2017-06-08 E-Edition

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Together we can stop the revolving door

Sheriff Geoff Dean has made clear that Prop. 47, the 2014 ballot initiative that reclassified “nonserious, nonviolent” crimes as misdemeanors and reduced jail time for those convicted of drug use, has put a revolving door at jails for addicts who continue to get caught robbing or stealing to support their habit. “Crime continues to go up, and no agency has […]

New leadership for Miss California pageant

The Miss California competition is taking flight under the leadership of Patricia Murray, a Conejo Valley resident, as the organization’s new CEO. Murray has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Cal Poly State University. She was the winner of the 1992 Miss California competition. She has served as a California Air National Guard pilot with six tours in Africa, […]

Dreams came true with school

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY—Bill Postel celebrates 50 years of operation for the Foxfield Riding School in Westlake Village. At right is Holly Scapa. Bill and Joann Postel and Joann’s twin sister, Nancy Turrill, opened the school in 1967 and have been running it ever since. Thousands of children have learned to ride through their program. The school has won many national and […]

School district thanks employers

KUDOS—The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education recognizes employers for their ongoing participation in the Transitional Partnership Program and WorkAbility I programs at the May 23 board of education meeting. The LVUDS TPP and WorkAbility I team consists of transition program manager Angie Falk, transition coordinator Denise Edwards, and transitions specialists Michele Ramirez, Kim Cochran and Andrea Hedin.


Concert in the park and a new pal named Al

Hot Flashes

The lusty month of May has come and gone, but not without making a mark on concert survival techniques and the importance of deleting browser history. They are related. Case in point. The day started innocently as we amped up for a local summer tradition, Sunday’s Concert in the Park. Where Mr. Fixit and I cram our dainty meal, enough […]

Free disposal of home hazardous waste

Event to also collect ewaste

County of Los Angeles residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste and e-waste for free at a roundup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., June 11 at the Calabasas Landfill scale area, 5300 Lost Hills Road, Agoura. Residents can safely dispose of such waste as such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor […]

Aces are wild at church casino night

The 12th annual Conejo Poker Challenge and Casino Night Charity fundraiser hosted by the St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club will be Sat., June 10 at 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors will open for check-in at 6:15 p.m. The Texas Hold ’em tournament will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Admission, which includes dinner, is $10 for preregistration and $20 […]

Spending woes

What are the public officials on that makes them come up with crazy spending proposals? They have to be smoking or drinking something to come up with the ideas I see on the news. They have decorative street lights and bridges across the L.A. River from Reseda to the sea. We also have the $50-million animal-crossing project. Now they want […]