Gas smart meters coming to Agoura

The Southern California Gas Co. is upgrading home gas meters with smart controllers. The devices will be installed at homes in Agoura Hills next year. Each residential gas meter will be fitted with an attachment that allows for automatic, secure readings by the gas company. The new program offers benefits to residents, said Marisol Espinoza, public affairs manager for the […]

William (Bill) Matias King

Oct. 13, 1943 ~ Sept. 24, 2014


THURS., OCT. 30 School Carnival Fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. at Dos Caminos Elementary School, 3635 Appian Way, Camarillo. Food, games, activities, auction, raffle. Celebrating school’s 50th anniversary. Alumni and the community welcome. Dancing With The Star Chargers 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Agoura High School gym, 28545 Driver Ave. Teacher and dance team member couples compete with original choreography. […]

Week 8 scores

• Calabasas 38Agoura 28• Westlake 52Moorpark 17• St. Bonaventure 21Oaks Christian 17• Simi Valley 71Oak Park 7• Viewpoint 40Firebaugh 0

Brownley, Gorell too close to call on wild election night

With all precincts reporting in the 26th U.S. Congressional District (including Camarillo, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Oak Park), incumbent Julia Brownley, a Democrat, held a scant 530 vote leader over Republican challenger Jeff Gorell. But thousands of late vote-by-mail and provisional ballots still to be counted and the race may not be decided for weeks. Brownley leads 50.2 percent […]

LVMWD board directors speak

Our quality of life, health and safety are linked to the availability of safe, clean, reliable water. In my view, the water policy decisions made by your elected board member are a bond of trust with the community; it is not the place for politics pitting one neighborhood against another. I am running for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District […]

Ross for OPUSD

Derek Ross and I, with two others, spent well over a year writing a book about Oak Park’s history. Although he is relatively new in Oak Park, he showed a complete understanding of our long and difficult effort to create the excellent school system we now have. As a former member of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Derek also […]

Game on

Former NFL player turned entrepreneur develops new head gear to prevent injuries in noncontact football

Football isAmerica’s game, and while the nation’s most popular team sport is fun to play and watch, it can also be dangerous. Football players have been known to suffer head injuries that can lead to memory loss, depression and, in some cases, suicide. In youth leagues, the football head injury is every parent’s nightmare. Former NFL player Joey LaRocque, founder […]

Hot Flashes

Pumpkins You know fall has arrived in Thousand Oaks when: •A bag of peanut M&M’s harasses me endlessly, like the hourly phone pitch from another friendly solar salesman. • The mystery of October makes that bag of M’s disappear faster than I can fill my patron jar with candy corn. Funny thing, another bag of Milky Ways always takes it […]

The Movie Nut

This is one hyperviolent movie. “John Wick” is also fragmented and choppy with unexplained and unrealistic sequences that go nowhere. Most images are so dark, they’re difficult to see; many are so bloody, they’re difficult to watch. Stylish? Sure. Incessantly and excessively focused on murder and mayhem? Most definitely. The lesson is simple: If you plan on killing a man’s […]