2016-03-10 E-Edition

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Skimming off the top

Gas station fraud device snares one more customer

Stealing credit and debit card information is all too easy for crooks, even more so when the businesses they target fail to report occurrences, said Gary Rich, an Agoura Hills resident whose credit card information was recently compromised. The incident involving Rich began Feb. 20 when his wife swiped a credit card, which they both share, at pump No. 2 […]

Former first lady funeral Friday

NANCY REAGAN - 1921- 2016

Former first lady Nancy Reagan will be laid to rest beside her husband, 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan, tomorrow at the presidential library in Simi Valley. American flags flew at half-staff nationwide this week as the country mourned the loss of the beloved first lady, known for her “Just Say No” anti-drug initiative and for being a staunch advocate for […]

Multi-cultural and multi-colored

HAPPY HOLI DAY—The India Cultural Society, founded in 1976, will celebrate the festival of Holi this weekend from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sat., March 12. Holi commemorates the victory of goodness over evil. It’s popular with kids as there’s a color run, and colored-water balloons are thrown at each other. Music, dance and food are included. The festivities will take […]

Westlake shopping center is sold

A popular shopping center in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks sold last month to a New York developer for almost $41 million. The Village at Westlake, formerly the Village Glen shopping center, is home to such businesses as Casa Escobar, Yozen Frogurt and Kate & Lace. New owner Atlas Capital Group intends to make additional improvements to the center […]

Prostate cancer group to meet

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will offer a free workshop titled “Prostate Cancer Networking Group with Fabio Almeida, MD and Gregg A. Dickerson, MD,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., March 19 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Almeida, medical director of the Southwest PET/CT Institute, will talk about the use of Carbon-11 imaging for locating prostate cancer […]

Advocates of GMOs go on the offensive

Food bioengineering has advantages, man says

Bioengineered crops might have their drawbacks, but they are not the villains they’re made out to be, says a plant molecular biologist from UCLA who recently spoke locally. Bob Goldberg, a UCLA professor and member of the National Academy of Sciences, said during a speakers series presentation at the Calabasas Library that genetically modified organisms will be indispensable in feeding […]

Community’s top business people feted

Greater Conejo Chamber also pays homage to area’s ‘Unsung Heroes’

Rod Gilbert nearly turned down the honor of being selected as this year’s Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. Rick Lemmo, chair of the selection committee, said he had to convince the spotlight-shy Gilbert to accept the award, which was presented to him at the Chamber’s annual recognition gala last week. “While many people seek the […]

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist to speak at CLU

Cal Lutheran University will feature a free presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti titled “The Roads Most Traveled: Photo Essays About Immigration” at 7 p.m. Wed., March 16 in the Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on the north side of Olsen Road on the Thousand Oaks campus. A reception featuring refreshments will precede his […]

Montecito offers mortgages

Montecito Bank and Trust has introduced a residential mortgage program, including both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loans, up to $5 million, along with a number of other flexible financing options for potential home buyers. Starting March 1, residents in the market for a new home can go to the oldest and largest locally-owned community bank in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties […]