2016-09-01 E-Edition

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Jam-packed ballot puts voters to the test

Voting in California in 2016 will be an exercise in endurance. A whopping 17 propositions have qualified for the November ballot, the most since 2000. Drawing the greatest amount of attention is Proposition 64, which would see our state become the fifth in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. […]

Universal tale of survival is genuine

The Movie Nut

It would be somewhat misleading to call this a Western, although the landscape of run-down trailers and empty endless roadways shapes the characters as much as the experiences they’ve had. But really, it’s a universal story that could take place anywhere people somehow survive despite realizing that life is unfair, that the deck is stacked against them. “I never met […]

No A/C in the hot summer is not cool

Family Man

It was a hot summer day. A Friday. I’d been home from work about an hour. The air conditioning was pumping. All was well. But is all ever really well? There’s always something, right? And that’s when something showed itself. Just as most businesses were shutting down for the weekend, my air conditioning broke. By that point, it was no […]

Hospice to reopen at end of September

The unassuming tract home on Avenida de Los Arboles in Thousand Oaks is anything but typical. Behind the double doors is a cozy retreat designed to provide comfort for four people facing the final days of their lives. But the retreat, Our Community House of Hope, has been closed for the past few months due to the high monthly cost […]


Terrorism expert to meet with GOP women

Terrorism expert Steve Moore will speak on “Terrorism and the Proper Response” at the next meeting of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated on Fri., Sept. 16 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration and socializing begin at 11 a.m. with the program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Moore was appointed an FBI special agent in […]

Summer splash bash

GETTING IN THE SWIM—Above, Luchiana Strand, 3, of Calabasas reaches high Aug. 19 during the End of Summer Pool Party at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Right, 19-month-old Daniel Zastoupailo of Woodland Hills plays with his mother during the pool party.

Business cares about health of community

Angelo Jayamantri, owner of Sweet XO in Agoura Hills, has a passion for his business and the community. Sweet XO was among the businesses raising money for Our Community House of Hope in Thousand Oaks. The House of Hope is a social hospice for people facing the final days of their lives. It was closed over the summer due to […]

Fast track to nowhere

The Las Virgenes “beautification” project is nearing completion— late, of course—and the road has been widened to two lanes in each direction. A concrete median has been constructed and two traffic signals near the north end have been installed. Residents of the new condominium/ housing project as well as the two proposed hotels will have a nice four-lane highway for […]

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