2015-11-25

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Workshop on short-term vacation rentals



The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will hold a public workshop to discuss the regulation of short-term vacation rentals in the unincorporated areas of the county at 2:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 8 in the Hall of Administration’s Board Hearing Room at the County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. The county’s Resource Management Agency will present a report to […]

Agoura author recognized



The Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension announced six winners for its inaugural Claire Carmichael Scholarship in Novel Writing. The group includes Pamela Lee Blankenship of Agoura Hills. Each recipient receives three Writers’ Program classes and, upon completion, the scholars will be invited to submit 75 to 100 pages of their novel for review by Carmichael and two judges. The winning […]

Pet of the Week



SWEET BOY—BOY Mino is a male yellow Labrador retriever about 11 years old. He is playful with small children and gets along with other animals. If you would like to adopt Mino ask for ID No. A4896186at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare. lacounty. gov before visiting the […]

First superintendent of Oak Park school district dies at 81




Daniel Thompson, Oak Park Unified School District’s first superintendent, died Oct. 26. The 81-year-old had suffered from Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He spent the last five weeks of his life in a residential care home, said his widow, Marilyn. Thompson served as superintendent of the fledgling district for 10 years, from 1977 to 1987. “Everyone loved Dan, and he did […]

Good life, not a life of goods

commentary /// Eye on the environment

Ric Burns’ upcoming film, “The Pilgrims,” is expected to continue the Burns’ family tradition of documenting American history with engaging insight. In a recent interview on National Public Radio, Burns emphasized aspects of the Thanksgiving story rarely highlighted in current celebrations. The pilgrims, said Burns, came to make a “Godly Kingdom” and started with faith in God to provide resources […]

Home Depot to give it another go?

Company makes second request to build on same site


Six years after it was denied permission by the Thousand Oaks City Council to open in a former Kmart store, Home Depot appears poised to give it another go on Hampshire Road. In August, the home improvement giant submitted a pre-application to the city of Thousand Oaks to build a store at 325 Hampshire Road, followed by an updated plan […]

Mary Kathleen (Jo) Call Bailey



Third-grade girl writes and illustrates own book

Tale is an adventure of twins in space

Sienna Rose Miller’s interest in outer space led to the publication of a new book by the Calabasas 8-year-old titled “The Adventure in Space.” Sienna, a third-grader at Bay Laurel Elementary School, wrote and illustrated the $9.99 softcover book, which is on sale in stores and online (ISBN 978- 1-68222-356-7). Sienna, herself a twin, writes about a twin brother and […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS




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