2015-07-16

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Trail safety is a serious matter



Thank you very much for publishing the article on trail etiquette on June 25. It seems that Mark Langton has taken the situation seriously, and I am thankful for his contribution to make the trails better for everyone. As a hiker, road cyclist and equestrian, I know how to act on the trails. Unfortunately, most of the mountain bikers I […]

KCLU news director to discuss getting a story on TV or radio



Award-winning KCLU-AM/ FM news director Lance Orozco will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Public Relations Society of America California Gold Coast Chapter meeting on Wed., July 22 in the KCLU Community Room at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with networking, followed by the program from 8:30 to […]

Hands do the talking in this one-man show

Artist shares his story of growing up in a deaf household

The Elation Arts Series at Emmanuel Church will present William Martinez in “SIGNing the Song” at 7 p.m. Sun., July 26 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. This story of love and encouragement shows how dreams can come true. This one-man show incorporates American Sign Language and music. Martinez shares his story about growing up in a deaf household with […]

Kicking up dust

It’s a world of friends, fun and one glorious dirt track at Ventura Raceway


Die-hard motorsport fans love Ventura Raceway. Two to three times a month, dozens of racers from across Acorn country make their way to the tiny dirt track, nestled between the Ventura County Fairgrounds and the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, looking for a shot at racing glory. There aren’t giant paychecks awaiting drivers at the finish line, yet racers […]

A shredding success



On behalf of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks, I want to personally thank everyone who participated in our community shred day event. As a community we made a significant impact on our environment as well as protecting ourselves and our loved ones’ personal information. Together, we shredded and recycled 6.75 tons of paper and cardboard. The environmental impact report we received […]

Oaks Literary Festival to kick off with a celebration of author Harper Lee



With the recent release of Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman,” the Oaks Literary Festival will kick off its inaugural season with “A Literary Celebration of Harper Lee” at 1 p.m. Sun., July 19 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Lee’s second published work comes out nearly 55 years after her first […]

Event to raise a toast for Special Olympics



The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will present the 14th annual Midsummer Eve Wine Festival from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 15 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. The event will raise funds for the Ventura County Special Olympics and other local charities. More than a dozen boutique wineries and craft breweries will pour limited-production wines […]

Lacrosse team stymies competition



Beware of scams



On July 1, a message was left on my cellphone stating that an Officer Julie Smith was calling from the legal department at the IRS. With much concern I immediately returned the phone call. To my surprise, the person that answered the phone informed me that there were numerous mistakes on my tax returns and that if I didn’t send […]


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