2016-02-04 E-Edition

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Tired of what he calls ‘tax creep’

Regarding the editorial “Runnin’ down the road tryin’ to loosen our load,” I understand the need for taxes in a civilized society. However, adding or increasing taxes predicated on sound tax models when the economy begins to sag can only be attributed to poor management. Fluctuations in demand for services and products in the private sector are promptly subjected to […]

Exhibit features works by Paul Finkel

Cal Lutheran University will feature the photography of Westlake Village resident Paul Finkel from Feb. 5 through 20, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 6 on the Thousand Oaks campus in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art. Finkel will also lead a tour of the exhibit from 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13. In […]


THURS., FEB. 4 Marines, FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Detachment 597 meets for business and dinner. All Marines and corpsmen welcome. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805.416. 4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. Web: www.MCL597.org. Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Contact: […]

Temple Adat Elohim to install new rabbi

Temple Adat Elohim, a 600-family Reform Jewish congregation in Thousand Oaks, will officially install Rabbi Andrew Straus as its new spiritual leader during Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 26 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive. Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of Central Synagogue in New York City and Rabbi Emeritus Alan Greenbaum will lead the installation ceremony. Before joining […]

Salary blowback

I read with some trepidation the letter by Phyllis Myslik with regards to the salary of our Agoura city manager. They must be kidding, paying him the ridiculous amount of $291,743—more than the governor of California, more than the mayor of New York and also more than senators, speaker of the house and so many other more important government employees. […]

Should we put a price tag on love?

COMMENTARY /// Valentine’s Day

It’s February, so guess what that means: President’s Day? Groundhog Day? Nope. Super Bowl Sunday or Chinese New Year? Try again. Let me give you a hint: Grocery markets and retail stores started to stock their shelves with chocolate boxes, heart-shaped candies and cute, fuzzy teddy bears at the beginning of January. That’s right, Valentine’s Day. Why does it seem […]

Spontaneous fun happens in musical

A funny thing has come to the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks with the arrival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1962 musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The show runs through Sun., Feb. 14. The Cabrillo Music Theatre production is a riot-fest of laughs, slapstick, clever songs, and uproarious puns. The story takes place in ancient Rome, […]

University presents Jewish speaker series

The Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies will present the spring 2016 Speaker Series at Pepperdine University, Malibu. For more information, go to www.pepperdine.edu/glazerinstitute/. Ralph Angel of University of Redlands speaks on “A Reading and Discussion with Poet Ralph Angel” at 4 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 4 in the Surfboard Room. Noah Blaustein and Leslie St. John discuss “On Poetry, Faith, and […]

On the cat walk

Though I am pleased to read about the proposed wildlife corridor, something bad came to my mind. I tend to get really cynical about human nature, you see. The bad thing is the photo from Canada looks too inviting for people. It looks too much like a park. If anything like that is built, how can people be kept off […]

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