LETTERS : HARRY POTTER BOOKS IN SCHOOLS JOIN LONG LINE OF GREAT WORKS.I find it difficult to understand how anyone could possibly be critical of these Harry Potter books. They are well-written, interesting and capture the imagination of young people - and adults, also. Why would anyone feel it is necessary to raise such a fuss over books that appeal to youngsters? Really, some of the most famous books have themes that could be criticized (if one is a troublemaker). ``Alice in Wonderland,'' ``Huckleberry huckleberry, any plant of the genus Gaylussacia, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to North and South America. The box huckleberry (G. brachycera) of E North America is evergreen and is often cultivated. The common huckleberry (G. Finn,'' ``Tom Sawyer,'' just to name a few.
- Bea Grodell
Golf course foes thanked
I want to thank the hundreds of people who took the time to speak out against the Hill Canyon Golf Course. Your voice was heard, and you saved Hill Canyon from the threat of a golf course. Thank you for your diligence and commitment. You let it be known that there are sensitive, irreplaceable natural resources in the canyon that must not be destroyed. For those who e-mailed, came to meetings, spoke to your elected officials, left voice mails and wrote letters: You stopped an environmental and financial mistake.
Hopefully, the very land that was to be a golf course will now be zoned open space, which is the zone for neighboring Wildwood Wildwood, city (1990 pop. 4,484), Cape May co., SE N.J., on an island off Cape May; settled 1882, inc. as a city 1911. It has large commercial fisheries and is a popular summer seaside resort with many vintage motels and other buildings from the 1940s–60s. Regional Park. Open space is also the proper zone for this key wetland habitat and is consistent with the demands of the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a required wetland mitigation area in order to complete work on the decaying sewer line Noun 1. sewer line - a main in a sewage system
main - a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage . By abandoning the golf course we can now move forward on the sewer line replacement and, through required mitigation, make Hill Canyon an even better natural environment.
Thank you for speaking out.
- Linda Parks
Mayor of Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown.
City Council snake oil A product that has been proven to not live up to the vendor's marketing hype. The term comes from the 1800s in which elixirs and potions of all kinds, even ones that supposedly included the oils from snakes, were sold as a cure for everything that ailed a person.
What kind of snake oil would the four Thousand Oaks City Council members have us swallow when they claim the sewage treatment Sewage treatment
Unit processes used to separate, modify, remove, and destroy objectionable, hazardous, and pathogenic substances carried by wastewater in solution or suspension in order to render the water fit and safe for intended uses. plant and the city-owned agricultural land were bona fide [Latin, In good faith.] Honest; genuine; actual; authentic; acting without the intention of defrauding.
A bona fide purchaser is one who purchases property for a valuable consideration that is inducement for entering into a contract and without suspicion of being reasons for them failing to zone Hill Canyon as open space on Oct. 5?
For everyone's information, roads are allowed in open space. Check our municipal codes; they're on the Web. Also, although the city owns the agricultural land that was to be used for part of the golf course, the council can't zone it anything at all - It isn't within the city's sphere of influence. This information was in that $2 million EIR EIR n. popular acronym for environmental impact report, required by many states as part of the application to a county or city for approval of a land development or project. (See: environmental impact report) the council and the Conejo Recreation and Parks District tossed in the trash a couple of weeks ago.
The dimwitted dim·wit
A stupid person.
dimwitted adj. idea that the use of Hill Canyon as a mitigation bank would be considered open-space zoning is absurd. City Attorney Mark Sellers at least got that right; conservation easements EASEMENTS, estates. An easement is defined to be a liberty privilege or advantage, which one man may have in the lands of another, without profit; it may arise by deed or prescription. Vide 1 Serg. & Rawle 298; 5 Barn. & Cr. 221; 3 Barn. & Cr. 339; 3 Bing. R. 118; 3 McCord, R. have nothing to do with zoning.
These reasons given by Councilmen Fox, Markey, Del Campo and Gillette for not initiating the much-praised zone change in Hill Canyon are nothing more than prevarication PREVARICATION. Praevaricatio, civil law. The acting with unfaithfulness and want of probity. The term is applied principally to the act of concealing a crime. Dig. 47, 15, 6. . What's the real reason for this (latest) broken promise?
- Roger Barker
Fox stance inconsistent
I would like to thank Thousand Oaks Councilman Andy Fox for saving Hill Canyon. I would really like to - but I can't. To thank Fox at this point would be as false as the motion he made at the City Council meeting last Tuesday night. Let me explain.
I am one of the many people who want to see that the Hill Canyon area is zoned natural open space. On Sept. 21, the motion to put this issue to the voters failed, with Fox stating, ``No fair-minded person would say that we have near enough information to make that decision.''
By the Sept. 28 joint powers authority A Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is an institution permitted under the laws of some states of the USA, whereby two or more public authorities (e.g. local governments, or utility or transport districts) can operate collectively. meeting, Fox had apparently gathered enough information to decide to cancel the golf course project outright - a motion he made himself.
I was surprised at his reversal from the week before. I was happy to hear his proposal to leave Hill Canyon in its natural state. When I read that his recommendation to the council was to change the zone from public lands to open space, I thought Hill Canyon was saved. But, as it turned out, once the press had published their stories and the people had gone away, at the Oct. 5 council meeting, Fox made a U-turn and moved to send the issue of rezoning Hill Canyon to staff for a report instead.
The reasons given for this delay sound like backpedaling. Fox has taken three completely different positions on zoning Hill Canyon open space in the last three weeks. I wonder what position he'll take on Nov. 2, when council meets again? As a community, I think we should go and find out and let our presence be known. Public comments begin at 6 p.m.
- Ann Mathias