THURS., OCT. 16 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Snacks and socializing followed by pictorial presentation of internationalflower shows and gardens. Free. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933. Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T. O. Contact: Richard Countess. Phone: 818.889.2669. S.V. […]

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Event dials in technology

Business leaders are invited to the 2014 Mathews Leadership Forum at California Lutheran University from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 22 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. Business leaders will connect with students over dinner and discussions on the theme of “Career Development: Technology’s Impact on Employees and Employers.” Panel discussions will feature MBA alumnus […]

76-year-old man convicted in crime spree dies in jail

Ronald Snyder—an elderly man convicted for a 2013 Hidden Hills crime spree that included robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and impersonating a peace officer—died in jail Oct. 5 shortly after he began serving a 16-year prison term for the crime. He died of natural causes, the sheriff’s department said. Snyder, a 76-year-old Chatsworth man, previously owned a home […]

Ross for OPUSD

Having known Derek for many years, I was really pleased to see him running for the Oak Park School Board. I am excited to see what new ideas and leadership he will bring to make a terrific school district even better. After his time on the Oak Park MAC as chairman and a member of Oak Park CERT, it is […]

Mountain lion is the guest of honor

A dark and stormy night of Poe’s tales

Free event at the book store

Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents Fright Night, dramatic readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s works at a free event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 30 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Commons at Calabasas, 4735 Commons Way The night before Halloween, thespians will present the most macabre literary imaginings penned by Poe. The program is directed by author, actor, […]

Last week’s top performers

Michael Pittman Jr., WR/S, Oaks Christian: The future UCLA Bruin had a 29-yard TD catch, a 98-yard kick return TD, and a 50-yard interception return TD against Thousand Oaks. Christian Williams, RB, Agoura: The junior rushed 33 times for 190 yards and two TDs. Grant Bunker, QB, Westlake: The junior completed 18 of 24 passes for 258 yards and five […]


A last remaining survivor recalls field lab’s nuclear meltdown

Santa Susana disaster one of the nation’s worst

John Pace was a teenager—just 19 years old—when he showed up for what he thought would be a normal day at work on July 13, 1959 at Atomics International in Simi Valley. Instead, Pace experienced the meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Lab, a nuclear event that is still considered among the worst in U.S. history. More than 50 years […]

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