2015-08-13 E-Edition

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Back to school . . . already?

Oak Park returns this week, Las Virgenes next

Summer ended two weeks early for Oak Park Unified School District students, but they returned to classes Tuesday with the knowledge that winter break won’t be as stressful as in the past. Final exams for the district’s secondary schools will conclude before winter break begins. The last day of classes will be May 27. “We are breaking new ground in […]

Bus stop intrusion

Shame on Ventura County for installing a shuttle bus shelter within the drip line of an oak tree. The cement pad for the shelter at Kanan and Conifer in Oak Park is only 4 feet from the oak’s trunk. The county tree law says that any construction has to be 15 feet from the trunk of an oak tree. However, […]

Celebrate summer with art

The nonprofit Arts Council of the Conejo Valley is presenting a free “Summer Celebration” art exhibit through Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an artists’ reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 22 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The exhibit can be viewed weekdays and sometimes in the […]

It’s a new ‘Frontier’ for Verizon broadband and FiOS customers

Merger to affect 2 million accounts

If federal and state regulators approve a $10.5-billion buyout deal, millions of Verizon broadband and FiOS customers in Ventura County and across California should experience a seamless transition to Frontier Communications next year, a senior Frontier official said. Connecticut-based Frontier Communications is proposing to buy all of Verizon’s assets in California, Florida and Texas—except for Verizon’s cellphone business—including about two […]

Embracing 50 year years of Medicare

It’s easy to forget that before 1966 roughly half of all American seniors were uninsured and living in fear that the high cost of healthcare could plunge them and their families into poverty. Few of us remember that not long ago too many disabled people, families with children, pregnant women and low-income working Americans were unable to afford the medical […]

Vacancy on Agoura council invites slew of candidates

City Councilmember John Edelston will not run for reelection in Agoura Hills, opening the door for eight newcomers who will challenge for his seat in the fall. Mayor Illece Buckley Weber, who is completing her first term, said she will run for another four-year stint on the council. At the age of 58, Buckley Weber said she is “young and […]

Save more, spend more

On April 2, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide 25 percent water cutbacks to combat the severe drought we are experiencing here in California. Three weeks later the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors voted to limit landscape watering for Oak Park Water Service customers, from three days a week to two in an effort to meet its mandatory water use […]

Robert A. Grant, M.D.

ROBERT A. GRANT, M.D. PASSED AWAY ON JULY 16, 2015. He is survived by wife, Lyla; sons, David and Robert II; daughters, Diane Grant-Schott and Sherie; and seven grandchildren. He is predeceased by daughter, Susan, M.D. Born on August 17, 1928 to Oliver and Alvina Grant, Robert spent a little over a year in the United States Army before graduating […]