A new hate crimes bureau is forming

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has announced that a centralized Hate Crimes Unit has been established within the department’s Detective Division and unveiled a future vision of a countywide hate crimes’ task force involving all L.A. County police agencies. Baca said law enforcement officials will be in a better position to effectively handle hate-related crimes only after a realistic look […]

Firm aids Red Cross

The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles has hired the Thousand Oaks-based consulting firm of Cloud Creek Systems, Inc. to implement its recent purchase of Oracle Financial Software version 11i. Cloud Creek is the only 100 percent Oracle partner in Southern California, specializing in implementation of Oracle applications. The American Red Cross selected the Oracle Financial Applications and Cloud […]

High-tech conference coming soon

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business or expanding an existing one, here’s your chance. On March 1 and 2, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a 13th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Businesses at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel. During the two-day conference, participants seeking contracting and subcontracting […]

Be a valentine to a feline

Pet Orphans Fund, a nonprofit animal rescue organization in Van Nuys, is hosting its first "Be a Valentine to a Feline" Clean Used Towel Drive, running from Feb. 14 through March 31. "Used towels may not be everyone’s idea of a great Valentine’s present," said Diane Scripps, founder of Pet Orphans, "but they provide a comfortable source of bedding for […]

Live on a Newbury Park Cul-de-sac

Live on a Newbury Park Cul-de-sac In a fabulous location at the end of a cul-de-sac next to a greenbelt in the Westoaks tract of Newbury Park, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has just come on the market. There is a living room with fireplace, a spacious formal dining room, and the kitchen has a breakfast area with patio […]

A Beautiful Hilltop Retreat

A Beautiful Hilltop Retreat This beautiful hilltop retreat features views of the city with the cul-de-sac location offering privacy and pristine ambiance. There are 2 bedrooms and 3 baths, and the granite entry opens to vaulted ceilings. The loft could be a third bedroom. This newer property offers all this plus a community pool, spa and playgrounds for children within […]

Cops say they’re ready for blackouts

Local authorities are prepared for possible rolling blackouts due to California’s electricity shortage, with police ready to direct traffic at targeted intersections, such as they did last week when a power outage (unrelated to the state’s energy crisis), occurred in Agoura Hills. "We have discussed this at great length. It’s a definite concern, but we are prepared to deal with […]

Be alert to dangerous drug interactions

Learning more about dangerous drug interactions could save your life. For example, many people may assume that it’s okay to take an over-the-counter remedy with a prescription drug, but this decision could provoke a serious health risk. "Patients often mistakenly believe over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies are safe under all circumstances because they can buy these products at the supermarket […]

Topic is area’s aviation

John W. Olcott, president of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), will speak on the multi-billion dollar private jet industry––specifically on its ability to survive in Los Angeles and how that may impact area businesses–– at a Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) general membership luncheon meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. next Thurs., Feb. 15 at the Airtel Plaza […]

Words of Hope

Words of Hope By Dr. Jon Wilson Sex: Ethics or Morals? How do we make right choices in a confusing world? How do we as parents and grandparents teach our children and grandchildren to make good moral and ethical choices? Do we simply let our conscience be our guide? Is our conscience really a good guide to decision-making? Not really. […]