2016-08-04 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills Someone caused $ 300 in damage cutting a water pipe and ripping a mailbox from its post July 18 on Cadenhorn Drive. The vandal also damaged a water pipe outside a neighboring home the same day. A vandal caused $ 800 in damage spray painting a delivery truck outside a carpeting store in the 28600 block of Canwood […]

Program helps veterans transition from military to civilian life

Nonprofit group suggests veterans seek work in the area’s agriculture industry

Lawrence Parkhill was looking for ways to help veterans find employment when he remembered a fellow vet’s love for gardening. “He was a sniper in the Marines and he planted a bunch of trees in his backyard in Temecula,” said Parkhill, a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “He really enjoyed that and it gave him something to […]

New course to help adults discover Judaism

Temple Adat Elohim, a 600- family Reform congregation, will host a 15-week Discovering Judaism course at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 25 at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The class will cover an introduction to Judaism, basic holidays, life cycle events, theology and world view. Rabbi Andrew Straus and Rabbinic intern Mel Young will teach the class. The course […]

Paw Works comes the rescue of pets that need a second chance

His mismatched eyes, striking facial features and pointed ears give Zeus the unmistakable look of a husky. The happy-go-lucky pooch has made a name for himself with a story that has attracted the love and attention of animal lovers worldwide. Because of a birth defect, Zeus was scheduled to be euthanized late last year when he was just a few […]

Smart & Final tries where others failed

COMMENTARY /// The grocery wars

The ampersand isn’t exactly a lucky symbol in the Southern California grocery business, but Smart & Final is determined to succeed where lesser-known competitors have failed. The Haggen and Fresh & Easy chains each tried to succeed in the brutally competitive grocery industry. Both came & went. Enter Smart & Final, a Commerce, Calif.-based food warehouse chain that took over […]

Rotary Club’s midsummer wine festival will pour on the fun

Fundraiser will benefit charities and Special Olympics

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Foundation will celebrate the 15th annual Midsummer Eve Wine Festival from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event is for adults ages 21 and up. The festival has raised over $600,000 since its inception to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and […]

Introduction to the Catholic Church

Free dinner included with program

St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program will host a free welcome dinner at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 18 on the St. Paschal School patio, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Anyone interested in becoming a Catholic or learning more about Catholicism is invited. For more information, call Jazmir Fajardo at (818) 857- 6204 or […]

Doggy fun in Santa Barbara

Dog owners are invited to bring their pooches to the seventh annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Trails ‘n’ Tails celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13 at 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Each leashed dog gets one person in for free. Dog-centric activities will include: Smooch a Pooch photo booth, dog vendors with giveaways, dog caricature drawings and […]

Oak Park sidewalk repair taking one step at a time

Craig Kronfeld, a longtime Oak Park resident, likes to take community walks in his spare time, but lately he’s been navigating buckled sidewalks and he’s wondering who’s supposed to fix them. He called the Ventura County public works department and learned that sidewalk repair is the responsibility of the person or agency that owns the property closest to the damaged […]

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