2016-08-11 E-Edition

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Accident has upside-down ending

CRASH LANDING—A two-car collision Aug. 4 at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lake Lindero Drive in Agoura Hills resulted in one of the vehicles, driven by an elderly lady, landing upside down. The woman’s injuries reportedly were not serious.

It takes a strong village to help Belizeans

Students make a difference at a health center in Central American rainforest

Agoura High students Alex Bednar and Noah August are finding ways within their community to help Strong Villages, a local nonprofit that offers global volunteer travel opportunities and dental/medical trips to provide assistance to indigenous populations worldwide. The students set out to help fund the Tumul K’in Health Center in the rainforest of Belize, Central America. Noah, a member of […]

10,000 Maniacs give it their all at The Canyon

CONCERT REVIEW /// ‘90s mania

Veteran bands know their fans welcome exposure to new music, but they come to hear old favorites so groups “give them what they want.” At The Canyon club in Agoura Hills on Sunday night, that’s what 10,000 Maniacs did, opening with those lyrics from their hit 1992 song “Candy Everybody Wants” off the album “Our Time in Eden,” followed by […]

Volunteers help refugees feel at home

For the last few weeks, Angela Rockwood has been a bit of a basket case, but that’s because she’s been dealing with a case of baskets—about 100 in total. As one of the leaders of a project that gathers basic necessities for refugees, the Thousand Oaks resident has been coordinating a drive for families forced to flee their home countries, […]

Furry friend finds new home locally

These are the bear facts

There’s a new king of the wild in the Santa Monica Mountains, and residents might have to learn to live with it. The National Park Service reports that a black bear is living at Malibu Creek State Park, much to the surprise of wildlife biologists who are trying to find out how the animal pushed its way southward across the […]

Get hitched locally

County Clerk office in T.O. expands services to include wedding ceremonies

In conjunction with the City of Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has expanded services at its Thousand Oaks City Hall office to include wedding ceremonies and public inquiry search stations. This city/county collaboration began as a pilot project in August 2013 to provide convenient access for East County residents seeking official record documents and related services. […]

This jury can be grand

The County of Ventura grand jury is an all-volunteer group serving as an independent agent of the public to investigate complaints pertaining to government agencies in the community. If an organization is interested in hearing about these investigative duties and procedures, the Grand Jury Speakers Bureau is available to educate the public in its endeavors as the public watchdog for […]

When antibiotics no longer work

COMMENTARY /// Medicines today

This past May, scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research made an alarming discovery: A sample of E. coli, a common disease-causing bacteria in humans, had developed resistance to the antibiotic colistin. This was particularly disturbing for two reasons: First, colistin has been one of medicine’s most reliable antibiotics, working in cases where other antibiotics are no longer effective. […]

A deeper look into minds, feelings of students

Schools are getting underway and the California Department of Education has released the results of its biennial California Healthy Kids Survey. As with any such survey, there was good news and bad news. Students in fifth, seventh, ninth and 11th grades were asked to anonymously answer questions concerning school safety, drugs, drinking and other health-related topics. Taken every two years […]

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