cop car coming to town. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced in December that deputies will be driving the Chevrolet Tahoe, a full-sized SUV. It will replace the Ford-made sedan and longtime car of choice for police. The sheriff’s coverage area includes Oak Park. The eight-seat trucks—which will be outfitted with radios, cage […]

The Other Side of 50

A mother’s cooking lesson I love to cook. I am sitting here looking at all the beautiful cookbooks I have on my shelves: “The Way to Cook” by Julia Child, “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics,” “The Silver Palate Cookbook” and “Bon Appetit.” Plenty of wonderful recipes to choose from, but I find myself more and more these days surfing the […]

Foundation has new name, same mission

School districts throughout California are rebounding financially with the help of a more robust economy and new state education funding formulas, but many districts still depend on the generosity of volunteer groups to supplement their budgets. The fundraising arm of Las Virgenes Unified School District, which recently underwent a name change from T.H.E. Foundation to the Foundation for Las Virgenes […]

Hospital does well by picking Mussi

Several people stopped to congratulate Natalie Mussi as she made her way through the main lobby of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center Monday morning. After being appointed president and chief executive officer of the Thousand Oaks hospital on Jan. 21, Mussi said she’s lucky to work in such a supportive environment. “Healthcare is all about people,” the 38-year-old Moorpark […]

You’ll need a scorecard for this election

The primary election season is almost upon us, and several elections affecting our local communities have already drawn major attention. With incumbent Jeff Gorell leaving the state Legislature and seeking greener pastures in U.S. Congress, the 44th Assembly District is a wide-open affair. Democrat Jacqui Irwin, a City Council member from Thousand Oaks, holds the early fundraising lead ahead of […]

Are you reading my mind?

Going back in time at Paramount Ranch

Conference will tout inner happiness

Personal reflection, guided meditation planned

The Healing Institute of Beings will present its 10th annual LOVE360 Conference from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 8 at the Sheraton Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The conference will present practical applications of universal principles, such as key ideas and practices for inner happiness. Attendees can learn principles to success, and there will be an opportunity for […]

Fracking makes drought worse

Parched by drought, vital California interests (38 million people, farms that grow most of our nation’s produce, fisheries, hydroelectric power, recreation, tourism and watershed restoration) must constantly compete for dwindling and increasingly valuable water resources. The massive water demands and subsequent groundwater pollution of horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) greatly compound persistent water shortages. State and local leaders should immediately ban […]

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