2016-09-08 E-Edition

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More political dialogue needed

The presidential debates are the most important events in our election process. Unfortunately, the Commission on Presidential Debates is actually a corporation controlled by the Democratic and Republican parties. They have a vested interest to stifle democracy by locking out independent candidates from the debates. The right to vote means little unless we have the right to know who we […]

Maritime museum offers docent training

Channel Islands Maritime Museum volunteer training will take place for eight sessions from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays starting Sept. 12 at the museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. Volunteers can choose from a variety of tasks, including staffing the front desk and gift shop, leading school education programs or working behind the scenes. Participants can meet people from around the […]


FRI., SEPT. 9 Westlake Village Encore Club 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Coffee and refreshments. Boat rides on the lake. Visitors welcome. Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Senior care resource-ombudsman advocate Kathy Terry gives a talk. Luncheon cost: $23. RSVP requested. Contact: JoAnn. Email: […]


Disappointed with Dial-A-Ride driver

On Aug. 9 I had an appointment with my doctor. In error, when I called Thousand Oaks Dial-A-Ride for transport, I gave the doctor’s old address to the dispatcher. The old address was where the driver brought me, but when we arrived, I remembered the doctor had said he had moved to another medical building in the area. I told […]

Riding school celebrates its 49th year of girls’ program

Little Sisters paired with Big Sisters

Foxfield Riding School presented the culmination of its 12-week summer Little Sisters Program on Aug. 28. In the 49th annual program, 11 girls ages 10 to 15 took part in 10 hour-long lectures, a written test and competitions in dressage, grooming and horse show. Each Little Sister was paired with a Big Sister and a helper for the summer to […]

Cabrillo’s changing of the guard

On Sept. 17, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s outgoing artistic director, Lewis Wilkenfeld, will be honored by the organization for his 10 years of service providing, as Cabrillo’s slogan goes, “Broadway in your backyard.” Wilkenfeld’s successor, Will North, has already begun the transitional process as he helms “Evita,” which will open Cabrillo’s 2016-17 season on Oct. 14 in the Fred Kavli Theatre […]

Squirrels take their cue from Shakespeare

There was an uproar amid the oaks that shade the dog park in my rural Agoura community. It began with a loud squeaky screech followed by brisk rustling through a deep layer of oak leaf litter that coats a steep slope. A chain-link fence dams up the flow of tree debris to the dog park. Two tawny-gray blurs sped along […]

Rap mogul dies following traffic accident in Westlake

Calabasas resident formerly managed N.W.A

Rap music mogul Jerry Heller, former manager of the Compton- based supergroup N.W.A, died Sept. 2 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks. He was 75. A Calabasas resident, Heller was driving his Lincoln sedan westbound on Triunfo Canyon Road just east of Westlake Boulevard around 11:50 a.m. last Friday when he suffered a medical emergency, said Sgt. Barbara Payton […]

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