2015-01-08 E-Edition

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New name, new life for wayward cobra snake

The Thousand Oaks cobra now has an official name. Online voters have chosen to call the famous reptile Adhira. The Hindi-derived named means “lightning.” The snake, just over 4 feet long and about 2 years old, made international headlines when it was loose in the city for four days in September. After she was caught, the white monocled cobra was […]

Riding into the new year

Photographic mosaic exhibit focuses on the faces of courage

Images of Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks will highlight “Faces of Courage,” an exhibit featuring photographic mosaics by Terese Pencak Schwartz at the Westlake Village Library from Jan. 17 through March 14. Schwartz hopes her exhibit will convey the power of the impact that individuals can have on the world. The technique Schwartz uses is almost always computer generated. “It […]

Senior Concerns cares

Senior Concerns, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Cities of Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks and healthcare providers UCLA and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present Conejo Cares, a program and luncheon to honor and celebrate family caregivers, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark […]

Competition remains tough, but LAFD applications open

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has posted its firefighter trainee examination bulletin on its website. Applications will be accepted online for two days, from 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 21 through 1 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23. To view the examination bulletin and for more information, including frequently asked questions and the Firefighter Trainee Study Guide, visit www.fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter. “We are expecting […]

AmaWaterways cruise line embarks on charitable giving

River cruise line AmaWaterways, based in Calabasas, presented a $40,000 donation to the American Cancer Society in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. AmaWaterways designated its Oct. 30, 2014 Enchanting Rhine sailing aboard AmaCello as a special “In Celebration of Life” cruise, donating $500 for every stateroom sold to help fund breast cancer research, prevention and treatment. AmaWaterways operates river […]

‘My kids are fighting again!’

One of the most common complaints from parents is the fighting that goes on between siblings. There are four main reasons for fighting. Personality: Their personalities may differ so much that they simply annoy each other. For example, a quiet child may find another loud and overactive. Jealousy: One child may be resentful of the attention another gets from parents […]

Oregon trail

Local football players help Ducks reachfirst College Football National Championship

Connor Johnson thought he wouldn’t know anyone at Oregon when he walked on to the football team. Johnson, a former Oaks Christian High standout offensive lineman, is a redshirt freshman long snapper at the University of Oregon. He knew his college roommates’ names, but he didn’t know anything else about them. “During move-in day I was walking around and saw […]

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