2015-02-05 E-Edition

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Meter reader

The Triunfo Sanitation District’s letter to me this week outlined the need for “increased meter accuracy” to change the water meter at my house. This is for my convenience? Upon calling the water service, the answers to my questions never included in the letter that each meter replacement will cost $157 each, multiplied by 4,733 residents, which equals $743,081 paid […]

Chinese New Year celebration

California Lutheran University will host a Chinese New Year celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 12 in the Soiland Recreation Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on the north side of Olsen Road on the Thousand Oaks campus The free event will celebrate the year of the sheep with a lion dance and martial arts demonstration. […]

It’s the logical thing to do

Economic forecast breakfast at Cal Lutheran

Two Ventura County economic experts—Dr. Bill Watkins, executive director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University, and Bruce Stenslie, president and CEO of the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County—will be the keynote speakers at the 2015 Economic Outlook Forecast Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Feb. 6 at the Lundring Events Center at […]

DMV blues

Jodi Regan wrote in her recent letter about the downside of the recent immigration license law, which we all know is really about the high demand for the issuance of IDs. My wife, a senior citizen whose license expires on Jan. 30, received her renewal notice and attempted to make an appointment online, only to learn that there were no […]

Tech council event goes wild

The Conejo Valley Clean Technology Council will present a workshop titled “Wildlife Conservation Tech—Protecting Endangered Species Habit” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 11 at the Total Wine Conference Center, 394 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote speaker will be Dennis Washburn, president of the Santa Monica Mountains Fund. There will also be wine tasting and refreshments. The […]

Boy Scouts collecting food donations

Conejo Valley Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be asking for food donations to help out hungry families in the community as part of the Scouts’ nationwide service project Scouting for Food from Feb. 16 through 28. The Scouts will place empty shopping bags on porches and front steps of homes. Residents can place nonperishable food items in the bag. […]

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Time for an explanation

In the article, “Origin of Jan. 1 dates back 2,000 years” (Jan 29), there are some questionable details. For example, Easter is listed among Christian celebrations that “had begun as pagan festivals.” In fact, both the original event and the date that the church observes were connected to the Jewish Passover, and its implications for the suffering and death of […]

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