2015-08-27 E-Edition

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Calabasas council approves Old Topanga home

Ridgeline project not popular with some residents

The Calabasas City Council denied an earlier appeal and voted 3-2 in favor of a plan to build a home on an Old Topanga ridgeline. The speakers who attended the Aug. 12 council meeting and opposed the new home at 3121 Old Topanga Canyon Road said the structure is too large and not compatible with city rules that prohibit development […]

A fairly good time had by all

More than 2,000 volunteers involved in the planning for 2015 summer event

The 140th Ventura County closed with strong numbers in all categories during its 12-day run from Aug. 5 through 16, promoters say. The 2015 theme was “A Country Fair with Ocean Air.” More than 2,000 volunteers and a workforce of hundreds were involved in planning and executing the fair. About 700 seasonal staff were employed during the annual event. The […]

Pick up tips on water polo

The Los Angeles Water Polo Club will host a scrimmage and free clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 at the Agoura High School pool, 28545 Driver Ave. The event is for all ages. Guests can meet the players and coaches. Attendees should bring a swim suit and towel. For information, email Allison Geld at ageldlawpc@gmail.com or […]

Chamber members meet

NETWORKING EVENT—Above, guests mingle at the Aug. 19 Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Ventura County Credit Union in Thousand Oaks. Below, Natalie Bradley of the Ventura County Credit Union greets attendees. With her is Anna Hovnanyan, the credit union’s T.O. branch manager.

Impatient drivers are making bad situation worse


Eighteen months into a planned twoyear construction schedule, the expansion of the 101-23 interchange continues to play havoc with the lives of commuters across Ventura County. When Caltrans warned residents it was going to get worse before it got better—boy, they weren’t kidding. Rush-hour parking lots, formerly an ever-present threat on the 101, are now a certainty. Meanwhile, surface streets […]

Scientist, Secretary of Defense and entrepreneur among 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers lineup

All talks will take place at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

The Distinguished Speakers Series of Thousand Oaks, now in its 15th season, announced the lineup of presenters for 2015-2016. All talks will begin at 8 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The speakers will be: Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel, who continues to play a role in Middle East peace efforts, will […]

Honors colleges offer real advantages

Some excellent students may not be admitted to elite private colleges because of the intense competition. Some families may not qualify for need-based aid but may be unwilling or unable to pay the full cost for their child to attend a highly selective school. For these people, an honors college or honors program at a public university can be an […]


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