2015-06-11 E-Edition

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Laments teacher departure

I want to share a recent issue related to the replacement of one of the most dedicated teachers at Agoura High School. Quite suddenly, Mrs. Brasler’s position as the head of the drama department and theater arts teacher was vacated with little, if any, explanation. This is an individual who has put her heart and soul into the profession, spends […]

No space for plants? No problem

Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent. Set a few containers on the front or back steps, in the corner of your deck or other location where they can be enjoyed or try stacking and planting several containers to create […]

The OTHER Side of 50

Caregiving in 2050

A 2009 caregiving study concluded that the majority of family caregivers are white, female, employed, average 50 years of age, and assist in the care of a relative, often their mother. The support systems for seniors and their family caregivers are built around this pattern. Since the world is changing at lightning speed, I began to wonder what caregivers might […]

Students stage ‘charming’ musical

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is just one in a long line of ensemble jukebox musicals written by playwright Roger Bean, but this was the one that clicked. Beginning in Milwaukee, the show made its way to Los Angeles in 2006 and opened Off-Broadway two years later. Since then it’s become a regular presence on the community theater circuit. Surprisingly, we haven’t […]

Conejo Oaks take thefield

Collegiate summer baseball team wins first three games of season

Returning Conejo Oaks players are eager to make up for last year’s mediocre season. The collegiate wood-bat baseball team wasted no time getting into the win column with a sweep of Alameda in the first series of the young season. Right-handed pitcher Dylan Francis, a 2013 Thousand Oaks High graduate, said this year’s squad is loaded with talent. “We have […]

To the rescue

On Saturday night, May 30, my car lost all power on Kanan Road in the left-turn lane onto Tamarind Street. Without lights and power, with heavy traffic flowing in both directions on Kanan, I felt very vulnerable to possible serious injury. Acar wanting to turn left arrived behind me but was unable to go around my car. I exited my […]

Passion for Pastels

Newbury Park exhibit will benefit Camarillo Hospice

The Pastel Society of the Gold Coast will present Passion for Pastels 2015, an art exhibit benefiting Camarillo Hospice, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, July 1 through 25 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. In addition, there will be a Meet the Artists reception and fundraiser from 1 to 3 p.m. […]

Gym to host open house, self-defense demos

Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA gym will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., June 28 at 880 Hampshire Rd., Ste. X, Westlake Village. Attendees of this free event can learn self-defense techniques from former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Rutten, and Amir Perets, an authority on self-defense strategies and a 4th Dan […]


THURS., JUNE 11 JNET Thousand Oaks Chapter 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Jewish business networking. No charge to attendfirst two meetings. Yearly dues $85. Contact: Steven M. Marche. Phone: 805.374.6000. Email: Steve@homeloans411.com. Web: www.jnetonline.org. Conejo Gem And Mineral Club 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, […]

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