2017-03-16 E-Edition

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Oak Park council sides with weekend gardeners

Panel says leaf blowers OK for now

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council decided it will not ban commercial gardening on Saturdays and Sundays in residential neighborhoods. The issue arose after several residents expressed concerns about the noise and disruption that professional gardeners cause when they begin work as early as 7 a.m. on some weekends. At a meeting Feb. 28, about a dozen residents provided feedback […]

Recycle old mattresses

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment

Illegally dumped items attract more dumping, especially with items like mattresses. To make mattress recycling easier, last year California joined Connecticut and Rhode Island in implementing an initiative. Consumers who buy a new mattress now pay a fee of $11 per mattress or box spring to fund recycling. There are two local effects of this program. First, mattress retailers must […]

A ball of a time

Dance for all H.S. students

The Newbury Park Gay- Straight Alliance, in conjunction with the GSAs and allies from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura, Oak Park, Camarillo and other area high schools, will sponsor the fourth annual “Under the Rainbow—A St. Patrick’s Day Dance” from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., March 18 at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road. The dance is open […]

Detective outlines popular scams

Message is clear: ‘Don’t be fooled’

P.T. Barnum might have been right about a sucker being born every minute—but that doesn’t mean you have to be one of them. Teaching the public about the latest and greatest con jobs is a favorite pastime of Ventura County Sheriff ’s Detective Tim Lohman, who knows the best way to avoid falling prey to scammers is to learn the […]

Musically yours

Club to shine a light on superstars

Celebrities will meet and greet

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley invites the community to its signature event, the 14th annual Superstars of the Year Celebration from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., March 19 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. This free event, open to all ages, recognizes youth and volunteers who have made a contribution […]

Creative-thinking students win award

IMAGINE THAT—Students at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas capture first place in the regional Destination Imagination Tournament on March 4 in Redlands. They will advance to the state competition in Sacramento in April. From left are team manger Susan Kindelt, Oliver Green, Joel Paik, Charlie Kindelt, GATE teacher Jennifer Fieweger, Josie Paik, Alex Gage and Hillary Hsu.

Tanning-bed tycoon looking at 5 years

The Ventura County district attorney’s office says it will seek the maximum penalty for a local businessman found guilty of molesting a minor 15 years ago. Tan LA founder Gary Haw, 54, was convicted Feb. 28 of committing lewd acts on a male employee from 2000 to 2002. The employee was 14 when the crimes began, Senior Deputy District Attorney […]

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